Install Handbrake on Fedora 18

Unfortunately, there are no repos that contain Handbrake pre-built for Fedora. That's not always a bad thing, it just means we need to download and compile it on our machines. It's not as hard as it sounds! Here's how I did it:

We need to get any and all dependencies for Handbrake. I found these by checking the readme and a few other places on the web:


Lets get the development stuff first:

sudo yum groupinstall "Development Tools"


Now lets get all the other dependencies for Handbrake:

sudo yum install libass-devel libsamplerate-devel libogg-devel libtheora-devel libvorbis-devel yasm zlib-devel bzip2-devel fribidi-devel dbus-glib-devel libgudev1-devel webkitgtk-devel libnotify-devel gstreamer-devel gstreamer-plugins-base-devel libsamplerate-devel svn


Once we have all those installed, we can download a copy of Handbrake using SVN:

svn checkout svn:// hb-trunk


OK. Now we have everything we need to begin compiling lets change to the proper directory and compile!

cd hb-trunk


cd build


make install


That's all there is to it! You should now have Handbrake installed and ready for use. Please post below if you come across any problems.


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