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Thursday, May 1, 2008

Running out of space with Handbrake!

Sorry for the late tip, my high-speed internet was down last night and all dial-up lines were busy. This tip might not seem useful until it actually happens to you, running out of hard drive space with Handbrake. Of course, for this to happen, you mustn't use your boot drive as the destination in Handbrake, but that is exactly what happened to me yesterday. I have a smaller secondary hard drive as my movies hard drive that I always use with Handbrake. I never realized that it was filling up quite quickly until yesterday. I started the backup last night and was greeted this morning with the usual "Put that cocktail down" message from Handbrake. I was sure everything was fine, but I checked the video file anyway. Neither QuickTime or VLC would load it. That is when I noticed that my movies hard drive had "Zero KB available". Finally the best thing to do is to keep a safe amount of space available, because Handbrake won't warn you that it couldn't finish the process.

2 Comments:

Blogger alberto said...

Thanks for this. Good to know not to depend on a warning message when it's never going to come. ;-)

May 1, 2008 at 3:19 PM  
Blogger Ryan said...

just so you know, if you put your movies on itunes, itunes makes a copy and puts it in the itunes-movies folder so if you do this then you have a movie folder full of videos and an itunes movie folder also filling up. if you delete the videos in your movie folder (not the itunes one) you can cut your hardrive space used on movies right in half!

May 7, 2008 at 11:33 PM  

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