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HandBrake – An open-source, GPL-licensed, multithreaded, multiplatform DVD to MPEG-4 converter

Submitted by on November 26, 2008 – 1:18 pm3 Comments

HandBrake is an open-source, GPL-licensed, multithreaded, multiplatform DVD to MPEG-4 converter.

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)
■ PAL or NTSC
■ AC-3, LPCM or MPEG audio tracks

Outputs:
■ File format: MP4, AVI or OGM
■ Video: MPEG-4 or H.264 (1 or 2 passes or constant quantizer 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
■ Credits

HandBrake uses a lot of (L)GPL librairies from the Linux world:
■ liba52 (AC3 decoding)
■ libavcodec (picture cropping, scaling and deinterlacing, MPEG-4 encoding)
■ libdvdcss (CSS decryption)
■ libdvdread (DVD navigation)
■ libfaac (AAC encoding)
■ libmp3lame (MP3 encoding)
■ libmp4v2 (MP4 muxing)
■ libmpeg2 (MPEG-2 decoding)
■ libogg (OGM muxing)
■ libsamplerate (audio resampling)
■ libvorbis (Vorbis encoding)
■ libx264 (H264 encoding)
■ libxvidcore (MPEG-4 encoding)

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