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HandBrake video transcoder 1.3.3 was released today with a number of bug-fixes and improvements.

Changes in HandBrake 1.3.3 include:

  • Fixed ISO 639-2/B language codes in MKV
  • Improved support for sources where pixel format cannot be quickly identified
  • Improved Intel QSV memory footprint
  • Improved Intel QSV H.265 memory buffer size
  • Improved support for out-of-order SSA subtitles
  • Improved flatpak package support
  • Updated libraries: FFmpeg 4.2.3
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements

How to Install HandBrake in Ubuntu:

HandBrake has an official PPA which so far supports for Ubuntu 19.10 and Ubuntu 20.04.

NOTE the PPA is not updated at the moment of writing. The new release packages should be available in a few days, check the previous PPA link before getting started.

1.) Open terminal either by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard or by searching for ‘terminal’ from ‘Show Applications’ menu. When it opens, run command:

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

Type user password (no asterisk feedback) for sudo prompts and hit Enter to continue adding the PPA.

2.) Once the PPA is updated with the new release packages, you can run following commands one by one to install it on your system:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install handbrake-gtk

(Optional) To remove the handbrake PPA repository, either go to Software & Updates -> Other Software, or run command:

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

In addition, HandBrake also available to install in Ubuntu via Flatpak package.

HandBrake video transcoder 1.3.2 was released a day ago with many improvements and bug-fixes.

According to the release note, HandBrake 1.3.2 release highlights include:

  • Improve support for H.265 video in AVI container
  • Fix point to point end detection
  • Fix QSV HEVC encoder on older Intel hardware.
  • Fix upstream FFmpeg issue where passing through AAC ADTS audio could produce invalid MKV output in rare cases
  • And many fixes for Windows, Mac OS, and Linux.

How to Install HandBrake in Ubuntu:

HandBrake has an official Ubuntu PPA. It is however not updated timely, and Ubuntu 18.04 is no longer supported due to old system libraries.

The github release page offers official flatpak packages that work on 64-bit Ubuntu 18.04 and higher.

HandBrake Flatpak

Grab the .flatpak and install it via command:

flatpak install /path/to/package_name.flatpak

NOTE: flatpak runs in sandbox and HandBrake flatpak package requires Gnome 3.36 runtime platform. See more at this page.

The open-source HandBrake video transcoder 1.3.0 was released with many great new features. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 19.04, and Ubuntu 19.10.

HandBrake 1.3.0 was released with updated third-party libraries, new and updated translations, build system improvements, and following new features:

  • Redesigned queue UI
  • New presets for PS4 Pro and Discord
  • Ultra HD Blu-ray discs support (without copy protection)
  • AV1, WebM container encoding support
  • AMD VCE encoding support on Linux
  • Intel QSV low power encoding support (lowpower=1)
  • Added Intel QSV support to Flatpak

There are also other changes, miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements, see the release note.

How to Install HandBrake 1.3.0 in Ubuntu 19.10

The HandBrake official PPA has made the new release packages for Ubuntu 19.04 and Ubuntu 19.10.

1.) Open terminal either from system applications menu or by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

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

Type user password (no asterisk feedback) for sudo command prompts and hit Enter to continue.

2.) Then install handbrake via command:

sudo apt update && sudo apt install handbrake-gtk

3. (Optional) To remove the PPA repository, open Software & Updates utility and navigate to Other Software tab.
To remove the media converter, run command in terminal:

sudo apt remove --auto-remove handbrake-gtk

How to Install HandBrake 1.3.0 in Ubuntu 18.04:

Due to outdated system libraries, the official software PPA does not contain the latest packages for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. However, the latest HandBrake Flatpak (runs in sandbox) package is available for Ubuntu 18.04 and higher.

1. Open terminal and run command to install flatpak framework is not exist:

sudo apt install flatpak

2. Add Flathub, the official flatpak package repository via command:

flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo

3. Finally install HandBrake 1.3.0 via flatpak package:

flatpak install flathub fr.handbrake.ghb

4.(Optional) For any reason, you can remove the package via command:

flatpak uninstall flathub fr.handbrake.ghb

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:

Handbrake Ubuntu packages will be available in two or three days. CHECK the official HandBrake PPA before doing following steps.

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.

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.

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.