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[Fixed] - How to Get HandBrake Working on Windows 10/11

"When I started my computer, I got a message MBR Error 3. However the computer runs well. Is this a problem and what is MBR Error 3? Can anyone tell me how to repair it? How do I get HandBrake working on Windows 7 (If I get Windows 10 OS PC, will it be still not quite stable for HandBrake?)"

If you are a HandBrake user, sometimes you may have HandBrake not working on Windows 7/8/10 or other systems. Why won't Handbrake work and how to bring it back to normal? Let's fix Handbrake not working on Windows problems in this article.

Handbrake not work on Windows 7

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Why Does HandBrake not Work on Windows 7/10, How to Fix?

1. Sometimes HandBrake may require you running your Windows 7/10 PC as Administrator account rights to open correctly. If so, do as below:

  1. Right click your HandBrake Icon.
  2. Click "Properties".
  3. Click the "Compatibility" Tab.
  4. Check "Run this program as an Administrator".
  5. Press Apply/OK
  6. The HandBrake GUI should now run. Note this is not required for the CLI executable (Command Line Interface for batch scripting).
Run HandBrake as Administrator on Windows 10

2. Check if the .net framework is outdated, corrupted or wrong. Go to Windows official site and download the latest .NET framework for your Windows 7 and follow the steps:

  1. Restart your computer and install the Microsoft .NET framwork installer.
  2. Delete ther HandBrake configuration data and presets from your computer:
  3. Reinstall HandBrake and tray again.

3. Make sure you have installed the official Handbrake version on Windows 7/8/10 and not a broken third-party build. Try to update your Handbrake to the latest version:

  1. Restart your computer.
  2. Delete the current HandBrake configuration data and presets on your computer in the following path:
    /Users/Username/Library/Containers/fr.handbrake.HandBrake/Data/Library/Application Support/HandBrake/
    /Users/Username/Library/Application Support/HandBrake
  3. Then reinstall the latest version of HandBrake on your Windows 7/8/10.

4. DVD protections. If Handbrake won't work when converting a DVD, the DVD may be protected or otherwise encrypted. HandBrake is great DVD/Video converting software on Windows, Mac and Linux OS. But it requires libdvdcss to deal with CSS protected DVD. Go to the site to download the correct libdvdcss version and then check Handbrake is working on Windows 7/8/10 now. If you don't know how to install, check how to install libdvdsss on Windows here.

Even with libdvdcss installed, Handbrake won't work with DVDs protected by other advanced encryptions. When you rip commercial DVDs with Handbrake, you may encounter problems. If you are not quite confidence upon computer things to troubleshoot such HandBrake errors, try the HandBrake alternative for protected DVDs.

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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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