Install Handbrake Video converter for Ubuntu 14.04 / Linux Mint

Convert videos from one format to another format in Ubuntu 14.04 or in Linux Mint is not a very hard way. There are lot of powerfull  video converters like ffmpeg are available in Ubuntu 14.04. Handbrake is a tool with very nice GUI in Ubuntu to convert videos from any format to widely supported popular formats with ease. HandBrake is an open-source, multiplatform, multithreaded video transcoder, DVD ripper for Ubuntu or Linux.

Handbrake is a versatile tool for converting DVDs, BluRay videos to popular MPEG-4, H.264, Webm or Ogg formats with handpicked pre-configures presets for a wide range of devices like Android Phones, iPods, iPhones etc.. It can be used to create videos that need to upload into Youtube or Vimeo.

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Handbrake Input Sources

  • All multimedia files
  • DVDs or
  • BluRay sources that do not contain any kind of copy protection.video-converter-ubuntu

Handbrake Output Formats

  • File Containers: .MP4(.M4V) and .MKV
  • Video Encoders: H.264(x264), MPEG-4 and MPEG-2 (libav), and Theora(libtheora)
  • Audio Encoders: AAC, CoreAudio AAC/HE-AAC (OS X Only), MP3, Flac, AC3, or Vorbis
  • Audio Pass-thru: AC-3, DTS, DTS-HD, AAC and MP3 tracks

Output Presets

  • Universal
  • iPod
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • Apple TV
  • Android Table
  • High profile Videos
  • Regular Videos

Features of Handbrake Video Converter

  • Title / Chapter selection
  • Queue up multiple encodes
  • Chapter Markers
  • Subtitles (VobSub, Closed Captions CEA-608, SSA, SRT)
  • Constant Quality or Average Bitrate Video Encoding
  • Support for VFR, CFR and VFR
  • Video Filters: Deinterlacing, Decomb, Detelecine, Deblock, Grayscale, Cropping and scaling
  • Live Video Preview

To install HandBrake Video Converter for Ubuntu 14.04 or in Linux Mint 17/13 run the following commands on the terminal.

open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:
Terminal Commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jon-severinsson/ffmpeg
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/apps
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install handbrake-gtk handbrake-cli

To install HandBrake Video Converter in Older Ubuntu/Linux Mint versions open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:
Terminal Commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jon-severinsson/ffmpeg
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:stebbins/handbrake-releases
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install handbrake-gtk handbrake-cli

Now open Handbrake from dash and start converting.

Install HandBrake in Fedora 20

HandBrake 0.9.9, is available for installation in Fedora 20 (Fedora 18 and Fedora 19 supported, too) by typing in a terminal:

first, install RPMFusion repository to get the necessary codes.

su -
yum localinstall --nogpgcheck http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm

then, for 32-bit and 64-bit

 Installl the Handbrake Repo and install the programme in fedora 20
wget http://negativo17.org/repos/fedora-handbrake.repo -O \
 /etc/yum.repos.d/fedora-handbrake.repo
yum install HandBrake-gui HandBrake-cli

These commands  installs both the command-line and GUI versions of HandBrake in Fedora 20.

The Terminal Log from fedora 20

Dependencies Resolved

================================================================================
 Package                Arch     Version               Repository          Size
================================================================================
Installing:
 HandBrake-cli          x86_64   0.10-5.svn6422.fc20   fedora-HandBrake   4.1 M
 HandBrake-gui          x86_64   0.10-5.svn6422.fc20   fedora-HandBrake   9.4 M
Installing for dependencies:
 libappindicator-gtk3   x86_64   12.10.0-3.fc20        fedora              36 k
 libindicator-gtk3      x86_64   12.10.1-2.fc20        fedora              62 k

Transaction Summary
================================================================================
Install  2 Packages (+2 Dependent packages)

Total download size: 14 M
Installed size: 31 M

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