handbrake for Ubuntu 16.04

Asked by davidzaq1 on 2019-01-09

Hello,

I am using Handbrake for the copying of a video. It seems to be running really slow.
for some reason, the time to copy a disk is 19 hours for a simple video and on a windows computer it is only 1.5 hours.
I am wondering if thee is an update for this or if I can change the settings so it runs a little faster.
Any help with this would be helpful.
Thank you.

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Do other applications that do a similar task run in the same time?

What is the output of:

apt-cache policy handbrake-gtk; lsb_release -a; uname -a

Thanks

davidzaq1 (david3a9x) said : #2

Thank you for your reply.

No there are no other applications running in the background.

Here is the output from the above.

$ apt-cache policy handbrake-gtk; lsb_release -a; uname -a
N: Unable to locate package handbrake-gtk
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS
Release: 18.04
Codename: bionic
Linux roo 4.15.0-24-generic #26-Ubuntu SMP Wed Jun 13 08:44:47 UTC 2018 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

How did you install handbrake please?

davidzaq1 (david3a9x) said : #4

Also,

I have seen that there is some PPA for this application called Stebbins...I think.
It is ok to have PPAs to get updates or is it better not to have them?
Thank you.

PPAs are fine but there is no assurance of the content of the packages in them in any way.

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #6

What is the output of the command

dpkg -l | grep handbrake

davidzaq1 (david3a9x) said : #7

Hello,

Thank you for your reply.

Here is the output from the above

$ dpkg -l | grep handbrake
ii handbrake 1.1.0+ds1-1ubuntu1 amd64 versatile DVD ripper and video transcoder (GTK+ GUI)

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #8

Why is the title of this question saying "handbrake for Ubuntu 16.04" if you are running Ubuntu 18.04?

davidzaq1 (david3a9x) said : #9

I am running 16.04 18.04 was a mistake and I did not catch it.

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #10

"I am running 16.04 18.04 was a mistake and I did not catch it."

Your output of the commands "lsb_release -a; uname -a":

Description: Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS
Release: 18.04
Codename: bionic

Linux roo 4.15.0-24-generic #26-Ubuntu SMP Wed Jun 13 08:44:47 UTC 2018 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Your Ubuntu system is definitely showing that it is release 18.04.

The reason that we usually ask for the output of the commands "uname" and "lsb-release" is to get factual information instead of what a person thinks that it is.

By the way, kernel version 4.15.0-24 is already a bit outdated, current version is 4.15.0-43. It seems that several months of updates are missing on your system. Are you aware of that?

What is the output of:

apt-cache policy handbrake

Thanks

davidzaq1 (david3a9x) said : #12

Hello,

Thank you for your reply.
Here is the output from above command.

$ apt-cache policy handbrake
handbrake:
  Installed: 1.1.0+ds1-1ubuntu1
  Candidate: 1.1.0+ds1-1ubuntu1
  Version table:
 *** 1.1.0+ds1-1ubuntu1 500
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic/universe amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #13

You could try installing the version of handbrake from ppa:stebbins/handbrake-releases (version 1.2.0, among others "Miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements")
Maybe this helps.

davidzaq1 (david3a9x) said : #14

Thank you,

Do you have the link for this version of handbrake?

Run:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:stebbins/handbrake-releases
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

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