Jump to content


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.

Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.


Downloading Handbreak on Linux 18 help

  • Please log in to reply
3 replies to this topic

#1 Mortsy88


  • Members
  • 1 posts
  • Local time:10:24 AM

Posted 01 November 2016 - 11:30 AM

Afternoon everyone from the UK :)
I am trying to download Handbreak for Linux 18 so I can make the videos I produce easier and quicker to upload.
I am looking for some advice on how I can do it :) .  I have searched youtube but have not had any luck on how to do this.
Or are there any good alternates to handbreak out there?
Thank you for your time and help,

Edited by Al1000, 06 November 2016 - 09:42 AM.
moved to Linux & Unix

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)


#2 Viper_Security


  • Members
  • 826 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:
  • Local time:03:24 AM

Posted 01 November 2016 - 01:41 PM

Handbrake is a transcoder, meaning it can change formats from avi-mp4 etc.


Im on mint 18 and it was super easy to install. 


sudo apt-get install handbrake.



If you're looking for video editing, there are a few options:


Basic video editors::






 More complex (Professional):



Blender (3D software as well)




there a few options.hopefully this helped some.

Edited by Viper_Security, 01 November 2016 - 01:52 PM.

    IT Auditor & Security Professional


#3 Guest_GNULINUX_*


  • Guests

Posted 01 November 2016 - 04:19 PM

Hi Mortsy88 and welcome to BC!  :wink:


If you prefer the newest HandBrake release (like I do) use this official PPA.


Terminal commands:

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

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install handbrake-gtk

An alternative, that I also use and like, is WinFF


Success!  :wink:

#4 Viper_Security


  • Members
  • 826 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:

Posted 01 November 2016 - 04:37 PM

I had forgot to mention, if you are just trying to convert, VLC will do that as well. 


Media> Convert/Save.  select file. select format, and press start/begin.

    IT Auditor & Security Professional


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users