The popular HandBrake video transcoder has reached the 0.10.5 release one day ago. Due to licensing issues, the high quality FDK-AAC encoder has been removed from the official binary releases.
This change affects all of the device presets on Windows and Linux. OS X is unaffected because it has always used coreaudio for aac encoding. The LibAV AAC encoder is still present though it does not support HE-AAC.
HandBrake 0.10.5 features:
- Removal of FDK AAC from our binary releases.
--enable-fdkis required for “non-free” builds if compiling from source.
- Updated x265 to 1.9 which brings bug fixes and performance improvements.
- Few minor bug fixes since the 0.10.3 release. This includes improvements in large AVI file handling.
Install HandBrake 0.10.5 in Ubuntu:
You can either install the new release in Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 14.04, and derivatives via the official PPA:
launch terminal and run below commands one by one:sudo add-apt-repository ppa:stebbins/handbrake-releases sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install handbrake-gtk handbrake-cli
Or compile from source with
--enable-fdk to plug fdk-aac library. See the compile instructions
To revert back the stock version of HandBrake in Ubuntu, just reinstall
handbrake via Software Center which will ask to remove handbrake-gtk and/or handbrake-cli.