VLC 2.0 is awesome, but if you’ve tried to rip DVDs with Handbrake after installing it on a Mac, you’ve probably found that it no longer works. Here’s how to fix it.
Handbrake can’t rip DVDs on its own; you need VLC installed to provide the necessary DVD decrypting libraries. However, VLC 2.0 changes the code libraries it uses for decrypting, which means Handbrake won’t be able to find them — and will throw you an error saying it can’t find your VLC installation. The solution, luckily, is very simple: just download the missing library manually. Head to this page and download the
libdvdcss.pkg file and run the installer. When it’s done, you should be able to rip DVDs again. Alternatively, you can download the
libdvdcss.2.dylib file from that page and manually place it in the
/usr/lib folder on your Mac. Hit the link to read more.