How to Install HandBrake on Ubuntu and Linux Mint

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Handbrake is a free and open-source video transcoder and it is a cross-platform software available for Windows, Linux, and macOS.

In this article, we will show you how to install Handbrake on Ubuntu and Linux Mint systems.

Features of Handbrake

  • Wide range of input formats
  • Multiple output formats
  • Presets for common devices
  • Batch processing
  • Chapter markers
  • Video editing tools

This article provides detailed steps for installing the handbrake on Ubuntu. and we will install it on Ubuntu and Linux Mint systems using Flatpak method

  • Method 1: Using Flaptak


Before proceeding with installation make sure our system is up to date

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade

The latest version from Handbrake is 1.7.2 and it comes with a lot of bug fixes, in this, post we will use this version for installation on the systems.

Handbrake 1.7.2 Changelog

  • Fixed unintentional automatic pass-through of closed caption side data when using NVIDIA NVENC encoder
  • Improved performance by removing duplicate graphic assets and reducing file size
  • Fixed Flatpak file chooser opening the home directory instead of the previously selected directory
  • Fixed the last item in the queue sometimes having the wrong destination path
  • Fixed some memory leaks in the graphical interface
  • Fixed a crash opening an empty folder

For the Complete list of changelog refer to the Github release notes

How to install HandBrake on Ubuntu and Linux Mint

Step 1: Setup Flatpak on your system using the setup guide

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Step 2: Install the HandBrake on the system using the below command.

sudo flatpak install flathub fr.handbrake.ghb

Step 3: Run the HandBrake

sudo flatpak run fr.handbrake.ghb
How to install handbrake on ubuntu


From this tutorial, you have learned how to download and install HandBrake on Ubuntu and Linux Mint systems

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  1. I don’t have internet on my laptop so I run appimages and handbrake doesn’t open on Linux mint cinnamon latest ver so I’m having issues finding handbrake 1.7.3 appimage and only get flatpak but I need to install flat…offline but I’m struggling.


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