Last modified
Friday, January 6, 2012

Description of App

HandBrake is a GPL-licensed, multiplatform, multithreaded video transcoder.

HandBrake is not a ripper. It converts video, it does not rip it byte by byte. It does not crack the latest DVD copy protection schemes hatched by the studios.

It converts video from nearly any format to a handful of modern ones—that's it.

HandBrake is not everything for everyone for every need. When you desire a ChickenSandwich, search out a local purveyor of prepared foodstuffs. When you desire an über-tool for all your video encoding needs, learn how to use the command line and seek out projects like  mencoder.

Free or Paid


Version Of macOS App Was Tested On


Accessibility Comments

I use this app all the time to digitize my DVD's so I can watch 'em on my Apple TV. Works great!


The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.


4 people have recommended this app

Most recently recommended by Jakob Rosin 6 years 4 months ago



Submitted by Chelsea on Sunday, August 12, 2012

Hi, Was wondering if anyone had given this app a try under Mountain Lion? I Googled and found that some people were having problems, but then others were not. I can't find anything about this on the developer's site. Hope it works, because I really like ripping my DVD's.