I’ve been using the powerful, open-source Handbrake app to convert movie files for what seems like forever1, but even after all these years, I barely have a clue about the settings. It’s a classic example of simply having too many options. The presets tab contains five categories2, each of which has a ton of sub-options: for example, under the General options tab there are 16(!) options. Don’t get me wrong: Handbrake is great, but I always wonder if I’m using it optimally, because I honestly have no frickin’ idea.


  1. Often in conjunction with another app like RipIt, because the subtitles tend to suck. ↩︎
  2. General, Web, Devices, Matroska and Legacy ↩︎
07.09.2017 • Permalink