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HandBrake can be used to convert the format of a video. If a video file is incompatible with a program or device, or isn’t in the desired video file type (.MKV, .MP4), encode it with HandBrake. Handbrake is available on computers in the Library Design Lab and Wiegand Design Lab, and can be installed onto personal computers. Full Guide: View/Download
To convert the format of a video file:
Launch HandBrake. A pop-up will appear.
Alternatively, if HandBrake is already open, click “Open Source” to the top-left.
Locate the desired video to be converted.
Click the “Format” drop-down and select the desired file type (.MKV or .MP4).
(Optional) Click the “Preset” drop-down and select the desired quality. “Fast 1080p30” is suitable in most cases.
Rename the file in the “Save As” text field to the bottom-left. Do not delete the file type (“.mkv” or “.mp4”).
Click “Browse” to the bottom-right to set the desired storage location.
Click the circular, green “Start” button to the top of the window. The encoding process will begin and the status will appear at the bottom of the window.
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