Handbrake and VLC on PowerPC

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by bobesch, Aug 4, 2016.

  1. bobesch macrumors 65816


    Oct 21, 2015
    Kiel, Germany
    I 've encountered this "32-bit Handbrake asking for a 32-bit VLC" issue today.
    Couldn't really figure out, how to solve the problem when reading this thread: "32 bit PPC version of Handbrake not recognizing PPC version of VLC"

    This did help me to get things sorted out:
    1) Handbrake 0.9.3 (PPC): http://www.videohelp.com/download/HandBrake-0.9.3-MacOSX.5_GUI_x86.dmg
    2) VLC 2.0.8 (PPC): http://www.oldapps.com/mac/de/vlc_player.php?old_vlc_player=12708

    Have fun...
  2. Dannyshing27 macrumors regular


    Jan 29, 2013
    United Kingdom
    Aye, it's due to the fact that VLC support for PPC extended beyond that of handbrake and therefore handbrake no longer sees the newer versions of VLC.
  3. hellothere231 macrumors regular

    Sep 13, 2012
    Here's a special build of HandBrake 0.9.5 for PPC: http://matthewcom.info/osx/
    It's newer, so it should be able to find the newer version of VLC.
  4. reddrag0n macrumors 6502


    Oct 1, 2007
    When i used handbrake with my ppc mac, i had the latest intel 32 version on my hard drive. I couldn't use it, but handbrake sure did. I don't know what it was, but any ppc version of vlc wouldn't work. So i had 2 copies of vlc on my hard drive. 1 ppc version that i used to watch videos through, and 1 intel 32bit version so handbrake could run with that.

    that's how it worked for me.

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