Installing and using HandBrake v1.3.3


Older versions of HandBrake that work on low spec PCs

HandBrake The HandBrake Teams An open source transcoder developed by , which can compress and convert unprotected DVD/Blu-ray/UHD Blu-ray and video files to MP4/MKV files.

Versions 1 support Japanese only for the Linux version, and Japanese is not supported for the Windows version.
See below for the latest HandBrake that supports Japanese

Installing and using HandBrake

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System requirements

Version 1

OS: Windows 7 (SP1) or later 64bit only
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo / AMD Athlon x2 or above
-SD image quality transcoding has 256MB or more free space
・ HD image quality transcode has 1GB or more free space
・ 4GB or more free space for 2K image quality transcoding
Screen resolution: 1024 x 768 or higher
.NET Framework: 4 or later

Windows 10/11 has .NET Framework 4 enabled by default.

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Version 1 or later can only be used in a 2-bit environment, and when installed in a 0-bit environment, a dialog is displayed and installation is not possible.

Where to get the software

HandBrake old version official download page

The 32-bit environment uses version 1.0.7.

Install HandBrake

The HandBrake installer does not include adware or spyware.

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From the download page HandBrake-1.3.3-x86_64-Win_GUI.exe  Click to download the installer.

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Launch the downloaded installer, and when the User Account Control dialog is displayed, click "Yes" to allow it.

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The setup wizard will start, so click "Next".

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If there is no problem with the license agreement, click "Next".

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If you are not particular about the installation destination, the default setting is "Install".

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Setup is completed with "Finish".

How to use HandBrake

Since HandBrake does not implement the copy protection release function, DVD / BD discs protected by copy protection are DVDFab Passkey , AnyDVDHD Or useMake MKV Output to an MKV file with HandBrake and then transcode with HandBrake.


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DVD / BD / UHD BD ripping

To convert DVD / BD / UHD BD to MP4 / MKV, driveset the disc and then start HandBrake.

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The set disc is displayed in the left pane of HandBrake. Click it to select it.

If you insert the disc into the drive after starting HandBrake, it will not be recognized automatically. Source Selection Display the main window with "Cancel" at the bottom of the menu, and then select the menu. Open Source Select from.

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DVD ISO image files and MKV files Fillet , DVD folder  Folder (Batch Scan)Specify from or from HandBrake Or drop a file or folder here .. Drag to add.

Versions 1 and 3 cannot read Blu-ray / UHD BD ISO files and BD folders,newest versionSupports.
Since HandBrake uses FFmpeg, it can also read general video files such as MP4 / MKV / MPG / AVI / WMV / FLV / WEBM / MOV.

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If you select a file that cannot be read by HandBrake No valid source or titles found (No valid source found) is displayed.

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When importing a new file or folder Open Source Click to return to the screen when HandBrake is started.

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When the disc or file is loaded normally, the title etc. will be displayed and you can check the image in the preview.

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If the DVD / Blu-ray contains multiple video files such as menus and bonus videos Title You can specify the source to convert from the list of.

When the disc is read, the main part is selected by default, but Blu-ray may contain the main part of multiple languages ​​and the main part of Japanese subtitles / audio, and if there is no Japanese in the audio and subtitle settings, Title To change.
Since the main part of 4K UHD Blu-ray is not automatically selected, it is necessary to select the title to be output.

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When extracting and converting videos Range In the item of Chapter-Seconds-Frame Select from 3 items Chapter Is the chapter number, Seconds Is time,Frames Enters the start and end points of the number of frames.

Select preset

Select the file output settings from the presets.

The presets recommended by the HandBrake formula by default have a good balance of image quality, transcoding time, and file versatility. General Of Almost 1080p30.

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Presets are by default Almost 1080p30 Is selected.

General: General: 
A basic preset that outputs as an MP264 file using "H.4" as the video codec by default.
Presets suitable for streaming playback such as posting to operating sites.
Device: Device:
Presets optimized for your device, such as smartphones and tablets.
A preset that outputs as an "MKV" file that can store more elements than MP4.
A preset that generates files suitable for professional video editing, and is not suitable for general use because the file size becomes extremely large.

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General By resolution Very Fast-Fast-HQ-Super HQ Is prepared.

