Multimedia – includes Nvidia driver, CUDA

This repository contains HandBrake with supporting programs MakeMKV and libdvdcss packages for Fedora distributions. Along with HandBrake, the same repository is used to host the CUDA and FFMpeg enabled Blender, a FFMPeg binary and Gstreamer plugins compiled with most of the possible options, Avidemux, VLC and others. I’m not able to provide separate repositories for them as either you have a full blown multimedia collection with each component strictly tied to each other, or you just have the plain Fedora repositories with no license/patent encumbered options.

None of these packages can be distributed inside the main Fedora repositories as they are presented here due to patent and licensing issues or simply because they are coupled with non open source software.

This repository requires that the EPEL repository be enabled if you’re running CentOS/RHEL 6.

These packages try to comply as maximum to the Fedora Packaging Guidelines; which means they have debuginfo packages, default Fedora’s GCC compile time options (where possible) and standard locations for binaries, data and docs.

Nvidia driver, CUDA tools and libraries

The repository also contains the Nvidia driver, CUDA tools and libraries that are depicted in a separate page. You can avoid having the Nvidia repository installed if you are using this one.

HandBrake, MakeMKV and libdvdcss

HandBrake HandBrake is a tool for converting video from nearly any format to a selection of modern, widely supported codecs. MakeMKV is a one-click solution to convert video into free and patents-unencumbered format that can be played everywhere. It converts the video clips from proprietary (and usually encrypted) disc into a set of MKV files, preserving most information but not changing it in any way. Additionally MakeMKV can instantly stream decrypt video without intermediate conversion and can decrypt Blue Ray discs and protected DVD discs. libdvdcss is a support library designed for accessing DVDs without having to bother about the decryption.HandBrake

By the combination of these 3 packages any video title can be ripped or transcoded without problems.

Additional libraries that are normally fetched during HandBrake compilation have been pre downloaded and are shipped in the source rpm. This to avoid unnatural behaviour when compiling packages with Fedora tools such as mock or Koji.

HandBrake is made of two separate packages; HandBrake-gui and HandBrake-cli. The former being the GTK main GUI interface, and the latter the command line program. MakeMKV contains both graphical and command line interfaces into one package.

Fedora ships the latest HandBrake with the GTK 3 interface enabled, while CentOS/RHEL 6 version is at 0.9.8; as it is the last version available that still builds with GTK 2.20 as shipped in the distribution.

HandBrake Bundled libraries

Historically, HandBrake has always linked statically the libraries required by the program. Since version 0.9.9 there’s the option to have them as external libraries and link them to the main executable. This does not mean thought that they can be used straight from Fedora repositories; some have restrictive licenses, some are forked and some do not contain the required patches for HandBrake.

All the libraries that can be linked are now linked from the main repositories, while the rest is left as bundled. Still left as bundled libraries inside the build due to versioning/patches are the following modules (libav is a fork of ffmpeg):

  • CentOS/RHEL 6: faac, mp4v2, ffmpeg, libbluray, libdca
  • Fedora 22: fdk-aac, x265
  • Fedora 23+, CentOS/RHEL 7: libav

The CentOS/RHEL 6 builds still bundle libbluray and ffmpeg, as the packages currently in EPEL 6 are too old.

Installing HandBrake/MakeMKV/libdvdcss

To install the repository on a supported Fedora 22+ distribution, run as root the following command:

dnf config-manager --add-repo=

To install the repository on CentOS/RHEL:

yum-config-manager --add-repo=

Then, to install the HandBrake packages (as an example both the graphical interface and the command line tool), perform the following commands:

yum -y install HandBrake-gui HandBrake-cli

For MakeMKV:

yum -y install makemkv

For libdvdcss:

yum -y install libdvdcss

Please note that the 64 bit MakeMKV tarballs contain a 32 bit binary. The binary is required by the main MakeMKV program (makemkvcon) for proper operation and comes only in binary format. This means that the 64 bit MakeMKV package will pull in the 32 bit mmtdsdec and associated glibc packages; which in a normal 64 bit desktop system are not guaranteed to be installed:

 rpm -q --whatrequires mmdtsdec
$ rpm -ql mmdtsdec
$ file /usr/bin/mmdtsdec
/usr/bin/mmdtsdec: ELF 32-bit LSB executable, Intel 80386, version 1 (SYSV), dynamically linked, interpreter /lib/, for GNU/Linux 2.6.24, stripped

Registering MakeMKV to avoid expiration

Please use the provided beta registration key published by the developers:

After starting MakeMKV just press the “Register” button and paste the provided code.


Playing protected Blu-Ray discs

Starting with version 1.8.5, MakeMKV comes with the libmmbd library. This library provides a simple API that any application can use to decrypt M2TS/SSIF files from a Blu-Ray disc. The library is licensed under the open-source LGPL license; although the way the library works, it launches a MakeMKV instance in background and communicates with MakeMKV in order to get decryption keys; so a working MakeMKV installation is required for the library to function. The libmmbd library is designed to be updated very infrequently – all the logic is inside MakeMKV (in makemkvcon), and libmmbd is just a proxy. The libmmbd source code is part of MakeMKV oss linux package.

Also, libmmbd emulates two popular open-source libraries, libaacs and libbdplus. What this means, that after a one-time setup, any application that uses libbluray/libaacs for decryption will be able to open a protected Blu-Ray disc, as long as MakeMKV is installed. Most notable application that uses libbluray is Videolan VLC player.

The libbluray library, starting from version 0.5.0 supports setting two environment variables to ease libmmbd loading, so the MakeMKV package already contains what’s required for the override (of course adjusted for 32/64 bit environments):

$ cat /etc/profile.d/ 
export LIBBDPLUS_PATH=/usr/lib64/
export LIBAACS_PATH=/usr/lib64/

This is equivalent to set an explicit library override in your library directory:

ln -sf
ln -sf

For additional details see the original announcement and how to page on MakeMKV‘s forums.

To debug such a setup, you can use the variable MMBD_TRACE prepended to the command you want to run. For example, to decrypt and print information from a Blu-Ray disc:

MMBD_TRACE=1 bd_info /dev/sr0

Or to make sure MakeMKV is doing it’s part for VideoLan:


Fully fledged FFMpeg binaries

FFMPegIt started due to my personal usage with support for NVENC, the hardware encoding support for Nvidia video cards, but due to popular request the custom built FFMpeg package that drops in as a replacement for RPMFusion enables linking and support for all the codecs/encoders/decoders that would result in an unredistributable binary.

The following codecs/encoders/decoders/transports have been enabled:

  • VP8 and VP9 de/encoding
  • WebP encoding
  • AAC (Fraunhofer, LibVO and other variants) de/encoding
  • OpenAL 1.1 capture support
  • BluRay reading
  • AMR-WB de/encoding
  • AMR-NB de/encoding
  • RTMP[E] support
  • OpenH264 de/encoding (H.264 Cisco variant)
  • OpenGL rendering
  • SSH transport
  • Fontconfig/fribidi text support
  • CDIO Audio CD support
  • NVENC (Nvidia H.264/265 GPU hardware encoding)
  • QSV (Intel Quick Sync Video H.264/265 CPU hardware de/encoding)
  • HE-AAC+ (3GPP AAC+ High Efficiency Advanced Audio Codec v2 encoder)
  • HEVC kvazaar (H.265)
  • CUDA CUVID H264/HEVC decoder
  • libnpp/CUDA-accelerated format conversion and scaling
  • VAAPI-accelerated format conversion and scaling
  • VAAPI-accelerated H.264/HEVC/MJPEG de/encoding

This sobstitutes the FFMPeg binaries that were provided as part of the CUDA enabled programs, as it is now tied to all the other multimedia libraries available in this repository. The support for Nvidia H.264/H.265 hardware encoding/decoding and Intel Quick Sync Video is enabled here as well and the required packages are now installed through the use of RPM weak dependencies.

