How To Install HandBrake on Linux Mint 21

Install HandBrake on Linux Mint 21

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install HandBrake on Linux Mint 21. For those of you who didn’t know, HandBrake is a tool for converting video from nearly any format to a selection of modern, widely supported codecs. Just select the preset that matches your device and start encoding videos. It encodes and reduces the size of your movies up to five times (maybe more) smaller than your original movies. HandBrake is available for macOS, Linux, and Windows.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of a HandBrake video transcoder on Linux Mint 21 (Vanessa).

Prerequisites

  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Linux Mint 21 (Vanessa).
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • A non-root sudo useror access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install HandBrake on Linux Mint 21 Vanessa

Step 1. Before running the tutorial below, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following apt commands in the terminal:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install software-properties-common apt-transport-https wget ca-certificates gnupg2

Step 2. Installing HandBrake on Linux Mint 21.

By default, HandBrake is not available on the Linux Mint 21 base repository. Now run the following command below to add the HandBrake repository to your Linux Mint system:

echo 'deb [signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/rob-savoury.gpg] https://ppa.launchpadcontent.net/savoury1/handbrake/ubuntu jammy main' | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/handbrake-rob-savoury.list
echo 'deb [signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/rob-savoury.gpg] https://ppa.launchpadcontent.net/savoury1/ffmpeg4/ubuntu jammy main' | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ffmpeg-4-rob-savoury.list
echo 'deb [signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/rob-savoury.gpg] https://ppa.launchpadcontent.net/savoury1/ffmpeg5/ubuntu jammy main' | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ffmpeg-5-rob-savoury.list

Next, import the GPG key using the following command:

sudo gpg --no-default-keyring --keyring /usr/share/keyrings/rob-savoury.gpg --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys E996735927E427A733BB653E374C7797FB006459

After that, update your system and you can install HandBrake on it with the help of the command shown below:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install handbrake

Step 3. Accessing HandBrake on Linux Mint 21.

Once we finish with the installation, we will find HandBrake in the Mint menu, in the Sound & Video section or you can launch it through the terminal with the help of the command shown below:

handbrake

Install HandBrake on Linux Mint 21 Vanessa

Congratulations! You have successfully installed HandBrake. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of the HandBrake open-source transcoder for digital video on the Linux Mint system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official HandBrake website.

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