The image quality is Very Fast = AverageFast = StandardHQ = High image qualitySuper HQ = In the super high quality classification, the time required for transcoding slows down in proportion to the image quality, and the file size increases in proportion to the image quality.
When outputting UHD BD at 2160p General To 2160p Because there is no choice Sailor To use.
2160p = 3840 x 2160 (UHD image quality)
1080p = 1920 x 1080 (FHD image quality)
720p = 1280 x 720 (HD image quality)
576p = 720 x 576 (SD image quality)
480p = 720 x 480 (SD image quality)
Video resizing is downscaling only, not upscaling.
Estimated bit rate for each preset

With default settings Video quality Since the output is based on the above, the video bit rate differs depending on the source, and when outputting a movie Blu-ray, the values ​​are as follows.

Very Fast 1080p30: 1500 ~ 2000 kbps
Fast 1080p30: 2500 ~ 3500 kbps
HQ 1080p30 Surround: 6000 ~ 6500 kbps
SuperHQ 1080p30 Surround: 9000 ~ 10000 Mbps

Sumally – Overview

For details on the selected preset Sumally You can check it on the tab and change the file format.


The file format is Format You can select MP4 / MKV / WebM from the list of.

Web Optimized
An option that allows the video to play immediately on the network.
Align A / V start
Option to adjust the frame to align the initial time stamps of the video and audio to prevent sound misalignment.
Align A / V start Is enabled by default, so if you have problems with the video and audio in the output file, try unchecking it.

Dimensions – Resolution

Dimensions You can set the video resolution and clipping on the tab.



anamorphic Creates a vertically stretched image using the black belt (letterback) that is included in the case of an aspect ratio of 4: 3, and sets a technique called the squeeze method that stretches it horizontally and displays it to fill the screen when playing on a wide screen. do.

Automatic: Output at the maximum size of the source.
Loose: Only the width can be changed while the aspect ratio is maintained.
None: Width and Height can be changed.

Width and height Modulus It is automatically calculated to be a number divisible by the value specified in, and the default setting value is 2 .

Modulus on the official website 2 It is recommended to use Modulus 2 If there is a player that cannot be played 16 It is described to be set to.

cropping Is enabled by default for the ability to detect and remove black bands in videos, so transcoding will automatically remove the black bands.

If there is an error in cropping with automatic detection or if you want to leave a black band Custom Change to, and change the values ​​up, down, left, and right.


In the filter Reverse telecine-Deinterlacing-Noise reduction-grayscale Etc. can be enabled.

Normally no setting is required.
Detelecine – Reverse Telecine

A filter that works for telecine sources, such as TV recordings, and removes frames added by telecine and restores them to the original 24 frames.

Since the frame rate of TV broadcasting (NTSC) is 30 frames per second and the frame rate of film images is 24 frames per second, telecine adds frames because broadcasting film images on TV speeds up the movement by 6 frames per second. There is.
Deinterlace – deinterlace

A filter that deinterlaces, detects the interlaced part and filters it. Decomb Is enabled by default.

Interlacing is a method of transmitting scanning lines used in analog broadcasting, etc. by dividing them into odd numbers and even numbers. When digitized, the scanning lines become striped, so the alternating missing scanning lines are complemented (deinterlacing) to suppress flicker. effective.
Denoise – Noise reduction

The default is disabled for noise-reducing filters, and you can expect better image quality by enabling it if the source is noisy, but too strong a filter can lead to poor image quality.

Blur with a low-pass filter to reduce noise.
Since similar pixels are averaged and noise is reduced, noise can be reduced without breaking the high frequency range like hqdn3d.

Sharpening enhances the appearance by emphasizing edges and details, and too strong a filter can increase noise and reduce image quality.

Deblock – Block noise reduction

When Deblock is enabled, it feels like filling block noise, so if the filter is strong, the image quality will not be sharp.

Grayscale / Rotate / Flip
Convert video to grayscale.
Rotate the image at the specified angle.
Left-right reversal (mirror).

Video – Video

On the Video tab, you can set the codec / image quality / frame rate of the selected preset.

Presets are generally considered to be compatible with the device. Optimal It is set to be thought to be, and on the official website Recommended to use with preset default valuesare doing.


Video codec

Available video codecs vary depending on the file format selected.

