How to install Handbrake Video Converter in Ubuntu 18.04 – The Open Source Video Transcoder

In this article, we are going to learn How to install Handbrake video converter in Ubuntu 18.04. Handbrake is an open-source video converter application convert video file’s from one format to another format. It’s a simple and user-friendly application to perform the video conversion task. Handbrake video converter was initially developed by Eric Petit using C & C# programming language and released under GNU GPLv2 license. Handbrake is a lightweight application that comes with various features mentioned below :

  • Handbrake video converter is a cross-platform application available for major operating systems i.e. Linux, Microsoft Windows, macOS.
  • Supports almost all video formats as input.
  • Converts videos into various formats i.e. MKV, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, MP4, AVI, and so on.
  • Handbrake video converter supports only two languages i.e English & French.
  • This application is available for both 32 bit and 64 bit of operating systems.
  • Supports various subtitle formats i.e. SRT, VobSub, etc.
How to install Handbrake Video Converter in Ubuntu 18.04 – The Open Source Video Transcoder

How to install Handbrake Video Converter in Ubuntu 18.04 – The Open Source Video Transcoder

Follow the below steps to install Handbrake video converter in Ubuntu 18.04

Before starting the installation we have to install the official PPA repository for the Handbrake video converter as it’s not a part of the default repository of Ubuntu 18.04. So to install the PPA repository refers to the below command.

mangesh@itsmarttricks:~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:stebbins/handbrake-releases
[sudo] password for mangesh:
These are the official HandBrake releases for Ubuntu. Official web site http://handbrake.fr/

HandBrake is an open-source, GPL-licensed, multiplatform, multithreaded video transcoder, available for MacOS X, Linux and Windows.

After adding this PPA to your list of repositories (see "Adding this PPA to your system" below), you can install the HandBrake gtk gui with the command:

apt-get install handbrake-gtk

And you can install the HandBrake CLI with the command:

apt-get install handbrake-cli
More info: https://launchpad.net/~stebbins/+archive/ubuntu/handbrake-releases
Press [ENTER] to continue or Ctrl-c to cancel adding it.

Ign:1 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable InRelease
Hit:2 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security InRelease
Hit:3 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic InRelease
Hit:4 http://ppa.launchpad.net/git-core/ppa/ubuntu bionic InRelease
Hit:5 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable Release
Hit:6 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates InRelease
Hit:7 http://ppa.launchpad.net/noobslab/apps/ubuntu bionic InRelease
Hit:9 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-backports InRelease
Ign:10 http://ppa.launchpad.net/philip5/extra/ubuntu bionic InRelease

After installing the PPA repository let’s update the packages and repositories of Ubuntu 18.04 using the below command to take effect.

mangesh@itsmarttricks:~$ sudo apt-get update
Ign:1 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable InRelease
Hit:2 http://ppa.launchpad.net/git-core/ppa/ubuntu bionic InRelease
Hit:3 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic InRelease
Hit:4 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates InRelease
Hit:5 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable Release
Hit:7 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-backports InRelease
Hit:8 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security InRelease
Hit:9 http://ppa.launchpad.net/noobslab/apps/ubuntu bionic InRelease
Ign:10 http://ppa.launchpad.net/philip5/extra/ubuntu bionic InRelease

Now let’s go ahead and install Handbrake video converter package using the below command.

