System requirements

Hardware

The following is the minimum level of hardware that HandBrake supports. While it may be technically possible to run HandBrake on hardware older than this, it is neither recommended nor supported.

Linux

Mac

Windows

HandBrake’s QuickSync feature is only supported on Windows. Experimental Linux support requires building from source with --enable-qsv. QuickSync requires a 2nd generation (Sandy Bridge) or newer Intel Core series processor with integrated Intel HD Graphics enabled.

Software

The following describes the level of support available for the current HandBrake version as indicated by the status for each system version.

Status Description
Supported HandBrake is tested working on these system versions. The HandBrake Team and community members provide volunteer support, and issue reports are welcome.
Deprecated HandBrake should work on these system versions. Support is near end of life. Limited functionality and other issues will likely not be addressed.
Unsupported HandBrake does not work on these system versions. No support will be provided. Please update to enjoy the latest features and bug fixes.

Linux and BSD

Ubuntu (Official PPA)

Ubuntu Version Status Last Compatible Version
18.04 LTS Bionic Supported
16.04 LTS Xenial Supported
14.04 LTS Trusty Unsupported HandBrake 1.1.2

Flatpak

Requires a recent Linux distribution and flatpak package.

Other

For other distributions, compile from source using the Linux instructions or BSD instructions.

Mac

macOS Version Status Last Compatible Version Notes
10.14 Mojave Supported Requires HandBrake 1.1.2 or later.
10.13 High Sierra Supported
10.12 Sierra Supported
10.11 El Capitan Deprecated in 1.2.0
10.10 Yosemite Deprecated in 1.2.0
10.9 Mavericks Unsupported HandBrake 1.1.2
10.8 Mountain Lion Unsupported HandBrake 1.1.2
10.7 Lion Unsupported HandBrake 1.1.2
10.6 Snow Leopard Unsupported HandBrake 0.10.5

Windows

Windows Version Status Last Compatible Version
Windows 10 Supported
Windows 8.1 Supported
Windows 7 SP1 Deprecated in 1.1.0
Windows Vista Unsupported HandBrake 1.0.7
Windows XP Unsupported HandBrake 0.9.9