Install HandBrake in Ubuntu, A Cross-Platform Video Transcoder!

If you want to RIP your DVD's or Blue-Ray disks into smaller sizes, but still retaining high quality in GNU Linux then there are many tools that can be found nowadays. Mencoder, the command-line version of the Mplayer's encoder, is one of the best!. But being a command-line "version", it is not that popular among the users for the obvious reason/s :).

So, if you're looking for a fully featured video transcoder with an easy to use GUI, then you should consider HandBrake.

Main features...

*. Supports all sorts of DVDs and Blue-Ray disks (unencrypted ones only).

*. Supports some .VOB extensions, TS and M2TS files.

*. VIDEO_TS folder and DVD image file support.

*. Crop, change bitrate, calculate bit-rate, change file-size, add effects to your videos, change resolutions... it's all there!.

*. Currently supports MP4(M4V) and MKV container formats only.

*. Built in presets such as iPod, iPhone, Apple TV, high or normal quality settings.

*. MPEG-4(ffmpeg), H.264(x264), or Theora(libtheora), AAC, CoreAudio AAC (OS X Only), MP3, or Vorbis. AC-3 codec support.

*. Live video preview.

*. Select/un-select chapters..., etc.

So, if you use Ubuntu and want to install HandBrake, then as usual, open your Terminal and issue the below command.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:stebbins/handbrake-snapshots
sudo aptitude update
sudo aptitude install handbrake-gtk

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