Download the utility Handbrake;
Launch HandBrake by quickly clicking twice (double-clicking) on the cocktail & pineapple icon. Depending on your system settings, a single click may suffice.
Open your existing video
HandBrake calls the video you already have the
Open Source button on the toolbar to browse your files for a video to open. You may also drag your
Source video onto HandBrake’s main window.
Select a title
Sources may contain more than one video clip, or a collection of
Titles. Use HandBrake’s
Title control to select which video clip you want to use.
Some sources may contain more than one video clip. The title control lets you select which video clip you want to use.
Sources have only one
Title. Blu-ray and DVD
Sources often have multiple
Select a preset
HandBrake provides a number of settings
Presets to make your new video work well with your playback devices and software. For instance, to make the video smaller select
480p30 preset under
Presets are one-click settings to save you time and help ensure compatibility with your devices.
Presets can affect compatibility (whether your video will work with your devices and software) and encoding time. Learn more about Selecting a preset.
Select a destination
HandBrake calls the file name and location of your new video the
Save As is the file name of your new video. You can change it by typing directly in the box.
To is the location where HandBrake will place your new video. You can select the
Browse... button to choose a different location.
Please take special care to note your destination. Otherwise, you won’t be able to find your new video. You can move it later if you desire.
Start the encode
Start button on the toolbar to make your new video.
HandBrake reports its progress during encoding. Encoding complete alert
HandBrake shows a notification when finished encoding.
HandBrake will report its progress while it’s working and alert you when it’s finished. Then you will have a new video file at the
Destination you specified.
Your new video is located at the Destination you specified.
Congratulations! You just encoded your first video using HandBrake. It’s now ready to watch on your devices.