Alien Anthology, Serenity and The Bourne Supremacy

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  1. macrumors 65816

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    My shiny new box set of the Alien Anthology on Blu Ray arrived the other day. Of course, the first thing I did was fling "Alien" into my BD drive to rip it to my Mac. This went fine, but I got the dreaded "No Valid Source Found" message in Handbrake.

    I'm getting a little irritated. Currently I have three movies that all show the same error in HB: Alien, Serenity and The Bourne Supremacy.

    I'm ripping Aliens right now, so I'll post if I get the same error. But The Bourne Identity loaded into HB without any trouble, so I do not know why there is a problem with these movies.

    Any ideas?

    Using a registered copy of Make MKV 1.6.3 to rip and HB 0.9.5 to encode.
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    I found I had to remove the extra audio tracks for other language support to get A-Team to work and I was getting the same error.

    I used makemkv to remux it.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 65816

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    So, I have to re-rip it with Make MKV, but remove unnecessary audio tracks? Or is there a way without re-ripping?

    FTR, Aliens is the same - not a valid source. Oh, and I had no trouble ripping / encoding A-Team. Weird.
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    i didnt re-rip it, i was able to deselect the audio tracks and then remux. took maybe 20-30 min
     
  5. thread starter macrumors 65816

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    What did you use to do that? Thanks.
     
  6. macrumors 6502

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    I've ripped all of those on Blu Ray and have had no problems.

    Feed into MakeMKV - deselect everything but the main title. Inside the main title, deselect everything but the audio track(s) you want. Make sure to deselect any extra audio and especially subtitles.

    Feed into Handbrake and enjoy.

    Note: I'm playing everything on AppleTV. I haven't had the source not valid or whatever that error is in months. I'm also on Handbrake 0.95
     
  7. macrumors 6502a

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    makemkv is the tool that I use to de-select audio tracks that I have no need for...which is most of them.

    takes a 30gb file down to ~8 or 9gb
     
  8. thread starter macrumors 65816

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    That did the trick!

    I never realised that there were so many tracks there, none of which I need (just English audio). I unchecked all the unnecessary tracks, and the ripped file loaded into HB (haven't done Serenity yet, but Alien, Aliens and Bourne Supremacy all loaded wihtout a hitch).
     
  9. thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Have now ripped and encoded the entire Alien Anthology, and it looks fabulous on my 55" LCD!! For example, I never realised (having never seen Alien in the theatre) that the suits of the three characters who walk to the derelict ship are different colours!
     

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