The popular Handbrake video conversion application has sometimes had difficulty running on new versions of Ubuntu Linux, but the current version of Handbrake, 0.9.8, works just fine on Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal. Best of all, the installation only takes a few Terminal commands.
First, you’ll need to add Handbrake’s PPA (personal package archive) to your system. Go to a Terminal window and type this command:
sudo add-apt-repository http://ppa.launchpad.net/stebbins/handbrake-releases/ubuntu
Enter your password to authenticate, and the PPA will be added to your system.
Next, update your system’s listings of its software sources with this command:
sudo apt-get update
After the listings have been updated, install Handbrake itself with this command:
sudo apt-get install handbrake-gtk
After the installation is complete, you can launch Handbrake by going to the Dash, searching for “Handbrake”, and clicking on the program’s icon.