HandBrake for Windows is free video-encoding software that comes with the ability to rip DVDs. The open-source program supports a large number of file formats, including video files created with professional cameras. It uses different third-party tools and libraries like x264, x265, FFmpeg, and Libav to convert and create MKV, MP4, MP3, AVI, and Blu-ray files, among others. The program was originally developed for Mac OS but has since found its way to Windows devices. It is currently maintained by an active community.