HandBrake is widely used to convert videos and rip DVDs on Windows, Mac and Linux. But batch video conversion isn't supported by HandBrake until the release of HandBrake 0.9.5. In the old days, HandBrake users have to load and convert videos one by one. It's really troublesome. Today, we'll show you how to batch convert videos with HandBrake (0.10.5) in detail.
HandBrake 0.10.2 or above version is available to scan multiple files at once, but not including multiple VIDEO_TS folders or image files. You're only allowed to convert a batch of video files with HandBrake. Before batching video conversion, please make sure you are running on HandBrake 0.9.5 or later.
Step 1. Launch HandBrake, click "Tools-> Options" to set the preferences.
Then, please navigate to "Output Files" and click "Browse" to choose a folder for saving output profiles. After finishing, please click "Close" to go back to main window. If you don't do as instructed, you will get error message "You must turn on automatic file naming in preferences before you can add to queue" when you try to batch convert.
Step 2. Click "Source-> Open Folder" to load a batch of video files from a single folder.
That is to say, you should put all videos ready for converting in one folder in advance.
Step 3. Choose output presets after file scanning.
HandBrake already provides several presets for you. Certainly, you are also allowed to set specific output presets manually.
Step 4. Hit "Add to Queue-> Add All" to add multiple files to the queue for batch converting on HandBrake.
Step 5. When you click "Show Queue", you'll notice that there are how many jobs pending for batch conversion. In this step, you can set "When Done", edit certain job or remove a video. If everything is ok, just click "Start" button to begin processing HandBrake batch video converting.
However, you may also encounter some troubles while using HandBrake to convert videos in batches, say, unknown errors while adding to queue, sudden crash while in operation, badly slow video conversion or cannot open the files converted by HandBrake, etc. If you are still struggling with HandBrake a lot, you'd better choose a HandBrake alternative which will not let you Google answers to questions like "how to batch convert", "how to built iPhone presets", "how to fix HandBrake errors" etc.
"If I load a folder with 2 or more files to do a batch convert, the program will close/crash, when I start the conversion...Batch convert crashes the program. This started about a month ago, and every update has the same result."
"As you've discovered, using the queue for large batch jobs it not convenient."
"I can't use the queue function at all, so it's just not that the error appears. Any other ideas how to fix this? I would be glad if I didn't have to convert my movies one by one."
Here, we'll focus on WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe, one of the best HandBrake alternatives. It is highly recommended due to many aspects:
- Preferences setting are not required for batch converting;
- You don't need to create presets manually, because this batch video converter comes with hundreds of multimedia formats MP4, MKV, AVI ,WMV, MOV, etc. as well as devices profiles including iPhone 6s, 6s Plus, iPad Pro, Samsung Galaxy S6 edge +/Note 5, Sony Xperia Z5, etc;
- It is also a free YouTube downloader, video editor, photo slideshow maker besides a SD/HD video converter.
Everyone including non-professionals can perform batch converting without any hassle.
Guide to use the HandBrake alternative to batch convert videos:
1. Click "+ Video" or drag and drop a dozens of videos in the main window.
2. Choose output profile.
3. Set destination folder by clicking "Browse".
4. Hit RUN to begin converting videos in batch mode.
Thanks to High Quality Engine, quality of the converted videos will be perfectly maintained. Compared with HandBrake batch conversion, it delivers faster converting speed due to the support for Multi-core CPU, improved configuring for i5 i7 CPU, and the optimized AMD 3DNow! and Intel SSE3 SSE2 MMX Instructions.
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