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HandBrake video transcoder announced the 1.2.0 release last night with great new features and many bug-fixes.

HandBrake 1.2.0 switched core decoding library from Libav to FFmpeg, added new official presets for Amazon Fire and Google Chromecast devices, added initial support for GTK 4.

Other changes include:

  • Improved support for opening sources previously unreadable
  • AMD VCE, Nvidia NVENC, and Apple VideoToolbox hardware-accelerated video encoding
  • Touch Bar support on macOS
  • Added support for decoding TIFF/LZMA video
  • Dark Mode support on macOS 10.14 Mojave
  • Initial localization support on Mac and Windows
  • Added support for E-AC3 audio in MP4 container
  • Added Speex audio decoder
  • Updated libraries, and numerous other changes.

How to Install HandBrake 1.2.0 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

Remove handbrake-cli from the code if you don’t need the command line version.

Uninstall:

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.

The open source video transcoder HandBrake 1.1.2 was released a day ago with various bug-fixes.

Changes in HandBrake 1.1.2 include:

  • Fixed Blu-ray title name where reading from raw device
  • Improved handling of broken units in Blu-ray source (skip and continue reading)
  • Fixed rare crash related to preview images, anamorphic, and default preset values
  • Fixed jitter produced by 59.94 fps to 29.97 fps frame rate conversion
  • Fixed duration of silence buffers (may improve audio/video sync for some sources)
  • Updated libraries: libdvdread 6.0.0, libdvdnav 6.0.0 (DVD decoding)
  • Fixed potential crash where $HOME directory is missing
  • Fixed legacy preferences causing preset window being shown at every launch
  • Fixed preset name and menu display on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr
  • Fixed default destination file name for Blu-ray source to not include MPLS number
  • Fixed queue reloading in Flatpak sandbox
  • Fixed toolbar icons alignment and use correct art for lower pixel density
  • And some fixes for Mac OS and Windows.

How to Install HandBrake in Ubuntu:

The software has an official PPA repository for current Ubuntu releases. As usual, HandBrake 1.1.2 will be available via PPA a few days later.

At that time, open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T or from software launcher, and run following commands one by one to install the latest handbrake:

1. Run command to add the PPA repository:

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

Type your password (no asterisks feedback) when it prompts and hit Enter.

2. Refresh system repositories cache via command:

sudo apt update

3. Remove Ubuntu build of handbrake if installed:

sudo apt remove --autoremove handbrake

4. Finally install the video transcoder from the PPA:

sudo apt install handbrake-gtk handbrake-cli

Uninstall:

To remove the PPA repository, open Software & Updates and navigate to Other Software tab.

To remove HandBrake, run command in terminal:

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

In addition, the latest HandBrake also available as Flatpak (containerised software package) for 64-bit Ubuntu.

Handbrake 1.1.1, the first bug-fix release for Handbrake 1.1 series, was released yesterday.

Handbrake 1.1.1 release highlights:

  • Fixed a potential crash in the comb detection filter
  • Fixed a potential crash in the padding filter
  • Fixed decoding certain very high bit rate ultra-high definition sources with extra large packets
  • Fixed last frame in source video missing in output
  • Fixed crash when decoding an empty audio track
  • Updated libraries: libvpx 1.7.0 (VP8/VP9 video encoding), x264 155 r2901 (H.264/AVC video encoding)
  • Fixed issues occurring when running multiple HandBrake instances simultaneously
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements

How to Install HandBrake 1.1.1 in Ubuntu:

The official HandBrake PPA has built the 1.1.1 release for Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 17.10.

The Ubuntu 16.04 and Ubuntu 14.04 builds are broken at the moment, check the PPA link before getting started.

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.

Uninstall:

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.

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.

Uninstall:

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.

The open-source video transcoder HandBrake 1.0.7 was released hours ago. It’s official PPA now provides the latest packages for Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty.

By releasing version 1.0.4, 1.0.5, and 1.0.6 within a few hours, the developer finally announced HandBrake 1.0.7 to supersede previous releases.

HandBrake 1.0.7 changelog:

  • Video:
    • Fixed decoding of raw video in Matroska/MKV
    • Fixed time stamp handling for containerless raw video
    • Fixed memory leaks in OpenCL
    • Fixed x265 2-pass encoding where video frame rate is altered by filters
    • Improved handling of very small amounts of sync jitter (~1 tick)
    • Improved handling of AVI files with broken indices
  • Audio: Further refined fix for Libav crash encoding AAC at very high bitrates
  • Subtitles
    • Removed fontconfig dependency on Mac and Windows; libass now uses CoreText/DirectWrite
    • Improved subtitle font selection when burning in SRT/SSA subtitles
  • Command line interface: Fixed preset subtitle burn defaults override
  • Build system: Updated MinGW-w64 build script for improved compatibility with hardened GCC
  • Linux:
    • Fixed video preset control not updating
    • Fixed audio passthru masks not updating until preset save
    • Fixed application of SRT subtitles offset
    • Updated translations: af, cs, ja_JP, ru, sk, sv
  • Windows; Fixed When Done option not updating/resetting correctly

How to Install HandBrake via PPA in Ubuntu:

The official HandBrake PPA provides the new 1.0.4 release at the moment for Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 17.04, and derivatives, e.g., Linux Mint 17, 18, and Elementary OS Loki.

1. To add the PPA, open terminal by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T or searching for “Terminal” from start menu. When it opens, run command:

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

Type in your password (no visual feedback due to security reason) and hit Enter.

2. Then check updates and install the new release via commands:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install handbrake-gtk handbrake-cli

If you have a previous released installed, you may also upgrade it using Software Updater:

How to Remove:

The PPA repository can be removed or disabled by launching Software & Updates utility and navigate to Other Software tab. And handbrake can be removed via command:

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