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Troubleshooting common issues

Common Questions (All Platforms)


HandBrake won’t launch when double clicking on the icon.

We are not currently able to sign the HandBrake downloads. Since our download is not code signed, OSX will flag the application as from an unidentified developer. To work around this, please read their Open an app from an unidentified developer help article.

This is also detailed on the Downloading and installing HandBrake page.

Linux GUI

Windows GUI

Where can I download the Microsoft .NET framework 4.6.1 or later

If you are running Windows 7 or 8.x, it is available via Windows update. Alternatively, you can download it from the ​Microsoft Website.

Windows 10 ships with this out the box so you should not need to install it.

HandBrake crashes or won’t launch.

There are a couple of things you can try: