VIdeo Editing

How to install Handbrake 1.0.7 Video Transcoder on Linux

Handbrake 1.0.7 recently released, is a free open source, video transcoder tool for converting video from nearly any format to a selection of modern, widely supported codecs. It is also a multi-platform application that runs on Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems. Before we proceed on how to install handbrake on ubuntu, lets take a quick look at handbrake’s key features.


Handbrake Key Features

  • You can choose a profile that is optimised for your device, or choose a universal profile for standard or high quality conversions
  • Handbrake can process most common multimedia files and any DVD or BluRay sources that do not contain any kind of copy protection
  • Can use handbrake cli convert mkv to mp4
  • Even more features
    • Title / chapter and range selection
    • Batch Scan and Queueing of 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
    • Live Static and Video Preview

Handbrake 1.0.7 Changelog

All platforms/ Video

  • Fixed decoding of raw video in Matroska/MKV
  • Improved handling of very small amounts of sync jitter (~1 tick)
  • Fixed time stamp handling for containerless raw video
  • Fixed x265 2-pass encoding where video frame rate is altered by filters
  • Improved handling of AVI files with broken indices
  • Fixed memory leaks in OpenCL


  • Further refined fix for Libav crash encoding AAC at very high bitrates


  • Removed fontconfig dependency on Mac and Windows; libass now uses CoreText/DirectWrite
  • Improved subtitle font selection when burning in SRT/SSA subtitles

Command line interface

  • Fixed preset subtitle burn defaults override

Build system

  • Updated MinGW-w64 build script for improved compatibility with hardened GCC


  • Fixed video preset control not updating
  • Fixed application of SRT subtitles offset
  • Updated translations: af, cs, ja_JP, ru, sk, sv
  • Fixed audio passthru masks not updating until preset save


  • Fixed When Done option not updating/resetting correctly

How to Install HandBrake 1.0.7 on Ubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04

--------- Remove Previous Installation ---------
sudo apt remove handbrake && sudo apt autoremove

--------- Add the Repository, Update and Install ---------
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:stebbins/handbrake-releases

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install handbrake-cli handbrake-gtk

How to uninstall HandBrake from Ubuntu

sudo apt remove handbrake && sudo apt autoremove

Launch Handbrake via Unity Dash

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