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Best Handbrake Alternative - Convert Copy Protected DVD and Video Fast

Best Handbrake Alternative - Convert Copy Protected DVD and Video Fast


HandBrake[1] 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. HandBrake refuses to compromise old proverb in the video encoding world: "Speed, size, quality: pick two." They surely made it when ripping normal DVDs and converting limited video formats (video in MP4 or MKV container only). But as for encrypted DVDs and much more other video formats conversions, HandBrake's ability isn't equal to its ambition any more.

At times you need best HandBrake (1.0.7) alternative software to achieve better DVD/video conversion, and WinX DVD/Video Converter family are recommended as the best HandBrake alternatives. There are plenty of reasons that make WinX DVD/Video Converters surpass other competitive HandBrake alternatives, even go beyond HandBrake itself.

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Below are top 10 major advantages that go along with best HandBrake alternatives - WinX DVD/Video Converters.

For competing with other so-called best HandBrake alternatives, WinX DVD/Video Converters families bring about the possibility of cross-platform. They are capable of running smoothly upon macOS 10.5 to latest macOS High Sierra, as well as Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 (32 & 64 bit). So you do not need to worry about which OS your computer is running on.

Handbrake has further hand-optimized options for better performance (learn to Calculate Handbrake Video Bitrate/Quality Settings). But alternative to Handbrake owns both manually setting options and user-friendly GUI. For domestic use, it is one-click solution for DVD/Video converting, and for professional use, it also makes all parameters adjustable.

Handbrake alternative creates better output quality. Like WinX DVD Ripper Platinum and WinX DVD Ripper for Mac, they employ sector-by-sector ripping process, which ensure the minimum loss of DVD video/audio data. And the quality loss is imperceptible to your eyes.

Best HandBrake Alternative

As mentioned above, Handbrake is only compatible with MPEG video as input and MPEG-4, MKV container format videos as output (with the issuing of HandBrake 0.9.4, they generously omitted AVI and Xvid videos, which are still used by users in a large portion). Best HandBrake alternative for video converting software - WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe and HD Video Converter for Mac, both of them are built in 370 audio/video codecs, which can satisfy all you HD/SD video converting needs (even you want to convert Blu-ray video, HD camcorder video and Website video).

More specified device profiles. If you want to put converted video onto your new purchased device say iPad Pro, firstly you should learn how to create Handbrake iPad preset settings. However, the Handbrake alternatives come with hundreds of preset device profiles including any new iPhone iPad Android phone and tablet. (Besides, the video volume transferred from Handbrake to iPad, iPhone, iPod cannot be enhanced, with WinX you can amplify your audio track to make output audio much more clear).

Download WinX Video Converter to Convert All (HD) Videos Fast and Freely.

Thanks to x264 project, HandBrake brings a large portion of speed, size, and quality improvements. As free available project, x264 project also offers smaller, better, faster encodes to handbrake alternatives. What makes WinX DVD/Video Converters families the best Handbrake alternatives? They run more stable with Multi-core CPU (i3, i5 ,i7) and 64 bit computer (Though Handbrake allows easy 64-bit builds, users always have variety of buggy issues with HandBrake 64 bit). Moreover, WinX are armed with Hyper Threading Technology (Converting DVD/Video by multi threads at the same time, speed up the conversion timely) and Hardware Acceleration Technology.

HandBrake always crashes when dealing with encrypted DVDs, even with with the help of third-party libdvdcss, it can only rip some CSS-locked DVDs. But WinX DVD Ripper Platinum and WinX DVD Ripper for Mac can make up this shortcoming by supporting all homemade and copy protected 99-title/workout/music/movie/TV series DVDs. Besides, they are constantly updated to conquer upcoming DVD protections, especially good at handling with Sony, Paramount and Disney published DVDs (which crash Handbrake from time to time).

If you need to rip encrypted DVDs, you must download a 64-bit version of VLC. After you updated HandBrake to 64 bits build, you will get a message says: "This version of handbrake is 64 bit, VLC found but not 64 bit!" if you still use 32-bit VLC (Learn to conquer HandBrake VLC 64bit Error). But with WinX DVD Ripper software, you can easily do the DVD backup.

Download WinX DVD Ripper to Rip All of Your DVD Collections Fast and Stably.

With Handbrake, you can make a queue, but you can't add multiple targets at the same time, you have to add one by one and every time. But with best Handbrake alternative, you can put or drag your target files into its File List Window at the same time, which saves your time to get in queue.

Best HandBrake (1.0.7) alternative features No.1 stability and compatibility compared to Handbrake itself and other alternatives. Has been tested time after time by senior Digiarty Software Developing team, WinX is proved as 100% safe upon Mac OS X (macOS High Sierra included) and Windows 7/8/10. As for unexpected issues, their prompt technique support will offer you timely assistance (response within 24 hours; for HandBrake however, you need to wait months until they publish next version).

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