How to install Handbrake on Debian-based Linux

Handbrake is a program of open source which will serve us to convert in a way totally graphic, Our videos in other default formats in the program.

This program is ideal for transforming our videos to formats compatible with mobile devices Apple, As well as for the PSP, PS3 o xBox.

The program is available for both MAC, Windows i Linux, Although to be able to install it on our Linux based operating system he had ton we will first need to add the application repository.

Adding repositories and updating packages

To add the Handbrake repository to our Debian-based Linux, open a terminal and type the following:

  • its add-apt-repository ppa: Stebbins / Handbrake-releases
Installing Handbrake from the terminal

We will now update the repository list with the following line:


Installing Handbrake from the terminal

Finally we will update the system with the following command line:

Installing Handbrake from the terminal

Installing the application

From the open terminal itself we will type the next line to install Handbrake:

  • sudo apt-get install Handbrake-gtk

Installing Handbrake from the terminal

With this you will have it properly installed Handbrake on your operating system Debian-based Linux, Now to open it you just have to look for it in the application menu / sound and video of your operating system.

Its use is simple and intuitive, and you won’t even need to commands or the use of the terminal to convert easily and with just a couple of clicks between supported video formats in the application.

More information – starting in terminal: command avconv -i

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