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HandBrake 0.7b3

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License:Freeware OS:Mac OS X 10.2.7+
Rating: Rated 5 Stars. Submitted:3 May 2005
File Size:2.29 MB

HandBrake is a GPL'd multi-platform, multithreaded DVD to MPEG-4 ripper/converter. HandBrake was originally available on the BeOS, but now has been ported over to MacOS X and to GNU/Linux.

Features:

  • Can encode directly from DVDs (even encrypted ones) or from VIDEO_TS folders
  • Supports AC3, LPCM and MPEG audio tracks
  • Outputs MP4, AVI or OGM files
  • Outputs AAC, MP3 or Vorbis audio
  • Supports 2-pass encoding
  • Supports encoding of two audio tracks
  • Includes a bitrate calculator
  • Supports picture deinterlacing, cropping and scaling

Known limitations:

  • Does not handle DTS audio tracks
  • Does not handle single VOB files or any other file format

HandBrake is licensed as freeware and is therefore free to download, use and keep.