Handbrake + libdvdcss-2.dll

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Handbrake + libdvdcss-2.dll

Post by gren99 »

i'm not so much looking for support but am posting my own personal resolution of a problem i encountered in the hopes that if someone else runs into this problem, they might find their way here and be able to resolve it as well.

i recently installed the release version of handbrake 0.10 (this applies strictly to windows; i'm pretty certain it's different for OSX and *nix installs -- oh, and i'm using win7 64 bit, btw) and decided to decrypt/encode one of my DVDs today. i usually have handbrake handle all of this, having downloaded the libdvdcss.dll file (64bit version; from here), renamed it from 'libdvdcss-2.dll' to 'libdvdcss.dll' (because pretty much every site that had instructions on the matter said to do this and i can confirm that it worked like a charm in the versions up to 0.9.9) and pasted into the root of my handbrake install folder (usually "C:\Program Files\Handbrake\".)

what followed was about 2 hours of frustration due to the decrypting just plain not working. the activity log straight up stated that no decryption was possible and thus i spent a lot of time googling, experimenting and just generally not getting anywhere. i was on the verge of rolling back to 0.9.9, when on a whim i decided to paste the non-renamed libdvdcss-2.dll into my handbrake install folder and wouldn't you know it -- that fixed the problem!

perhaps i missed this change in a changelog somewhere - and if i did, feel free to delete this post as the admins see fit, but i figured it's worth documenting in case someone else runs into this.

TL;DR version:

if you use libdvdcss.dll to decrypt DVDs with handbrake in Windows and the decryption part isn't working after installing handbrake 0.10, re-download libdvdcss-2.dll (64bit version linked) and DO NOT RENAME THE FILE, no matter what the guides you googled say. Do, however, drop it into the handbrake install directory, same as always.
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Re: Handbrake + libdvdcss-2.dll

Post by lilnatemc »

:shock: :shock: :shock: dude, holy [Censored]....I just did that, while also just leaving my old version in my directory and it worked. You sir are a genius. Seriously ive been looking up ways to describe what was wrong with my output videos for a couple hours. Thanks for droppping by and solving all my issues so quickly. :shock:
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Re: Handbrake + libdvdcss-2.dll

Post by brika42 »

THANK YOU! I've spent the last hour trying to figure this out as well after updating Handbrake, you just unblocked my problem.
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Re: Handbrake + libdvdcss-2.dll

Post by Handbrake_JW »

Thank you for posting that. You have saved me from certain madness. I also installed the latest update and was no longer able to scan the discs. This is a great product and really nice to use. I thought that I had lost its functionality...
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Re: Handbrake + libdvdcss-2.dll

Post by kfanderson99 »

I did rolled back and registered just to post that 0.10 doesn't seem to work. Thanks for finding the solution!


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Re: Handbrake + libdvdcss-2.dll

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