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