HandBrake 1.1.2 Released — Here’s how to Install / Upgrade on Ubuntu 16.04 | 18.04 LTS

A new version of HandBrake has just been released… the post below shows students and new users how to install / upgrade on Ubuntu 16.04 | 18.04…

HandBrake, a cross-platform multimedia transcoder that allows anyone to convert common media files into another format has just been updated to version 1.1.2 with minor bug fixes… This brief tutorial is going to show students and new users how to update…..

One thing to remember is that HandBrake will not convert protected multi-media files…. HandBrake will only support source media files that are not encrypted…. and legal.. If you want to convert a protected media, you may have to use another tool…

Some fixes that were released for Linux systems are listed below:

  • – Fixed Blu-ray title name where reading from raw device
  • – Fixed rare crash related to preview images, anamorphic, and default preset values
  • – libdvdread 6.0.0 (DVD decoding)
  • – Fixed incorrect track selection behaviours on audio and subtitle tabs
  • – Fixed build failure with old GTK versions

Fixes that were applied to other platforms like Windos and Mac OS are listed below also… For more about this release, please check out its release page.Some other fixes are listed below:

General

– Fixed Blu-ray title name where reading from raw device
– Improved handling of broken units in Blu-ray source (skip and continue reading)

Video

– Fixed rare crash related to preview images, anamorphic, and default preset values
– Fixed jitter produced by 59.94 fps to 29.97 fps frame rate conversion

Audio

– Fixed duration of silence buffers (may improve audio/video sync for some sources)

Build system

– Fixed linker warning by setting libvpx target to minimum supported macOS version
– Fixed build failure with old GTK versions
– Miscellaneous Flatpak-related fixes and improvements

Third-party libraries

– Updated libraries (necessary to pull in needed bug fixes)
– libdvdread 6.0.0 (DVD decoding)
– libdvdnav 6.0.0 (DVD decoding)

Linux

– Fixed potential crash where $HOME directory is missing
– Fixed legacy preferences causing preset window being shown at every launch
– Fixed preset name and menu display on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr
– Fixed default destination file name for Blu-ray source to not include MPLS number
– Fixed queue reloading in Flatpak sandbox
– Fixed toolbar icons alignment and use correct art for lower pixel density
– Updated most translations

Mac

– Fixed menu item and tooltip strings related to selection behavior
– Fixed crash where presets file contains invalid UTF-8

Windows

– Fixed incorrect track selection behaviours on audio and subtitle tabs
– Fixed creating an unneeded HandBrake Team directory in the user’s Roaming directory
– Improved path handling when opening a source directory from the queue
– Miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements

Installing HandBrake on Ubuntu

To install the latest version of HandBrake on Ubuntu, follow the steps below:

The easiest way to install HandBrake on Ubuntu is via its PPA repository.. to install from that, run the commands below:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:stebbins/handbrake-releases

Then run the commands below to update Ubuntu and install HandBrake

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

Running the above commands should download the latest version of the package and install on Ubuntu…

That’s it!

If you decide that you don’t want HandBrake installed anymore, run the commands below to remove the package

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove handbrake-gtk handbrake-cli
sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:stebbins/handbrake-releases

That should do it!

ubuntu handbrake install

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