Available video codecs
MP4: H.264 / H.265 / MPEG-4 / MPEG-2

MKV: H.264 / H.265 / MPEG-4 / MPEG-2 / Theora / VP8 / VP9
WebM: VP8 / VP9
frame rate

The default setting for HandBrake is Variable frame rate With (VFR) Peak Framerate Since the value set in is the maximum frame rate and the number of frames is adjusted according to the scene, the file size can be reduced more efficiently than the fixed frame rate.

 Players that do not support VFR may experience sound deviations, so if you want to increase versatility, set a fixed frame rate to the same frame rate as the source.
The video shows each image in succession, and the frame corresponds to each image, and the frame rate represents the number of frames displayed per second.
DVD-Video and Full HD Blu-ray (BDMV) have a frame rate of 29.97 fps and display about 1 pictures per second.

Video quality is H.264 / H.265 by default Rate coefficient (RF) is used and the rate will vary depending on the preset selected.

Since the bit rate is not known until the transcoding is completed with the rate coefficient, if you want to output at an arbitrary bit rate, Avg Bitrate Select (kbps) to specify the target bit rate.
"X264" and "x265" rates recommended on the official website
SD image quality (480p / 576p): RF 18-22

HD Quality (720p): RF 19-23
Full HD (1080p): RF 20-24
4K UHD (2160p): RF22-28
* For animation, the file size can be reduced with the same image quality by raising the PF by 1 to 2 (lowering the quality).
The smaller the value of RF, the higher the image quality, but if the rate is lowered indiscriminately, the file may become bloated and the file may end up being unplayable.
2-pass Encode
It takes time to scan the content and then transcode, but high quality transcoding is possible.
Turbo first pass
Since the conversion work is performed while predicting without scanning the content, the work time is shortened compared to 2-pass transcoding, but the quality may be deteriorated.
Optimize Video

Optimise Video is a special setting and is not normally used.

Encode Preset
The closer to "Fast" the transcoding speed adjustment, the faster the transcoding and the worse the compression ratio.
Encode Tune

Use for benchmarking purposes.
Preserves film grain (noise unique to film movies).
Zero latency
Eliminate latency with X.265 settings.

Audio – Audio

On the Audio tab, you can set the output audio / codec / audio bit rate.

As the source of multiplex audio, only the main audio is selected by default, so it is necessary to add a track.  


Select from the list to change the output audio or the codec to be used.


If you want to add all the audio contained in the source, click Clear and then from the Add Track list. Add All Remaining Tracks If you want to add individually Add New Track choose.


If you want to copy the track from source without degradation Auto Passthrough choose.


The default settings are applied uniformly to the audio track settings, so click "Selection Behavior" to change the settings.


The initial setting screen for each item is displayed. After changing the setting, apply with "Apply".

The settings are cleared when you restart HandBrake.

Subtitle – Subtitles

Subtitles for movies etc. How to burn directly to a video  と How to store subtitle information in a container There is.

If the source is Blu-ray If you use MP4 as the file format, all subtitles will be burned regardless of the setting, so use MKV if you want to store multiple subtitles in a file.


Select the subtitles to output from the list.


Set burning or storage in the file.

Forced Only
Only forced subtitles are added. (Disable when outputting normal subtitles)
Burn in
Burn subtitles to a file. (If disabled, subtitles will be stored in a file) 
Specify the subtitles to be displayed by default. (If not specified, the top subtitle is displayed by default)
Forced subtitles are enabled by default, so if you want to output normal subtitles, uncheck "Forced Only" to disable it.

Preview – Preview

HandBrake has a preview function that allows you to check the image when transcoded with the preset preset.


To check in the preview, use the tool icon Preview choose.


Since the source is displayed, move the slide bar to determine any pre-separated start position, Duration Specify the time (seconds) to transcode from the list ofUse system default player Check the box and start transcoding with "Live Preview".


When transcoding is complete, the player will automatically start and play.


After completing all the settings, specify the output destination and execute transcoding.


At the bottom left of the home screen Save As Click "Browse" in and specify the save destination.

The default save destination is the menu bar tool から Preferences Select,Output Files Of Default path Can be set with.
You cannot select a drive as the save destination, so you need to specify a folder.


Of the tool icon Add to QueueClick to add the current task to the queue.


Start Encode Transcoding starts with.

When transcoding is completed, an MP4 / MKV file will be generated in the location specified as the save destination.

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