Solve Handbrake Stucking at 100% When Converting Video or DVD

Diana Joan

Dec 09, 2016 03:14 am / Posted by Diana Joan

When people use Handbrake to convert video or rip DVD, they often encouter video stucking at 100% conversion just as the following condition:

"For a while now I haven't been able to encode videos with HandBrake 0.99.5530 (and older versions) on my PC with Windows 7 64-bit because the encoding never gets past 00.00%. I've tried many different videos and formats. I've upgraded versions and reinstalled HandBrake but it still isn't working. I know the videos are ok because they encoded on my Mac and a friend's PC perfectly. This computer has encoded perfectly before in HandBrake."

"I have been using Handbrake for years and absolutely love this product, especially with RF encoding. However I have run across ~20 DVDs that Handbrake will not encode properly. On all these discs it gets to the very end of encoding, 100.00% and just sits there. I can see the M4V file getting bigger and will continue to grow until I force quit out of handbrake. I have tried multiple settings, and nothing seems to work. Is there an alternative to Handbrake that has similar options and does good encoding? Has anyone else run into this error and maybe have some insight to a fix? Thanks!"

Handbrake stuck at 100% percent

Why Handbrake Stuck at 100% and how to fix it?

Generally, Handbrake isn't stuck. It's still working on the conversion. Those comfortable in Terminal can use "top -o cpu" to see that HandBrake is probably the top item, and still using a large portion of your processor(s) speed.

Therefore, don't force quite out of Handbrake. Canceling the conversion at this point is virtually guaranteed to result in a broken file. It's possible to get lucky, but if you've spent hours converting so far, why risk throwing it all away? Give Handbrake time, and it will always finish the conversion.

From some user's own experience and what he have seen reported in the forums, the pause is usually associated with particular discs, and that lower-end machines are more likely to be delayed at the end like this(Testing shows that PowerBook G4 1Ghz with 1GB of memory was delayed often, but my PowerMac dual 2Ghz with 2GB of memory rarely is). In addition, when you use Handbrake to convert video or rip DVD, the computers usually consume a lot of power, especially if you use a CRT monitor (those big bulky ones that weigh a ton!). So, turn off the monitor if you don't have to look at the screen that frequently. Only leave the monitor on while you are using the machine. If you can, get LCDs - they cost a little more, but the savings on power will be enough to make up for that little extra expense or go for a laptop.

For those pople who have switched to a faster computer and found Handbrake paused at the end of a conversion, and "top -o cpu" didn't list HandBrake at the top. In this case, all you needed to do was to access the disk where the converted movie was stored, and the process completed. This has happened maybe twice out of hundreds of conversions.

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Best alternative tool to Fix Handbrake stucking at 100%

If you don't own a fast computer machine or you can not sure that Handbrake will take several seconds for DVD scanning and hours to finish the encode, even take minutes to process the final step, you can have a try at Handbrake alternative such as Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate (best video converter review), the program take full advantage of NVIDIA CUDA technolgy and AMD Accelerated Parallel Processing (APP) to largely accelerated video encoding speed. The GPU acceleration saves user time when transcoding/converting/ripping video files from one format to another by using H.264 codec. In addition, more CPU resources are spared for other applications so that your computer will run much smoother and faster than ever before.

The program can comprehensively decode all digital media formats with the resolution of 4K/2K/HD/SD and also rip commercial Blu-ray and DVD disc to any of your unwanted digital file formats or popular and hot device and program preset profile formats. In addition, you can use program's built-in profile settings to get better quality video/audio by flexibly adjusting the output video codec, bit rate, frame rate, resolution and audio codec, bit rate, sample rate and channels, etc. Do some simple editing on the video by trimming video length, cropping video file size, adding watermark, applying special rendering effect, adding external subtiltes, etc. Or selecting desired subtitles or audio tracks from original DVD movies.

For Mac version, please turn to download Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac which has perfect compatibilit with the new Mac OS X El Capitan or macOS Sierra.

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