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HandBrake is an open-source, cross-platform video transcoder. Its main purpose is to transcode video to H.264 format.
In this article I will show you how to install HandBrake on Linux Mint 13 “Maya” and Ubuntu 12.04 “Precise Pangolin“.
How to install HandBrake on Linux Mint 13 and Ubuntu 12.04:
This installation is common, for both Ubuntu 12.04 and Linux Mint 13.
To install HandBrake, you have to follow these steps:
1. Add the HandBrake repository:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:stebbins/handbrake-releases
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:stebbins/handbrake-snapshots
Note: These two PPAs are HandBrake official repos.
2. Update the system:
$ sudo apt-get update
3. Install HandBrake:
I prefer to use handbrake from the CLI, but it has also a GUI.
$ sudo apt-get install handbrake-cli handbrake-gui