Thursday, April 28, 2011

Convert MP4/H.264 Videos for your iPod, Smart Phone using Handbrake in Ubuntu

HandBrake is an open-source, GPL-licensed, multiplatform, multithreaded video transcoder, available for MacOS X, Linux and Windows.


Supported Sources:
  • Any DVD or Bluray-like source: VIDEO_TS folder, DVD image, real DVD or bluray (unencrypted -- removal of copy protection is not supported), and some .VOB, .TS and M2TS files
  • Most any multimedia file it can get libavformat to read and libavcodec to decode.
Output Formats
  • File format: MP4(M4V) and MKV
  • Video: MPEG-4(ffmpeg), H.264(x264), or Theora(libtheora)
  • Audio: AAC, CoreAudio AAC (OS X Only), MP3, or Vorbis. AC-3 pass-through, DTS pass-thorugh (MKV only) 
Misc features:
  • Chapter selection, Chapter Markers
  • Subtitles
    • Vobsub and Closed Captions
    • SRT import and passthru
    • SSA passthru or burn-in (experimental)
  • Constant Quality or Average Bitrate Video Encoding
  • Support for VFR, CFR and VFR
  • Video: Deinterlacing, Decomb, Detelecine, Cropping and scaling
  • Live Video Preivew
Ubuntu Installation

Add the official PPA and install following these commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:stebbins/handbrake-releases
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install handbrake-gtk

Once installed, you can access handbrake from Applications > Sound & Video > Handbrake.

User Manual will help you understand the basic functions.

https://trac.handbrake.fr/wiki/HandBrakeGuide

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