How to Install HandBrake 1.1.0 in Ubuntu 18.04/17.10/16.04

April 11, 2018 — Leave a comment

HandBrake video transcoder reached 1.1.0 release a few days ago. Now you can install it in Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 17.10, Ubuntu 16.04, and Ubuntu 14.04 via the official PPA repository.

HandBrake 1.1.0 is a big release with redesigned main window for consistency and usability, new and improved official presets. Other changes include:

  • Add new preset controls directly in main workflow
  • Add new summary tab for overview of settings at a glance
  • Updated interface icons to support high resolution displays
  • Add new presets for Vimeo and YouTube
  • Add new 2160p/4K device presets for Apple TV, Chromecast, Fire TV, and Roku
  • Add additional 2160p/4K Matroska presets
  • Add new Production presets for post-production video editing workflows
  • Improve Intel QuickSync Video support
    • Add Linux support (experimental)
    • Add 10-bit H.265/HEVC encoding support for Kaby Lake and newer CPUs
    • Add support for multiple GPUs via D3D11 encode path
  • And many bug fixes and improvements. See release page for details.

How to Install HandBrake 1.1.0 in Ubuntu:

The official HandBrake PPA built the new release packages earlier today.

All current Ubuntu releases and derivatives can install HandBrake 1.1.0 via following steps:

1. Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching “terminal” from app launcher. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

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

Input your password (no visual feedback while typing due to security reason) when it prompts and hit Enter to continue.

2. Then use Synaptic package manager or run following commands to install the video transcoder:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install handbrake-gtk handbrake-cli

Note: If you installed the distribution build of HandBrake from Ubuntu Software, you need to remove it before installing the new release from PPA.


To remove the software, simply run command in terminal:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove handbrake-gtk handbrake-cli

And launch “Software & Updates -> Other Software” to remove PPAs.

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