The newly releases VLC 2.0 is awesome with some new features. However, if you try to rip DVD with Handbrake after installing VLC 2.0 on Mac, you may come across some problems in converting your DVD movies. Here is the way to fix the problem.
When you are using Handbrake and VLC 2.0 to rip a DVD, Handbrake may show you this error:
Why this occurs? Well, that’s because Handbrake can’t rip DVDs on its own; you need to install VLC to get the DVD decrypting libraries so as to read encrypted DVDs. However, VLC 2.0 changes its code libraries to decrypt DVDs and Handbrake cannot use VLC’s libdvdcss for DVD decryption. So it tells you that you don’t have the right version of VLC Media Player installed as the above picture shows.
Fortunately, there are some ways to fix this issue. One way is that you uninstall VLC 2.0 and download the older copy of VLC Media Player, which works well with Handbrake to rip encrypted DVD movies. Another suggested way, actually a much better one, is to download the missing code library from VLC.
At http://download.videolan.org/libdvdcss/last/macosx/, you can download the copy of the DVD decryption engine: the libdvdcss.2.dylib file. Generally, the installer will install it in /usr/lib/ on your Mac. Once that files is in the right place, Handbrake can see it and use it to rip protected DVDs.
You can double check to see whether the libdvdcss.2.dylib file is installed properly by opening Applications/Utilities/Terminal and paste file /usr/lib/libdvdcss.2.dylib in line. If you see the following codes, then it is installed OK.
/usr/lib/libdvdcss.2.dylib: Mach-O universal binary with 2 architectures
/usr/lib/libdvdcss.2.dylib (for architecture i386): Mach-O dynamically linked shared library i386
/usr/lib/libdvdcss.2.dylib (for architecture x86_64): Mach-O 64-bit dynamically linked shared library x86_64
Handbrake alternative to rip protected DVD
Yeah, Handbrake can convert protected DVD movies with the help of VLC Media Player. However, the output video formats are limited and you are not allowed to edit or preview your DVD video. To rip DVD to MP4, MOV, MKV, FLV, AVI, WMV, ASF, etc. with smart video editing features, you can turn to the best Handbrake alternative – Aimersoft Video Converter Ultimate for Mac.
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