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[Solved] How to Fix HandBrake Ripping New DVDs Less Than 30 Seconds Error

HandBrake only rips new DVDs less than 30 seconds? How to get DVD completely ripped? Check answers here!


HandBrake wins its reputation as one of the best free DVD rippers boasting its abundant features on transcoding, user-friendly operation as well as wide compatibility with different platforms, Windows, Mac and Linux. It is indeed the preferred choice if someone would like to convert a DVD to MP4 or MKV for free. It also provides several devices presets including iPhone, iPad, iPod, Apple TV, Android and Windows Phone 8. Adjustable parameters and subtitles can be customized to deliver a better output.

Although this open-source DVD ripping software is good at ripping unprotected DVDs, but cannot handle copy-protected DVD unless installing VLC libdvdcss. And, some users are experiencing this error: HandBrake can only rip new-released DVDs less than 30 seconds. How to solve this problem to get new DVD ripped completely? Follow us!

How to rip any DVD completely with full video/movie content? WinX DVD Ripper Platinum, a replacement better than HandBrake is a good try.


Fully convert any DVD, like home-made DVDs, copy-protected commercial DVDs, latest DVD movies, workout DVD to MP4, AVI, WMV, MOV, FLV etc, while keeping high quality for editing, or playing on PC, Mac, devices.

How to Fix 'HandBrake Rips New DVD Less Than 30 Seconds' Error

We get several latest Lionsgate DVDs and try to convert it using HandBrake. It's quite OK to transcode the main title at the start, but HandBrake stops working 30 seconds later. Obviously, we have an incomplete resulting file. Why does this error happen? It is seemingly that the format of new DVDs makes some changes while HandBrake hasn't updated to tackle this kind of new DVD format yet. To solve 'HandBrake can only rip new DVD less than 30 seconds', the most effective way is to seek out a HandBrake alternative which can work for new DVDs.

WinX DVD Ripper Platinum is a highly acclaimed DVD ripper with continuous upgrade to support diverse DVDs, not only general discs, but strictly encrypted DVD (movies) distributed by Disney, Paramount, Sony etc, and even new DVDs with new format or protection schemes. Compared with HandBrake, it provides more output formats/codecs, MP4 (H.265/H.264), AVI, WMV, MOV, FLV, 3GP and more devices profiles, including newly released smartphones/tablets, for example iPhone 7/7 Plus. With the help of Super Encode Engine, Hyper-threading Tech and Multi-core Support, this WinX DVD ripping software delivers an extremely fast speed to rip a DVD, costing roughly 20 minutes to rip an hour and a half movie.

How to Rip New DVD Completely with WinX DVD Ripper Platinum

WinX DVD Ripper Platinum comes with Windows and Mac version. Download and install compatible version on your computer. Windows 10/macOS Sierra and lower are supported.

Fix HandBrake Rips New DVD Less Than 30 Seconds

Step 1. Insert the new DVD into DVD-ROM and then launch WinX DVD Ripper Platinum. Hit DVD Disc button on navigation bar and a dialogue box pops up for you to choose the source DVD. Then, click OK. Also, ISO image and VIDEO_TS folder can be taken as source.

Step 2. A list of all titles of the DVD will be loaded soon and main title will be automatically checked. Meanwhile, Output Profile window appears. You can select desired format/device from given categories, for example MP4 format encoded with H.264+AAC from General Profiles.

Step 3. Browse to set destination folder and then hit RUN button to start ripping the DVD.

Tip: It is highly suggested to tick Safe Mode to prevent DVD ripping process from stopping unexpectedly or other problems.

Disclaimer: Digiarty Software does not advocate ripping copy-protected DVDs for any commercial purpose and suggests referring to the DVD copyright laws in your countries before doing so.

Best HandBrake Alternative to Rip DVDs Without Errors - WinX DVD Ripper Platinum

Rip any general/encrypted DVDs to MP4, AVI, WMV, MOV, MPEG, FLV, iPhone 7/6/6 Plus, iPad Air 2/mini 3, Samsung Galaxy, Google Nexus, HTC One, Sony Xperia, Windows Phone (10/8), Surface Pro, Xbox, PS3/4 etc, and extract soundtracks/music (MP3, WAV, AAC, AC3, FLAC, iPhone Ringtone and more) from DVDs with possible highest quality.

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