To install the main FFMPeg binary and enable transcoding of practically everything, proceed as you would with a normal package:

dnf install ffmpeg

Then after installing, you can see what options have been enabled at compile time by issuing one of the following commands:

ffmpeg -formats
ffmpeg -devices
ffmpeg -codecs
ffmpeg -decoders
ffmpeg -encoders

To check for the hardware accelerated encoders/decoders:

$ for i in encoders decoders filters; do
     echo $i:; ffmpeg -hide_banner -${i} | egrep -i "Intel Quick Sync|cuvid|nvenc|cuda|npp"
 V..... h264_nvenc           NVIDIA NVENC H.264 encoder (codec h264)
 V..... h264_qsv             H.264 / AVC / MPEG-4 AVC / MPEG-4 part 10 (Intel Quick Sync Video acceleration) (codec h264)
 V..... nvenc                NVIDIA NVENC H.264 encoder (codec h264)
 V..... nvenc_h264           NVIDIA NVENC H.264 encoder (codec h264)
 V..... nvenc_hevc           NVIDIA NVENC hevc encoder (codec hevc)
 V..... hevc_nvenc           NVIDIA NVENC hevc encoder (codec hevc)
 V..... hevc_qsv             HEVC (Intel Quick Sync Video acceleration) (codec hevc)
 V..... mpeg2_qsv            MPEG-2 video (Intel Quick Sync Video acceleration) (codec mpeg2video)
 V..... h263_cuvid           Nvidia CUVID H263 decoder (codec h263)
 V....D h264_qsv             H.264 / AVC / MPEG-4 AVC / MPEG-4 part 10 (Intel Quick Sync Video acceleration) (codec h264)
 V..... h264_cuvid           Nvidia CUVID H264 decoder (codec h264)
 V....D hevc_qsv             HEVC (Intel Quick Sync Video acceleration) (codec hevc)
 V..... hevc_cuvid           Nvidia CUVID HEVC decoder (codec hevc)
 V..... mjpeg_cuvid          Nvidia CUVID MJPEG decoder (codec mjpeg)
 V..... mpeg1_cuvid          Nvidia CUVID MPEG1VIDEO decoder (codec mpeg1video)
 V....D mpeg2_qsv            MPEG-2 video (Intel Quick Sync Video acceleration) (codec mpeg2video)
 V..... mpeg2_cuvid          Nvidia CUVID MPEG2VIDEO decoder (codec mpeg2video)
 V..... mpeg4_cuvid          Nvidia CUVID MPEG4 decoder (codec mpeg4)
 V..... vc1_qsv              VC-1 video (Intel Quick Sync Video acceleration) (codec vc1)
 V..... vc1_cuvid            Nvidia CUVID VC1 decoder (codec vc1)
 V..... vp8_cuvid            Nvidia CUVID VP8 decoder (codec vp8)
 V..... vp9_cuvid            Nvidia CUVID VP9 decoder (codec vp9)
 ... hwupload_cuda     V->V       Upload a system memory frame to a CUDA device.
 ... scale_npp         V->V       NVIDIA Performance Primitives video scaling and format conversion

The package has a different Epoch so it should not overwritten by other updates. The idea is to have all the possible codecs/transports supported out of the box, so also expect CIFS transport and other stuff, as soon as I have more time.

Please note that the ffmpeg binary works fine even without hardware acceleration. The CUDA library and the Intel Quick Sync Video libraries are directly linked in:

$ ldd /usr/lib64/ | egrep -i "cuda|npp" => /lib64/ (0x00007fec74393000) => /lib64/ (0x00007fec72e5a000) => /lib64/ (0x00007fec6c782000)
$ ldd /usr/lib64/ | egrep -i "mfx|cuda|cuvid" => /lib64/ (0x00007fa7e83bb000) => /lib64/ (0x00007fa7e7805000) => /lib64/ (0x00007fa7e6e0f000)

Gstreamer plugins and multimedia libraries

The Multimedia repository now provides GStreamer (1.0) plugins for Bad, Ugly, libAV and VA-API plugin bundles with all options enabled. These are split into the following GStreamer runtime packages:

  • gstreamer1-plugins-bad
  • gstreamer1-plugins-ugly
  • gstreamer1-plugins-vaapi
  • gstreamer1-plugins-libav (pulls in FFmpeg)
  • gstreamer1-plugins-bad-fluidsynth (pulls in the whole FluidSynth distribution)
  • gstreamer1-plugins-bad-nvenc (x86_64 only, pulls in the Nvidia binary driver)

They all have an Epoch of “1”, to avoid any upgrade issue. Like for FFMpeg, I’ve tried to enable all the supported plugins out of the box.

  • The bad package actually obsoletes the bad-free, bad-nonfree and openh264 Gstreamer plugin packages.
  • The ugly package actually obsoletes the mpg123 Gstreamer plugin package.

OpenH264 Firefox support

Fedora 24 has a new repository to enable OpenH264 decoding in Mozilla Firefox by enabling a specific repository. As described in the Wiki page, this is already available on newly installed systems.

The packages provided here conflict with the packages provided in the OpenH264 repository, so I’m now providing a custom build of the Mozilla integration along with FFMpeg and Gstreamer packages that allows me to enable more features and provide them as well for CentOS and Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

To install OpenH264 support for Firefox:

dnf/yum install mozilla-openh264

CUDA/FFMpeg enabled Blender

BlenderThe Blender packages contained herein enable all the possible build options including support for the RedCode image formats (for the old Red line of professional cameras), CUDA and FFMPeg.

Installing Blender works exactly like with the normal package from Fedora, except that the package will pull in all required libraries to enable FFMpeg support:

dnf install blender

If you have an Nvidia video card supported by the latest drivers and have the Nvidia repository enabled, you can install blender with the following command and get the benefit of using your GPU(s) for rendering.

dnf install blender-cuda nvidia-driver

This will pull in CUDA support for the installed Nvidia driver as well as the CUDA kernels for the various cards. Remember to manually load the nvidia-uvm module (or simply reboot) prior to starting Blender.

CUDA devices will then be selectable in the System pane of the User Preferences in the main Blender interface as depicted in the Screenshot below.

Screenshot from 2015-12-11 19-20-27

VLC on HiDPI displays

If you get icons too big on an HiDPI display and the fonts look distorted, try to disable QT’s honoring of DPI settings. A workaround is to start VLC like this:


or create an environment file as described here with the above variable:

echo "export QT_AUTO_SCREEN_SCALE_FACTOR=0" > /etc/profile.d/


The address for contacting me is in the package’s changelog, otherwise leave a comment in the post, I’ll do my best to reply to everyone.

324 thoughts on “Multimedia – includes Nvidia driver, CUDA

  1. after some tweaking I’m still unable to play videos with totem. Now I get:

    libva info: VA-API version 0.39.3
    libva info: va_getDriverName() returns 0
    libva info: Trying to open /usr/lib64/dri/
    libva info: Found init function __vaDriverInit_0_38
    libva info: va_openDriver() returns 0

    (totem:8073): Cogl-WARNING **: driver/gl/cogl-framebuffer-gl.c:983: GL error (1280): Invalid enumeration value

    (totem:8073): Gtk-WARNING **: Calling Inhibit failed: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name org.gnome.SessionManager was not provided by any .service files

    Any ideas how can I fix it?

