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

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    #1
    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?!
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    (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

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    Huntington Beach, CA
    #2
    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

    obsidian1200

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    Albuquerque, NM
    #3
    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

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    #4
    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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