HandBrake is a robust open-source video transcoder that empowers users to convert multimedia files with ease. Recognized for its efficiency and user-friendly interface, HandBrake has become a go-to tool for individuals seeking high-quality video conversions.

This software supports a wide array of input formats, allowing users to effortlessly transform their videos into various output formats suitable for diverse devices and platforms. HandBrake's advanced features enable users to customize video parameters, such as resolution, bit rate, and frame rate, providing a tailored approach to video conversion.

Moreover, HandBrake is renowned for its stability and consistent performance across different operating systems, including Windows, macOS, and Linux. Its intuitive interface makes the transcoding process accessible to both beginners and experienced users, making it a preferred choice for those looking to convert videos without unnecessary complications.

In addition to its primary function as a video transcoder, HandBrake also offers additional features like batch processing, chapter selection, and support for subtitles. With regular updates and a supportive community, HandBrake continues to evolve, ensuring it remains a reliable tool for video enthusiasts and professionals alike.

Key Features:

  • Video Transcoding: Efficiently converts video formats.
  • Presets: Offers various presets for easy customization.
  • Batch Processing: Supports bulk file conversion.
  • Quality Settings: Fine-tune output video quality.
  • Subtitle Support: Embeds and manipulates subtitles.
  • Platform Compatibility: Works on diverse operating systems.
  • Open Source: Free and actively developed by the community.

What's New

Version 0.10.0

Accessibility / Usability Improvements

  • Added option to 'Use System Colors'. The app should now be more usable in a High Contrast mode.
  • Fixed Tab ordering to make the app more keyboard friendly.

LibHB is now used for scanning instead of the CLI.

  • Experiential Preview window is now available as a result. (Can be enabled via preferences)

Improved the layout and design of the Audio and Subtitle tabs.

  • Split buttons similar to the old 0.9.8 WinForms? GUI

Improved layout on the track listbox to make better use of the space.

  • Improvements to Auto-Naming feature.

When Done

  • Added an option that will reset this to 'Do nothing' when the app is closed and restarted.


  • New 'Presets' Menu
  • Presets bar can now be hidden if it's not wanted.

Numerous bug fixes

  • Fixed the Issue in the source dropdown where the drive menu items did not work when clicked.
  • Numerous fixes in the Picture settings panel around resolution calculation.
  • Numerous fixes around the way Presets are loaded and saved, particularly around Picture settings.
  • Removed Growl for Windows support due to bugs and issues with this library that remain unfixed. Project appears abandoned.
  • Many misc other fixes.

Windows XP is no longer supported. Windows Vista with Service Pack 2 or later is now a requirement.

The 32bit build of the application is now considered deprecated. This is due to 32bit process memory limitations.

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Nov 23, 2014


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HandBrake 1.8.0

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