Ok, I finally figured out how to use handbrake on my mac. Only problem now is transferring movies to my note 2 and note 8. I'm using Android file transfer, and it works great until you've got a movie larger than 4gb. Any suggestions?
If you are trying to copy to an external SD card the problem is likely to be the file system format of the card. FAT32 works up to 4GB otherwise it needs to be NTFS or exFAT. Best to format the card in the phone. If that isn't the problem then I'm clueless.