Handbrake: Home

This page shows how to use the handbrake program.

What Is Handbrake

HandBrake is an open source program that allows you to convert videos from almost any format.  Most commonly, HandBrake is used in the Media Lab as a quick and easy way to encode clips from a DVD. You can use HandBrake to select specific chapters, scenes, or clips and encode them in a format ready to use in one of our video editing software. 


What Is in this Guide

Encode Clip from DVD - How to extract clips from a DVD using Handbrake and convert them into formats compatible with MRC editing software applications

Video Demonstration - A recording of classroom instruction on using Handbrake, creating a voiceover track, and formatting video projects for use with Wordpress

Media Librarian

Winifred Fordham Metz
Media Resources Center in the Undergraduate Library
(919) 962-4099

Media Lab Manager

Greg Klaiber
  • Last Updated: Jul 13, 2015 8:09 PM
  • URL: http://guides.lib.unc.edu/mrc/handbrake