Handbrake crashing when scanning DVD?

Here is the solution to a DVD that will not burn. (Keep in mind I am only providing this information for users who legally own DVDs, not pirates).

1. Insert DVD into MAC and let it play.2. When the actual Movie (not commerials/menu/etc) starts playing, move your cursor to the top of the screen where the menu is (might need to press mouse) and choose Go->Title and look down the list to find the title that is checked. Keep that number fresh in your head.
3. Open up Handbrake and press cancel – Do NOT select a source
4. Select File->Open Source->Select your movie
5. Enter the Title number in the box that pops up
6. Now rip away….

How to get a movie off of a DVD?

I just was asked by a colleague how to do this so I thought it would make a great blog post:

Assuming you have the rights to the DVD to do this, otherwise this is illegal, here is how to do it:

Download and install handbrake: http://handbrake.fr/

Handbrake allows you to rip the dvd onto your computer so that you can burn the dvd, play the dvd,, put it on your ipad, etc. without the disk. It is just now simple movie file on your computer.

If you want to then put that dvd back onto a dvd disk to be played on a dvd player you will use a program called burn (http://burn-osx.sourceforge.net/Pages/English/home.html) to burn the dvd on a blank dvd.

You can do this with any dvd, even netflix and redbox movies, however, it is illegal unless you have the rights to the disk.