Handbrake video transcode 1.2.1 was released a few days ago with numerous bug-fixes and improvements.
Handbrake 1.2.1 release highlights:
- Fixed potential crashes due to use of uninitialized variables
- Improved minimum duration to only apply to DVD and BD sources
- Fixed incorrect video rotation where rotation flagged as none
- Fixed yadif deinterlace filter not properly deinterlacing all frames
- Fixed missing frame at the end of encodes from m2ts sources
- Fixed detection of MPEG-1 video in program streams
- Fixed decoding of MPEG-1 video in DVD sources
- Fixed Apple VideoToolbox encoding issues related to pyramidal B-frames
- Fixed lapsharp filter corrupting frame edges
- Improved NLMeans performance
- Improved AMD VCE encoding to enable placing key frames at chapter markers
- Improved calculation of final frame duration
- Improved support for BT.2020 color space
- Fixed channel mapping for AAC 5.1 encoding
- Fixed display of special characters in preset names
- Fixed exporting presets to sanitize system reserved characters
- Miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements
How to Install Handbrake in Ubuntu:
The official HandBrake PPA offers the latest packages for Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 18.10, and Linux Mint 19.x.
1. Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T keyboard shortcut or by searching for ‘terminal’ from application menu. When it opens, run command:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:stebbins/handbrake-releases
Type user password (no asterisks feedback) when it asks for sudo command and hit Enter to add PPA.
2. Then install the video transcoder via command:
sudo apt install handbrake-gtk handbrake-cli
Linux Mint needs to run command
sudo apt update first to refresh system package cache.
To remove the software, open terminal and run command:
sudo apt remove --autoremove handbrake-gtk handbrke-cli
To remove the PPA, launch Software & Updates and navigate to Other Software tab.