  2. On Fedora 24, 64bit

    $ sudo dnf upgrade --refresh
    Dependencies resolved.
     Package                      Arch         Version                                   Repository              Size
    Skipping packages with broken dependencies:
     HandBrake-gui                x86_64       1.0-30.20161006git88807bb.fc24            fedora-HandBrake       9.1 M
     ffmpeg                       x86_64       1:3.1.4-2.fc24                            fedora-HandBrake       1.4 M
     ffmpeg-libs                  x86_64       1:3.1.4-2.fc24                            fedora-HandBrake       6.1 M
     gstreamer1-plugins-bad       x86_64       1:1.8.3-2.fc24                            fedora-HandBrake       2.2 M
     vlc                          x86_64       1:3.0.0-7.20161008gitc910cc6.fc24         fedora-HandBrake       1.4 M
     vlc-core                     x86_64       1:3.0.0-7.20161008gitc910cc6.fc24         fedora-HandBrake       8.6 M
     x265-libs                    x86_64       1:2.1-2.fc24                              fedora-HandBrake       1.6 M
    Transaction Summary
    Skip  7 Packages
    $ sudo dnf upgrade --refresh --best
    Error: package libav-libs-11.6-1.20160421gitd0c0a42.fc24.x86_64 requires, but none of the providers can be installed.
    1. Hello, where are you getting the libav-libs package from? It’s not in Fedora nor RPMFusion. And I Guess it will create anyway problems if you want to load in memory the ffmpeg libraries with the same names that are in the ffmpeg-libs package.

      1. Wierdly, no source is listed. Not a repository, not a @@commandline…

        When I try do “dnf erase” it, it lists it from @@commandline

        Nothing depending on it, so I’ve removed it, and now packages update fine

        Out of curiosity, I then tried to reinstall libav-libs, and it comes from postinstallerf. Since I don’t need it, I aborted the installation.

        Sorry for the noise!

  3. vlc-3.0.0-7.20161008gitc910cc6.fc24.x86_64 no longer seems to be playing mp3’s for me, since I updated. I get:

    [000055dfc93748b8] core audio output error: module not functional
    [00007f71f0c05af8] core decoder error: failed to create audio output

    Just me or do I need to do something new to get mp3 support back?

    1. There was a bug in VLC upstream. The Mpeg Audio plugin has been reworked and it works now.
      I’m uploading a new build now.

  4. Hi and thanks for all the work you’ve done! I have a small dependency problem with this repository though. First of all, here are my versions/specs:

    – CentOS 7, 64bit
    – GraphicsMagick, version 1.3.25, release 1.el7, from the epel repository

    When I do a yum upgrade, I get the following dependency conflict:

    Error: Package: GraphicsMagick-1.3.25-1.el7.x86_64 (epel)
    Available: libwebp-0.3.0-3.el7.x86_64 (base)
    Installed: libwebp-0.4.4-1.el7.x86_64 (@epel-HandBrake)

    Can you suggest what to do?

    1. Hello, I’ve just become dad, so I was disconnected for a few days. The rebuilt GraphicsMagick is now in the repositories.

  5. I have installed the lastest (370.28-1.fc24.x86_64) Nvidia drivers, the latest CUDA drivers (cuda-devel-1:7.5.18-4.fc24.x86_64), and the latest CUDA dev packages (cuda-devel-1:7.5.18-4.fc24.x86_64). When I install FFMPEG from your repository, and check for hardware acceleration support, this happens:

    # ffmpeg -decoders -hide_banner | egrep -i “Intel Quick Sync|NVIDIA”
    V….D h264_qsv H.264 / AVC / MPEG-4 AVC / MPEG-4 part 10 (Intel Quick Sync Video acceleration) (codec h264)
    V….D hevc_qsv HEVC (Intel Quick Sync Video acceleration) (codec hevc)
    V….D mpeg2_qsv MPEG-2 video (Intel Quick Sync Video acceleration) (codec mpeg2video)
    V….. vc1_qsv VC-1 video (Intel Quick Sync Video acceleration) (codec vc1)

    No trace of NVENC anywhere… I checked your repo for nvenc and found this:


    So I installed them. Same result.

    Then I tried to install nvenc-devel from rpmfusion, but it conflicts with your packages, and asks to remove them. So I did, and still no NVENC in FFMPEG.

    I have a GTX-650. I was trying to experiment with this before buying a Pascal video card, and don’t know what I’m doing wrong…

    1. Please take time to read the instructions. It’s described here (look for nvenc):

      You’re doing too much stuff which is absolutely not required.
      1- You don’t need to install cuda
      2- You don’t need to install nvenc (it contains just header for compiling nvenc support in other programs, like ffmpeg)
      3- You don’t need to install nvenc-samples

      You need: nvidia-driver, nvidia-driver-cuda and ffmpeg. ffmpeg loads dynamically if you invoke the NVENC encoder. Also, NVENC, as the name suggests, it’s an encoder option, not a decoder. With the command you provided you’re just checking for decoders.

      1. Thanks! I got confused because your post says:

        ‘$ ffmpeg -decoders -hide_banner | egrep -i “Intel Quick Sync|NVIDIA”
        V….D h264_qsv H.264 / AVC / MPEG-4 AVC / MPEG-4 part 10 (Intel Quick Sync Video acceleration) (codec h264)
        V….D hevc_qsv HEVC (Intel Quick Sync Video acceleration) (codec hevc)
        V….D mpeg2_qsv MPEG-2 video (Intel Quick Sync Video acceleration) (codec mpeg2video)
        V….. vc1_qsv VC-1 video (Intel Quick Sync Video acceleration) (codec vc1)
        $ ffmpeg -encoders -hide_banner | egrep -i “Intel Quick Sync|NVIDIA”
        V….. h264_qsv H.264 / AVC / MPEG-4 AVC / MPEG-4 part 10 (Intel Quick Sync Video acceleration) (codec h264)
        V….. nvenc NVIDIA NVENC h264 encoder (codec h264)
        V….. nvenc_h264 NVIDIA NVENC h264 encoder (codec h264)
        V….. nvenc_hevc NVIDIA NVENC hevc encoder (codec hevc)
        V….. hevc_qsv HEVC (Intel Quick Sync Video acceleration) (codec hevc)
        V….. mpeg2_qsv MPEG-2 video (Intel Quick Sync Video acceleration) (codec mpeg2video)’

        And it says ‘nvenc’ in your config and not in mine… In my setup, though, when replacing ´-decoders’ with ‘encoders’, nvenc appears.

        1. If you carefully read it, you’ll see he’s issuing a second command:

          $ ffmpeg -encoders -hide_banner | egrep -i “Intel Quick Sync|NVIDIA”

  6. I installed vlc x86_64 Version 3.0.0 Release 4.749293f.fc24 out of repo fedora-HandBrake.

    Icons and other things are too big and fonts are distorted.

    I resetted vlc and deleted config-directory.

    No change.

    How to have back usual vlc?

