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Handbrake is a tool for ripping DVD's into MPEG or AVI files.

CLI Examples

Deinterlacing for iPad

HandbrakeCLI -Z "AppleTV" --deinterlace fast --maxWidth 1024 -i infile -o outfile

Show information about the source media for use with extended flags

HandBrakeCLI -t 0 -i VIDEO_TS

Generate a 1000 frame preview of the AppleTV preset

--stop-at is relative to the start, so it describes the number of frames in the output.

HandBrakeCLI -i 2046/VIDEO_TS/ --start-at frame:5000 --stop-at frame:1000 -o foo.mp4 -Z AppleTV

Fix 4:3 aspect ratio with the expanded syntax of the AppleTV preset

HandBrakeCLI \
-e x264 \
-q 20.0 \
-a 1,1 \
-E faac,ac3 \
-B 160,160 \
-6 dpl2,auto \
-R 48,Auto -D 0.0,0.0 \
-f mp4 \
-4 \
-X 960 \
--loose-anamorphic \
-m \
-x cabac=0:ref=2:me=umh:b-adapt=2:weightb=0:trellis=0:weightp=0 \
--custom-anamorphic \
--pixel-aspect 4:3