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Tink
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scanning failing on all dvds

Post by Tink » Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:27 pm

Description of problem or question:
I am suddenly unable to scan any DVDs that I wish to encode. As usual I open Handbrake, select source and it gets to between 50% and 99% and then simply hangs there interminably. I am able to play the DVDs in question in VLC. Any and all help much appreciated. I am NOT tech savvy but can follow instructions :D



Steps to reproduce the problem (If Applicable):




HandBrake version (e.g., 1.0.0):1.2.2




Operating system and version (e.g., Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, macOS 10.13 High Sierra, Windows 10 Creators Update):Windows 10




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Woodstock
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Re: scanning failing on all dvds

Post by Woodstock » Sun Jul 28, 2019 2:30 pm

Since handbrake is not a disk ripper, have you tried using a ripper? MakeMKV and AnyDVD are popular on Windows, and are both much better at ripping disks than handbrake with an unsupported 3rd-party add-on.

Tink
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Re: scanning failing on all dvds

Post by Tink » Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:56 am

Thank you, i had been using handbrake seamlessly to load my collection of DVDs to my laptop. No idea why it suddenly stopped being able to do this but I will look at the two you suggest, thank you again!

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Re: scanning failing on all dvds

Post by Cape Ranger » Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:37 pm

I feel your pain. I'm having the same problem and will start a new thread with the log file so someone may be able to help.

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Re: scanning failing on all dvds

Post by Woodstock » Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:20 am

The "suddenly stops working" is the biggest reason the third-party library hasn't been supported for over a decade now.

Install an operating system update? Suddenly the link between the programs is "virus-like behavior", and disallowed... sometimes with a warning message, other times just a log entry.

Some disks use "not quite illegal" directory structures that the 3PL does nothing to figure out, and the navigation code in handbrake doesn't expect.

Even a dirty disk can cause an encode to only partially succeed, with no apparent error reported.

If you look through the change log on MakeMKV's download site, you will see many entries for "better results with poorly-authored disks" and similar.

Tink
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Re: scanning failing on all dvds

Post by Tink » Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:25 am

Thank you Woodstock and Cape Ranger. I had limited success with MakeMKV and then a few worked again on Handbrake but I've sort of given up under the frustration *insert very crazy face!*

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Re: scanning failing on all dvds

Post by mduell » Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:25 am

If MakeMKV isn't working, you may have a hardware problem.

Tink
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Re: scanning failing on all dvds

Post by Tink » Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:27 am

Eek I hope not, I think the universe is telling me to get outside and stop watching DVDs ;)

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