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Difference Between Handbrake and Freemake Video Converter

Handbrake vs Freemake Video Converter

Nowadays, there is really no reason to pay big bucks just so you can convert your videos and store them on your phone or other devices. There are software available that do the job pretty well, and they are absolutely free. Two examples of this are Handbrake and Freemake video converters. The main difference between Handbrake and Freemake is the platforms that they work in. Freemake is only available in Windows platforms. On the other hand, Handbrake is multi-platform accessible and is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux users.

Being multi-platform is probably the only thing going for Handbrake in this comparison. Freemake has a clear advantage over its competitor, starting with the formats that they can output to. Handbrake can only output videos in MP4 and Matroska, and audio in an MP3 format. These formats cover most devices but not all the format needs for some people. Freemake is a lot more flexible than Handbrake as it is able to output to all the formats mentioned above as well as WMV, AVI, MPEG, QuickTime, VOB, SWF, 3GP, and Blu-ray. That’s probably everything that anyone will ever need.

Another area where Freemake is clearly above Handbrake is in the things that they are capable of doing. The list of features in Freemake that are not available in Handbrake include; the ability to join video files together; convert photos in a video; add in special effects; split the video into chapters for easier jumping; and even upload directly to YouTube. Clearly, Freemake lets you do a lot more with your videos than Handbrake does. Of course, it takes a little bit of skill and know-how if you want to achieve excellent results.

It is clearly a no-brainer if you are choosing between Freemake and Handbrake to edit and convert your videos. Freemake simply lets you achieve more with your videos than Handbrake. But if you are using a Mac or a Linux box, then there is really no choice since you can’t use Freemake on those platforms. In this case, Handbrake would probably suffice if you just want to convert your videos.


1.Freemake is available only in Windows while Handbrake is available in Windows, Mac, and Linux.
2.Freemake can output to a wider array of formats than Handbrake.
3.Freemake has a lot more features than Handbrake.

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  1. Freemake is a free software which can enable users to convert between video formats, audio formats, download video, edit video, play music etc,there will just provide you a powerful Freemake Alternative for Mac and Windows – Avdshare Video Converter.

  2. Freemake advertises itself as freeware – its not.

    Pay, or get a watermark.

    plus filesupport is only big regarding destination, it cant take for instance xf-avc files from cameras

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