Monday, December 26, 2011

Installing Handbrake on Ubuntu 11.10

Handbrake isn't available from the official Ubuntu software repositories, so to install this handy video transcoder you'll need to make use of the Handbrake PPA on Launchpad.

Unfortunately, there's only snapshot builds for Ubuntu 11.10 at this time but it's still more than stable enough for daily use.

Handbrake 0.9.5 running in Ubuntu 11.10

Here's how to get Handbrake onto your Ubuntu.

~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:stebbins/handbrake-snapshots
~$ sudo apt-get update
~$ sudo apt-get install handbrake-gtk

It's as simple as that.