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What's HandBrake?

HandBrake is an open-source program designed to convert MPEG video (including DVD-Video) into an MPEG-4 video file in MPEG-4 Part 14 (.mp4) or Matroska (.mkv) containers. It is used to convert DVDs into other forms so they can be viewed on iPods, iPhones and with the Mac QuickTime Player. Originally developed for BeOS, HandBrake is now available for Linux, Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X.
Thanks to HandBrake powerful DVD ripping and video converting ability, you can rip your DVD movies to your Windows or Mac Hard Drive, iPod, iPhone, PSP, Xbox and generally any other video device you may have. HandBrake can also rip encrypted and unencrypted DVDs but protection methods other than CSS aren't supported. The supported output video formats include mpeg-4, xvid and h.264.

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How to Use HandBrake

Best HandBrake Bluray Rip Setting
What's Best Suggested HandBrake Bluray rip settings when using HandBrake to rip Blu-ray disc? Here it is... Learn more >>

HandBrake Bluray to iPhone rip
Use HandBrake rip Blu-ray to iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS? This HandBrake iPhone tutorial teachs how to rip Blu-ray to iPhone 4, iPod, Apple TV, etc... Learn more >>

HandBrake Blu-ray rip Tutorial
HOW TO use handbrake to rip Blu-ray DVD, convert video? This HandBrake 0.9.5 Blu-ray tutorial teaches using HandBrake to rip Blu-ray... Learn more >>

How to Use HandBrake on Mac OS X
Learn how to use handbrake on Mac to rip DVD, convert video for playback DVD/Video on Mac, iPhone 4, iPod touch 4, iPad etc. The detailed HandBrake user guide. Learn more >>

How to Use HandBrake on Windows
Learn how to make good use of handbrake on Windows to convert DVD and all SD / HD videos (AVCHD, MKV, Blu-ray, M2TS), and put them on iPhone 4, iPod touch 4 & iPad. Learn more >>

Convert DVD to iPhone and iPhone 4 Preset
Learn how to convert DVD to iPhone4, brand new iPod touch4 with HandBrake and you will learn to create HandBrake iPhone4 iPod touch4 preset through this step-by-step guide. Learn more >>

Calculate HandBrake Video Bitrate/Quality
Learn how to calculate HandBrake video Bitrate, Quality settings when ripping DVD and converting videos. Makes it easier and more professional to use HandBrake to rip DVD and convert videos by getting familiar with target size, average bitrate, constant quality. Learn more >>

Rip DVD to iPod, new iPod touch & iPod nano
Learn how to rip all DVDs to iPod with HandBrake and HandBrake Alternative software, so that you are enable to play and watch DVD on iPod touch 960x640 retina display. Learn more >>

Create HandBrake iPad Preset Settings
Learn how to find the easiest method to create HandBrake iPad preset settings to convert video & DVD with HandBrake iPad preset, and play DVD Video on iPad with self-made HandBrake iPad preset freely. Learn more >>

Rip & Convert DVD to MP4 on Mac OS X
Learn how to rip and convert DVD movie to MP4 format on Mac by using HandBrake freeware, This is the Guide of using HandBrake for mac to rip and convert DVD to MP4 on Mac OS X. Learn more >>

How to Solve HandBrake Error

HandBrake Add Subtitle Guide
How to add subtitle to a movie with HandBrake? This HandBrake Subtitle guide teaches add soft or hard subtitle... Learn more >>

VOB to MP4 Aspect Ratio Distorted
How to Solve HandBrake Rip DVD VOB to MP4 Aspect Ratio Distorted issue? This HandBrake tutorial will halp you... Learn more >>

VLC Found But Not 64 Error
Learn to solve - This version of handbrake is 64 bit, VLC found but not 64! And find the best HandBrake 64 Alternative to solve HandBrake 64 bit VLC Error. Learn more >>

Cannot Attach Subtitles To A Movie
Learn how to solve - When riping DVD to a file, and enable the subtitle option, but cannot find the subtitle on your output movie. Learn more >>

Error Message: "No Titles Found"
Learn how to solve - when i click on the source of the dvd i get an error saying "no titles found. please make sure you have selected a valid non copy protected source". Learn more >>

Some of DVDs only Rip Half Way
Learn how to solve - Some of my dvds only rip half way. Does anyone know what my problem might be. Learn more >>

HandBrake "Error Opening" when Finished
Learn how to solve - sometimes, handbrake never seems to finish compressing a dvd. it just stays at 100%, eta 000000. Learn more >>

HandBrake Crashes before Finishing
Learn how to solve - Before HandBrake finishes a rip of a relatively long title, like say 20+ minutes, it crashes right as it gets at the finish, and as a result the rip is corrupted. Learn more >>

HandBrake Convert AVI to MP4 Problem
Learn how to solve - trying to convert some avi files into mp4 files using handbrake, selected the apple presets, and then, the process starts then after a minute or so it crashes. Learn more >>

HandBrake Cannot Rip DVD with 99 Titles
Learn how to solve - HandBrake detects all of the titles (there are 99) and automatically selects the right one, when I try to rip it, the resulting file is only about 3 minutes long. Learn more >>

HandBrake No Valid Source Found Error
Learn how to solve - When I clicked on the source of the DVD I got an error saying "no valid source found. Please make sure you have selected a valid non copy protected source" error. Learn more >>

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How to Open and Play HandBrake M4V Videos
Learn how to solve - HandBrake occasionally defaults the destination file to be in the file extension of M4V (.m4v) instead of MP4 when I tried to convert DVD to Apple TV. Why? How can I open M4V file with general video players? Learn more >>

