Edit: Due to the fact that this article is old, the installation instructions may not work anymore. In order to successfully install the latest version of HandBrake, please access the handbrake tag and open the latest article (the one on top).
Hello Linux Geeksters. For those who don’t know, HandBrake is an open-source multiplatform multithreaded video transcoder. It is used for converting DVD or Bluray discs to formats like MP4, MKV, H.264, MPEG-4 or other formats. You can also encode audio files like AAC, MP3, Flac, AC3 etc. The latest version available is HandBrake 0.10.1,coming with changes.
Marc Deslauriers, a third party developer, has added some bug-fixes to the black widgets bug and created an Unity Launcher progress bar integration, for transcoding easier on Unity.
In this article I will show you how to install HandBrake 0.10.1 on Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet, Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Peppermint Five, Deepin 2014, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2 and other Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10 and Ubuntu 14.04 derivative systems.
Because it is available via some third party PPA, installing HandBrake 0.10.1 on Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 and derivative systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the handbrake package. Like this:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mdeslaur/handbrake
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install handbrake
Optional, to remove handbrake, do:
$ sudo apt-get remove handbrake