HandBrake is not strange to almost all people. It is a good helper to convert videos for free on multi-platform. But the formats supported by HandBrake are limited. Before you using HandBrake to encode videos, you should know whether the source files can be supported and converted to target video formats. So, this post will answer the most talked about question of what are HandBrake supported input output formats.
HandBrake supported input sources: common multimedia formats (MKV, AVI, MP4, TS, M2TS), BluRay, unencrypted DVD-like source (DVD disc, ISO image file and DVD folder)
(Tips: If you want to rip copy protected DVDs to digital files, you need an additional program called VLC to help, or turn to some good HandBrake alternative for help.)
HandBrake supported output formats:
Handbrake compatible output container formats: MPEG-4 Part 14 (MP4), iTunes video (M4V) and Matroska (MKV)
HandBrake friendly output video encoders: H.264(x264), H.265(x265) MPEG-4 and MPEG-2 (libav), VP8 (libvpx) and Theora(libtheora)
HandBrake supported output audio encoders: AAC, CoreAudio AAC/HE-AAC (OS X Only), MP3, Flac, AC3, or Vorbis
HandBrake supported audio pass-thru: AC-3, DTS, DTS-HD, AAC and MP3 tracks
Subtitle supported by HandBrake: SRT, SSA, VOBSub, Closed Captions
Why HandBrake cannot read your DVD source or video file?
* The file format isn't supported by HandBrake. (How to convert HandBrake not supported RM, RMVB?)
* The DVD is encrypted. Use a tool to remove copy protection first and try HandBrake again.
* Error happens when you use an app to remove DVD copy protections.
* The source is badly mastered or badly formed, although the source file is playable. You can search for some tools to repair the broken source and try again.
Admittedly, HandBrake is free, clean and capable of converting videos/DVDs, chopping black bands around a video, and altering video quality to suit specified file size. However, HandBrake errors are here and there, say, crash in the process, no titles found while scanning DVD, output files are out of order, cannot attach subtitles to a movie, and so on. Here, solutions to fix some HandBrake related issues are provided.
Q: What can I do if my video file isn't in a format supported by HandBrake?
A: Most video formats are supported by HandBrake, but not excluding some less common formats. If you are in such case, please try a HandBrake alternative named WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe. This video converter supports hundreds of input formats, including HD video (AVCHD, MTS, M2TS, TS, MKV, etc.), HD-Camcorder video (JVC/Sony/Panasonic/Canon HD camcorder video), regular video (common and uncommon formats like AVI, MPEG, MP4, WMV, RM, ASF, QT, MXF, Vpx8, etc.) and even website video formats (FLV/MP4/WebM SD/HD/4K videos). Its compatible formats are far more than HandBrake supported formats.
Q: HandBrake only provides several presets and I'm not good at setting presets on HandBrake. So, is there any video converter which has contained all popular device presets?
A: Actually, this need can be addressed by WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe as well. Comes with 410+ preset profiles, people can easily convert videos to Apple iPhone 6/6 Plus/5S, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, Samsung Galaxy Note 4/Note Edge/S5, HTC One M8, Sony PSP/PS3/Xperia Z3, Microsoft WP8/Zune/Xbox/Surface, Blackberry, Nokia, and other popular devices. Moreover, it is also available to convert videos to MPV, M4V, MKV, MPEG, AVI, WMV, MTS, M2TS, H.264, H.265, etc. You can also extract audio from video file in MP3, AAC, AC3, iPhone Ringtone, etc. Meanwhile, it is also adept in free downloading YouTube videos/movies/songs, making vivid photo slideshow, and editing videos. >> Free Download MP4 Movies for iPhone 6
Q: It is said that VLC is required to remove copy protection when ripping encrypted DVDs with HandBrake. But I always have trouble with it. Is there a tool which can override copy protections and rip DVD-like source as a digital copy at one go?
A: Many DVD rippers in the market can remove DVD copy protection and rip DVD at one go. But not all rippers can cope with all copy protections. Some new copy protection schemes make DVD rippers fail to load DVD, select correct title, output digital file or export files in correct order. If you want to rip regular DVDs as well as encrypted DVDs like Transformers 4 DVD, Frozen DVD, Guardians of the Galaxy DVD, How to Train Your Dragon DVD, and The Hobbit DVD, WinX DVD Ripper Platinum is your best choice. It is able to bypass all encryption technologies including DVD CSS, region code, RCE, Sony ArccOS, UOPs, and Disney X-project DRM, and rip DVD-like source to mainstream formats and popular devices with ease attributing to its hundreds of output profiles.
WinX DVD Ripper Platinum - Rip DVDs (incl. protected DVD) to iPhone 6/6 Plus/5S, iPad, Apple TV, Samsung Galaxy Note 4/Edge/S5, HTC, PSP/PS4, etc.
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