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My MKV stops conversion halfway through

I'm trying to convert an MKV file to mp4 using Handbrake, but for some reason it tells me it's finished converting 40 minutes through. The completed 40 minutes are excellent quality, but I'm at a complete loss as to why it's stopping so early. The file isn't DRMed to the best of my knowledge. What might be going wrong? How can I get Handbrake to finish converting my video? And if Handbrake can't, what other app for Mac handles MKV conversion without horrible quality loss (like VisualHub or QuickTime do)?
posted by Rory Marinich on May 25, 2012 - 12 answers

Good program/script/anything to organize movie downloads on OS X Mac?

Looking for suggestions for how to automate the process of tagging/renaming downloaded movie files on a Macbook so that they're not long strings of technical nonsense. [more inside]
posted by Patbon on Dec 18, 2010 - 2 answers


Anybody know a way of playing two movie files simultaneously, in sync? [more inside]
posted by Silky Slim on May 26, 2010 - 13 answers

Embedding Movies in Keynote

This seems like Keynote 101, but I'm technically challenged. My computer recently crashed, so I'm using a backup to give a Keynote presentation. I've noticed some of the quicktime movies that were part of the presentation don't show when I run the Keynote on the new computer (even though there's a placeholder image). I'm guessing the new computer doesn't have the movie to link to; so the question is how to get the movie "embedded" as part of the Keynote file, so I could show the whole thing, self-contained, on any Mac? I'm sure I should have been doing this from the get-go, but trying to play catch-up. I also feel the photos I'm importing are more high-res than they need to be, or larger. Does anyone know the specs for a photo to show up nice and crisp vis projector, without wasting extra firepower?
posted by dearleader on Feb 26, 2009 - 1 answer

Help me offload my movies offshore to DVDs

Hi everyone. I have a some of movie files that I'd like to transder to DVD. However... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 13, 2009 - 4 answers

Make my home movies look less like bad kung fu

Why is iDVD ruining the audio of my home movies? [more inside]
posted by escabeche on Feb 8, 2009 - 2 answers

Where do I find the greatest HD sample ever?

Where can I find the most impressive HD sample movies on the web? [more inside]
posted by genial on Oct 9, 2007 - 7 answers

Homemade DVD server- Whats the best/easiest/cheapest way?

Homemade DVD server- Whats the best/easiest/cheapest way? [more inside]
posted by weiler63 on Jul 12, 2007 - 17 answers

Finding movie times, as cool as Apple's Sherlock used to be.

I need a Mac app that will let me search for movies and showtimes like Sherlock used to. [more inside]
posted by Wild_Eep on Jun 7, 2007 - 11 answers

What's the best OS X tool to watch the movie with subtitles?

You have an .ogm file of a non-subtitled movie and a .srt subtitle file -- what's the best OS X tool to watch the movie with subtitles? For educational purposes only, etc, (more inside) [more inside]
posted by matteo on Oct 7, 2004 - 5 answers

DVD authoring software?

DVD authoring software? [more inside]
posted by muckster on May 4, 2004 - 7 answers

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