An error occurred while scanning.


I have a folder of DVDs all sorted in a "title\video_TS" structure. I was looking at "VidCoder" because I was led to believe that it was able to do batch conversion SPECIFICALLY for this type of set up. But whenever I select the directory, all I get is "an Error occurred while scanning."

I am looking for an error log or anything to explain to me what the issue is, but none of these files have copy protection on them...they are all just ripped files from my DVD collection, that I've had for years. I am trying to take these Video TS files and convert them to mp4.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated...I really don't want to do this one at a time in handbrake with 1400 movies.


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Closed May 6, 2013 at 3:55 PM by RandomEngy


RandomEngy wrote May 5, 2013 at 1:31 AM

What version are you using? What do you see in the Log window? And do the same files scan without error in the latest HandBrake nightly?

zazelsodo wrote May 5, 2013 at 6:29 AM

I am using Version (x86)

As I stated in my original issue I see no error log or anything that is explaining the issue, and handbrake does not allow to scan a directory structure of Video TS files...

zazelsodo wrote May 5, 2013 at 6:45 AM

Let me try to explain this a different way....let's say I have the following directory structure:

F:\Movies\Die Hard
F:\Movies\Die Hard\AUDIO_TS
F:\Movies\Die Hard\VIDEO_TS
F:\Movies\Days of Thunder
F:\Movies\Days of Thunder\AUDIO_TS
F:\Movies\Days of Thunder\VIDEO_TS
F:\Movies\Walk The Line
F:\Movies\Walk The Line\AUDIO_TS
F:\Movies\Walk The Line\VIDEO_TS

I thought that, within VidCoder, I could select "F:\Movies" and the application would recursively select all of the movies underneath it. I could then "batch" convert the movies to mp4.

So I would select the parent directory, set my output location, and naming convention, and then hit "encode" and go away for "X" hours, and when I returned, I'd have the following files.

Die Hard.mp4
Days of Thunder.mp4
Walk the Line.mp4

I can, already, add the files, one at a time, to the queue in handbrake all day...but I have 1400 movies, I really don't want to do that, if I can avoid it...

RandomEngy wrote May 5, 2013 at 7:10 AM

Give the beta version a try.

zazelsodo wrote May 6, 2013 at 5:37 AM

I downloaded the beta version...same problem. What's weird is that it's happening if I have only TWO movies in the parent directory. It doesn't matter WHAT two movies I have either. I've tried all different combinations...but I make sure there is always just an audio_ts and video_ts directory in each one.

I have uploaded a picture to show you what's happening, but if I have a folder called "Work" and in it there are two movies, if I try and select "work" then I get the error "an error occurred while scanning"

Again, I can select these movies, one at a time, and add them to the queue in Handbrake, and then click encode...but the goal was to avoid that. They're all going to have the same naming convention, and be placed int he same directory structure...I just don't want to have to select the source in handbrake, wait for it to load, then click add to queue, then back and forth and so on and so on...

RandomEngy wrote May 6, 2013 at 6:38 AM

Try dragging the top folder onto VidCoder instead. The DVD/Blu-ray folder option only works if you select an actual DVD/Blu-ray folder, but the drag and drop works for batches of them.

zazelsodo wrote May 6, 2013 at 8:45 AM

Dragging the folder worked! Like a champ actually. thanks!

Ok, this is what I was hoping for...this'll make my life so much easier! :)

Thanks again!