Best Video Converter for Ubuntu

Quick Read : Want to Convert higher quality videos with lower file size. Then this article is for you..

HandBrake – Best Video Converter for Ubuntu

HandBrake is an open-source, GPL-licensed, multiplatform, multithreaded for standard or high quality conversions and tweak many basic and advanced options to improve your encodes.

Supported Input Sources:

Through Handbrake can process most common multimedia files and any DVD or BluRay sources that do not contain any kind of copy protection.

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We can convert our video file to following formats and even more for specific video formats like Ipad Apple TV etc.

  • File format: MP4, MKV, AVI or OGM
  • Video: MPEG-4 or H.264 (1 or 2 passes or constant quantizer/rate encoding)
  • Audio: AAC, MP3, Vorbis or AC-3 pass-through (supports encoding of several audio tracks)

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Extended features :

Handbrake have many options to perform for various video options like

  • Title / chapter and range selection
  • Batch Scan and Queueing of encodes
  • Chapter Markers
  • Subtitles (VobSub, Closed Captions CEA-608, SSA, SRT)
  • Constant Quality or Average Bitrate Video Encoding
  • Support for VFR, CFR and VFR
  • Video Filters: Deinterlacing, Decomb, Denoise, Detelecine, Deblock, Grayscale, Cropping and scaling
  • Live Video Preview

To Install HandBrake as CLI :

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

To Install HandBrake as GUI :

sudo apt-get install handbrake-gtk

You can Check and Contribute to this Project by following their GitHub from Here.