Handbrake Conversion Problems

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by tbhvikings, Nov 11, 2010.

  1. tbhvikings macrumors newbie

    Nov 11, 2010
    Basically I am trying to convert a 2.2 GB .mov file that I shot and edited using Final Cut Prom to an MP-4 file using Handbrake. When I try to convert the file I get a message that reads...

    "No Valid Source Found"

    Why is this? I realize I can export as an MP-4 right out of Final Cut but the codecs in Final Cut aren't optimal enough to produce as high a quality video as it would be if I did a conversion using Handbrake.

    Your thoughts are greatly appreciated!
  2. bmcgonag macrumors 65816


    Mar 20, 2007
    I've never used handbrake for conversion from one container to another, only ripping down DVD (which I guess kind of is one container to another, but you get my drift)...

    You might try MPEGStreamclip. It is free, and can convert just about anything.

    As for the codecs used, I think if you are doing h.264 and aac, they are the same in Final Cut Pro and Handbrake. On Final Cut Express you can go in and make specific settings to the conversion, Quality, Aspect Ratio, bit rate, etc...I'm sure you can do the same in Final Cut Pro, if not even more.

    Maybe MPEGStreamclip will help you out though.


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