Macworld: Hands-on with HandBrake 0.9.4

Posted on December 3, 2009 by

Macworld has a great review of HandBrake 0.9.4.  It is now available in a 64-bit version, but there are some tricks to get it working properly.  Check out the full review for details.

From the article:
Getting a movie from a DVD into iTunes isn’t nearly as simple as ripping music from a CD. Thanks to the copy protection on commercial DVDs (and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act), you can’t stick a DVD into your Mac, launch iTunes, and press a button to convert it to an iPod- and iPhone-friendly format.

One easy way to solve the problem is to use HandBrake, a free open-source video-conversion program. In late November, HandBrake’s developers released a new version, 0.9.4. While an update from 0.9.3 to 0.9.4 doesn’t sound very impressive, that tiny version-number increase belies the major updates it includes. Here’s a hands-on look at some of the new and updated features.

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