File size: 12.94 MB
Architecture: 64 bit
Compatible: Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
HandBrake is software that allows you to convert any video file or DVD/BD disc to MP4 or MKV format. It is easy-to-use even for a novice user, but it can also satisfy the needs of advanced users.
With its range of settings, the converter gives you full control over the quality of the output file. You can change the video resolution, crop the frame, apply filters to improve the quality of the picture, as well as adjust the settings of audio and video tracks.
All HandBrake settings are presented in separate tabs. If you open the tab with video track settings, you can select one of the codecs supported by the converter (H.264, H.265, MPEG-4, MPEG-2, VP8, Theora), select the frame rate (constant or peak), etc.
To configure an audio track, you can, first, select the track you want (if there is more than one), select the codec, bitrate, sample rate, DRC, and enter the name of the track.
The converter also allows you to add subtitles by importing them from an SRT file.
If all these settings make you feel confused, or you don’t have time to work them out, then you should use HandBrake's preset configuration profiles. These profiles help you quickly and easily convert any video to the right format and quality, or specially adapt it for mobile devices.
If you often use the same settings to convert videos, you can save them by creating your own profile. So, if you configure all the necessary settings once, you will be able to quickly convert videos in the future.
Users rate this converter as one of the best, if not the best. It offers many settings, but remains easy-to-use, and ensures excellent quality.
Need a powerful and free video converter for Windows? Download HandBrake.