7 Replies Latest reply: Dec 5, 2013 10:33 AM by atomicluck1
atomicluck1 Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)

I just got a new MBP Retina and wondering if Handbrake is useable.  I keep trying to download, but the site only lists 10.6/10.7/10.8 and no 10.9.  However, HandBrake-0.9.9-MacOSX.6_GUI_x86_64 come back with ... "Handbrake" can't be opened because it is from an unidentified developer.


Does Handbrake work with 10.9 or is something else needed?



MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X Mavericks (10.9), 2.8 GHz, 16GB Ram, 512GB HD
  • 1. Re: Handbrake for 10.9?
    bigschwabbel Level 2 Level 2 (315 points)

    I have handbrake 0.9.9 x86_64 running with OS X 10.9.0 without any problems. To be able to install you have to go to System Preferences -> Security & Privacy -> Allow apps downloaded from: Anywhere

  • 2. Re: Handbrake for 10.9?
    atomicluck1 Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)

    Thanks for the information.  Still on the learning curve with a new MBP Retina though I was using the beta versions of 10.9 on an older MBA.  With the new MBP things tend to be just a bit different.

  • 3. Re: Handbrake for 10.9?
    David Collantes Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Do not recommend this, it will completely disable a feature that avoid many headaches. Recommend instead: right click on the unsigned app and choose to "Open", while leaving the preferences setting as is.

  • 4. Re: Handbrake for 10.9?
    atomicluck1 Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)

    I followed the procedure then opened Handbrake. At that point it started up and is normal.  I then went back and closed that the 'anywhere' to stay secure. Not sure why opening 'anywhere' made a different for Handbrake to open the first time. But, I defintiely did not want 'anywhere' to be left open. Handbrade had already downloaded, but somehow it didn't want to start until I open that 'anywhere' link.


    I hope that this was a one time thing.


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  • 5. Re: Handbrake for 10.9?
    atomicluck1 Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)

    Another issue with Handbrake. Seems that some of the DVD are encoded or protected.  Though Handbrake copies the images are muddled due to digital format being patchy.  I noticed that Handbrake mentioned another download due to a problem with the DVD and Handbrake, but now I cannnot find that message again.  Think it was an added code to open the protection of my own DVD's so that Handbrake could copy.


    Any ideas?  Trying convert to MP.4 so I don't have to carry 14 DVD around when I travel especially since the MBP Retina has no optical drive attached.


    Thanks for any help.  Think the message was something about LL ....

  • 6. Re: Handbrake for 10.9?
    Eric Root Level 6 Level 6 (16,165 points)

    It isn't free, but there is a try before you buy.



  • 7. Re: Handbrake for 10.9?
    atomicluck1 Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)

    Thanks. Do you know anything about VideoLAN-libaacs?  I think that is what Handbrake was telling me I needed.  Or is that a part of VLC players and not to decode the DVD's to MP4?