HandBrake- A video transcoder for Linux

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

HandBrake is a video transcoder that takes your movies and transfers them to a format that’s useful on your computers, media centers, and portable electronic devices. It converts most any video formats to a handful of modern ones.


The latest release of Handbrake is 0.9.5 and was released 2 days ago.

Whats new in this version?

BluRay disc structure support. (No decryption support) 
Updated Libraries (x264, ffmpeg) 
SSA Subtitle support. (Including burn-in) 
MP3 audio now supported in MP4 files (Note: Limited Player compatibility) 
VOBSUB subtitle now supported in MP4 files (Note: Limited Player compatibility) 
Updated Presets for newer devices and better quality 
AC3 encoding support. 
Many Bug Fixes and other small improvements
Improved DVD Main Feature detection (when using dvdnav) 
Universal audio downmix support (all audio types can be downmixed) 
Point*to*Point encoding (second or frame start and end times)
Peak framerate option (Capped VFR)

Find more in the release announcement.

Install HandBrake:

– For Ubuntu and LinuxMint:

Open terminal and enter the following commands:

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

– For Fedora 14:

For Fedora 14 ONLY rpm
Download (32bit)
Download (64bit)

– For other LinuxDistributions:

{xtypo_download} Download Handbrake{/xtypo_download}

Useful links: http://handbrake.fr/

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