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Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by chuckyeager, Jul 25, 2009.
I am usually a moron at using DVD conversion programs.....
Then Handbreak will work great for you!
With all the presets it has it is impossible not to understand.
So, I just need handbrake, and nothing else?
Sorry, I am a mac noob... just got a mini last week to try out the mac OS.
You need to have VLC installed as well, in order to decrypt the DVD.
Indeed, but doesn't Handbreak pretty much hold your hand through the installation process? Its been awhile...
Of what? All you have to do is download VLC, open the dmg, drag VLC to Applications and run Handbrake.
I dunno, maybe I'm just babbling, but I thought that Handbreak actually told you what you needed to download (VLC) and linked you up to it. That's all I was trying to say.
See, This is gibberish to me...
Download this: VLC
Direct link to DMG if you are running 10.5 here.
You can find VLC here.
Thanks. I am at work on a netbook now. Will follow up when I get home. I think I am running 10.5
Is it easy to use. Is taking candy from a baby easy
I'm doing something wrong as well. I downloaded handbrake and when it prompted me, downloaded VLC. It's not recognizing the VLC b/c I get the same stupid message about needing to download it before it will scan my DVD. I've tried deleting and reinstalling and it still doesn't recognize it. I did drag it into the app folder, so I don't know what I'm doing wrong. I'm running the latest version of OS X. Any troubleshooting tips?
^^^ Have you actually opened VLC?
Yep...here's the steps I take:
1. Open VLC
2. Open Handbrake
3. click source and under devices, choose my movie and then click open
4. Handbrake could not find VLC (cancel scan, scan anyway & get VLC)
I tried deleting this app and reinstalling from this screen, but nothing is working. It's not recognizing/finding VLC.
Just get Handbrake and it will download VLC for you. And you don't need VLC open to convert movies.
You don't need to have VLC open all the time.
Is it installed in the correct Applications folder, i.e. Macintosh HD/Applications?
I already have handbrake and did allow it to "get" VLC for me. Unfortunately, it still isn't recognizing it. I have to be doing something wrong--it is in my apps folder. Originally, I downloaded it, it went to the desktop, then I dragged it into the applications folder. I really appreciate all your guys help on this. My autistic son loves star wars and all I want is to have a copy of this (which we bought & own) on my computer/iphone for when we travel.
What did you drag to the Apps folder? The orange traffic cone icon from disk on the desktop, or the disk itself?
Not the orange traffic cone, the white (I'm assuming disk) icon that appears on my desktop whenever I download something.
Open that disk, then drag the orange traffic cone to the Applications folder.
Well, RJS, you rock the casbah! I told you it was something moronic. I have no excuse as I've owned a mac for like 3 years now. Now I started it up, but want to try to get this done in the next hour. Which video codec should I use if I'm concerned about time? How long does it usually take a rip a DVD?
Just use the iPhone preset, it might be done in about an hour, but it may not be.
It really depends on your Mac whether it will be done in an hour or not. Could take a few hours if it is an old one.