Handbrake – An Open Source Video Converter for Ubuntu


Handbrake – An Open Source video transcoder for Linux that helps converting video to any formats using widely supported codecs.

HandBrake Feature Summary

  • Convert Video from any format
  • Free and Open Source
  • Built-in device presets e.g. iPhone, iPad, AppleTV, Android etc
  • Ability to process DVD and BlueRay sources [copy unprotected mediams only]
  • File Containers: .MP4(.M4V) and .MKV
  • Video Encoders: H.264(x264), H.265(x265) MPEG-4 and MPEG-2 (libav), VP8 (libvpx) 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
  • 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, Denoise, Detelecine, Deblock, Grayscale, Cropping and scaling

How to install – using Terminal

To install HandBrake in Ubuntu using terminal, run below commands in sequence. Enter password when prompted.

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:stebbins/handbrake-releases
sudo apt-get install handbrake-gtk


  • Type HandBrake in dash. Click the launcher icon.
  • For Gnome, go to Applications -> Sound and Video -> Handbrake
HandBrake Running in Ubuntu

HandBrake Running in Ubuntu


How to uninstall

To uninstall HandBrake run below commands in terminal.

sudo apt-get remove handbrake-gtk

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