Handbrake on Linux

Just when you think you’re good, something bites you in the ass to let you know that it’s a tad bit early for that claim. I had that happen to me recently when I tried to install Handbrake on linux. It’s rather easy to be honest.

First you have to add the repository (where the code is) to your sources list and then you have to tell the installer to install it.

After squinting at the Ubuntu install page for a bit, I figured out what I was doing wrong in the first part.
I’d been writitng
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:launchpad.net/stebbins
and then
sudo add-apt-repository ppoa:stebbins/launchpad.net
since the syntax says:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:user/ppa-name

Eventually, after staring at the screen for a bit, I noticed that the line
You can update your system with unsupported packages from
this untrusted PPA by adding ppa:stebbins/handbrake-releases
to your system’s Software Sources.

So, yes, I did managed to add the repository and then got stuck when I tried typing
sudo apt-get install handbrake

As you can see below, I finally figured it out, but I thought I’d spare someone the pain…
installation – How do I download and install Handbrake? – Ask Ubuntu

To add one of these to your sources, simply run:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:stebbins/handbrake-releases


sudo add-apt-repository ppa:stebbins/handbrake-snapshots

depending on which you want. To install HandBrake, run:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install handbrake-gtk

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