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Hey guys,
I went to www.download.com and downloaded handbrake. The dmg shows up on my desktop after the download process, and then I drag the handbrake icon into my applications folder. Then from my applications folder I try to open handbrake... it pops up on my dock for a second or two and then just disappears. I tried to open it straight from the dmg and same thing... any thoughts? What am i doing wrong?
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What OS are you running? The latest Handbrake is Leopard only.

http://handbrake.fr/
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well that explains it, i am running tiger... i drug it from an external and it is working now... thanks for the help
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I am having the same problem as jrod 81..... os x is not launching the os x download for hand brake. I get a couple of bounces on the dock then it just disapears. what else can i try? I am running os x intel...... help!
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Are you running 10.5 (Leopard)? If you're running 10.4 (Tiger), you can get an older version here.

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thanks vansmith-----ur the king that did it
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Yup, I had the same problem. Its slightly annoying how apps work with only tiger and some apps work with only Leopard. Shame...

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I have the same problem, I'm running a Mac mini and it's a lepoard and when I installed it, it didn't open! Please help me!!
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Go to Handbrakes official site and re-download it, trash the old one you have, and then re-install by opening the DMG and dragging the icon into your apllications folder.

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I tried that but it didn't open up, what am I supposed to do if that doesn't work? Please help me, I need to convert a AVI video to a Mp4
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Hmm, what version of OS are you running at the moment?
This may be a permissions issue, but need to know the software OS please.

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I'm running Leopard
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Ok, go to Macintosh HD>applications>utilities>disk utility, and open disk utility.
Select your main HD, and click the repair permissions tab. This will verify permissions and fix any that need it. Reboot your Mac, and then try opening and installing Handbrake again.

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