Handbrake Stops Prematurely

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  1. jetmaster114 macrumors member

    May 4, 2012
    I am ripping some DVDs that I recorded some time ago...copied old home movies from tape to DVD. Most rip fine using handbrake but some stop processing in Handbrake prematurely. I've found by playing the DVD's in DVD PLAYER for which that happens that there is disc damage at that point (DVD PLAYER says "skipping damaged part" or to that effect.

    I'd hate not to rip the rest of the dvd. Is there a way around this?


  2. waw74 macrumors 68030

    May 27, 2008
    you can try mac the ripper (or similar, not sure if it still works or not).
    It will rip the entire disc to your hard drive, then you point handbrake to that image.

    I haven't used it in a while, but it used to be a little more forgiving than handbrake by itself.
  3. Cinephi1e macrumors regular

    Jul 19, 2012
    Northwest Ohio
    Here is what you can do. Save the file that Handbrake encoded until it fails and note the time at which that occurred. Now restart Handbrake and once the DVD is loaded, change the start time to a few second (or minutes) after the failure point. Now Handbrake should encode the remainder of the DVD in a second file. You can combine the two files afterwards or leave them as they are.

    This works reasonably well if there are only one or two damaged sections in a DVD. If you have multiple damaged sections then you may want to contact a professional service that recover the data for from the disc for you.
  4. jetmaster114 thread starter macrumors member

    May 4, 2012

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