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READ ME / POST HERE if a specific DVD/Movie won't rip

Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2007 11:17 pm
by baggss
I'd like to use this thread as a repository for a list of movies that HandBrake has known issues with:

PLEASE PROVIDE DETAILS: What version of HB, settings, work arounds tried.

Also understand that this list is somewhat historical; it would be very helpful if anyone could cross off any titles from this list by trying them with HandBrake's latest code. Similarly, confirmation of issues with any titles mentioned in this thread since January 9, 2008, would be useful to update this list.

-4D Man
-40 Year Old Virgin
-All The Kings Men
-An American Haunting
-Art School Confidential
-Becoming Jane
-Blades of Glory
-BEE Movie
-Casino Royal (ARccOS & RipGuard)
-Chicken Little
-Chocolate (No zero cells but I have been unable to rip it with anything)
-Cinderella 3
-Curse of the Golden Flower
-Deja Ve
-Dr Zhivago Disc 2 (ARccOS - Can be ripped with HB 0.7.1)
-Employee of the Month (ARccOS & RipGuard)
-Friends With Money
-Fun With [Censored] and Jane
-Futurama: "The Beast With A Billion Backs"
-Gridiron Gang
-Grumpier Old Men
-Hair Spray (awaiting confirmation)
-Happily N'ever After
-Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
-Hostel (ARccOS & RipGuard)
-Ice Age 2
-Lords of Dog Town
-Marie Antoinette
-Monster House
-Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont.
-Mulan (Special Addition)
-Open Season
-Over the Hedge
-Pink Panther
-Pirates of the Caribbean 2
-Pursuit of Happiness
-Ratatouille (Rips with HB 0.9.2)
-Rocky Balboa (ARccOS & RipGuard)
-Running With Scissors
-Saw III
-Shoot 'Em Up
-Star Wars: Clone Wars
-Stomp the Yard
-Stranger than Fiction (ARccOS & RipGuard)
-Talladega Nights (ARccOS & RipGuard)
-The Cave
-The Condemned
-The Davinci Code (ARccOS & RipGuard)
-The Descent
-The Devil Wears Prada (ARccOS & RipGuard)
-The Eye
-The Grudge 2
-The Holiday
-The Incredible Lightness of Being (Disc 2)
-The Langoliers
-The Last Mimzy
-The Prestige
-The Royal Tennenbaums
-The Sound of Music (40th Anv Edition).
-The U.S. -Vs. John Lennon
-They Might Be Giants
-Things To Do In Denver When You're Dead
-Tomb Raider (Rips with HB 0.9.1)
-Underworld Evolutions
-Vantage Point
-Wallace & Gromit Curse of the Were-Rabbit

-Pearl Jam - Immagine in Cornice
-Rage Against The Machine - The Battle of Mexico City

TV Shows
-The Tick vs. Season One
-Friends Season 1, Disk 1, Episode 1
-Cowboy Bebop Remix Discs 4, 5 and 6, possibly Discs 1-3.
-The Simpsons Season 10 Discs 2 & 4.
-Earth 2 (Pilot Episode)
-My So Called Life (Disc 1)
-Ren & Stimpy Season 1 & 2, Disc 1
-Weeds (Season 3)

-Battlestar Galactica (New Series), unsure what season:
5.The Farm
9.Flight of the Phoenix

Post them as you find them.

Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2007 11:33 pm
by Mercury Glitch
you can rip Saw 3 and probably any other titles up there that "require" the next release of MTR.

Here's how

1) get fairmount, it's free and part of the dvdremaster package.
2) insert DVD
3) open fairmount
4) run fairmounted disk through DTOX, removing zero cells.
5) run the output through MF/HB.


you don't even need MTR, I know this works for Saw 3 as it's how I ripped my copy of it.

Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2007 2:57 am
by umdterrapins
Fun With [Censored] and Jane

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 3:47 pm
by hawkman
Cars will rip fine with MF (at least, the region 2 version will) despite making MTR choke.

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 4:51 pm
by leon

I use DTOX (DVD2OneX), too, but it's important to point out that it costs 40 Euro for the version that can skip Zero Cells on content that is longer than 2 hrs. Important, I say, since everything else in my stack, so far, has been completely uncrippled shareware or freeware.

Posted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 7:12 pm
by Kurtz
Ive found that MTR will rip Talladega Nights if you use Title only extraction. you just have to join the audio and video together and convert. Not perfect and very time consuming but a kind of work around.

