How to install HandBrake on ubuntu

HandBrake is a free open-source multithreaded video transcoder for MacOS X, Linux and Windows. using HandBrake you can convert any video from nearly any format.It comes with built-in Device Presets for standard or high quality conversions.


Supported Outputs:

File Containers: .MP4(.M4V) and .MKV
Video Encoders: H.265 (x265 and QuickSync), H.264(x264 and QuickSync), H.265 MPEG-4 and MPEG-2, VP8 and Theora
Audio Encoders: AAC / HE-AAC, MP3, Flac, AC3, or Vorbis
Audio Pass-thru: AC-3, E-AC3, DTS, DTS-HD, TrueHD, AAC and MP3 tracks

It supports Deinterlacing, Decomb, Denoise, Detelecine, Deblock, Grayscale, Cropping and scaling Video Filters. It also supports Live Video Preview, Batch Scan and Queueing of encodes.

Install HandBrake on Ubuntu Linux

To install HandBrake on Ubuntu, Open Terminal using ctrl+alt+t keys  and type the below code in terminal and hit enter.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:stebbins/handbrake-releases

If needed type your Ubuntu password. Then press Enter to continue or ctrl-c to cancel adding the ppa. After that type below command and hit enter to update the software source.

sudo apt-get update

Then type below command and press enter

sudo apt-get install handbrake-gtk

Type Y and press enter to confirm the installation.  You can also install the CLI version of HandBrake using the below command.

sudo apt-get install handbrake-cli

After the successful installation of HandBrake restart Ubuntu and click show applications in dash menu. And type HandBrake in the search field.Then click HandBrake.

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Install handBrake via Flatpak:

Install flatpak and restart your system. Open the terminal app (ctrl+alt+t) and run below HandBrake flatpak installation command.

flatpak install flathub fr.handbrake.ghb

You can start handBrake via below command in terminal.

flatpak run fr.handbrake.ghb

That’s it

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This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Nijob

    What’s the difference between handbrake-gtk and handbrake-cli?

    1. Manikandan

      handbrake-gtk comes with Graphical user interface and handbrake-cli comes with command line interface

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