Handbrake for Windows: Use Handbrake in Windows
Handbrake is a multiplatform and open source video transcoder (DVD video converter), available for MacOS X, Linux and Windows, and totally free. With Handbrake, you can transcode any DVD, video to MP4(M4V) or MKV file format with MPEG-4, H.264, or Theora encoded.
Below is the Handbrake tutorial to use Handbrake for Windows: Window 7, Vista, XP and 2000 are supported.
You may additionally install the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1. And do note that this must be installed even if .NET version 4 is installed because version 4 is not backwards compatible.
Handbrake Tutorial Step 1: Select a DVD/Video Source
First things first, download and install Handbrake for Windows. When launch the Handbrake, click the "Source" button on top, you got three options:
- Video File: Use this option to convert a video file, for example, from WMV to MKV.
- Folder: Use this option to select a DVD / Blu-ray Video_ts folder on your hard disk.
- DVD Drive Option: Only available if HandBrake detects a DVD movie in your drive.
Select a source and once imported, you got a list of Titles on the source, and then select the one you wish to encode. The main movie usually has the longest duration.
Handbrake Tutorial Step 2: Make Output Settings
The first thing is to select the output destination. Simply click the "Browse" button and choose a folder on your hard disk.
Secondly, choose a preset from the preset list on the right. Even you want to customize the parameters, you are recommended to choose a closest preset and start changing from there. As regarding to the presets, "Normal" and "High Profile" are good for watching on your computer or TV. "Universal" may be better for your portable devices.
Handbrake Tutorial Step 3: Start converting
It's time to click "Start" button to start converting video from DVD or just converting video. If you have many videos to convert, simply click "Add to Queue" button to queue these and start task from the "Encode Queue" dialog.
Handbrake for Windows Tips:
1.Handbrake cannot at present convert all videos purchased from iTunes or found on DVD or Blu-Ray discs. If you fail to convert them, Video Converter could get both of these tasks easily done.
2.The encoding time will be a few minutes to many hours depending on the length of the video, the hardware in your PC and the settings in your Handbrake.