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Compiling HandBrake for Linux under Fedora

HandBrake is not only great a great software for Linux, but also a great software that really works and works perfectly well. It is not normally available from standard repos but it compiles pretty painless from SVN. As soon as it uses its own “built-in” versions of ffmpeg, x264 and other tools, plugins and codecs it works flawless and produces great results leaving video files quality produced under Windows with same bitrates look miserable when compared.

The below is based on http://trac.handbrake.fr/wiki/CompileGuide#cli and my yesterday’s experience of compiling it (mature Fedora 10).

Pre-requisites

You need to make sure that development tools and needed gstreamer plugins are installed.

For the first-time installation, issue the following:

When upgrading:

Then goes the most regular stuff:

HandBrake in GNOME menu

HandBrake (Linux, Fedora 10) in GNOME menu

HandBrake main window

HandBrake (Linux, Fedora 10) main window

HandBrake current version

HandBrake (Linux, Fedora 10) current version

HandBrake (Linux, Fedora) - Picture Settings

HandBrake (Linux, Fedora 10) - Picture Settings

I want to express my respect to the developers of this great software.

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