HandBrake could not find VLC or your VLC is incompatible

By | 2012/04/03


HandBrake could not find VLC or your VLC is incompatible (Note: 32 bit vlc is not compatible with 64 bit HandBrake and vice-versa).

If you see this message, it is because VLC since version 2.0 no longer provides the libdvdcss that decodes DVDs for HandBrake.


For a fix, install a copy of libdvdcss from videolan.org, available at this link:

http://download.videolan.org/pub/videolan/libdvdcss/1.2.12/macosx/

-> libdvdcss.pkg  

Double click and install the libdvdcss.pkg, then restart HandBrake.

Done!

16 thoughts on “HandBrake could not find VLC or your VLC is incompatible

  1. Joe

    Yeeeeeeeeessss! Just as I was about to lose faith in my favorite app. Thanks man!

    Reply
  2. Vinny

    Thanks SO much. This was such an annoying prompt…and Handbrake now works as I intended it to.

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  4. Rich

    The link isn’t working:

    404 Not Found

    nginx/1.2.1

    Any ideas?

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  5. n.ada

    Thanks for your instructions and links. Unfortunately, after following the instructions, I’m now getting a new error message:

    “This version of HandBrake is 32 bit, VLC found but not 32 bit!”

    (I used to get the error reproduced above: “HandBrake could not find VLC or your VLC is incompatible (Note: 32 bit vlc is not compatible with 64 bit HandBrake and vice-versa).

    Anymore suggestions?

    Reply
  6. Bo

    This link doesn’t work anymore. It says 404 File not Found. Is there a alternative?

    Reply
  7. Bravo

    Thank you, just helped me rip Day of the Dead for a zombie movie night!

    Reply
  8. russell

    the plug in didn’t work for me. PPC G4 powerbook using 10.5.8 Leopard. Need VLC 32bit PPC

    Reply

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