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How to install HandBrake in Ubuntu 16.04 and 16.10

Install Handbrake in Ubuntu
This guide will show you how to install HandBrake in Ubuntu 16.04 and 16.10. Start converting videos like a pro!

HandBrake is a popular video transcoding tool that will convert video files into numerous different video and audio formats so they can be used on a number of supported devices.

This installation guide will install HandBrake on Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 16.04 and Ubuntu 14.04. As well as other Linux distributions that are based on these versions of Ubuntu such as Linux Mint 17 and Linux Mint 18.

Install HandBrake

To begin installing HandBrake first you will need to add the PPA from its official repository. To do this simply open up a new terminal window (Ctrl + Alt + T) and type the following

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

You will be prompted to enter your password and then the PPA will be added to your system.
Once the PPA has been added we can go ahead and update our package lists with

sudo apt-get update

And finally, you can complete the installation by typing the following commands into the terminal

sudo apt-get install handbrake-gtk handbrake-cli

Once installed you can then find HandBrake available in the dash menu to run.

Uninstall HandBrake

If for some reason you need to uninstall HandBrake you can do so by firstly removing the application and its dependencies with

sudo apt-get remove handbrake-gtk handbrake-cli && sudo apt-get autoremove

And finally you can remove the PPA with the command

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