Handbrake for macOS Sierra Alternatives

"I am a green hand and I will try to convert some video files. Which video converter I can choose?" The first attempt for green hands to process the video file will cause this kind of question. No matter why you wanna convert videos for the first time, a free video converter called Handbrake for Mac may be your nice choice. As its software name, Handbrake is an open-source and free video converter that can handle video files via your hands. Not only videos can be put, but also unprotected DVD/BD can be compressed. Here will give your the steps for Handbrake. You can try to use. I believe that you will ask me better converters than Handbrake after you using it because of the Handbrake shortcomings. Here will also give you the analysis report for Handbrake and alternatives. I think you will love the Ultimate Handbrake for macOS Sierra Alternatives after reading this article. 

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Part One. Steps to use Handbrake on macOS Sierra 

Step 1. Add video files which need to be processed on macOS Sierra 

Click "File" or "Folder" from "Source" at the top left corner of the Handbrake UI to add video files which you wanna to handle. Note: Handbrake cannot read audio files and only read video formats. If wanna handle audios, you will do nothing via Handbrake. 

 

Step 2. Set output videos destination and formats. 

"Browse" behind the "Destination" to be clicked to choose the files destination that you can find the files after finish converting. Choose "MP4" or "MKV" as the output container. Handbrake provide only these two format to be chosen. It has presets format just for iPod, iPhone & iPod touch, iPad, Apple TV, Apple TV2, Apple TV 3, Android, Android Tablet and Windows Phone 8. You can choose one at the right of UI. 

Step 3. Start converting on macOS Sierra 

Click green "Start" icon at the top left of UI. The progress bar is at the bottom of the UI. Now you can minimize the Handbrake and find the new videos from the destination you set before.

 
Part Two. Handbrake for Mac analysis reportStrength 

1. Free and open source - Free to download Handbrake. You will not pay money for it. 

2. Open source - Handbrake can process most common multimedia files 

3. Compress unprotected DVD/BD flies - Handbrake can compress DVD and BD sources that do not contain any kind of copy protection to support small size devices.. 

4. Batch Scan and Queueing of encodes - One pace reaches the designated position.You can add the whole folder files to Handbrake to be handled. 

5. Add subtitles - Subtitles (VobSub, Closed Captions CEA-608, SSA, SRT) can be added to your videos. 

6. Multi-Platform - The latest version Handbrake can run on Windows (For Windows Vista to 10), Mac OS (For Mac OS X 10.6 to 10.12) and Ubuntu (For Ubuntu deb).Weakness 

1. Limited output format - Just MP4 and MKV container can be exported. Although MP4 is the suitable format for most common applications and devices, different terminals need different MP4 encoding and few terminals cannot support mp4 or MKV videos. 

2. No built-in editor - Handbrake has no built-in editor. The work you can only do is converting videos. 

3. Unfriendly UI - Not easy to use for beginners.
  • Firstly, Handbrake has less preset format for devices. You can just see the "iPod, iPhone & iPod touch, iPad, Apple TV, Apple TV2, Apple TV 3, Android, Android Tablet and Windows Phone 8" at the right of UI. You should know more format information about your output terminals if not belongs to these preset devices.
  • Secondly, Handbrake can not preview videos directly. You should ensure the video source by click "Preview" before converting. If you miss this step, maybe you will convert the wrong videos. 
    Thirdly, Handbrake has no link to open the output folder. If you aren't careful to close the Handbrake window and forget the output destination, you should to open the Handbrake again.
4. Reject 32bit Mac - Handbrake can only run on the 64bit Mac. So if your Mac is 32bit, I am sorry to say you have to ignore Handbrake and Ultimate Handbrake for macOS Sierra alternatives maybe the nice choices. 

