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I am attempting to install handbrake by using the below commands:

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

Which throws an error of:

Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable distribution that some required packages have not yet been created or been moved out of Incoming. The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies: handbrake-gtk : Depends: libmp3lame0 (>= 1:3.99.0) but 3.99.5+repack1-7+deb8u1 is to be installed Recommends: gstreamer1.0-x but it is not going to be installed E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

So I ran thebelow to see what was held broken packages:

sudo apt-mark showhold

Which returned nothing. So I then decided to check on both gstreamer and libmp3lame0 and ran

sudo apt-get install libmp3lame0
sudo apt-get install gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg

Which presented a message of * program is already installed. Then again I tried

sudo apt-get update --fix-missing

And the errors I got were:

Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable distribution that some required packages have not yet been created or been moved out of Incoming. The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies: handbrake-gtk : Depends: libmp3lame0 (>= 1:3.99.0) but 3.99.5+repack1-7+deb8u1 is to be installed Recommends: gstreamer1.0-x but it is not going to be installed E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

Lastly, I tried using sudo apt-get install -f handbrake-gtk which threw the same error as installing with no -f parameter.

With all that being said, what do I need to do in order to install handbrake?

And my system details are:

DistributerID: BunsenLabs
Description: BunsenLabs GNU/Linux 8.5 (Hydrogen)
Release: 8.5
Codename: Bunsen-Hydrogen

EDIT
I am looking for a video convertor (i.e. re-encoder to resize and change the container on some cell phone videos)

  • As far as I remember BunsenLabs was based directly on Debian and not Ubuntu and HandBrake's repo is for Ubuntu (yes Ubuntu is based on Debian and they are similar, but there are some differences as well) so this might not work at all. – Sledge Hammer Jul 27 '16 at 18:39
  • @SledgeHammer - ah, thank you for that valuable insight. Is there an alternative to handbrake that I can use for video conversion on this particular Debian install? – BoJack Horseman Jul 27 '16 at 18:46
  • You can install it from Bunsen's repositories (I'm not sure but it might just be using Debian's). It won't be the latest version but it should work on your machine. First you have to remove the added repo with sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:stebbins/handbrake-releases and then do the following: sudo apt-get update, sudo apt-get install handbrake – Sledge Hammer Jul 27 '16 at 18:55
  • Posted as answer, I'm just not sure whether we should delete the comments or leave for the moderators to decide. – Sledge Hammer Jul 27 '16 at 19:01
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Bunsen Labs is based directly on Debian, so you shouldn't be able to install Handbrake from its official repository.

You can install it instead from Bunsen's repositories. It won't be the latest version but it should work on your machine.

First you have to remove the added repo with

sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:stebbins/handbrake-releases

and then do the following:

sudo apt-get update   
sudo apt-get install handbrake

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