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Handbrake, a free, open source video transcoder for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X, has been updated to version 0.9.9 recently, getting Blu-ray (PGS) subtitle support, better audio remix support, updated built-in presets, additional video framerates and more.


The application comes with built-in presets and, besides common multimedia formats, it support DVDs or Bluray-like sources that aren't copy-protected, chapter makers, subtitles and more.

Changes in the latest HandBrake 0.9.9:
  • Blu-ray (PGS) subtitle support that works with Foreign Audio Search, can be Burned-In and can be passed through to MKV (but not MP4);
  • additional video framerates: 30, 50, 59.94, 60 fps;
  • use some system libraries rather than bundling: fontconfig, freetype, libxml2, libass, libogg, libvorbis, libtheora and libsamplerate;
  • double framerate ("bob") mode for the deinterlace and decomb filters;
  • better audio remix support;
  • allow the selection of higher audio bitrates where appropriate;
  • allow the selection of lower audio samplerates where appropriate: 8, 11.025, 12, 16 kHz;
  • audio dithering (TPDF) when converting to 16-bit FLAC;
  • support for x264's preset, tune and profile options;
  • updated built-in presets;
  • improved Retina-resolution icons within the application.

Install HandBrake in Ubuntu

To install the latest HandBrake in Ubuntu, you can use its official PPA. To add the PPA and install HandBrake, use the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:stebbins/handbrake-releases
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install handbrake-gtk

If you want to install the command line interface, use the following command:
sudo apt-get install handbrake-cli

For source files, Windows or Mac OS X binaries, see the HandBrake downloads page.