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Feb 18, 2010
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So I was thinking of downloading the program handbrake. My friend recommended I download the older version. Are there in problems with this program? Does it do anything to make the computer run significantly slower or does it mess anything up with the computer? I mainly want to use it for movies. Thanks!

Also...of I do end up downloading, which is the best one to download? I have the brand new white mac book.
Dec 3, 2006
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Black Macbook C2D 2GHz 3GB RAM 250GB HD iPhone 4 iPad 3G
Download the latest 64-bit GUI version. No, it will not harm your computer in any way. When you're actively converting a file you might notice a slight performance hit, but nothing significant to the point where your computer will slow to a crawl.

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