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Handbrake Not Finding Audio Tracks on DVD

I'd been running Handbrake 0.95 (and earlier versions) on OS X Snow Leopard (and earlier versions) for some time and it's been working great. However, recently my Mac gave up the ghost and I replaced ...
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Why Handbrake compressing a video from a DVD can become 300MB, 1GB, or 2GB when the original should be only 600MB?

Handbrake can convert a DVD clip which is about 30 minutes to a 300MB .mkv file. For experiment, I tried also 1GB file size and 2GB, and they both came out as 1GB or 2GB. But I estimate that the ...
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Open source tool to merge videos (VCD CD, DVD chapters) without losing too much data prior to encoding

Is there an opensource tool to merge videos alongside with encoding. Merge in a sense to merge vcd cd1 and vcd cd2. or to merge different chapters of dvd. can handbrake do this?
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Handbrake Crunches Out 4Kb File

I've been using Handbrake to convert some movies to something I can put on my iPad or Apple TV. By in large it's been working great but I've noticed some of the avi's I toss at it come out as only ...
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Is it illegal to use software video ripping software such as Handbreak, AnyDVD, etc?

Is it illegal for one use a ripping and decoding software to rip his or her own DVD collection? Does the Digital Millennium Copyright Act make it illegal? I was always under the impression that a ...
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What is the best / latest software to convert DVD recorder disc to YouTube?

I recorded some Wii gameplay to a DVD-R using a DVD recorder, and tried using Handbrake to convert it to YouTube compatible format. Basically, it needs resizing to 16:9, and selecting 00:03 to 3:10 ...
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How to see what command-line options handbrake sends to mencoder

I want to see what command-line options handbrake is sending to mencoder. I looked at the Activity Window and it shows a lot of stuff but not what I'm looking for. How can I find it?
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How to make the PC speaker beep from the Windows 7 command prompt?

I'm running some lengthy video encodes using the Handbrake command line interface. After all my encodes are done, I would like to have the PC speaker beep, as I usually turn my large external speakers ...
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Best way to convert episodic DVDs for Windows Media Center?

I'm archiving my DVD collection. My goal is to be able to play them back in Windows Media Center on Windows 7 Ultimate. For feature-length DVDs, I'm using AnyDVD and CloneDVD, which is working well. ...
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How to add subtitles with Handbrake

I'm trying to add subtitles to an AVI using handbrake. The subtitles are stored in an .srt file. The output file is MP4. After I run the conversion everything completes without error but when I watch ...
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Handbrake --stop-at parameter not working as intended

I run the following from command line: handbrakeCLI.exe -i SourceFile.mkv -o OutputFile.mkv --stop-at 120 According to the CLIGuide you can supply the --stop-at value as seconds (which is what I ...
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How to add all titles to queue in Handbrake on OS X

How do I easily add all titles to the queue in Handbrake on OS X and ideally automatically include the title number in the file name as well?
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Clipping in video converted by HandBrake

I own an iPad and an iPhone 4 and my Mac has a Dell UltraSharp 3008WFP 30-inch (2560x1600) display connected to it. I have a wealth of both 720p and 1080p ‘MKV’ videos of various television shows and ...
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how to rip several minutes of dvd with subtitles - using VLC

Title says it all...I want to rip several minutes of a DVD movie - with subtitles - using VLC (or Handbrake). How can I do this? OS is Windows 7.
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How do I fix Handbrake mp4s that produce Error -2041 when loaded in QuickTime?

After encoding a DVD video to MP4 using Handbrake 0.9.4(2009112300) using the High Profile preset, my video will not open in QuickTime. The video itself does not appear to be corrupt, I can play it ...
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Ripping DVDs to 700 MB video files

When downloading movies on torrent websites, usually they come as 700 MB video files and with the .avi extension. In one single DVD I have 4~6 movies and they play very nice (with good quality) in my ...
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How can I get WMC to play MKV files?

I'm trying to play a .mkv file (created with handbrake) in Windows Media Center. I'm running Win 7 x64 I've installed haali media splitter (file: MatroskaSplitter110109) I've installed ffdshow ...
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How to replicate the Handbrake and DVD43 combination on 64 bit Windows 7?

I recently upgraded my pc to windows 7. On my old 32bit machine I used to be able to run DVD43 in the background and use Handbrake to rip a DVD into iPhone format? DVD43 doesn't work on Windows 7 64 ...
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How to let Handbrake recognize a VIDEO_TS folder?

My Kung Fu Panda DVD movie has become scratched. It contains the following files: BUP files: - VIDEO_TS.BUP * - VTS_01_0.BUP * - VTS_02_0.BUP - VTS_03_0.BUP IFO files: - VIDEO_TS.IFO * - ...
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What video codec should I use?

Based on the answer to another question here (which I can't find now), I downloaded and started using Handbrake and I like it a lot so far. Works well on Windows, is lightweight, is pretty ...
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What is the best Handbrake preset for playing video files on Tivo Series 3

I have Mac2Tivo app running, and I can put video files on Tivo. Tivo supposedly supports avi and various other encoding, but half the time video's don't play. I'm pretty sure this has something to do ...
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Slow audio in Handbrake

I was trying to convert a H264 video down to iPod resolution in order to be able to watch on my Palm Pre. It turns out that while video converts just fine, the audio track seems to be dramatically ...
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How to soft code an MKV with subtitles?

I have an avi and corresponding .srt file for subtitles. I hate having two files for this movie, so what I want to do is convert this file to mkv as I heard it can hold subtitles. I have handbrake ...
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Repackage m4v file

I have some m4v files I made with Handbrake where the AC3 audio channel was the first one, and the stereo was the second. This causes problems with some things (like Quicktime) so I want to repackage ...
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Convert mkv/h264 video so it can be played on a “mid-range” Sony Ericsson phone. (using Ubuntu)

As a little experiment I thinking of converting some video/movies/tv-series into a format that could be playable on my K850, but to be a little bit more generic in this question let's say "mid range ...
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How to create video file from DVD

I want to take the DVD video slideshow that I got from my wedding photographer, and put the video on youtube (I have permission, I made sure to get the non-exclusive rights to use anything she created ...
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Tutorials for HandBrake? [closed]

Does anyone know of any good HandBrake tutorials? I'm new to video encoding in general and could use the help.
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What would cause a video encoded with HandBrake to become distorted (playing in slo-mo)?

I'm trying to encode a video using HandBrake, but every time I try it seems to make the video twice as long and half the speed. I've tried default options for different H.264 formats with the same ...
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Handbrake stackdump while converting video

Handbrake dumps its stack on me when I try to resize a video file. The original file size is 2.7GB and the Target Size is 700MB. No other settings of the video are being changed (left at default). ...
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Join two h.264 movie files, merging chapters?

I have two h.264 encoded .m4v files, generated with Handbrake 0.9.3. They used the same Handbrake preset. How can I merge the two files into one movie, and do I need to do anything special to preserve ...