Converting old videos to web-ready formats using “Handbrake”
If you have old videos that were shot on camcorders using outdated formats (e.g., VHS or hi-8) and then digitized into your computer, they may not be playable if they are in old unrecognizable formats. A free utility called “Handbrake” enables you to quickly convert those old videos into usable web-ready formats (e.g., mp4, H.264). Handbrake is downloadable for Mac or Windows computers at https://handbrake.fr/. Watch the screencast, next.