mangesh@itsmarttricks:~$ sudo apt-get install handbrake-gtk handbrake-cli
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
catdoc digikam-data digikam-private-libs ffmpegthumbs gconf-service
qtcore4-l10n sonnet-plugins
Use 'sudo apt autoremove' to remove them.
The following additional packages will be installed:
freepats gstreamer1.0-libav gstreamer1.0-plugins-bad
gstreamer1.0-plugins-ugly libde265-0 libfluidsynth1 libgssdp-1.0-3
libgstreamer-plugins-bad1.0-0 libgupnp-1.0-4 libgupnp-igd-1.0-4 liblilv-0-0
libmjpegutils-2.1-0 libmms0 libmodplug1 libmpeg2encpp-2.1-0 libmplex2-2.1-0
libnice10 libofa0 libopencore-amrnb0 libopencore-amrwb0 libserd-0-0
libsidplay1v5 libsord-0-0 libsoundtouch1 libspandsp2 libsratom-0-0
libsrtp2-1 libvo-aacenc0 libvo-amrwbenc0 libwildmidi-config libwildmidi2
libzbar0
Suggested packages:
frei0r-plugins fluidr3mono-gm-soundfont | timgm6mb-soundfont
| fluid-soundfont-gm serdi sidplay-base sordi
The following NEW packages will be installed:
freepats gstreamer1.0-libav gstreamer1.0-plugins-bad
gstreamer1.0-plugins-ugly handbrake-cli handbrake-gtk libde265-0
libfluidsynth1 libgssdp-1.0-3 libgstreamer-plugins-bad1.0-0 libgupnp-1.0-4
libgupnp-igd-1.0-4 liblilv-0-0 libmjpegutils-2.1-0 libmms0 libmodplug1
libmpeg2encpp-2.1-0 libmplex2-2.1-0 libnice10 libofa0 libopencore-amrnb0
libopencore-amrwb0 libserd-0-0 libsidplay1v5 libsord-0-0 libsoundtouch1
libspandsp2 libsratom-0-0 libsrtp2-1 libvo-aacenc0 libvo-amrwbenc0
libwildmidi-config libwildmidi2 libzbar0
0 upgraded, 34 newly installed, 0 to remove and 2 not upgraded.
Need to get 55.9 MB of archives.
After this operation, 149 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
Get:1 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic/universe amd64 libopencore-amrnb0 amd64 0.1.3-2.1 [92.0 kB]
Get:2 http://ppa.launchpad.net/stebbins/handbrake-releases/ubuntu bionic/main amd64 handbrake-cli amd64 1:1.2.1-zhb-1ppa1~bionic1 [8,736 kB]
Get:3 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic/universe amd64 libopencore-amrwb0 amd64 0.1.3-2.1 [45.8 kB]
Get:4 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic/universe amd64 libvo-aacenc0 amd64 0.1.3-1 [71.0 kB]
Get:5 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic/universe amd64 libvo-amrwbenc0 amd64 0.1.3-1 [66.4 kB]
Get:6 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic/universe amd64 freepats all 20060219-1 [29.0 MB]
Get:7 http://ppa.launchpad.net/stebbins/handbrake-releases/ubuntu bionic/main amd64 handbrake-gtk amd64 1:1.2.1-zhb-1ppa1~bionic1 [14.0 MB]
Get:8 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates/universe amd64 gstreamer1.0-libav amd64 1.14.1-1~ubuntu18.04.1 [118 kB]
Get:9 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic/universe amd64 libsidplay1v5 amd64 1.36.59-11 [63.2 kB]
Get:10 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates/universe amd64 gstreamer1.0-plugins-ugly amd64 1.14.1-1~ubuntu18.04.1 [231 kB]

As you can see above we have successfully installed the Handbrake Video Converter package. To confirm the same refer to the below command.

mangesh@itsmarttricks:~$ sudo dpkg -l handbrake-gtk handbrake-cli
Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold
| Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
|/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name Version Architecture Description
+++-==============-============-============-=================================
ii handbrake-cli 1:1.2.1-zhb- amd64 versatile DVD ripper and video tr
ii handbrake-gtk 1:1.2.1-zhb- amd64 versatile DVD ripper and video tr

You can open the Handbrake Video Converter application graphically using the Search your computer box. Refer to the snapshot below.

How to install Handbrake Video Converter in Ubuntu 18.04

Handbrake Video Converter

See the Handbrake Video Converter snapshot below.

How to install Handbrake Video Converter in Ubuntu 18.04

Handbrake Video Converter

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How To Uninstall Handbrake Video Converter Application in Ubuntu 18.04?

For any reason, if you don’t like Handbrake Video Converter Application and want to uninstall the application from your system using the following commands.

mangesh@itsmarttricks:~$ sudo dpkg -r handbrake-gtk handbrake-cli
(Reading database ... 165396 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing handbrake-gtk (1:1.2.1-zhb-1ppa1~bionic1) ...
Removing handbrake-cli (1:1.2.1-zhb-1ppa1~bionic1) ...
Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.17-2) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-11ubuntu1.1) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.23-1ubuntu3.18.04.2) ...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.60ubuntu1) ...

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