Summary: Handbrake 1.0.0 and Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate 126.96.36.199, which one will you choose to convert videos? From the comparison article, you can get a conclusion.
Handbrake 1.0.0 is a well-known video transcoder software application. And Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate 188.8.131.52 is an all-in-one toolbox which I used for years. In the past several days, I've tested the similarities and differences between the two programs- Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate 184.108.40.206 and Handbrake 1.0.0, now I'd like to share my summary here. This post is written without partiality, just be objective to show the truth, hope it will be of some help for you guys.
Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate 220.127.116.11 VS. Handbrake 1.0.0
Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate 18.104.22.168: Able to load BD/DVD discs, a wide range of video files.
Commonly used H.264, MP4, MOV, MKV, VOB, WMV, MPG, Tivo, AVI, Divx, M4V, QT, FLV, F4V, ASF, 3GP, TS, MTS, M2TS, TP, TRP, MOV, MOD, TOD, MXF(partial), DV, M2V, 3G2, RM, RMVB, DAT, NUT, NSV, etc. etc.
3D Blu-ray movies, 2D Blu-ray movies, Blu-ray Folder, Blu-ray ISO Image File
DVD movies, DVD Folder, DVD IFO File, DVD ISO Image File.
Handbrake: Able to load a wide range of video files, including commonly used .mkv, .flv, .m2ts, .mp4, .wmv, avi, .mod, etc., and unprotected DVD .vob files, but unable to work with .tivo files.
2. Loading speed:
Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate 22.214.171.124: The speed of loading files is faster than Handbrake, especially when loading DVD files.
Handbrake 1.0.0: The speed of loading files is much slower than Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate 126.96.36.199, especially while importing DVD files.
Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate 188.8.131.52: Output formats are various.
Common video formats:
AVI, WMV, MP4, MKV, MOV, M4V, VOB, DV, ASF, MPG, 3GP, 3G2, etc.
HD video formats:
MP4, MOV, MPG, MKV, WMV, TS, AVI, etc.
Lossless video stream:
VOB, MPG, TS, M2TS from DVDs, Tivo shows and Blu-ray Discs
FLV, F4V, SWF
Note: Video Converter Ultimate does not support ISO output.
Handbrake: Output format are limited, only MP4, MKV, and M4V.
4. Audio Pass Thru
Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate 184.108.40.206: No Audio Pass Thru option
Handbrake 1.0.0: Allow AC3 pass-through, or DTS pass-through
Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate 220.127.116.11: Preview videos in real time.
Handbrake 1.0.0: Need encoding firstly, and then preview with external media players, like QuickTime and VLC.
6. Batch conversion
Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate 18.104.22.168: Supports batch conversion and multiple files can be converted in the same time.
Handbrake 1.0.0: Supports batch conversion, but files can only be converted one by one.
7. Editing functionality
Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate 22.214.171.124: More Powerful editing functionality, including cropping, trimming, adding text, image and video watermarks, audio replacement, adjusting contrast, brightness, and saturation, as well as adding special effects, and deinterlacing.
Handbrake: Supports cropping, adding subtitles, adding multiple audio tracks, and video filters.
Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate 126.96.36.199: Support attaching SRT/ASS/SSA subtitles
Handbrake 1.0.0: Supports adding subtitles
9. Advanced settings
Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate 188.8.131.52: Allows adjusting audio and video parameters like codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, audio channel.
Handbrake 1.0.0: Allows adjusting video codec and frame rate only.
10. Conversion speed
Source file for testing:
MKV file, video codec:H.264；Resolution: 1280*536; Frame Rate: 24; Duration: 01:45:55; Audio Codec: DCA; Sample Rate: 48000Hz; Channels: 6
Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate 184.108.40.206:
Convert to MKV format, Video codec: h264, Size: original, Bit rate: High Quality; Audio Codec: aac; Sample rate (hz):44100; Bit rate (bps):128000; Channels: Stereo
Time expenditure: 1 hour and 23 minutes.
Convert to MKV format, Video codec: h264, Frame Rate: Same as source, adding subtitles and using Audio Pass Thru.
Time expenditure: 5.5 hours
If you have interests to have a try about the two programs by yourself, you can download them here:
Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate 220.127.116.11
BTW, as Handbrake 1.0.0 can't let users convert copyright protected DVDs and encrypted DVDs for backup, but just homemade DVDs. If you want to convert protected DVDs, I usually use Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate 18.104.22.168 to rip my commercial DVDs.
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