      1. Nice catch. Adding env QT_AUTO_SCREEN_SCALE_FACTOR=0 allowed VLC to work again for me.

        Fedora 24
        VLC media player 3.0.0-git Vetinari (revision 2.2.0-git-8681-g749293f)
        VLC version 3.0.0-git Vetinari (2.2.0-git-8681-g749293f)
        Compiled by mockbuild on (Aug 21 2016 22:09:45)
        Compiler: gcc version 6.1.1 20160621 (Red Hat 6.1.1-3) (GCC)

        I was seeing the following before:
        $ vlc -v 2
        VLC media player 3.0.0-git Vetinari (revision 2.2.0-git-8681-g749293f)
        [00005557a8ea71c8] core libvlc: Running vlc with the default interface. Use ‘cvlc’ to use vlc without interface.
        QWidget::setMinimumSize: (/QStatusBar) The largest allowed size is (16777215,16777215)
        QWidget::setMaximumSize: (/QStatusBar) The largest allowed size is (16777215,16777215)
        QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 423, resource id: 39845892, major code: 2 (ChangeWindowAttributes), minor code: 0
        QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 424, resource id: 39845892, major code: 18 (ChangeProperty), minor code: 0

  7. When I playback an MKV file on VLC and use the Speedup Playback option – using the ] key – in the past it used to work perfectly. Now, since I am on Fedora 24, the audio just becomes a series of loud clicks.

    This is what I have installed:

    # rpm -qa | grep -E “vlc|ffmpeg” | sort

    Is this a VLC bug? FFMPEG bug? Any advice?

    Thanks for your awesome contributions.

  8. How can i install MakeMKV? here is my problem:

    $ sudo dnf install makemkv
    Error: Transaction check error:
    file /usr/share/doc/glibc/NEWS from install of glibc-2.23.1-10.fc24.i686 conflicts with file from package glibc-2.23.1-7.fc24.x86_64

    1. That’s a mismatch with 32/64 bit libs in the repositories, it has nothing to do with the MakeMKV packages. Clean up your dnf cache and try again, otherwise wait/pull down updates from updates-testing.

  9. Error: nothing provides gstreamer1-libav = 1.8.2-2.fc24 needed by gstreamer1-libav-devel-docs-1:1.8.2-2.fc24.noarch.
    package gstreamer1-plugins-ugly-devel-docs-1.8.2-1.fc24.noarch requires gstreamer1-plugins-ugly = 1.8.2-1.fc24, but none of the providers can be installed.
    package gstreamer1-vaapi-devel-docs-1:1.8.2-1.fc24.x86_64 requires gstreamer1-vaapi = 1.8.2-1.fc24, but none of the providers can be installed

    any idea how to fix this?
    I simply can not update these packages:

    Skipping packages with broken dependencies:

    1. Can you try to back up your presets, erase your preference folder (~/.config/ghb/) and try to reimport them? The format has changed substantially in the various releases.
      If you are not able to do that through the gui you can just back up the .json files in your profiles folder.

  10. Not to be a *total* noob.. would you folks mind telling me where/how to find the HandBrake logs so I can figure out what I broke / didn’t ‘fedup’ right?

    I took a Fedora 22 install, upgraded to 23 and *cannot* get HandBrake to run. The GUI is fine, When I start the job, it simply exits to the command line with status return 127 (meaningless)

  11. Very weird. If I run those commands I get

    $ ldd /usr/bin/makemkvcon | grep libav => not found => not found
    $ rpm -qf /usr/bin/makemkvcon 

    So the binary’s coming from the correct RPM but somehow is linked – or believes it’s linked – to an older library.

    I’ve done a dnf clean, update and reinstall, to make sure I’ve only got the fedora-HandBrake packages but it’s still messing me around.

    Oh, and I checked that there isn’t some other random source installation of makemkv on my system – only the one from the repo.

    1. Uhm, you should also have a dependency problem then with the packages and not only the program failing to run if the libraries are missing. My only guess is that the package was installed while I was still rebuilding Fedora 24 quite some time ago and you force installed something else as dnf would have prevented installation.

      Can you do a dnf reinstall makemkv? I think that should fix it.

        1. Sorry for the delayed response – not had much of a chance to look at this recently.

          rpm -qi makemkv gives

          $ rpm -qi makemkv
          Name        : makemkv
          Version     : 1.9.10
          Release     : 1.fc24
          Architecture: x86_64
          Install Date: Mon 04 Jul 2016 19:47:37 BST
          Group       : Unspecified
          Size        : 31837722
          License     : GuinpinSoft inc and Mozilla Public License Version 1.1 and LGPLv2.1+
          Signature   : DSA/SHA1, Fri 22 Apr 2016 16:19:20 BST, Key ID 14386362f90c0e97
          Source RPM  : makemkv-1.9.10-1.fc24.src.rpm
          Build Date  : Fri 22 Apr 2016 16:16:26 BST
          Build Host  : localhost
          Relocations : (not relocatable)
          URL         :
          Summary     : DVD and Blu-ray to MKV converter and network streamer
          Description :
          MakeMKV is your one-click solution to convert video that you own into free and
          patents-unencumbered format that can be played everywhere. MakeMKV is a format
          converter, otherwise called "transcoder".It converts the video clips from
          proprietary (and usually encrypted) disc into a set of MKV files, preserving
          most information but not changing it in any way. The MKV format can store
          multiple video/audio tracks with all meta-information and preserve chapters.
          Additionally MakeMKV can instantly stream decrypted video without intermediate
          conversion to wide range of players, so you may watch Blu-ray and DVD discs with
          your favorite player on your favorite OS or on your favorite device.

          The reinstall hasn’t improved anything – it’s still complaining it can’t find

          1. The package is correct, same as the one I’ve published, but the executable are linked to the correct libraries, so that error does not come from my package:

            $ rpm -q --requires makemkv | grep libav

            Are you sure you don’t have any depdendency problems? Are you using my ffmpeg packages?

            $ rpm -qa ffmpeg\* 
            $ rpm -qvl ffmpeg-libs.x86_64 | grep lib64
            lrwxrwxrwx    1 root    root                       23 Jul 14 21:24 /usr/lib64/ ->
            -rwxr-xr-x    1 root    root                 11082824 Jul 14 21:24 /usr/lib64/
            lrwxrwxrwx    1 root    root                       23 Jul 14 21:24 /usr/lib64/ ->
            -rwxr-xr-x    1 root    root                  2078320 Jul 14 21:24 /usr/lib64/
            lrwxrwxrwx    1 root    root                       24 Jul 14 21:24 /usr/lib64/ ->
            -rwxr-xr-x    1 root    root                  2030000 Jul 14 21:24 /usr/lib64/
            lrwxrwxrwx    1 root    root                       22 Jul 14 21:24 /usr/lib64/ ->
            -rwxr-xr-x    1 root    root                   132952 Jul 14 21:24 /usr/lib64/
            lrwxrwxrwx    1 root    root                       22 Jul 14 21:24 /usr/lib64/ ->
            -rwxr-xr-x    1 root    root                   423160 Jul 14 21:24 /usr/lib64/
            lrwxrwxrwx    1 root    root                       23 Jul 14 21:24 /usr/lib64/ ->
            -rwxr-xr-x    1 root    root                    97936 Jul 14 21:24 /usr/lib64/
            lrwxrwxrwx    1 root    root                       24 Jul 14 21:24 /usr/lib64/ ->
            -rwxr-xr-x    1 root    root                   116224 Jul 14 21:24 /usr/lib64/
            lrwxrwxrwx    1 root    root                       21 Jul 14 21:24 /usr/lib64/ ->
            -rwxr-xr-x    1 root    root                   522096 Jul 14 21:24 /usr/lib64/

            I guess there is something else loaded that then complains about the missing library.

