HandBrake 1.0.0 finally out of beta after 13 years

It’s common practice for apps to launch first in beta-test format for a few weeks or months, to allow early users to provide feedback before the official release. Video conversion utility HandBrake must, though, have set a new record: after 13 years in beta, the app has finally officially launched as version 1.0.0

Originally created for ripping DVDs, HandBrake is the go-to tool for those who want to convert existing video footage into space-efficient formats for watching on iOS devices, with presets for everything from iPhone to Apple TV. It’s free, multi-platform – running on Mac, Windows and Linux – and open-source.

In version 1, the presets have been updated to support later devices, a whole bunch of third-party libraries have been updated and the Mac app has a number of improvements, many of them designed to make the app more convenient to use.

Although Handbrake provides users a handy DVD converting experience, it is still far from perfect in terms of the supported DVD types(only CSS encryption is supported), output formats, scanning and ripping speed…

So far I’ve tried to save you money by suggesting open source software to do your DVD decrypting and ripping. If you’re not comfortable using open source software, there is paid commercial software that you can use instead:

Brorsoft DVD Ripper for Mac Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper for Mac
Price: $45.95 $24.95 Price: $55.95 $35.95
Copy protection and encryption on commercially produced DVDs

Red the review: Top Commercial and Open Source DVD Ripper Of 2016

With Brorsoft DVD Ripper, you can rip and copy any DVD (purchased for year or latest for week) into any digital format you want, such as H.264MKVQuickTime, MOVH.265(HEVC)

Copy movie only or original structures from DVD disc

Rip and Copy DVD movies to iPad Pro , iPhone SE or iTunes for Playback ,

Rip and Upload DVD Films to Cloud StorageDropbox for streaming and watching on the go.

Rip DVD Films for Viewing on Oculus Rift DK2 with 3d effects.

Play DVDs on Samsung TV without DVD Player

Even you can use it as best Handbrake Alternatives to backup, rip, and copy your DVD.

Copy protection and encryption on commercially produced DVDs and Blu-ray Discs

Red the reviews: Top 5 Blu-ray Ripping Programs

With Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper, you can even Copy and Backup Blu-ray Movies on macOS Sierra.

Rip and Convert Blu-ray to H.264MP4MKV (Top 5 Blu-ray to MKV Converter for Mac Review), AVI, etc.

Copy movie only or original structures from Blu-ray disc

Rip/Transfer Blu-ray to iPad ProiPad Mini 4/iPad Mini 3, Playback with PS4/PS3.

Rip 3D Blu-ray for Viewing in ZEISS VR ONEGoogle CardboardOculus Rift DK2Freefly VRArchos VR Glasses,ect.

Store Blu-ray Digitally on Synology NAS Drive for Streaming, to Dropbox for Viewing Anywhere.

Import Blu-ray footage to Sony Vegas Pro, FCP, iMovie, etc for further editing.

Additional Tips:

If you wanna a powerful all-in-one tool to convert videos, Blu-ray movies and DVDs to your computer or portable devices at the same saving time and effort, the all-in-one iMedia Converter for Mac is the alternative for you.

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