HandBrake – Open Source Video Conversion

In a hurry, then go over to: http://handbrake.fr/?article=download. Handbrake is multi-featured and runs on all three platforms: Windows, Linux and MacOS.

Supported sources

  • Any DVD-like source: VIDEO_TS folder, DVD image or real DVD (unencrypted–protection methods including CSS are not supported internally and must be handled externally with third-party software and libraries), and some .VOB and .TS files
  • Most any multimedia file it can get libavformat to read and libavcodec to decode.


  • File format: MP4, MKV, AVI or OGM
  • Video: MPEG-4, H.264, or Theora (1 or 2 passes or constant quantizer/rate encoding)
  • Audio: AAC, MP3, Vorbis or AC-3 pass-through (supports encoding of several audio tracks)

It’s freeware, and you can freely download this program over at: http://handbrake.fr/?article=download.

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