Brief summary: According to this Handbrake analysis report, although Handbrake can handle videos simply and free to use, it is weak. Here I wanna share you an Ultimate Handbrake for macOS Sierra alternative and corresponding video handling skills. Maybe you will never use Handbrake one more time.Part Three. Best Ultimate Handbrake for macOS Sierra Alternative - Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac 

Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac is an all-in-one digital converter for Mac (macOS Sierra included). The best Handbrake for macOS Sierra alternative can assist you to load video, audio, DVD and Blu-ray to convert, backup, copy, rip, compress and so on. You can use it to convert videos to HD, 4K3D videos on macOS Sierra to support portable mobile devices, smart TV, media players, VR devices and so on. You can rip DVD/BD movies to common video formats like H.264.mp4, .mpg, .3gp, .m4v, Apple ProRes 422.(mov), etc on macOS Sierra. iMedia converter for mac has a built-in editor that you can add text watermark, add image/video watermark, add effect, do some audio editing and add subtitles for the files sources. And it has a friendly UI that beginners and the professionals are both using it easily.
The way to use iMedia Converter for Mac on macOS Sierra 

Step 1. Import video/DVD/BD files to iMedia Converter for Mac on macOS Sierra 

For videos, you can drag and drop directly into the main interface or click "Load from folder" from "Files" icon at the top left corner of the UI. For DVD/BD movies, you should take the disk into computer cd-rom, then click "Load IFO/ISO" icon from "File" icon. 


Step 2. Select output file format 

Click the drop-down box from "Format" and choose one format as your out format. iMedia converter for mac has many preset format for applications and devices, you can choose format according to your applications or devices. For example, you can select Apple ProRes for Final Cut Pro. 

 

Step 3. Make some changes for the appearance of your video source on macOS Sierra 

Use "Edit" function to make some changes for the appearance of your video source like adding text watermark, adding image/video watermark, adding effect, and adding subtitles. 

 

Step 4. Start to handle video/DVD/BD on macOS Sierra 

Click "Convert" icon to start work. You can see the progress gar in the midst of UI. Do yourselves' working and come back to find the new video files by click "Open output folder" icon until the progress bar is filled. 

Tips: Other Handbake Alternatives 

Handbrake VS Pavtube ByteCopy | Handbrake VS Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate | Handbrake VS Pavtube BDMagic 


Comparing listing between Handbrake and iMedia Converter for Mac 



Handbrake for Mac

Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac



Supported Input Files


Blu-ray

Only unprotected Blu-ray

YES



DVD

Only unprotected DVD

YES



MP4

YES

YES



MKV

YES

YES



H.265

YES

YES



FLV

YES

YES



TS

YES

YES



M2TS

YES

YES



VOB

YES

YES



Supported Output Files


MP4

YES

YES



MKV

YES

YES



FLAC

NO

YES



M3U8

NO

YES



H.265

NO

YES



FLV

NO

YES



3GP

NO

YES



AVI

NO

YES



Customization Function


Trim

NO

YES



Merge

NO

YES



Crop

YES

YES



Add Subtitle

YES

YES



Rotate

NO

YES



Deinterlacing Video

NO

YES



Adjust Effect

NO

YES



Add Watermark

NO

YES



Advanced Settings


Video Codect

YES

YES



Video Size

NO

YES



Video Frame Rate

YES

YES



Video Bitrate

NO

YES



Audio Channel

NO

YES



Audio Size

NO

YES



Audio Sample Rate

NO

YES



Audio Bitrate

NO

YES





Conversion Speed

Slow

6X Faster



Supported Mac system

Mac OS X 10.6 to 10.12 (only 64 bit)

Mac OS X 10.5 to 10.12 (macOS Sierra included) on iMac, MacBook, Mac Pro, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, etc (32bit and 64bit)



Price

Free to try

Free to try

$52 to buy


Conclusion: Handbrake is a free open source video converter. Although it can convert video/unprotected DVD/Blu-ray for free, Mac users who has 32bit macOS Sierra can do nothings with Handbrake. As an ultimate Handbrake for macOS Sierra alternative - Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac, it is compatible with macOS Sierra alternative. Free to try then pay $52 to buy an ultimate package, then you will get a video converter, an audio converter, a DVD ripper, a Blu-ray copy software and a simple video editor. 

Read more: 

Fix Handbrake Video Audio Out of Sync When Converting Video/DVD 

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Blu-ray to H.264 MP4 with Handbrake 

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