Saturday, July 21, 2012

[HOW TO] Install HandBrake in Xubuntu 12.04/12.10 (ppa)

Updated 26/10/12: These instructions are also valid for Quantal (12.10).

On a previous article I wrote about installing HandBrake in Xubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, however, at that moment there weren't packages built for Precise, so we had to install the packages for Oneiric manually. Now packages for Precise are available. Bellow instructions are provided for adding the PPA and install HandBrake.


Open a terminal window and run (you can choose to install command line HandBrake and/or HandBrake with GUI):

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:stebbins/handbrake-releases -y
sudo apt-get update
# Run to install HandBrake with command line interface
sudo apt-get install handbrake-cli -y
# Run to install HandBrake with graphical interface
sudo apt-get install handbrake-gtk -y


HandBrake can be accessed via Applications Menu > Multimedia > HandBrake or typing the command HandBrakeCli for command line HandBrake and typing the command ghb for HandBrake with GUI.


HandBrake Releases PPA


  1. Don't forget to run 'apt-get update' after adding the PPA.

    1. Of course, it slipped my mind :p
      Thank you for pointing that out.