          2. Bizarrely, it looks like it’s makemkcom – I’ve just done a reinstall, ensuring only fedora-Handbrake repo was enabled and checked the executables with ldd:

            $ ll /usr/bin/makemkv*
            -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 25326144 Apr 22 16:16 /usr/bin/makemkv
            -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 5406944 Apr 22 16:16 /usr/bin/makemkvcon
            $ ldd /usr/bin/makemkvcon | grep libav
   => not found
   => not found

            which is mystifying as the two commands you suggested rpm -q --requires makemkv | grep libav and rpm -qvl ffmpeg-libs.x86_64 | grep lib64 show dependencies on and

          3. Which is not my package again, as my binary is ok:

            $ ldd /usr/bin/makemkvcon  | grep avcodec
    => /lib64/ (0x00007fbea8562000)

            By chance, do you have both i686 and x86_64 packages installed? This is all you should have:

            $ rpm -qa makemkv\* mmdts\*

            I guess there is something wrong on your system which in turns load the previous FFMpeg library. Even if the program is linked, your system might pull in something else. Can you do the following?

            $ ls -al /usr/lib64/libav{codec,device,ilter,format,resample,util}*
          4. Found it! I had a rogue from 2014 in /usr/lib. That’s what you get for doing an upgrade rather than a reinstall, I guess.

            Thanks very much for your help 🙂

    1. I’ve updated it to 2.77a for Fedora 24 already mid June.
      Which distribution are you using? This can’t be updated on other releases due to Python differences; unless I bundle Python in it.

  12. Been using your repos for awhile and I know that Fedora 24 hasn’t been officially released or supported, but I’m already using it and have been trying to get Handbrake to work on it. I’m currently running into a segfault whenever I try to rip a DVD or convert anything from MakeMKV. Is there anywhere in particular that I can look to try and pinpoint the issues that I’m having or files that might point me in the right direction? I’ve already tried running ghb using -x for debug and it gives me the segfault after the find_queue_job runs, but so far that’s not been much help for me to figure out what the root cause is. Anyway, it may be something that I just need to wait until 24 is officially supported, but wanted to check in anyway. Thank you for your work on this!

    1. Tried running just a simple conversion (just input and output flags) on my MKV file I created and end up with the following output:

      [15:31:09] sync: expecting 155911 video frames
      HandBrakeCLI: libFDK/src/fixpoint_math.cpp:546: FIXP_DBL fDivNorm(FIXP_DBL, FIXP_DBL, INT*): Assertion `L_num >= (FIXP_DBL)0′ failed.

        1. Doesn’t seem to matter which MKV file I use from MakeMKV, they all error out. It’s the CLI version HandBrake 20160525073544-879a512-unknown.

    2. Hello, do you have the problem on MakeMKV or HandBrake? Both are running fine here on Fedora 24, I use them daily. From my side, Fedora 24 is fully supported, so if you have any issue I would consider this a bug/packaging problem.

      1. MakeMKV seems to be working just fine, I can pop in a DVD, select the tracks I want and then create the MKV. I can then convert it to MP4 just fine using ffmpeg. I’m currently using Handbrake version 20160525073544-879a512-unknown (x86_64).

      2. Just ran an upgrade on the packages, and everything appears to be running fine now. Not sure what caused either of the two issues, but I’m back on track again!

        1. Can’t seem to get it to work on fedora 24 – I just get

          /usr/bin/makemkvcon: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

          which is right as ffmpeg-libs installed and it’s the one from here:

          [paddy@muttley ~]$ dnf list makemkv "ffmpeg*"
          Last metadata expiration check: 7 days, 5:09:20 ago on Sun Jun 26 13:27:27 2016.
          Installed Packages
          ffmpeg.x86_64                        1:3.0.2-1.fc24            @fedora-HandBrake
          ffmpeg-devel.x86_64                  1:3.0.2-1.fc24            @fedora-HandBrake
          ffmpeg-libs.x86_64                   1:3.0.2-1.fc24            @fedora-HandBrake
          makemkv.x86_64                       1.9.10-1.fc24             @fedora-HandBrake

          I’ve tried numerous updates, reinstalls, symlinks, etc – all the usual tricks – and nothing seems to work.

          Any clues?

          1. It seems you are running a very old MakeMKV package, the command makemkvcon is actually linked to

            $ ldd /usr/bin/makemkvcon | grep libav
    => /lib64/ (0x00007f17fa2ab000)
    => /lib64/ (0x00007f17fa036000)
            $ rpm -qf /usr/bin/makemkvcon 
  13. So did something break in the latest F22 updates? Makemkv was working fine for me for the last few weeks then I left it alone for a while and now makemkvcon just sucks up 100% cpu and accomplishes nothing, can’t get the GUI to open up or the debug flag to change anything.

  14. I have HandBrake-gui and HandBrake-cli installed but I only have a HandBrakeCLI binary. HandBrake-gui was successfully installed and I have the package but I just have no actual gui for HandBrake. Anyone know what this could be? Fedora 23.

      1. I use a window manager so I don’t normally get to things by an application menu so I logged into Gnome and yep, HandBrake is there. Apparently I have to launch the program through gnome-software if I’m just using a WM. I’ve never had this happen with any other program so I’m a bit confused as to the logic of it. Oh well, at least I can access it now.

        1. You are taking for granted that a package for a program contains a binary with the same name, which is absolutely not true. If you look at the hundreds of binaries in your system they 99% don’t come from a package with the same name.

          You don’t need any Gnome software, just check the binary you need to run:

          $ rpm -ql HandBrake-gui | grep bin
          1. I don’t expect the package name and binary name to be the same but I do expect the binary to have a similar name to what program it represents eg. handbrake, handbrake-gui, HandBrake-gui etc.

            Thanks a lot. Knew the binary had to be there somewhere.

  15. > The library are detected fine by the environment, otherwise you wouldn’t get any output from the TRACE, as the library would not be loaded.

    Hm, now that you mention it, that makes a lot of sense.

    > The symlink thing you did is then useless and also wrong, as you are linking 64/32 bit libraries together, so they are not loaded by ldconfig; please restore it to what is installed by the packages.

    I had a feeling, but felt it was worth a shot. Definitely going back to the vanilla install.

    > Do other Blu-Rays you own work properly?

    So that’s the funny part. I think I found one or two Blu-rays that actually work, after trying like ten. (Honestly, this was like 12 hours ago amidst a bunch of throwing things at the wall to see what stuck, so don’t quote me on that. I know that the failure rate when pointing Handbrake at the /dev/sd0 device was so overwhelming I stopped trying different disks and went back to trying to figure out what was wrong with my setup.) But what’s super weird is that I can use makemkvcon itself to export an mkv file from the Blu-ray, then process that mkv file with Handbrake. No problems there, and it’s the workaround I’m using at the moment. But trying to process directly off the Blu-ray throws the errors I quoted above at me. My understanding was that because libmmbd was being used, the same Blu-rays that makemkvcon supports would also be supported by Handbrake and bd_info, but it seems like the vast majority of my Blu-rays work with makemkvcon but have aacs errors when using HandbrakeCLI or bd_info. Which is why I suspected libmmbd wasn’t being used. Now I suspect I’ve fundamentally misunderstood the benefits of libmmbd.

    Is this making sense, or am I just spewing nonsense at you? I’ll confess I have the vaguest idea about what I’m doing, and spent the last day or two reading all the guides and info I can find this, but the odds that I’ve misunderstood something are really rather high.

    1. It all make sense. Actually, if I need to rip a disc, I always go through MakeMKV first and then convert the MKV file after. It can take hours, so it’s also a good thing to avoid the mechanical drive to spin up & down all the time for a very long time. The benefits of MakeMKV are what is depicted in the guide, so AACS/BD+/DCSS (and other protection mechanisms) decryption, with “transparent” support for Blu-Rays in libbluray.

      After having said that, I never ripped Blu-Rays through HandBrake directly, so I don’t know if it works. What you can do to see if your setup is working properly, it’s just use plain libbluray and makemkv packages as I ship them and see while accessing the disc through your libbluray based program (VLC, HandBrake, whatever) if you have a makemkvcon process running on your system in the background. If it is, you are using libmmbd support for decryption.

