What is HandBrake?

Learn about HandBrake, a program that downloads video files from a DVD onto a computer.

Written by Free TV Project Staff
Updated over a week ago

HandBrake is a computer program that downloads the video from a DVD onto a computer. This is a great way to digitize old DVDs rather than relying on a DVD player. The downloaded video files can be played on a computer or even put on a flash drive to play directly on a TV. Download HandBrake here.

Getting started

Watching free, over-the-air TV with an antenna is simpler than you may think. In many cases, you can take an antenna out of the box, connect the cable to your TV, run a channel scan and voila! You have dozens of local channels to surf.

The number of channels you can access and how clearly they come in is based on a number of factors, including your distance from the point of broadcast towers, the type of antenna you have and where it’s located in your home.

Not sure what kind of antenna you need? Take our simple quiz to help narrow down the options. You can also find a general list of recommended antennas here.

Pair your antenna with an OTA DVR device to record your favorite shows

Did you know you can use an antenna similarly to how you watch cable? Ditch the costly subscription fees, but keep the cable capabilities (record, pause, rewind and fast forward) with an OTA DVR device. Here are the products we recommend:

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