Handbrake Not Ripping Entire DVD Movie

Diana Joan

Sep 13, 2018 03:13 am / Posted by Diana Joan

Handbrake Not Ripping Full DVD Movie

For DVD collectors who try to rip DVD with Handbrake, you may often find that Handbrake not ripping whole DVD movie just as the conditions listed below:

"I'm using the latest version of handbrake to encode an MKV from a DVD to MP4 and at any point during the encode it will just jump to 'completed' leaving a half complete output file that will not run."

"I have been having a lot of fun ripping movies from my DVDs. I use Handbrake and it has been easy as pie. However, I find that some movies are not being ripped to completion. When I open Handbrake and have it open the DVD folder, I never change the Title section as it usually chooses the movie in its entirety. It usually rips the whole movie, but I noticed with some DVDs it does not."

Why Handbrake not rip full DVD movies?

It is well known that Handbrake doesn't support to decrypt DVD with copy protection. Therefore, you may experience many errors such as not finding or selecting wrong title, no valid source found error, etc when ripping commercial DVD with Handbrake. Following are other factors that may cause Handbrake half ripping DVD:

1. Handbrake stops encoding after few seconds due to overloaded CPU

Sometimes Handbrake only rips a few seconds and stop encoding due to heavy stress on CPU. If there are still many programs are running when you use Handbrake to encode video from DVD, Handbrake can easily get scratched.

2. When HandBrake doesn't convert whole movie, there is a little silent killer that many users may ignore: subtitles. You can try to turn off subtitle options on Handbrake or rip the subtitles uisng "Subtitle edit" option, name the .srt file to the name of the movie and put the subtitle file and movie in the same folder.

3. Check if the DVD is Corrupt or Damaged

If Handbrake won't rip full movie DVD and stops encoding at the same place, consider if the DVD disc, or IFO file is corrupt or damaged. 

Top Handbrake alternative to rip whole DVD movies

If Handbrake not ripping full DVD movie is caused due to the copy protection used on DVD disc, then the best solution is to find a best Handbrake alternative to rip DVD completely. Here, we highly recommend Pavtube ByteCopy to you. The program can powerfully bypass all DVD copy protection including Region code, RCE, key2Audio, UOP, CSS, Macrovision, FluxDVD, Protect, ARccOS, AACS, BD+, ROM Mark, BD-Live, etc. Besides that, it also keeps constant upgrade with perfect support for the copy protection used on the recently released DVD movies.

When the copy protection is removed, you can then freely rip the non-protected DVD movies to any of your desired digital file formats or specific devices such as iphone, Android Phone/Tabelt or game consoles, etc specially optimized file formats with the optimal playback performance. What's more, the program also provides several solution for you to backup DVD movies, you can make a 1:1 full disc copy with original file structure, a main movie copy without unwanted subtitle languages and audio tracks and also a lossless multi-track MKV copy with all your wanted subtitle languages and audio tracks.

For Mac users, you can switch to download the Mac version - Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac to perform the DVD Ripping process on macOS High Sierra, Mac Sierra, Mac OS X El Capitan, Mac OS X Yosemite, etc.

How to Fix Handbrake Not Ripping Full DVD Movie with Best Handbrake Alternative?

Step 1: Load DVD movie.

Download, install and run this DVD ripper. You can load DVD by clicking "File" > "Load from disc". Or load DVD Folder by clicking "File" > "Load from folder" or load DVD IFO/ISO image by clicking "File" > "Load IFO/ISO".

Import DVD Movie

Step 2: Different ways to backup DVD movies.

On the top tool bar of the main interface, use the merge option to make an entire disc copy of original DVD structure without changing anything.

Main DVD movie copy

From "Format" bar drop-down list, select "Copy" > "Direct" Copy, you can then copy the selected movie file in its original format without quality loss. When directly copy a DVD video, you will get .vob as output.

Main DVD movie copy

Lossless multi-track MKV copy

To preserve all your wanted audio tracks and subtitles streams in the source movie, you can use the program to rip DVD to " Lossless/encoded multi-track MKV(*.mkv)" under "Multi-track Video" category.

Lossless multi-track MKV copy

Rip DVD to devices compatible formats

Here, select the output digital file format according to which devices you plan to play DVD movies with bad sectors on various portable devices. Here, we choose one of the best compatible digital file formats "H.264 HD Video(*mp4)" under "HD Video" main category.

Rip DVD to devices compatible formats

Step 3: Start DVD backup/ripping process.

After all setting is completed, hit the "Convert" button at the right bottom of the main interface to begin DVD movie copying or ripping process.

When the conversion is finished, click "Open Output Folder" icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files. Then you will produce a digital file for either safe backup or convenient device playing.

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