Handbrake doesnt take mkv-file: "no valid source found"

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Microsaft, Sep 2, 2010.

  1. macrumors member

    Aug 22, 2010
    Duesseldorf, Germany
    Hey all,

    I just ripped my first BD (Avatar) using MakeMKV.
    When I open Handbrake to get it ready for Apple TV, Handbrake just says "no valid source found".
    VLC does play the file without any problems (with subtitles).

    I tried to search the forums for others having the same issue. Somebody mentioned that you have to de-click the subtitles when ripping with makemkv. My problem is that I cannot do any settings?!

    (I am running the "Mac" build from https://build.handbrake.fr/ )

    How can I do language / subtitle-settings in MakeMKV or what else am I doing wrong? Any suggestions?
  2. macrumors newbie

    Jul 12, 2008
    Huntington Beach, CA
    Use the turndown triangle to open the main title (usually over 20 GB) of the Blu-ray. It should expose Video, the Audio, then Subtitle tracks. There you can disable all the Subtitle tracks by removing those checkmarks.
  3. macrumors 6502


    Jun 19, 2010
    Albuquerque, NM
    Or, if you don't want to sit through another MakeMKV section, you should be able to remove the subtitles with MKVtools and leave the video and audio intact.

    If I recall, Avatar doesn't have burned in subtitles, so you'll either need to make a subtitle file that you can use with handbrake, or search the internet for one (I'd suggest the latter, as it's much easier imo).
  4. macrumors regular

    Nov 13, 2010
    MKVTools didn't want to read this file either. But I think that I found a solution why. In my case it was due to file permissions. I had to click "get info" and add myself under "sharing & permissions". Then Handbrake had no more issues in reading the source.

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