EasyBrake is a new open source video converter based on the excellent video conversion engine of HandBrake, one of the best video converters available on the Windows platform, but with a simpler interface. EasyBrake is a simplified version of HandBrake. While HandBrake has many dozens of parameters and settings to customize the video conversion job, EasyBrake has just a handful. The idea is to make EasyBrake as easy as possible to use while utilizing the best features of HandBrake and without compromising on quality.
EasyBrake users and convert videos to either MKV or MP4, although it does support a large number of input formats. You might ask, why only MKV or MP4 when other video converters allow video conversion to so many other formats? This is because converting to MKV and MP4 allows you to get the best video quality at the smallest possible file size. MKV and MP4 videos are also playable on almost any device and cell phone that supports MPEG4 videos. So why settle for anything less?
EasyBrake’s settings panel, the one where video conversion parameters are located, is hidden by default. One simply loads a video by clicking on the big circular power button in the middle and start converting videos. If you want to adjust a few parameters like video and audio bitrates, containers, and video size, then EasyBrake lets you through the settings panel. You can also crop files by setting a start and end time.
Several built in profiles for iPod, iPad, Apple TV and Android phones with customized settings are also available.
EasyBrake can also do batch encoding if you want.