How to Solve HandBrake Quitting on OS X Mountain Lion Error
Learn how to solve - When I selected my DVD drive as the source for HandBrake I got an error (HandBrake quitted unexpectedly) on my MacBook Pro running Mac OS X Mountain Lion (10.8). Learn more >>

HandBrake Does not Meet Minimum Requirement Error
Learn how to solve - I get the following error message:"Your system does not meet the minimum requirements for HandBrake". May i solve this problem? Learn more >>

HandBrake Output Out of Order Error
Learn how to solve - When I watched the movie, started the movie about 30 minutes into it and then from then on the rest of the chapters were all out of order. Learn more >>

HandBrake Does not Support Some of VOB files Error
Learn how to solve - A lot of VOB files and some are the same size. I selected the vob file with number one and it just said that hand brake stopped working. Learn more >>

HandBrake Cannot Scan DVD Title or Title Scanning Failed
Learn how to solve - When I select the DVD Drive? And as well, sometimes HandBrake appears to get stuck "Scanning Title x of x". How to fix this? Learn more >>

How to Get HandBrake Working on Windows 7 and Windows Vista OS
Learn how to solve - When I start my computer, I Get a message MBR Error 3. However the computer runs well. is this a problem and what is MBR Error 3? Learn more >>

How to Make HandBrake output works on iTunes and iPhone iPod iPad
Learn how to solve - My problem lies in that they won't copy to my ipod. There is a function in the Advanced tab in itunes to "convert selection to ipod", but that seems to take forever. Learn more >>

How to Install HandBrake, and where Can I Get .net Framework 2.0
Learn how to solve - I installed the latest .NET Framework 2.0. It won't work, however - when I launch the program, I get an error which tells me that I have to install v2.0.50727 Learn more >>

How to Solve HandBrake Output Video Audio out of Sync Error
Learn how to solve - Everything runs normally, but when I open the completed files, the audio is a second or more after the corresponding part of the video. Learn more >>

How to Solve Some File Refused to be Converted by HandBrake Error
Learn how to solve - If occasionally you get an error message says: "some file refused to be converted by HandBrake", that means your source video file is not supported by HandBrake. Learn more >>

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HandBrake's History of Version Releases & Updatelog

Saturday, May 18, 2013 - HandBrake 0.9.9: Released!
Many new and widely requested features have been added and many more under the hood improvements have been made, including Blu-ray (PGS) subtitle support, Double framerate mode, better audio remix support, support for x264's preset, tune and profile options and much more.

Monday, July 18, 2012 - HandBrake 0.9.8: Released!
This is a release that has fixed small bugs in 0.9.6 and some bugs that cropped up with 0.9.7. This encompasses all the previous fixes for 0.9.6 including the new AppleTV3 preset and updated iPad preset.

Sunday, July 15, 2012 - HandBrake 0.9.7 Released!
This is a bug fix release for 0.9.6. We've decided to release an update for 0.9.6 that fixes a couple of common issues and adds a new preset for the AppleTV 3 and tweaks the existing iPad preset to support up to 720P.

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2012 - HandBrake 0.9.6: Released!
It's been a while since the last update, namely, 0.9.5. The version includes the usual library updates, and there are numerous improvements and bug fixes, specifically, updated libx264 (revision 2146), MPEG-2 encoder (from libavcodec), Advanced Options support for libavcodec encoders, audio gain control (increase/decrease audio volume), New AAC encoder, FLAC encoder (16-bit, MKV container only), Quality-based variable bitrate encoding support, etc.

Monday, Jan 03, 2011 - HandBrake 0.9.5: Released!
Windows/Mac/Linux: Our favorite DVD-ripping, Video-converting program HandBrake just updated today, bringing with it many annoyance fixes that speed up the process, like batch video scanning, queue editing, Blu-ray disc recognition, and drag-and-drop file additions in Windows.

Monday, Nov 23, 2009 - HandBrake 0.9.4: Released!
It added more than one thousand new and improved features. Associated with better video encoding engine - x264 project, HandBrake performs better than ever. HandBrake has a new, much improved compilation system, which allows easy 64-bit builds. 64-bit builds tend to perform approximately 10% better than their 32-bit.

Sunday, Nov 23, 2008 - HandBrake 0.9.3: Released!
There is now an official GTK graphical interface for Linux, available as a binary for Ubuntu. This is the real deal, interacting directly with HandBrake's core library instead of just putting a pretty face on a command line interface. It has full feature parity with the Mac interface.

Tuesday, Feb 19, 2008 - HandBrake 0.9.2: Released!
HandBrake 0.9.2 incorporates many major and exciting changes including full support for the AppleTV Take 2 and the latest iPhone/iPod Touch firmware. Mac users take note: this release is only compatible with Mac OS X Leopard, 10.5.

Monday, Oct 8, 2007 - HandBrake 0.9.1: Released!
This minor update squashes a number of glaring bugs. Most notably, HandBrake will no longer hang at the end of encoding MKV files with chapter markers. This means the Animation, Bedlam, Constant Quality Rate, Deux Six Quatre, Film, and Television presets are now usable.

Sunday, Aug 19, 2007 - HandBrake 0.9.0 Released!
Known issue in 0.9.0: Putting chapter markers in the MKV container causes a lockup at the end of the encode and results in an unusable file - Though HandBrake team apologized for this inconvenience, which will be rectified in 0.9.1, they still should be proud to announce the public release of HandBrake 0.9.0.

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