How to Install Handbrake 0.10.2 in Ubuntu 15.04/14.04


Handbrake, the popular video transcoder and DVD ripper, has reached the 0.10.2 release with a number of bug fixes and performance improvements.

Handbrake 0.10.2 is the second release for the 0.10 branch. Its official release note and the full changelog can be found at this page.

How to install handbrake 0.10.2 in Ubuntu:

For Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 14.10, and Ubuntu 15.04, the latest release has been made into its official PPA repository.

Below is how to add the repository (to receive future updates) and install handbrake both GUI and command line tool.

NOTE: If you have installed the default version of handbrake available in Ubuntu Software Center, you may have to remove it before doing below steps!

1. First open terminal from the Dash/Launcher, or by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard. When it opens, run command:

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

2. After adding the PPA via above command, you can either install handbrake by running below commands one by one:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install handbrake-gtk handbrake-cli

or use Synaptic Package Manager (available in Software Center) to update and install handbrake:

3. Due to a bug related to the Unity overlay scrollbars, there’s a blank widgets issue which can be fixed by running below command to edit handbrake’s .desktop file:

gksudo gedit /usr/share/applications/ghb.desktop

Install gksu from Software Center if the command doesn’t work. When the file opens, change the value of Exec to env LIBOVERLAY_SCROLLBAR=0 ghb %f so it look likes:

That’s it. Enjoy!

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