How to Install HandBrake in Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS

August 20, 2013 — Leave a comment

handbrake ubuntuThis simple and brief tutorial shows how to install handbrake video transcoder in Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.04, Linux Mint and Elementary OS via PPA.

As you may know, HandBrake is a free and open-source tool for converting video from nearly any format to a selection of modern, widely supported codecs. It works on Windows, Mac OS, and Linux.

It’s easy to install Handbrake in Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 10.04 and their derivatives, such as Linux Mint and Elementary OS via PPA repository.

To get started, press Ctrl+Alt+T to open terminal. When it opens, run below command to add ppa:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:stebbins/handbrake-releases

add handbrake ppa

Then update and install the tool:

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install handbrake-gtk

handbrake in ubuntu

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