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Handbrake crashing during encode - Fixed

Handbrake 1.0.0 has fixed many bugs in the lower versions. But it seems now that the job is not perfect remaining on Handbrake 1.0.0 craching issues. Many feedback unveiled that Handbrake 1.0.0 freezes and crashes when encoding:

"When ever I'm encoding a video the progress will get to a certain percentage then Handbrake 1.0.0 just closes, most of the logs I can find are incomplete because it didn't seem to finish making them when it crashed. Encode a complex visual and audio video with H.264 10-bit, profile: High 10 Level 5.2 RF -12 constant framerate same as source"

"Handbrake 1.0.1 closes itself several minutes into the encoding. This was fixed in the latest update, but it now seems to do it every time I try to start an encoding job. I have tried reinstalling Handbrake with no success"

"I'm running Windows 10 x86_64 - patched to date as of 09/01/2017 on an Intel i7 with 32gb of ram. I have experienced this problem handbrake crash encoding certain decrypted DVDswith the pre 1.0 nightly build, the current 1.0.1 build and the current nightly build. I have decrypted American Dad Season 10 DVD's with zero compression using DVDFab10. I attempted to encode these DVD's using the Apple 720 preset changing the tuning options to "animation". Starting the encode it will run between 10 - 60 seconds before crashing with "handbrake has stopped working" and crashing. "

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Tips You can try to Fix Handbrake Crash Encoding

Workaround 1: Try lower bitrate settings when this occurs. The test sample causes the crash reproducibly using 512 kbps, but finishes encoding when using 256 kbps.

Workaround 2: HandBrake is very CPU intensive which may result in high CPU temperature. If you use Handbrake to batch convert videos when running many other progresses, it will come to crash.

Workaround 3: The problem is deep in the guts of the encoder and is going to take someone who is knowledgeable about the encoder to fix it. For normal people, we suggest you to switch to Handbrake Alternative until a patch is released.

Best Handbrake Alternatives to avoid crash encoding

Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate can perfectly take place of Handbrake to help you convert video and copy DVD. As a video converter, it can convert virtually any video to MP4, MKV files like Handbrake but it outputs more formats like avi, wmv, m3u8, 3gp, 3D .mp4, 3D .mkv, 3D .avi, H.265/HEVC, etc. It also is a professional DVD Ripper that can convert DVD to MP4, DVD to MKV and convert DVD to HEVC, WMV, MOV, FLV or entire disc copy DVD to a folder and directly copy DVD to VOB files. Not just a video converter and a DVD ripper, Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate also can rip Blu-ray without the need of the third-party software. It can decrypt Blu-ray AACS, BD+, MKB v62 and then backup Blu-ray convert Blu-ray to digital files.

Since it is a commercial media transcoder, pricing $65, you can get the favor when you meet encoding trouble on its official FaceBook or e-mail. But if you want a totally free digital converter like Handbrake, you can try Pavtube Free Video DVD Covnerter Ultimate. This toolbox can convert any video to MKV, AVI, WMV, etc and convert DVD to these format. The only drawback is that it can't convert video to MP4 and copy DVD to MP4. If you want to convert video/DVD to MP4, you need to upgrade Pavtube Free Video DVD Converter Ultimate to Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate. Pavtube Video Covnerter Ultimate trial version is also free. But it will output video with Pavtube logo at the center of the video while Pavtube Free Video DVD Converter Ultimate don't have watermark.

What's more, in the recent version upgrade, with multi-threading technology and adaptive NVIDIA CUDA hardware acceleration technology, Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate can acheive real-time HEVC encoding and AVC encoding of up to 2160p videos on PCs geared with GPU-enabled graphic cards at up to 30x speed.

=>> Learn Handbrake 1.0.0 vs. Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate

Re-encode Video/BD/DVD with Handbrake Alternative Smoothly

Step 1: Add DVD/BD/Video

Run the Video Converter program, go to the menu bar, select "File" button to select the files you want to import. You can also directly drag the video files to the program for conversion. It supports batch conversion so you can import multiple files at a time.

load H.265

Step 2: Choose H.264 as output format

From the drop-down list of " Format" > "Common Video" or "HD Video", you can select H.264 Video(*.mp4) as the target format.

H.264 MP4


1. Click "Settings" on the onterface to open the setting window, you can set video and audio codec, size, bitrate, frame rate, channel, etc,

2. Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate and higher version supports HEVC and AVC encoding NVIDIA GPU acceleration, which gives the users up to 30x times encoding speed, on the condition that your computer is geared with a GPU-enabled graphics card. Click "Tools" at the top of menu and open the Options windows. Then navigate toAcceleration to enable GPU Encode Acceleration.

NVIDIA CUDA Acceleration

Step 3: Start to encode videos smoothly

When all the settings are done, click the Convert button to start encoding video files to the format you want. Once the conversion ends, please open the output folder to locate the videos.

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