      1. Good advice, thanks! And thanks for making these packages available. At the very least, I’m glad my “workaround” isn’t so much a workaround as it is the right way to do things. It felt redundant and unnecessary to me, but what you’re saying about spinning the drives makes sense.

        I think I’ll stick with the MakeMKV-creates-an-mkv-file -> Handbrake-converts-the-mkv-file workflow for now, as it’s not a silly hack but a Good Way To Do Things.

  16. I seem to be having trouble around libmmbd/libaacs. I get the following errors from bd_info with MMBD_TRACE set to 1:

    MMBD: MakeMKV v1.9.9 linux(x64-release) started
    MMBD: Debug logging enabled, log will be saved as /tmp/MakeMKV-0x129c-1.tmp
    MMBD: DEBUG: Code 0 at juQ.:SSdCo1&\v_qAG(E:29398760
    MMBD: DEBUG: Code 0 at juQ.:SSdCo1&\v_qAG(E:29398760
    MMBD: Opening files on harddrive at /dev/sr0
    MMBD: DEBUG: Code 0 at a+L@]K0q>HdTM;ug:121266396
    MMBD: DEBUG: Code 0 at a+L@]K0q>HdTM;ug:213131916
    MMBD: DEBUG: Code 0 at a+L@]K0q>HdTM;ug:121265660
    MMBD: Failed to open disc
    aacs.c:295: get_aacs_data(DISC_ID): libaacs not initialized!
    dec.c:208: aacs_open() failed!
    bdj.c:457: BD-J check: Failed to load JVM library

    And it gives me this info for AACS:

    AACS detected       : yes
    libaacs detected    : yes
    Disc ID             : 0000000000000000000000000000000000000000
    AACS MKB version    : 0
    AACS handled        : no
                          (corrupted BluRay disc)

    Using makemkvcon directly works just fine, with no problems whatsoever.

    My assumption is this means that LIBBDPLUS_PATH and LIBAACS_PATH aren’t being respected. I symlinked /usr/lib/, /usr/lib/, /usr/lib64/, and /usr/lib64/ to /usr/lib64/, but that hasn’t changed the output at all.

    Am I barking up the wrong tree? Is there something else I should try to do to debug? Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks for making this whole thing so much simpler.

    1. Hi Peter, I think everything is correct on your side.

      The library are detected fine by the environment, otherwise you wouldn’t get any output from the TRACE, as the library would not be loaded. The symlink thing you did is then useless and also wrong, as you are linking 64/32 bit libraries together, so they are not loaded by ldconfig; please restore it to what is installed by the packages. Also makemkvcon is launched in the background while loading the library (makemkvcon is basically a blu-ray player with a valid commercial key) and by launching the GUI program, so it is the same as launching it manually.

      I have one Blu-Ray that exhibits the same problem, I think this due to the fact that the keys in it are not yet availabel for MakeMKV. As you can see from the changelog I’ve put in the package (/usr/share/doc/makemkv/changelog.txt), they are adding updated AACS keys at almost every release. So I’m guessing that it might be still not supported.

      Do other Blu-Rays you own work properly?

  17. Just for clarity, my response was related to the issue of upgrading to the latest version but getting unmet dependencies. After removing avidemux, I was able to upgrade without issues.

  18. If avidemux from rpmfusion is installed this repo can’t be used since it depends on rpmfusion x264/x265 lib versions. After uninstalling avidemux it works, but avidemux can’t be installed due to the same reason. Would it be possible that you provide it as well in your repo rebuilt for your lib versions? I see you do that already for other packages like vlc.

    1. I’m not willing to support any software available around, but since I’m doing lots of encoding I might do. Will look into it.

  19. uppdate: i tried all the releases of 0.10.x from the main handbrake website and the only versions that will generate a working mkv file are: 0.10.2 and 0.10.5. the current branch does not work. i download the source and build on my system and tested all the 0.10.x version. i hope this is helpful to someone else having issues generating mkv files.

  20. i couldn’t find an older rpm version so i download the 0.10.1 source, build the software and it works just fine. I tried the latest version of the source and it doesn’t work. so it wasn’t the fedora build that is bad, there is something in the main code that is bad. I won’t be upgrading anytime soon to newer versions.

      1. I don’t have any issue, how come? I’ve tried a lot of encoders and settings, but everything works fine.

        Can you try saving (exporting) your presets and then wiping HandBrake’s configuration directory? The issue is somewhere in the Json files used for configuration and the new version.

        1- Export presets in files
        2- Remove ~/.config/ghb
        3- Start, re-import preset

        Can you try this?

  21. I have run into an odd problem while trying to convert *.mkv to *.mkv. I am receiving an ‘Encode failed’ immediately after starting the encode. The first apparent error in the Activity log is ’22:10:49] hb_parse_filter_settings: Error parsing (0)’ and the last error in the error chain is ‘** (ghb:5919): WARNING **: CanSuspend failed: The name org.freedesktop.PowerManagement was not provided by any .service files’. Any ideas?

    1. i’ve not been able to generate any mkv files after the last big os update i did. mp4s work fine but not mkv, i get a
      22:45:02] json unpack failure, failed to find title: Object item not found: Path
      [22:45:02] hb_dict_to_job: failed to find title: Object item not found: Title
      [22:45:02] thread 7f0a6097a700 exited (“work”)
      [22:45:02] thread 7f0a6097a700 joined (“work”)
      [22:45:02] libhb: work result = 3

      i’ve been trying to downgrade package to see what caused this but no luck finding the correct one so far.

      1. where can i find the prior version of handbrake rpm, it is not up on the repository so i’m unable to use the ‘dnf downgrade’ to see if that fixes my mkv issue.

  22. Will you ever put up a gitlab (or similar) tracker for your repositories? It’d be nice to submit real bug reports or spec fixes outside of these comment fields. Maybe you don’t get enough bug reports for it to be worthwhile though.

    1. I receive a lot of comments, and putting everything on a public git has been sitting on my todo list for quite a while, including renaming the HandBrake repository into something more appropriate. Unfortunately time is scarce.

  23. the Fedora handbrake repositories now seem to include gstreamer plugins that override the ones in rpmfusion. Is this on purpose? It also combined them and gave them a different name

    gstreamer1-plugins-bad x86_64 1:1.6.3-2.fc23 fedora-HandBrake 2.2 M
    replacing gstreamer1-plugins-bad-free.x86_64 1.6.3-3.fc23
    replacing gstreamer1-plugins-bad-free-extras.x86_64 1.6.3-3.fc23
    replacing gstreamer1-plugins-bad-freeworld.x86_64 1.6.3-1.fc23

    1. Hello, sorry for the late reply. Yes it is, I tried to submit patches upstream for the free and free-extras subpackage to no avail, and I was trying to add all missing plugins to freeworld. So a simple package seemed to be a better choice.

      1. won’t that cause constant flipflop between packages when packages from rpmfusion update before you do, and then you update them ?

        1. Not really, I’ve bumped the Epoch in most packages (Nvidia, multimedia libraries, etc.) just to avoid that. So nothing should jump in from another repository.

  24. On Fedora 23, installing HandBrake-cli returns:

    Error: package HandBrake-gui-1.0-17.12f7be2.fc23.x86_64 requires, but none of the providers can be installed

    Any ideas where to go from here? dnf install libx265 comes up empty.


    1. I am having the same issue. Did you find a solution?

      I have a previous version installed and they have upgraded with dnf without issue.

