handbrake for Ubuntu 16.04

Asked by davidzaq1 on 2019-01-09


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


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


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


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?

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