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How to Solve 'Handbrake Won't Rip Entire DVD'?

Handbrake only Rips about Half Movie DVD? Here is the quick fix...

If you are a Handbrake user, you have great chance to encounter this trouble like below:

"I'll select a 2:01:23 movie and trying to rip it with my Handbrake, and then when it's done, Handbrake only give me half the movie at like 1:12:47. And it will stop at the same point every time I try it with that specific movie. It's not all of them just some that I run into this problem."

"Handbrake won't rip entire DVD" error happens from time to time indeed. Maybe it's unable to scan or load your DVD sources, Handbrake crashes at the startup, or you just start ripping DVD, but Handbrake only rips first chapter. For that, how can you solve Handbrake not ripping the whole DVD?

Check the detailed Handbrake tutorial to rip full DVD without any error >>

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Why Handbrake only Rips Half of DVD, and How to Solve It?

Reportedly, if you have some DVDs that can not use Handbrake to get it 100% converted, then this DVD is mostly encrypted with DVD copy protections. To solve this Handbrake not finish the whole DVD converting trouble, you can give the Handbrake 64 bit a try. Cooperating with VLC media player 64 bit, you can work through with some of encrypted DVDs (make sure your have the full copy rights of them).

However, when you using Handbrake to rip protected DVDs on Mac OS, you will get an error message says: "This version of handbrake is 64 bit, VLC found but not 64 bit!" It is one of the biggest trouble for Handbrake Mac users. On one hand, though they followed the instructions as that message said, they would still get it from time to time. On the other hand, Handbrake Mac users need to get VLC 64 bit installed firstly, which is reported as buggy software sometimes.

Therefore, before managing to backup copy protected DVDs, you need to know how to defeat Handbrake 64 VLC error. Otherwise, you can also find a Handbrake alternative when handling with encrypted DVDs.

Top-notch Handbrake Alternative Enables You to Rip Any DVD Completely

WinX DVD Ripper Platinum (Mac version: WinX HD Video Converter for Mac) is highly recommended as a Handbrake alternative. It fully supports normal DVDs, CSS protected DVDs (possibly this is the reason causing Handbrake only rip half DVD), Sony ArccOS DVDs (Handbrake does not support Sony and Disney DVD natively), UOPs, APS, RCE, Disney X-project DRM and all region 1-6 DVDs.

Moreover, this DVD ripper is the unique DVD ripping program which supports and will be continuously updated to support decrypting DVDs with the latest copy protections. In addition to movie DVDs, it also supports workout DVDs, TV series DVDs, and more, even damaged.

Best Handbrake Alternative for Full DVD Rip
Best Handbrake Alternative for Full DVD Rip

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.

Related External Source:

HandBrake: HandBrake is a free and open-source transcoder for digital video files, originally developed in 2003 by Eric Petit (a.k.a. "titer" from his SVN repository username) to make ripping a film from a DVD to a data storage device easier...


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Brent Archer is an experienced editor who loves all things related to social. He has spent more than a decade writing instructional contents related to social media, streaming services and video related topics all over the internet for Digiarty. Outside the social, he is addicted to Google I/O, Apple WWDC and other tech news to keep him informed.

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