*Please read* Handbrake is now available is stebbins stable PPA. You now longer need to use development snapshots to use Handbrake in Ubuntu 11.10! Just add the following repository below instead of the one listed in the guide.
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:stebbins/handbrake-releases
Well, many of you already know that Stebbins is not packaging Handbrake for Ubuntu 11.10 yet. The unofficial PPA supports Natty, but not the lastest and greatest.
So, earlier today I tried to trick it to install and my efforts came up flat… No fear however as Stebbins has a snapshot PPA with daily’s in it. So, if you can’t wait for an official packaging then here is what you must do.
Let’s Do It!
First, add the PPA (the easy way).
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:stebbins/handbrake-snapshots
This is the best way to add a PPA as it will import keys for you (for your safety) and write the repos into your sources.list and automatically amend your release name. Just works.
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install handbrake-gtk
And that’s it! Seems to work and if it works for you, I would implore you to exclude it’s daily updates from your regular updates so that it doesn’t break. Then, stay tunes to The Powerbase for news of an official PPA. We will walk you through adding the stable PPA, getting rid of the old one and updating to stable.
That’s all folks!
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