Handbrake 1.0

The open source video transcoder 13 years in the making

#4 Product of the WeekDecember 27, 2016


Rudolf Olah
  • Rudolf Olah
    Rudolf OlahWeb Dev @ Zynga, Founder @ NeverFriday

    easy to use


    none, seriously, none

    wonderful ease of use, always gets the job done and the default profiles available are aimed for iphone, android and apple tv!

    Rudolf Olah has used this product for one year.


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Matthew Helbig
Matthew Helbig@mhelbig1 · Video Content as a Service
I heard it uses a "middle out" compression algorithm.
Chris MessinaHunter@chrismessina · Product designer & entrepreneur
@mhelbig1 what does that mean?
Matthew Helbig
Matthew Helbig@mhelbig1 · Video Content as a Service
@chrismessina it's from Pied Piper in the show Silicon Valley. It's a nonsense term.
Bent Stamnes
Bent Stamnes@gloom303 · Real-time Graphics Enthusiast
@chrismessina This is pretty much all you need to know about middle out-compression:
Chris MessinaHunter@chrismessina · Product designer & entrepreneur
@gloom303 up and to the right. Love it. 📈
Chris MessinaHunter@chrismessina · Product designer & entrepreneur
Even though my laptop and Mac Mini no longer have CD/DVD drives in them, I'm still happy to see this program getting developed as I discovered several old DVDs that I've been meaning to rip over the holidays! Nice to see this old classic taken over the finish line from beta to its 1.0.0 release! The lengthy release notes have all the gory/glorious details!
@chrismessina you can use it to reconvert your videos to x265... It's one of the most stable softwares and do a pretty good job (this can save you a lot of disk space)
Niv Dror
Niv Dror@nivo0o0 · VC at Shrug Capital
I've been using Handbreak for the past 2 years to compress big ass QuickTime screen recordings into something regular. Works like a charm. 💫
AJ AdamsHiring@agrizzlyadams · Product Designer
Even though Handbrake was conceived in the world of DVDs, it's been my go-to for compressing video for the web—imagine Squash 2 for video. My process: video pops out of media encoder, gets handbraked (by checking the web optimize box and pressing start), and is pushed onto Wistia.
ᴊᴜʟɪᴇɴ.@juliens_me · Tech enthusiast, future obsessed.
I couldn't recommend you more to use Handbrake to compress video files to be hosted on your web server ; it's a huge time/space saver! :D