A new version of HandBrake has just been released. This is small bug fix release and don’t expect a major change.

For a detailed release note, click here.

Now, if you’re looking for a power yet simple media converter, then HandBrake is it. This fantastic program will help you convert one media format into another. For example, if you need to play certain media files in Apple products, they must be converted into compatible format, and HandBrake can do that easily.

So, to upgrade to version 0.9.8, continue below.


  • Upgrade to HandBrake 0.9.8 in Ubuntu 12.04
  • Enjoy!

To get started, press Ctrl – Alt – T on your keyboard to open the terminal. When it opens, run the commands below to add the below PPA.

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




Finally, run the commands below to update your system and install HandBrake.


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