Multimedia on Linux has gone from being a giant pain to being more powerful than any other operating system, including the vaunted Multimedia powerhouse Apple OSX. One of the most valuable tools in your Linux Multimedia arsenal is a great conversion utility called Handbrake – and like all the best Linux utilities, it’s free! Let’s take a look at getting it set up for our use.
Download and Installation
Normally I would gloss over the download portion of our article, but if you just do a Google search looking for Handbrake, the first couple of pages are littered with fakes, download managers and other places that are at best redistributing Handbrake and at worst installing who knows what on your PC. The only OFFICIAL place (other than your distribution repositories, which tend to run a bit behind the latest stable version) to get this utility is at the Handbrake website. Make sure you pick up your copy from here.