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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 0.9.9.
In this article I will show you how to install HandBrake 0.9.9 on Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 15 Olivia, Linux Mint 14 Nadia, Linux Mint 13 Maya and Elementary OS 0.2 Luna.
Because it is available via PPA, installing HandBrake 0.9.9 on Ubuntu, Linux Mint and Elementary OS is easy. Follow the above instructions exactly, in order to get a successful installation:
Add the repository:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:stebbins/handbrake-releases
Update the local repository index:
$ sudo apt-get update
Install HandBrake 0.9.9:
$ sudo apt-get install handbrake-gtk