Recently, when my son requested me to digitally convert some previous DVDs of his highschool basketball video games, I instantly knew I’d use Handbrake. It is an open supply package deal that has all of the instruments mandatory to simply convert video into codecs that may be performed on MacOS, Windows, Linux, iOS, Android, and different platforms.
Handbrake is open supply and distributable beneath the GPLv2 license. It’s straightforward to put in on MacOS, Windows, and Linux, together with each Fedora and Ubuntu. In Linux, as soon as it is put in, it may be launched from the command line with
$ handbrake or chosen from the graphical person interface. (In my case, that’s GNOME three.)
Handbrake’s menu system is simple to make use of. Click on Open Source to pick out the video supply you wish to convert. For my son’s basketball movies, that’s the DVD drive in my Linux laptop computer. After inserting the DVD into the drive, the software program identifies the contents of the disk.
As you possibly can see subsequent to Source within the screenshot above, Handbrake acknowledges it as a DVD with a 720×480 video in four:three side ratio, recorded at 29.97 frames per second, with one audio observe. The software program additionally previews the video.
If the default conversion settings are acceptable, simply press the Start Encoding button and (after a time period, relying on the velocity of your processor) the DVD’s contents might be transformed and saved within the default format, M4V (which will be modified).
If you do not just like the filename, it is simple to alter it.
Handbrake has a wide range of output choices for format, measurement, and disposition. For instance, it may well produce video optimized for YouTube, Vimeo, and different web sites, in addition to for units together with iPod, iPad, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, PlayStation, and extra.
You can change the video output measurement within the Dimensions menu tab. Other tabs permit you to apply filters, change video high quality and encoding, add or modify an audio observe, embody subtitles, and modify chapters. The Tags menu tab enables you to establish the creator, actors, director, launch date, and extra on the output video file.
If you wish to set Handbrake to supply output for a selected platform, you should use the included presets.
You may also use the menu choices to create your personal format, relying on the performance you need.
Handbrake is an extremely highly effective piece of software program, nevertheless it’s not the one open supply video conversion device on the market. Do you’ve gotten one other favourite? If so, please share within the feedback.