When using Handbrake to encode video or rip DVD, people often encounter “No valid source found error” problems just as the conditions listed below:
“HandBrake works great for 99% of my video encoding needs. I’m using HB to convert 720 and 1080 .mkv video files that I have pulled off the net into iTunes format. Usually it works as intended. Maybe 1/20 movies it brings up a an error “No Valid Source Found.”
“Single layer DVD will play in PC and Mac. However, after moving it to Mac, Handbrake cannot import it into iTunes. The error message is “No valid source found” which is the same as if I try to use Handbrake with the original DVD. I have used this method for other disks with copy protection.”
Reasons for Handbrake no valid source found error
There may be many reasons for Handbrake no valid source found error: the input source file may be not supported by Handrake, your DVD source may be copy protected that can not be removed by Handbrake without the help of VLC libdvdcss library.
How to fix Handbrake no valid source found errror?
1. Make sure that you have intalled VLC (properly) which includes libdvdcss by nature
2. Make sure the bit number of VLC is corresponding to that of HandBrake. That means, 32 bit VLC for 32 bit HandBrake, and 64 bit VLC player for 64 bit Handbrake.
3. Make sure to download the latest version of Handbrake 1.0.7
4. Check whether your source file is in MKV format, if yes, you must remux it (with mkvmerge GUI). FYI, MKV problem appears from time to time. So you may also find software to avoid and solve such HandBrake Error.
5. Check whether it is the reason of file permissions. Try “get info” -> Add yourself under “sharing & permissions”. This may help HandBrake reading the source.
Find Handbrake alternative to solve no valid source found error
If above listed solutions still can’t fix Handbrake no valid source found error, we highly recommend you to download a Handbrake alternative – Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate. The program can powerfully and automatically bypass all DVD copy protection including Region code, RCE, key2Audio, UOP, CSS, Macrovision, FluxDVD, Protect, ARccOS, AACS, BD+, ROM Mark, BD-Live, etc in the background with the built-in disc decrypter. You can then freely rip the non protected DVD to various popular HD and SD file formats such as H.264 HD MP4, H.264 HD MOV, H.265 HD, MPEG-4 HD MP4, MPEG-2 HD, MPEG-TS HD, MKV HD, WMV HD, Divx HD, AVI HD, BDAV HD, etc or AVI, WMV, MP4, MOV, MKV, FLV, 3GP, 3G2, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, Divx, Xvid, etc. Besides that, you can also hot devices such as iPhone, iPad, Android phone, tablet, Windows phone or tablet preset profile formats.
Like Handbrake, the program also offers some advanced profile settings options for you to get better output video and audio quality. You can flexibly adjust output video video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc as you like.
Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate is available for Windows 10/8.1/8/7, it is also accompanied by an up-to-date Mac version – Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac for macOS Sierra, macOS High Sierra, Mac OS X El Capitan, Mac OS X Yosemite, etc. The program is 100% clean, there is no spyware, no malware, no adware and no virus. In addition, the program is very stable during the conversion process, there is no sudden crashes.
How to Fix Handbrake No Valid Source Found Error with Handbrake Alternative?
Step 1: Load source video into the program.
Download the free trial version of the program. Launch it on your computer. Click “File” menu and select “Add Video/Audio” or click the “Add Video” button on the top tool bar to import source video files into the program. To load DVD, click “File” > “Load from disc”, you can also load DVD Folder by clicking “File” > “Load from folder” or load DVD IFO/ISO image by clicking “File” > “Load IFO/ISO”.
Step 2: Define the output format.
Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, select one of your desired file formats such as “H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)” under “HD Video” main category. You can also choose other formats according to your own needs.
Step 3: Adjust output profile settings.
Click “Settings” on the main interface to open “Profile Settings” window, here, you can flexibly adjust the output profile parameters including video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc as you like to get better output video and audio quality.
Step 4: Begin the conversion process.
After all setting is completed, hit the “Convert” button at the right bottom of the main interface to begin the conversion process from DVD or video to digital format conversion process.
When the conversion is finished, click “Open Output Folder” icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files. Then you can easily fix Handbrake no valid source found errors.