      1. I don’t have any issue, how come? I’ve tried a lot of encoders and settings, but everything works fine.

        Can you try saving (exporting) your presets and then wiping HandBrake’s configuration directory? The issue is somewhere in the Json files used for configuration and the new version.

        1- Export presets in files
        2- Remove ~/.config/ghb
        3- Start, re-import preset

        Can you try this?

  25. Is it possible to update this package with a recent git snapshot? The update situation in Fedora is pathetic at best, since this package has been orphaned. Also, and this is where this repository kicks in, the last time I checked projectM it linked against a NVIDIA proprietary SDK to produce OpenGL 2.1+ compliant shaders. That’s why every Linux distro on Earth disables that part of projectM.

    Can you come to the rescue?

    1. Hello, for now I just rebuilt the version that is shipped in Fedora also for RHEL/CentOS 7, will look if I can build a more recent snapshot from GIT (the last tarball is from 2014!!).

  26. Pretty frustrating that the latest version isn’t backward-compatible and has rendered my script unusable. Thanks for being conscientious about backward-compatibility.

    1. Hello, sorry for the late reply. I tried to use FFMpeg 3.0.x for the latest builds, the source contains a lot of changes for NVENC 6.0; but unfortunately FFMpeg 3.0 is not yet compatible with VLC (not even a git snapshot).

      I’m keeping an eye on VLC commits, and if it works with it I will update the FFMpeg packages.

  27. I already have nvidia-driver-cuda installed. The exact error message from ffmpeg is:

    [nvenc @ 0x85b300] No NVENC capable devices found

    Here is the full output from the command:

    Here’s the drivers I have installed:

    $ rpm -qa | grep nvidia-driver

    From this you can see nvidia_uvm appears to be loaded:

    $ cat /proc/modules | grep nvidia
    nvidia_modeset 741376 3 - Live 0xffffffffa0e94000 (POE)
    nvidia_uvm 561152 0 - Live 0xffffffffa0bee000 (POE)
    nvidia 10022912 60 nvidia_modeset,nvidia_uvm, Live 0xffffffffa01b0000 (POE)
    drm 335872 3 nvidia, Live 0xffffffffa0076000

    1. Hello, sorry for the late reply. Can you just try with the latest 2.8.6 ffmpeg version? If it doesn’t work, I will try to backport the 3.0.x changes to the NVENC encoder.

  28. I did a clean install of Fedora 23 yesterday and I’ve not been able to get NVENC working with ffmpeg since then. I keep getting an error: “No NVENC capable devices found”

    I have the same GTX 760 card I was using successfully with Fedora 22 earlier in the week, so either I missed something simple when installing, something is packaged incorrectly or the newer Nvidia drivers dropped support for my card. Any ideas?

    1. Have you installed the correct driver Cuda packages? FFMPeg loads at runtime:

      $ strings /usr/lib64/ | grep -i libcuda

      If not, do an install of nvidia-driver-cuda and either reboot or load the nvidia-uvm module.

      Do you have any logs/output for the ffmpeg command?

  29. Grrr,
    I had the ‘free repository’ enabled but not the ‘nonfree’

    After enabling the nonfree repository the faac packages
    showed up.



  30. Hi,
    I am getting dependency errors ie
    ffmpeg-libs (x86_64 ) fedora 23 complains
    about a missing

    I cannot find it anywhere ;(

  31. Are you aware of the 0-day exploit that has been discovered in ffmpeg? It seems the current (2.8.4-1) version that you are offering is affected.

  32. I love HandBrake but unfortunately the latest unstable versions you ship seem to have a bug regarding the normalize feature (it simply does not work).

    Could you please also provide the stable 0.10.2 release, at least the CLI version?

    1. Sorry but I never used the normalize feature. It is the same passed as:

      --normalize-mix Normalize audio mix levels to prevent clipping.
      Separated by commas for more than one audio track.
      0 = Disable Normalization (default)
      1 = Enable Normalization

      in the command line?

      I can’t provide the 0.10.2 release in place of the 1.0 snapshot as it would make me go back in bundling a lot of libraries in the client. But I can provide an “HandBrake-010” package, although I would avoid it; so I would like to check if there is any issues with the libraries.

  33. I’ve been running F23 for almost 2 months and haven’t had any issues with MakeMKV – including the recent version 1.9.8-1.fc23.x86_64; since you have just upgraded you might want to check for any other residual weirdness. Sometimes the upgrade doesn’t catch or cleanup everything – and you have to do it manually. Take a look at “optional” post-upgrade tasks here:

  34. Just upgraded to F23 with MakeMKV 1.9.8-1.fc23.x86_64. App no longer opens, only get a “Application failed to initialize” popup window, running via console provides no further info.

    Was working fine just prior to the upgrade on F22.

    Any help?

  35. For 0.10.2-3: I’m on Fedora 23. I had the source rpm and rebuilt it for F23.

    So for: HandBrake-1.0-10.57a9f48.fc23 what are we using for VP8? The bundled version or what is supplied with Fedora?

    Regarding x265 on 1.0-10.57a… ran the longer tests and all appears good.

    BTW, whatever happened to VP9… it used to be included when the encoding was so slow it was unusable. I’ve read that’s all been resolved, but now it has been removed just when it should work?

    In any event, I really appreciate you providing this repository. Thanks!

    1. For 0.10.2-3: I’m on Fedora 23. I had the source rpm and rebuilt it for F23.

      So it must be a bug in the newer HandBrake then, as the libvpx package is the system one, so used for both the 0.10.2 and the 1.0 build. I guess we just have to wait then.

      So for: HandBrake-1.0-10.57a9f48.fc23 what are we using for VP8? The bundled version or what is supplied with Fedora?

      Always what it’s bundled in Fedora; but as shown by your build, this does not make any difference.

      BTW, whatever happened to VP9… it used to be included when the encoding was so slow it was unusable. I’ve read that’s all been resolved, but now it has been removed just when it should work?

      According to the source code, VP9 has never been enabled:

      1. I’ll follow up with upstream regarding the libvpx issue. Hopefully they already are aware.

        Regarding VP9, I’m sure I didn’t imagine this – it was about a year or so ago – when it disappeared I didn’t much care because it was unusable… but as I mentioned the situation apparently has now changed. I’ll ask upstream about that also.

        Thanks again for the clarification and quick response.

  36. Just tried the x264 10bit… it consistently fails also with “encode failed” at about the 3-4% mark. Regular x264 as mentioned earlier appears to be the only thing working. (Didn’t test Theora).

      1. Just did some partial encoding and here are the results:
        VP8 – same. Used setting of 14, quality is bad. As a test, backed out to version 0.10.2-3 and again used VP8 and setting of 14… looked great.

        X265 – appears to be working again. Will run longer test to be sure.

        X264 – Working still.

        X264.10 – Locks up machine, then:
        kernel: Out of memory: Kill process 29135 (ghb) score 676 or sacrifice child

        1. When “backing out” to 0.10.2-3 are you on Fedora 22 or 23?

          VP8 – same. Used setting of 14, quality is bad. As a test, backed out to version 0.10.2-3 and again used VP8 and setting of 14… looked great.

          HandBrake ships with a bundled libvpx 1.3.0. Fedora 22 has it in the repositories; Fedora 23 has version 1.4.0.

          X265 – appears to be working again. Will run longer test to be sure.

          HandBrake bundles an old x265 1.5 version on 0.10.2 and a x265 1.8 version in 1.0…

          Let’s say that if I want to push the same build on Fedora 22, 23+ and CentOS 7 I need to bundle libav, libvpx and x265; which is something I would like to avoid.

