Where did HandBrake get its name from?

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Adamsapple
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Where did HandBrake get its name from?

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Hello,

As you can see I have a very important question regarding the origins of the Handbrake name. As a car enthusiast, a handbrake is used as an emergency brake to stop the rear wheels of a car (and to cause it to drift!). I am curious why this was chosen as the name of the software.

It doesn't seem to be mentioned in Handbrake lore either... https://handbrake.fr/docs/en/1.0.0/about/history.html

Thanks for any info y'all can provide! :D
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JohnAStebbins
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Re: Where did HandBrake get its name from?

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Devil's Handbrake
  • 1/3 shot banana liqueur
  • 1/3 shot mango liqueur
  • 1/3 shot cherry brandy
XiQui
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Re: Where did HandBrake get its name from?

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JohnAStebbins wrote: Sat May 21, 2022 6:41 pm Devil's Handbrake
  • 1/3 shot banana liqueur
  • 1/3 shot mango liqueur
  • 1/3 shot cherry brandy
Now it makes sense why the logo is a cocktail. And why it says: Put down that cocktail... when encoding is finished.

Thanks for the explanation.
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