Whether it’s ripping a DVD or converting a multimedia file into a different format, ‘HandBrake’ is one of my favorite video transcoders due its powerful features. Where most others lack (subtle) advanced features such as video cropping, ‘Handbrake’ has it all, well, almost.
With ‘HandBrake’ you can crop (manually or automatically), add denoise filters, change height/width & aspect ratio, encode the video based on the bitrate or quality, gain audio volume, change the sample rate & channels, add multiple audio streams, add subtitles & DVD chapters, and a whole lot more.
That said, ‘HandBrake’ contained a very useful feature that used to let one to set the quality, based on the output file’s size, but it’s not there anymore. And that’s my only complaint so far 🙂 .
So anyway, if you’re using Fedora 22 and want to install the latest version (0.10.2), then please follow the below steps. They’re based on the command-line, but they’re easy to follow.
1. If you have already enabled the ‘RPMFusion’ repository (it includes proprietary software packages that Fedora doesn’t provide due to their proprietary licenses etc) then you can skip this step. Otherwise, enter the below command to enable it:
sudo rpm -ivh http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-22.noarch.rpm
2. Then enter the below command to enable the ‘HandBrake’ repository (kindly provided by ‘Negativeo17’):
sudo dnf config-manager --add-repo=http://negativo17.org/repos/fedora-handbrake.repo
3. Now enter the below commands to install ‘HandBrake’ and the ‘libdvdcss’ package (which is required to decrypt DVDs) :
sudo dnf install HandBrake-gui libdvdcss
That’s it!. If you use the ‘Gnome3 Classic’ desktop like me, then you should be able to open it through the ‘Sound & Video’ section of the Main Menu.