  37. HandBrake 1.0-9.3443f6a isn’t working with H265 now. Previous version worked. Both previous version and current still have the VP8 issue I reported earlier. Is it possible for you to backout to the versions that worked?

    1. A bit more information on the VP8 issue, previously, it appeared to rip through at a high frame rate with bad quality, now the frame rate seems to be back to normal, but the quality isn’t up to previous levels – if that makes sense. The H265 now gets an “encode failed” almost immediately upon starting. Would be interesting to know if anyone else is seeing this. So far H264 appears to be working.

      1. This was a bug in the latest HandBrake sources. Uploading a new build now (tested it on H.265, VP8 and H.264).
        It’s very hard to accomodate all requirements and have a stable build :/

  38. I’m on F22, I’ve install handbrake,makemkv etc from your handbrake repo no problems. but can’t install blender or blender-cuda (GTX580). the only option I get is from updates/fedora. I guess i’m doing something wrong, but i’ve skimmed this page and others many times… help

      1. Yeah, I’m a bit busy but it’s coming. Yesterday I updated all the Fefora 22 libraries required for FFMpeg, this week I will update also FFMpeg and Blender. Thanks.

  39. Has the Fedora 21 repository been deprecated? If so, why?

    Will the Centos binary run on an F21 installation?

    (thanks in advance)

      1. Hi slaanesh, thanks for the clarification. I was just going by the verbiage at the top of the post (maybe remove the Fedora 21 support statement?).

        I’ll upgrade to F22 in the next month or so so it should be a mut point for me.

        Thanks for your work on Handbrake, BTW.

  40. There is an issue with HandBrake-1.0-3.6d66bd5 in the F23 repository. When trying to encode with VP8, the CQ settings aren’t working – the output is of extremely low quality. The workaround is to use the previous version in the F22 repository. I compiled for F23 and appears to be working fine.

    1. Sorry for not replying to your email, I’m a bit swamped at the moment. I have a big multimedia reorganization in mind and also to update HandBrake. Will look into it, thanks.

        1. Just pushed an update (1.0-8), the build reverts to bundled libAV, compiling HandBrake with FFMPeg creates issues with UTF subtitles. libAV is also used for the VP8 encoding.

          Please let me know how it goes.

          1. Yes, VP8 encoding appears to be working correctly now. I did notice that there is a problem with subtitles, they don’t display. When using smplayer you get the pulldown menu with the selections… but when you choose one, it doesn’t display. This was working a few releases back, but stopped noticed it stopped with
            0.10-2-3. The other thing I noticed that VP9 used to be a selection, now it has disappeared. It basically was unusable because it was so slow… but I read that there have been recent improvements, so would like to give it another try. Thanks for your help.

  41. Starting with HandBrake-gui-10.2-3 I am getting segfaults when opening most multi-title blurays (the more titles, the higher the chance of the crash). I can remux those titles with makemkv then open them in HandBrake one by one (annoying, but it works).

    I’ve also recreated this with a fresh install of Fedora 22 (Install base, RPMFusion repos, and yours. Update and install HandBrake-gui) on a separate hardware platform and a VM.

    Looking at the stack trace, it looks like it might be crashing in “decavcodecvInfo”. Though admittedly, this is not my area. Possible a regression of the previous segfaults discussed earlier due to the change to local libraries?

    Kern message:
    kernel: ghb[2077]: segfault at 0 ip 00000000004610ef sp 00007ff842cb9a08 error 4 in ghb[400000+896000]

    Crashed thread stack trace:
    { "crash_thread": true
    , "frames":
    [ { "address": 4591855
    , "build_id": "0c7e4a13524e14706761c7e4b0f2153bede79db6"
    , "build_id_offset": 397551
    , "function_name": "decavcodecvInfo"
    , "file_name": "/usr/bin/ghb"
    , { "address": 4642970
    , "build_id": "0c7e4a13524e14706761c7e4b0f2153bede79db6"
    , "build_id_offset": 448666
    , "function_name": "DecodePreviews"
    , "file_name": "/usr/bin/ghb"
    , { "address": 4647983
    , "build_id": "0c7e4a13524e14706761c7e4b0f2153bede79db6"
    , "build_id_offset": 453679
    , "function_name": "ScanFunc"
    , "file_name": "/usr/bin/ghb"
    , { "address": 4571083
    , "build_id": "0c7e4a13524e14706761c7e4b0f2153bede79db6"
    , "build_id_offset": 376779
    , "function_name": "hb_thread_func"
    , "file_name": "/usr/bin/ghb"
    , { "address": 140711485863253
    , "build_id": "6e1fb69fc4248ca0819107eed38c9e8db0b645b3"
    , "build_id_offset": 30037
    , "function_name": "start_thread"
    , "file_name": "/lib64/"
    , { "address": 140711413853085
    , "build_id": "5e86d81f6b21b75b08b19cd1574e14ec0ec098f3"
    , "build_id_offset": 1059741
    , "function_name": "__clone"
    , "file_name": "/lib64/"
    } ]

    1. Ouch. Could be, actually. Will look into it, thanks for reporting.
      Actually I am in the process of updating to newer ffmpeg/x264/x265 and HandBrake, will see if it happens.

      1. As of today, it loos like this is still occurring. GDB backtrace still shows a segfault in decavcodecvInfo. Let me know if there’s anything that I can do to assist.

        Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.
        [Switching to Thread 0x7fffcc9df700 (LWP 4514)]
        0x00000000004610ef in decavcodecvInfo ()
        (gdb) backtrace
        #0 0x00000000004610ef in decavcodecvInfo ()
        #1 0x000000000046d89a in DecodePreviews ()
        #2 0x000000000046ec2f in ScanFunc ()
        #3 0x000000000045bfcb in hb_thread_func ()
        #4 0x00007ffff30f6555 in start_thread () at /lib64/
        #5 0x00007fffeec49b9d in clone () at /lib64/

          1. This should generate no different build compared to the one I provide. Can you try with the latest 1.0-10? It contains a few fixes.

  42. Unable to indtall handbrake, or makemkv from repository.

    um command has been deprecated, redirecting to ‘/usr/bin/dnf update’.
    See ‘man dnf’ and ‘man yum2dnf’ for more information.
    To transfer transaction metadata from yum to DNF, run:
    ‘dnf install python-dnf-plugins-extras-migrate && dnf-2 migrate’

    Failed to synchronize cache for repo ‘fedora-HandBrake’ from ‘’: Cannot download repomd.xml: Cannot download repodata/repomd.xml: All mirrors were tried, disabling.
    Last metadata expiration check performed 0:27:23 ago on Tue Oct 27 12:56:01 2015.
    Dependencies resolved.
    Nothing to do.

    sudo yum install HandBrake-cli
    Yum command has been deprecated, redirecting to ‘/usr/bin/dnf install HandBrake-cli’.
    See ‘man dnf’ and ‘man yum2dnf’ for more information.
    To transfer transaction metadata from yum to DNF, run:
    ‘dnf install python-dnf-plugins-extras-migrate && dnf-2 migrate’

    Failed to synchronize cache for repo ‘fedora-HandBrake’ from ‘’: Cannot download repomd.xml: Cannot download repodata/repomd.xml: All mirrors were tried, disabling.
    Last metadata expiration check performed 0:27:39 ago on Tue Oct 27 12:56:01 2015.
    No package HandBrake-cli available.
    Error: Unable to find a match.

    1. There is no HandBrake for Fedora 23 at the moment, as it depends on Fedora 23 RPMFusion packages which are not yet released.

  43. I notice in your instructions on this page you say to:

    ln -sf /usr/lib64/

    …but there is no on my system, only (replace the last letter “o” with the number “zero”).


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