HandBrake is an
GPL-licensed, multiplatform, multithreaded DVD to MPEG-4 converter.
This software application therefore lets you compress DVDs so that they
take less space on a hard disk.
HandBrake is a console based (command-line interface) tool,
although there is some development in progress to provide a graphical
user interface under Linux.
The application requires many switches
and variables to begin the conversion of a DVD to an MPEG video file.
script was written to make encoding files a little bit easier
for Linux users on the command line.
| HandBrake 0.9.9
Free to download
GNU GPL v2
Eric Petit, Laurent Aimar, John Allen, Joe Crain,
Damiano Galassi, and others.
liba52 (AC3 decoding)
libavcodec (picture cropping, scaling and deinterlacing, MPEG-4
libdvdcss (CSS decryption)
libdvdread (DVD navigation)
libfaac (AAC encoding)
libmp3lame (MP3 encoding)
libmp4v2 (MP4 muxing)
libmpeg2 (MPEG-2 decoding)
libogg (OGM muxing)
libsamplerate (audio resampling)
libvorbis (Vorbis encoding)
libx264 (H264 encoding)
libxvidcore (MPEG-4 encoding)
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- Supported sources:
- Any DVD-like source: VIDEO_TS folder, DVD image or real
DVD (encrypted or unencrypted, but protection methods other than CSS
are not supported and must be handled externally with third-party
software), and some .VOB and .TS files
- PAL or NTSC
- AC-3, DTS, LPCM or MPEG audio tracks
- File format: MP4, MKV, AVI or OGM
- Video: MPEG-4 or H.264 (1 or 2 passes or constant
- Audio: AAC, MP3, Vorbis or AC-3 pass-through (supports
encoding of several audio tracks)
- Misc features:
- Chapter selection
- Basic subtitle support (burned into the picture)
- Integrated bitrate calculator
- Picture deinterlacing, cropping and scaling
- Grayscale encoding
HandBrake also features in our 'Linux
Equivalents to Windows Software' section. The category
selector below allows you to filter the different types of software
in that separate article.
Last Updated Monday, March 17 2014 @ 03:23 PM EST