A comprehensive video converter suite, which supports a wide range of formats and offers impressive performance through flexible and intuitive features
What's new in HandBrake 1.4.2:All platforms General: Improvements and fixes around colour bit-depth handling. Fixed various issues where incorrect colour information could be written during muxing.
Video files these days have come a long way from the era when SD was the best quality known to man, especially in terms of format diversity and overall media rendition capabilities. Therefore, with such varied characteristics, having a powerful video converter in these modern times is a must. Built as a comprehensive video handling suite, be it just for performing conversions, as well as basic editing tasks, HandBrake will offer users an impressive collection of tools for dealing with video content in an efficient way.
Load individual or multiple files and work your way through the parameters thanks to a logical tab layout
Working with several files simultaneously is no issue for the app and users will be able to just select the corresponding directory and the app will perform a scan automatically. This is useful, as it saves you from manually selecting the preferred files.
When it comes to the actual interface, the layout was designed in such a way that it provides an intuitive sequence. Consequently, one can load the video files and then proceed on adjusting their format, dimensions, apply filters, or address audio and subtitles, all in a single sequence.
Make use of the numerous available presets in case you wish a quick and efficient video conversion process
One of the highlights of the app (besides the impressive number of supported input and output formats) is the fact that it comes pre-packed with a wide range of presets. These are neatly classified into several general categories, which makes selection a breeze.
All presets are individually customizable, but we believe that as they are, they make for an excellent choice in terms of video characteristics. Last but not least, the thoroughness of the settings section has also impressed us, since it offers extensive customization, even for the most demanding users.
Solid video converter utility that still provides consistent performance through thoughtful design and efficient function
This latest iteration of HandBrake still packs a punch in terms of what it offers and how it delivers it to its users. If you’re looking for an intuitive way of converting video files, this app might very well have all the right attributes and some more.