HandBrake - Free Open Source DVD Ripper Software

HandBrake is an open-source, GPL-licensed, multiplatform, multithreaded DVD to MPEG-4 converter, available for MacOS X, Linux and Windows.

Supported sources:

  • Any DVD-like source: VIDEO_TS folder, DVD image or real DVD (encrypted or unencrypted, but protection methods other than CSS are not supported and must be handled externally with third-party software), and some .VOB and .TS files

  • PAL or NTSC

  • AC-3, DTS, LPCM or MPEG audio tracks


  • File format: MP4, MKV, AVI or OGM

  • Video: MPEG-4 or H.264 (1 or 2 passes or constant quantizer/rate encoding)

  • Audio: AAC, MP3, Vorbis or AC-3 pass-through (supports encoding of several audio tracks)

Misc features:

  • Chapter selection

  • Basic subtitle support (burned into the picture)

  • Integrated bitrate calculator

  • Picture deinterlacing, cropping and scaling

  • Grayscale encoding

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