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How to Fix 'HandBrake Crashes During Batch Conversion/Encoding'

- I upgraded HandBrake to the latest version but it gets a random crash during batch conversion. Yesterday, I was processing a queue of 5 files, the first two files were encoded successfully and the third one crashed at the beginning. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Although HandBrake, the powerful and user-friendly free video transcoder for multi-platforms (Windows, Mac, Linux), always enjoys high reputation in the market, there are diverse HandBrake not working errors making us annoyed. And this article will focus on how to fix the problem HandBrake crashes during batch conversion for helping users get batch video encoding worked on Windows (10), macOS (Big Sur) without interruptions.

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Part 1. How to Get Rid of HandBrake Crashing Problem During Batch Conversion

Why does HandBrake keep crashing? There are two reasons.

Reason 1: HandBrake is very CPU intensive which may result in high CPU temperature. Therefore, if you are running another progresses on computer when batch encoding videos with HandBrake, it may come to a crash.

Fix: In that case, you can set HandBrake to use less CPU. Note: it will take much longer time for batch video encoding if using less CPU.

For Windows:

  • Keep HandBrake running and launch Task Manager by right clicking taskbar.
  • Find HandBrake.exe and right click it to access to Set Affinity option.
  • A Processor Affinity dialogue which shows how many CPU cores HandBrake uses appears. If only two CPUs, uncheck one. If more than two, uncheck one or more.
Limit HandBrake CPU Usage on PC
Limit HandBrake CPU Usage on PC

For Mac:

  • Launch HandBrake and add sources you want to batch convert.
  • Go to setting panel and select Video option.
  • Select Video Codec (H.264/x264) and move to the x264 advanced options section.
  • There is an Additional Options textbox. Input the command ":treads=1".
Limit HandBrake CPU Usage on Mac
Limit HandBrake CPU Usage on Mac

Reason 2: On the other hand, the HandBrake crash problem only happens during batch conversion using H.265 (x265) codec. If so, it is possible because of some non deterministic bugs in x265.

Fix: Try the latest x265 build which may have fixed the bugs to help you batch encode videos in a queue without crash.

Part 2. Best Solution to Fix HandBrake Crashing During Batch Conversion

As a matter of fact, the above mentioned solutions are not always effective in HandBrake crashes while encoding problem. A part of users complain that the next time HandBrake crashes again either getting less CPU usage settled or new x265 build installed. If you have been fed up with HandBrake, try an alternative.

WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe is the best HandBrake alternative that can make you batch convert videos without crash even though you are running multitasks on computer simultaneously. This powerful video converter software is an expert in converting/compressing SD/HD/4K/8K videos to mainstream video formats, MP4, AVI, WMV, FLV, 3GP etc, and fashionable devices, iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone, PS3/4, Xbox and more with crisp images and hi-fi audios.

In addition, it offers several editing tools for trimming/cropping/adding subtitle for videos and adjustable parameters (bit rate, resolution, aspect ratio etc.) enabling you to customize the output files as your desire. With this tool, you can keep far away from 'Handbrake crashes during batch conversion' problem.

In the following, let's take a look at the brief tutorial for batch encoding videos using this best HandBrake alternative.

Step 1. Import Video Files

Download and install WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe. If you are a Mac user, switch to WinX HD Video Converter for Mac. After installation, launch this HD video converter software and tap +Video button to select the videos you want to batch convert.

Step 2. Select Output Format

Once the videos are loaded, Output Profile dialogue appears. There are several categories, General Profiles, Device Profile, Web Video Profile, DVD Profile, HD Video and to Music. Pick one (for example MP4) and click OK.

Batch Catch Videos with HandBrake Alternative
Batch Catch Videos with HandBrake Alternative

Step 3. Start Batch Converting Videos

Tap Browse button to set destination folder and click RUN button to start batch video conversion with this best HandBrake alternative with no worries about crash problem.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

author - Donna Peng

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Donna Peng's fascination with multimedia began at an early age - shortly after she licked the physical disc and then she's been obsessed ever since. Her decade-long career at Digiarty after the graduation has seen her unmatched expertise in the field of DVD, digital video, software and anything related to home theatre. She is currently fascinated with photography.

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