Handbrake Video Transcoder 1.2.1 Released (Ubuntu PPA)

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:

[ac-box style=”tip”]Handbrake Ubuntu packages will be available in two or three days. CHECK the official HandBrake PPA before doing following steps.[/ac-box]

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.


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.