Handbrake

Handbrake

Free
Convert your homemade clips to various video formats
4.3  (63 votes)
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Handbrake is an open source utility designed for Windows PC users. With its help, you can convert your homemade videos between multiple file formats, without losing their quality in the process.
The application features a user-friendly interface, supports batch conversion, and lets you choose between a wide variety of output formats. The offered output profiles are compatible with various media devices, like iPhones, Apple TVs, Android smartphones, Playstation, etc.

In my testing, I imported a 37 second MTS file and chose to convert it to a format compatible with Apple TV. The utility took a while to offer me the video file I needed (more than 4 minutes), but the quality of the original file was preserved.

However, the application is missing some features which are accessible in other video converters. For instance, it doesn't provide you with an option to extract soundtracks from your homemade movies. Also, it lacks a video trimming option which might come in handy if you need to convert only a segment from the imported video.

Still, the program comes at no cost, so you have nothing to lose by downloading and installing Handbrake on your PC.

Ashley Griggs
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Review summary

Pros

  • Supports multiple video formats.
  • Supports batch conversion.
  • Provides you with multiple output configurations.
  • Offers you quality output files

Cons

  • It might take a while to convert your clips.
  • Lacks options to extract soundtracks from movies and trim clips

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Guest extremely good software!!!
It's also free.
What more could you want?

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Michiel Best free progran!

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Guest Excellent

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