No Valid Source

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by rayward, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. macrumors 65816

    Mar 13, 2007
    Houston, TX
    I've asked this question before, and not received a workable answer. I have (now) 3 movies - ripped from Blu Ray - that won't encode in Handbrake because, it says "No Valid Source". ********!

    I have ripped dozens of movies from Blu Ray with Make MKV, an Handbrake has no trouble with them.
  2. macrumors 68020

    Mar 27, 2003
    I am afraid without a pastebinned activity log from HandBrake it would be impossible to tell.
  3. TxP
    macrumors newbie

    Jul 29, 2009

    I usually have no trouble with MakeMKV'd Blus & Handbrake, however just the other day I ran into my first problem title with Fight Club. Same thing - HB was reporting No Valid Source even though the MKV played fine in VLC.

    Re-ripped it in MakeMKV this time being sure to turn off all the extra audio & subtitle tracks leaving only the primary video and audio. HB was happy with the resulting file. Coincidence? Maybe, but it worked for me. YMMV.
  4. macrumors member

    Jul 15, 2008
    South of England
    Yes, I get this with about 40% of my Blurays.

    I use TSMuxer on a Leopard OS'd MacMini to convert to a .mt2s file. Once you have one of these beauties Handbrake will love the file once again. Chapters are sometimes lost though - sorry.

    Have fun!
  5. thread starter macrumors 65816

    Mar 13, 2007
    Houston, TX
    Thanks ichaddy!

    @dynaflash: I'm not sure there's any activity to report, as HB simply refuses to load the movie as a source. It's not falling at the first hurdle, it's not even getting off the blocks.
  6. macrumors 6502

    Kaiser Phoenix

    May 12, 2005
    Yeah I get this error all the time as well. Does it have something to do with Subtitles etc?
  7. macrumors 6502

    Mar 25, 2009
  8. macrumors newbie

    Aug 23, 2010

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