Problem with Handbrake

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by pMad, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. pMad macrumors regular

    Apr 28, 2008
    Using 0.9.9x86_64

    Lately, when I put a DVD in, handbrake scans it and then tells me "no valid source found".
    I'm having to rip with MTR and then use handbrake.

  2. dynaflash macrumors 68020

    Mar 27, 2003
    So HB just "suddenly" started not finding a valid source? Or did this occur as soon as you updated to 0.9.9 ?

    Does this occur on multiple discs or just one ? Need more info.
  3. pMad thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 28, 2008
    It was relatively soon after the update if not immediately.
    All discs
  4. dynaflash macrumors 68020

    Mar 27, 2003
    Well, if it was right when you installed 0.9.9 can you copy an activity log from an attempted disc scan and put it on and link it here so I can offer more help ?
  5. dynaflash macrumors 68020

    Mar 27, 2003
    Hmm, you should have gotten a popup when you first installed 0.9.9 that VLC could not be found ( 0.9.8 used pre vlc's libdvdcss.2.dylib for decrypting However as of vlc 2.0 it was omitted from vlc).

    Therefore, you should have gotten a message saying that vlc media player isn't supported so either use a third party app or you can download the proper library and install it which would direct you to this link:

    That installer will install it on your system and HB will then find it.
  6. pMad thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 28, 2008
    I have VLC on my system.

    Ahh ... That's way old.
    Updated to 2.0.8

    I'll see if that helps.
  7. dynaflash macrumors 68020

    Mar 27, 2003
    Um, it won't. Like I said VLC >= 2.0 has no libdvdcss.dylib!

    If you don't want to install a third party ripper like MTR you will have to use the above linked library installer to install it on your system. Then HB can use it to handle it on its own. Thats the only way HB 0.9.9 can decrypt dvd's on its own.
  8. pMad thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 28, 2008
    If you find yourself in St. Louis, I owe you a beer.
  9. dynaflash macrumors 68020

    Mar 27, 2003
    Ha! No problem, glad you got it sorted and yes, if I am ever in St. Louis I will take you up on that!
  10. crmpicco macrumors member


    Dec 1, 2010
    Mauchline, UK
    Hey, what is MTR? Do you have any other details?

    I have had a bunch of my VHS converted to DVD and the first two DVDs I have managed to successfully rip to MP4 with Handbrake.

    The third one and arguably one of the more important ones is showing “No a valid source found” when generating the preview at the start of the process.

    I have a tried a few suggestions such as deleting the preference file, but to no avail. I am using the latest version of Handbrake and macOS High Sierra.

    Does anyone have any suggestions what could be wrong and what to try? Any help is greatly appreciated as the contents of this DVD has great sentimental value.
  11. schlotz macrumors member

    Dec 11, 2012
  12. BODYBUILDERPAUL macrumors 6502a

    Feb 9, 2009
    Try MDRP - it's the easiest and super quality software that i've ever come across for ripping a DVD. The first 5 DVD rips are free.
    Brilliant piece of software.
    I'd stay well clear of Handbrake after the Malware incident a couple of years ago. It was truly inexcusable! And pretty horrific.
  13. vertical smile macrumors 68030

    vertical smile

    Sep 23, 2014
    MacTheRipper, it is a really old ripping app for DVDs, but still works well on most DVDs.

    Is it copied protected? If so the first part of this. The part under "get software".

    I was using an older MacOS, which Handbrake used VLC for libdvdcss, but I found out that when I recently upgraded to MacOS 10.13, it no longer made using libdvdcss from VLC on Handbrake possible.

    But there is a super easy fix in the link above.

    Yeah, that sucked, luckily I wasn't affected by it.

    I really like Handbrake, and find the UI really easy to use. I have tried a couple other ones, but nothing seemed as nice and Handbrake.

    Maybe I might look into MDRP, but I probably will just stick with Handbrake.
  14. priitv8 macrumors 68040

    Jan 13, 2011
    I don't know about the others, but the real strength of HB lies in the x264 (and now also in x265) encoder. It is the best free AVC (HEVC) encoder when it comes to bitrate vs PQ tradeoff, hands down.

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