Quick Guide to Converting Videos with HandBrake

by | Jul 9, 2024 | blog, Production, Software

Quick Guide to Converting Videos with HandBrake

HandBrake is a free, multi-platform software for converting videos. Follow these steps to quickly convert your videos:

Step 1: Download HandBrake

Download HandBrake from the official website: https://handbrake.fr/

Handbrake website

Step 2: Install and Open HandBrake

After downloading, install HandBrake by following the on-screen instructions. Once installed, open the HandBrake application.

Step 3: Add a Video File

Drag and drop the video file you want to convert into the HandBrake window.

Step 4: Adjust Settings

You can adjust various settings for the output file. For 1080p video on the End2End platform, we recommend the following settings:

Step 5: Create a Preset (Optional)

If you frequently convert videos with the same settings, you can create a preset:

Configure the settings as desired.

Save these settings as a new preset to simplify future conversions.

Step 6: Add Files to the Queue

To convert multiple files simultaneously:

Add the first file to the queue by clicking “Add to Queue.”

Click the “Queue” button to view all files you’ve added.

Add additional files by dragging and dropping them into the HandBrake window, selecting the desired preset, and adding them to the queue.

Step 7: Choose Output Location

Select the destination folder for the converted video. If you want to save it in the same folder as the original, rename the new file to avoid overwriting. For example, add “_render” to the file name.

Step 8: Start the Conversion

Click “Start” or “Start Queue” to begin the conversion process.

Step 9: Completion

When the process is complete, your video files will be ready for use.