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Handbreak – Just use the PPA and save yourself some pain

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Ubuntu Nightly Builds

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:stebbins/handbrake-snapshots
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install handbrake-gtk

Bugs

If you find broken things in these builds–which you will– please wait a few days (and try a newer build) then post a thorough bug report in the bugs forum.

Builds for Ubuntu can be found at LaunchPad other disto builds here.

HandBreak

HandBrake is an open-source, GPL-licensed, multiplatform, multithreaded video transcoder, available for MacOS X, Linux and Windows.

Supported Sources:

Any DVD-like source: VIDEO_TS folder, DVD image or real DVD (unencrypted–protection methods including CSS are not supported internally and must be handled externally with third-party software and libraries), and some .VOB and .TS files
Most any multimedia file it can get libavformat to read and libavcodec to decode.
Outputs:

File format: MP4 and MKV
Video: MPEG-4, H.264, or Theora
Audio: AAC, CoreAudio AAC (OS X Only), MP3, or Vorbis. AC-3 pass-through, DTS pass-thorugh (MKV only)
Misc features:

Chapter selection
Subtitles
Integrated bitrate calculator
Picture deinterlacing, cropping and scaling
Live Video Preivew

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Written by SilverWav

May 10, 2010 at 6:25 pm

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