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

HandBrake software

HandBrake 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

Install HandBrake on Ubuntu Linux

HandBrake is available as a flatpak package file from the remote flathub store. If you don’t have then install flatpak and flathub on your system and restart it after the installation.

Install flatpak and flathub

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Now open the terminal app (ctrl+alt+t) and run below HandBrake flatpak installation command.

flatpak install flathub fr.handbrake.ghb

It will install the latest version of HandBrake on your system. Now you can start handBrake via below command in terminal.

flatpak run fr.handbrake.ghb

And you can also uninstall it using below command.

sudo flatpak uninstall fr.handbrake.ghb

Install HandBrake via APT: [Sometime you will get older version]

You can install it using below command in terminal .

sudo apt install handbrake

And open it using below command.


Install HandBrake via PPA [Not recommended]

In the terminal app run below command one by one to add PPA and install HandBrake.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:stebbins/handbrake-releases
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install handbrake-gtk

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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