HandBrake is a fantastic free program that can be used to convert video files to many common formats for portable devices. HandBrake is an open-source, GPL-licensed, multi-platform, multi-threaded video transcoder, available for MacOS X, Linux and Windows.
We used the latest V 0.9.8 version.
For our testing today we are converting a 4.4GB 720p MKV file (1h:58mins) to MP4 format, using HandBrake’s ‘Normal’ profile, for playback on High-Resolution devices. This is a common procedure for many people and will give a good indication of system power.
With the 990FX Extreme9′s excellent overclocking potential that was outlined earlier in the review, the motherboard has the performance required to allow the FX-8350 to compete with a stock-clocked Core i5 3570K in terms of High-Definition media converting.