Does Handbrake crash anyone else's Mac?

acosmichippo

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happens to me ALL THE TIME if i'm multitasking, but if i let it go overnight, it works ok. starting to get really annoying. Haven't quite narrowed it down much beyond that.

too bad, because i really like the features.
 

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nope, haven't experienced this at all. have you tried uninstalling it and then re-installing? hope you find out what's causing this - i really like handbrake and find it incredibly useful...
 

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yeah, i guess i could try that... worth a shot.
 

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happens to me ALL THE TIME if i'm multitasking, but if i let it go overnight, it works ok. starting to get really annoying. Haven't quite narrowed it down much beyond that.

too bad, because i really like the features.
When you say Handbrake crash, are you referring to a kernel panic (the endless spinning beachball) that can only be resolved by a force quit of Handbrake?
 

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no, i'm talking my screen goes grey, and tells me i need to restart my computer. EVERYTHING freezes.

grey screen of death?
 

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yeah... would you say it's safe to send reports to Apple about this?

since ripping my DVDs is technically illegal, i haven't been doing that.
 

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I actually narrowed it down to a particular USB device causing the crashes... Or, more accurately, the combination of that and handbrake.
 

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If a third-party company makes crappy drivers for their hardware, they do.
 

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I think USB drivers in general are written sloppily, maybe with a false sense of security re: the robustness of the protocol. If I ever have hardware problems, it's related to a USB device not getting along with others. Now, granted, everything's USB these days, so there's more chance of conflict. I have 10 devices at the moment...
 
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What USB-device?

I'm currently having a similar problem, though my mac doesn't even give me a warning, it just switches off, completely.
Running handbrake in the background converting mpg to mp4 with iPod-atom.
MBP connected to Dell screen-USB-hub with logitech wireless keyboard connector and iPhone.
 
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MY handbrake always quits unexpectedly, and i have to start the stupid 12min conversion from avi to mp4 over again. Sometimes this happens more than 4times for just ONE file. It always happens when im multitasking or when im doing nothing and its minimized, however it has never unexpectedly quit on me when its the only thing running and im like physically watching it.

Very very very annoying. Seriously im starting to hate it each time it crashes.
 

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the USB device that causes me problems is my Line6 Pod X3 Live. It's a guitar processor... basically works like a USB sound card.

Handbrake works perfectly for me when it is not connected.