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Q: I have been using handbrake for a while, and it has worked fine for most DVD's I have ripped. But when I selected my DVD drive as the source for HandBrake I got an error (HandBrake quitted unexpectedly). So I used a third-party program to copy the disk to my desktop. I still got the error when I selected the Video_TS folder as my source. The displayed Crashed Thread was 7. I don't get it. Any solution for such HandBrake quitting problem? And I’m using MacBook Pro running Mac OS X Mountain Lion (10.8).

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Why Does HandBrake Quit Unexpectedly?

Generally, HandBrake (0.9.9) which is compatible with Mac OS X 10.6 / 10.7 / 10.8 works fine in decoding non-commercial DVDs, because they simply have no complicated DVD copy protection technologies embedded for anti-piracy purpose. However, some copy-protected DVDs are added with a bunch of redundant data in, for example, DVD with 99 titles, causing the failure in loading movie and finding the right title.

The toughest one is Disney X-project DRM which has been frequently applied in latest movie DVDs. So when you try using HandBrake to rip The Avengers, Argo, Transformers, The Dark Knight Rises, Skyfall, etc. on Mac OS, you may encounter the problem like HandBrake quitting unexpectedly.

In other cases occasionally, HandBrake does not really quit at 100% point of conversion, but isn't displaying the last step(s) it needs to finish before the conversion is completed.

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Solutions and Tips for HandBrake Quitting Problem:

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* Download 64 bit HandBrake on your Mac; make sure you have downloaded the right version, and 64bit VLC for 64bit HandBrake correspondingly;

* Do not use Autoscan function;

* Find the actual title that the movie is on, namely, the main title number, by using a DVD player software;

* Open HandBrake, select File, then Open Source, choose Title Specific Scan or input a single title (main one), not the whole DVD content.

* Go to a complete HandBrake Tutorial for Mac user for reference to see whether your problem is listed.

After that, you are supposed to solve general “HandBrake Quits Unexpectedly on OS X Mountain Lion” problem.

How to Avoid HandBrake Quitting Problem on Mac OS

If the HandBrake solutions above still did not work for you, why not find a HandBrake Alternative to completely Avoid HandBrake Quitting Problem on OS X Mountain Lion? HandBrake Alternative is the other way to completely get rid of any of the following HandBrake problems:

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