How to Install HandBrake on Fedora 18

Hello Linux Geeksters.

In this article I will show you how to install Handbrake on Fedora 18.

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.

There is no ppa for Handbrake on Fedora 18, so we will install it via SVN.

Install the dependencies:

$ sudo yum groupinstall “Development Tools”
$ sudo yum install libass-devel libsamplerate-devel libogg-devel libtheora-devel libvorbis-devel yasm zlib-devel bzip2-devel fribidi-devel dbus-glib-devel libgudev1-devel webkitgtk-devel libnotify-devel gstreamer-devel gstreamer-plugins-base-devel libsamplerate-devel svn

Get the source code from svn:

$ sudo svn checkout svn://svn.handbrake.fr/HandBrake/trunk handbrake

Compile and install Handbrake:

$ cd handbrake
$ ./configure
$ cd build
$ make
$ sudo make install

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2 comments on “How to Install HandBrake on Fedora 18
  1. Jordan Sutton says:

    i get the following error:

    [root@localhost handbrake]# ./configure
    probe: host tuple…(pass) i686-pc-linux-gnu
    compute: available architectures…(pass) i686
    find: ar…(pass) /bin/ar
    find: cp…(pass) /bin/cp
    find: curl…(pass) /bin/curl
    find: gcc…(fail) not found
    : name[0] = gcc
    ERROR: unable to continue; configure stop.

    do you know why it isn’t making the configure?

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