How to Install Handbrake 0.9.9 in Ubuntu 13.10 / Linux Mint 16

Last updated: October 3, 2013

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This tutorial is going to show beginners how to install the popular handbrake video transcoder in Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy while the PPA is not ready.

HandBrake is a general-purpose, free, open-source, cross-platform, multithreaded video transcoder software application. It’s available in its PPA for Ubuntu 13.04 Raring, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise, Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric and their derivatives.

Install Handbrake Ubuntu 13.10:

To get started, press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run below commands one by one:

1. Download the deb for Raring. Check 32-bit or 64-bit by top-right shutdown menu -> About This Computer.

For 32-bit:


For 64-bit:


2. Then install the package via:

sudo dpkg -i handbrake-gtk_0.9.9ppa1~raring1_*.deb

3. Fix the dependency problem:

sudo apt-get -f install

That’s it. Enjoy!

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12 responses to How to Install Handbrake 0.9.9 in Ubuntu 13.10 / Linux Mint 16

  1. thanx man excellent

    if you want the cli as well use in the same way


    sudo dpkg -i handbrake-cli_0.9.9ppa1~raring1_*.deb

    of course

  2. Or you could simply change the distribution you are looking for in the ppa (under software sources) to looking for “raring” instead of “saucy”

  3. No need to force anything. Just “sudo dpkg -i” the package(s) and read the resulting error message to see that (in my case) gstreamer1.0-pulseaudio is missing.

    Install the missing package and viola, the broken packages install.

  4. I am new to Ubuntu and these direction don’t make any sense to me. Maybe someone can explain this in terms a life long windows user can understand.

    • The step 1: command wget package_url will download the .deb package. You can paste the url into your browser to download the package. In Ubuntu, Linux Mint and their derivatives, .deb packages equal to Windows EXE packages.

      Step 2 will install the .deb package. We can also double-click to install it via auto pop-up Ubuntu Software Center.

      Step 3 will fix any dependencies problem. Use the graphical tool Gdebi, available in Ubuntu Software Center, will install the .deb and automatically fix dependencies.

      • Actually a .deb file is like a self extracting zip file not your regular Win .exe file. Most exe’s aren’t compressed storage files that will decompress but are applications/programs.

        .bin are closer to Windows .exe files. As .sh are close to .bat files.

        Not trying to pee in your corn flakes….

  5. Thank you! It worked perfectly in my Ubuntu 13.10 (64-bit).
    Regards from Buenos Aires, Argentina.

  6. Step 3, “fix the dependency problem”, is actually nonsense that does nothing. Just thought you might want to know that.

    Thanks for the wget, though.

  7. Thanks Ji M – worked great, now I can watch my Uni course lectures on the plane over to the USA tomorrow.

  8. This method should include md5sum verification before step 2.
    As in :
    md5sum handbrake-gtk_0.9.9ppa1~raring1_i386.deb
    Then verify at
    -which doesn’t list the version downloaded.
    So no go on installation…

  9. On Ubuntu 13.10, the 32 and 64-bit suggested commands fail miserably due to invalid certificates!

    For example:
    $ wget

    –2014-05-20 19:33:55–
    Resolving (…,
    Connecting to (||:443… connected.
    ERROR: cannot verify’s certificate, issued by ‘/C=US/ST=Arizona/L=Scottsdale/, Inc./OU= Daddy Secure Certificate Authority – G2’:
    Unable to locally verify the issuer’s authority.
    To connect to insecurely, use `–no-check-certificate’.

  10. Thanks for this! The url for the package has changed slightly, however; there is now an “ubuntu” between “+archive” and “handbrake_releases”. The full URL is now

    FYI, like DaVince, my computer did not have any dependency problems to fix in step 3. I wouldn’t be surprised if some computers still need step 3, though.