Posted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 8:58 pm
by baggss
TD Nights ripped just fine using the MTR/DTOX method.

I removed "Snakes on a Plane". I ripped it last night with MF just fine.

Posted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 10:39 pm
by divinevelocity
what's zero cell? i searched the forum only to come up with nada.

Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2007 7:57 pm
by deckeda
I will butcher this answer but still hopefully give you the gist of it. Some commercial DVDs are made with empty cells --- cells with nothing in them.

DVD players are smart enough (dumb enough, probably more like it) to ignore or otherwise pass over them, but rippers are not, because rippers aren't playing the video stream but instead attempting to extract each piece of the puzzle.

An empty cell (or zero cell) either confuses the ripper or else slows it way down, and creates a problem later when trying to play it back.

It's a copy-protection tool, in case that isn't obvious.

Some rippers can see empty cells but must be told to ignore them. The most common one for this is DVD2OneX (for Macs, I guess Windows users have their own).

I've also seen (I think) the ability to uncheck empty cells in MacTheRipper but never hear of anyone using it for that. I guess I'm mistaken about MTR's ability there.

Where it gets "interesting" is when an almost-empty cell might still be "empty enough." Most empty cells are in fact 0kb in size; I've read that some are 2-3kb. That said, many DVDs have a few very small cells of about 2-4kb that are not culprits and should still be included in a rip. YMMV, etc.

Somebody please correct me on any of this, a topic I barely know anything about!

what about for PC?

Posted: Sat Feb 24, 2007 2:19 am
by myronaiii
Does anyone know a work around this using any program and then HB for windows?

Posted: Sat Feb 24, 2007 5:16 am
by myronaiii
The Prestige

Posted: Sat Feb 24, 2007 5:41 am
by baggss
myronaiii wrote:The Prestige

No, sorry I don't know of any Windows work abounds. I would recommend browsing this forum at iLounge.

Posted: Sun Feb 25, 2007 7:57 am
by baggss
Can anyone confirm Superman Returns?

Posted: Sun Feb 25, 2007 10:15 am
by rent

Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 1:16 pm
by kevinbal
baggss wrote:Can anyone confirm Superman Returns?
Baggs, I had no issues encoding Superman Returns with mediafork. I own the dvd, so I'm not sure about ripping it.

Star Trek Enterprise

Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 6:05 pm
by myronaiii
I wasn't able to get Star Trek Enterprise to work with HandBrake on the PC

Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 10:22 pm
by jose_e_cuervo
Another movie with this problem: The Tick vs. Season One

Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 10:30 pm
by baggss
jose_e_cuervo wrote:Another movie with this problem: The Tick vs. Season One
IS that the name of the Movie?

Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 11:58 pm
by jbrjake
baggss wrote:
jose_e_cuervo wrote:Another movie with this problem: The Tick vs. Season One
IS that the name of the Movie?
Yes =)

(Ben Edlund is a god.)

Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2007 12:34 am
by baggss
Ah...the TIC TV show.....

Re: Star Trek Enterprise

Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2007 12:36 am
by baggss
myronaiii wrote:I wasn't able to get Star Trek Enterprise to work with HandBrake on the PC
Can anyone else confirm this one?

Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2007 9:47 pm
by golias
The new 5.1 "Cowboy Bebop Remix" disks, beginning with disk 4 and possibly including later pressings of 1-3.

(This was the disk which provoked my purchase... er... I mean "donation to the beta project in exchange for" Mac the Ripper 3.0)

Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2007 9:50 pm
by golias
baggss wrote:Ah...the TIC TV show.....
Actually, it's season 1 (minus an episode) of the Tick animated series.

There was also a prime-time live-action version of "The Tick", which is also on DVD, and does not have bad sectors.

Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 2:41 pm
by benornoel
I think I'm having the same problem with the LOST Season 1 Disc 1 DVD. I've tried following Mercury's description on what to do. Unfortunately whenever I use the load Image/Folder option, I get the error "No valid title found." I've tried with disks, folders, after using DVD2onex2, MacTheRipper, FairMount....the whole gamut.

Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 3:10 pm
by jbrjake
benornoel wrote:I think I'm having the same problem with the LOST Season 1 Disc 1 DVD.
Whatever problem you're having, it's not this.

I happened to have this disc right beside me, so I just tested it out. Scanning takes awhile but it loads fine, right from the DVD...