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How To Install HandBrake on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Install HandBrake Ubuntu 22.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install HandBrake on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, HandBrake is an open-source, GPL-licensed, multiplatform (supports Mac, Windows, or Linux), multithreaded video transcoder. It’s particularly useful for making videos that are compatible with portable video devices such as the Apple iPod/iPhone or Sony PSP.

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 the HandBrake on Ubuntu 22.04 (Jammy Jellyfish). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 22.04 and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Pop!_OS, and more as well.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 22.04, 20.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
  • 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 user or 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 Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following apt commands in the terminal.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Installing HandBrake on Ubuntu 22.04.

  • Install HandBrake from the Official Repository

By default, the HandBrake is available on Ubuntu 22.04 base repository. Now run the following command below to install the latest version of HandBrake to your Ubuntu system:

sudo apt install handbrake
  • Install HandBrake using Flatpak.

If Flatpak is not already installed then you can install it by running the following command below:

sudo apt install flatpak
sudo apt install gnome-software-plugin-flatpak

Next, enable the Flatpak repository:

sudo flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo

After you have added the repo, restart your system:


Now begin the installation using the following Flatpak command below:

sudo flatpak install flathub fr.handbrake.ghb

Step 3. Accessing HandBrake on Ubuntu 22.04.

Once successfully installed on your Ubuntu system, run the following path on your desktop to open the path: Activities -> Show Applications -> HandBrake or launching it through the terminal with the command shown below:


Flatpak users will need to launch using the command below:

flatpak run fr.handbrake.ghb

Install HandBrake on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish

Congratulations! You have successfully installed HandBrake. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the HandBrake open-source video transcoder on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official HandBrake website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to idroot.us, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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