HandBrake is the tool which can convert any format to a lot of supported codecs. Not only is it free, but it’s awesome and flexible! It may take some time of getting used to, but there are tutorials and posts, which can guide your way through the thorns of knowledge-lacked.

Official Pagehttps://handbrake.fr

It takes upon many video formats and has the capabilities of turning them into MP4 or MKV. The quality can be reduced or kept, something very appropriate to those who have raw .avi files or giant projects of clutter.

List of extensions HandBrake loves and gives attention to:

  • MP4
  • M4V
  • MKV
  • MPG
  • MPEG
  • AVI
  • WMV
  • FLV
  • WEBM

Video Rotation Commands:

Command: , –rotate=1-7

  • 1 : x flip
  • 2 : y flip
  • 3 : 180 degrees rotate (also the DEFAULT)
  • 4 : 90 degrees rotate (clockwise)
  • 5 : 90 degrees rotate + y flip
  • 6 : 270 degrees rotate + y flip
  • 7 : 270 degrees rotate

Inserting the commands for rotation:

  1. Put a video on
  2. Give it a destination folder
  3. Click on Video settings
  4. Insert the desired command in the Extra Options field

Be wary of compression, as lossy compression can lead to worse quality, both audio and visual. Do not randomly click around buttons and hope for the best, since such could only lead to the worst.