HandBrake is an open-source, GPL-licensed, multiplatform, multithreaded video transcoder, available for MacOS X, Linux and Windows. Handbrake supports any DVD-like source: VIDEO_TS folder, DVD image or real DVD (unencrypted–protection methods including CSS are not supported internally and must be handled externally with third-party software and libraries), and some .VOB and .TS files. Handbrake is a great CPU transcoding utility that is widely used to convert DVD’s to popular formats supported by mobile devices.
Benchmark Results: Like the x264 encoding benchmark, the Phenom II X4 975 BE and 840 perform fairly well against a handful of higher priced Intel processors. The 975 BE is approaching the performance level of the Intel Core i7 875K which is over $100 more expensive!