HandBrake is an open-source, GPL-licensed, multiplatform, multithreaded video transcoder, supporting any DVD-like sources and generating MP4 and MKV files.
- Most common multimedia files that libavformat and libavcodec support.
- Any DVD or Bluray-like source which is NOT copy-protected. (removal of copy protection is not supported)
- File format: MP4(M4V) and MKV
- Video: MPEG-4(ffmpeg), H.264(x264), or Theora(libtheora)
- Audio: AAC, CoreAudio AAC (OS X Only), MP3, or Vorbis. AC-3 pass-through, DTS pass-thorugh (MKV only)
- Chapter selection, Chapter Markers
- Vobsub and Closed Captions
- SRT import and passthru
- SSA passthru or burn-in (experimental)
- Constant Quality or Average Bitrate Video Encoding
- Support for VFR, CFR and VFR
- Video: Deinterlacing, Decomb, Detelecine, Cropping and scaling
- Live Video Preivew