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MakeMKV is your one-click solution to convert DVD, Blu-ray and AVCHD discs that you own into MKV. The only thing MakeMKV does - it remuxes/changes the video clips from the disk into a set of MKV files, preserving most information but not changing it in any way(no video and audio reconversion). The MKV format can store multiple video/audio tracks with all meta-information and preserve chapters. There are many players that can play MKV files nearly on all platforms. Full description.

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Supported operating systems:
Windows Mac OS Linux


More information and other downloads:
MakeMKV is free while in beta, see http://www.makemkv.com/forum2/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1053.


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Version history/Release notes:
MakeMKV v1.8.10 ( 14.4.2014 )

Improved handling for discs with mastering errors
Greatly improved conversion speed for multi-segment titles
Small miscellaneous improvements
Bug fixes:
During streaming, program could crash randomly
When changing preferences, program could crash randomly
Fixes for 1.8.9 regressions:
DVD: some titles were missing (incorrectly identified as fakes)
Blu-ray: discs missing JAR directory failed to open

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All features / Full description:
MakeMKV contains both freeware and shareware functionality. You may use MakeMKV to convert or stream DVD and AVCHD discs for free, as much as you want. Converting or streaming Blu-ray discs is shareware functionality. You can use shareware functionality for free during 30-days trial period. If you like MakeMKV and you want to use it after your 30-days trial version expires, you need to purchase a registration key.

Additionally MakeMKV can instantly stream decrypted video without intermediate conversion to wide range of players, so you may watch Blu-ray and DVD discs with your favorite player on your favorite OS or on your favorite device.

* Reads DVD and Blu-ray discs
* Reads DVD-Video(VIDEO_TS.IFO) folder, Blu-ray(BDMV) folder and ISO files
* Reads Blu-ray discs protected with latest versions of AACS and BD+
* Preserves all video and audio tracks, including HD audio
* Preserves chapters information
* Preserves all meta-information (track language, audio type)
* Fast conversion - converts as fast as your drive can read data.
* No additional software is required for conversion or decryption.
* Available for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux
* Functionality to open DVD discs is free and will always stay free.
* All features (including Blu-ray decryption and processing) are free during BETA.


Alternative to MakeMKV:
BDHero
MovieRescuer
ToNMT UI
tsMuxeR



Guides and How to's:
Converting TV Box Set DVD to MKV Episodes - Read
How to make a single MKV from a Blu-ray (and also how to shrink it) - Read
View all guides with guide description here


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Very impressive. I have been using AnyDVD for most rips but when I came across an Academy Screener which had numerous bogus movie files to thwart such rippage, MakeMKV made short work of it.

I am a new fan.



Posted January 03, 2014 by . Tool version beta using OS Linux
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10
Guides: I was having a tough time installing the Linux version until I found this how-to. http://negativo17.org/handbrake/


Awesome tool for taking dvds and blurays and putting them into a workable container. Any problems i have had mike has been quick to respond to. Definatly worth the 50 dollars for life as it is the only linux solution that works consistantly


Posted September 04, 2013 by . Tool version 1.8.4 using OS Linux
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10


Here's a feature that should be mentioned. I had several MKV files that would not play with my stand alone BR player. I loaded them into MakeMKV and it made them compatible with my device. A a gig mkv file took less than a minute to clean up. Of course it does much more.


Posted September 02, 2013 by . Tool version 1.8.4 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10


Excellent tool! Splits vob file sets into mkv episodes based on the .IFO file.

MakeMKV deserves some monetary love!



Posted July 24, 2013 by . Tool version 1.8.4 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10


@kukkamies

Although the DVD part MakeMKV is always FREE.



Posted April 23, 2013 by . Tool version 1.8.1 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 8 of 10 Value for money 8 of 10 Overall score 8 of 10


Pretty ok software to rip bluray to mkv. It NOT freeware though as site says. It is shareware and the software says that when using it. It only gives 30 days of "free use".

Definitely would use it longer if it were freeware (donation option, vink vink) but 50 euros is way too expensive for me considering there are free alternatives like bdtoavchd or mkvtoolnix that are able to do the same.



Posted April 23, 2013 by . Tool version 1.8.1 using OS Windows 8 64-bit
Ease of use 7 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 5 of 10 Overall score 8 of 10


It Rips any kind of Blu-ray movies, like a new movie that just came out.


Posted August 01, 2012 by . Tool version 1.76 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10


It does work but why pay $70 when there are freeware tools (ClownBD, Blu2mkv) that will rip a blu-ray to MKV? It's menu option is primitive too compared with the freeware alternatives.

The thing you're paying for is the BD decryption, but if you have a subscription to AnyDVD HD or its equivalent in the DVD Fab market then that will will decrypt for you plus many other things too. MakeMKV just makes MKV's and thats that. It won't even compress for you.

Conclusion: too limited for the money. Avoid.



Posted May 02, 2012 by . Tool version 1.7.4 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 5 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 2 of 10 Overall score 3 of 10


The easiest tool I have used so far. Drop the Blu-ray in the tray, select the right video track, audio track and subtitle and click on save.

The only draw back it has is that it does not compress the source video. Not sure if that is a draw back to some, but for me, I want to have quality and space. I cannot have 40 GB mkv files for every blu-ray title I buy. 5 to 10 GB is acceptable.

So once I have ripped the mkv, I use FreeMake Video converter to compress the file further. Since freeMake video converter does not run under Linux, I have Windows-7 running under VirtualBox and since I have my folders auto-mounted to VirtualBox, I can kickoff the conversion from my Windows without delay.

I tried using Handbrake to compress the mkv, but it does not even come close to what FreeMake Video Converter can do.



Posted March 31, 2012 by . Tool version 1.7.3 using OS Linux
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 9 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10


The program is nice looking and very easy to use, it's fast at converting. My only problem is the value due to the glitches that some movies cause the program to crash, offset sync audio and video. The X-files movie, "I want to believe" still encounters sync problems when converting. Some movies have the subtitles screwed up, now I wouldn't complain about the subtitles only for a friend of mine is hard of hearing and the subtitles are delayed with the scene or way to early.


Posted January 11, 2012 by . Tool version 1.00 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 3 of 10 Value for money 1 of 10 Overall score 6 of 10


Is perfect for making non compressed MKVs from Bluray disc.

Great while its free. $70 to buy though, is just ludicrous.



Posted January 07, 2012 by . Tool version 1.7.0 using OS Windows 7
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 7 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10


The 1.6.10 version is great! I convert my dvd to mkv without loose audio or video quality and play in my Samsung BD player C5500 or my tv Samsung UD40C6900.
Unfortunately, the version 1.6.11 (or higher) generate MKV files that doesn't can be seek in my Samsung devices. So, I recommend the 1.6.10 version if you intent to play your MKV files also in stand alone player or tvs.



Posted September 03, 2011 by . Tool version 1.6.10 using OS Windows 7
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 9 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10


Notice that the direct and mirror links point to windows version of the application.
Either this needs to be indicated or additional links put in.

As for use, have tried it a couple of times and it works like a charm. No, it doesn't transcode, it simply transfers and then you can do with the file what you want.



Posted August 07, 2011 by . Tool version 1.6.12 using OS MacOSX
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 8 of 10 Value for money 7 of 10 Overall score 8 of 10


I wouldn't pay for this at all! When converting not all the VOBs will synchronize properly with some movies. Most cases the first vob converting may sync the audio and video together but when the second + VOBs goto merge they will throw the sync off! I'm still using DVD FAB to convert MKVs which also has a sync problem with certain movies like "The X Files: I want to believe" is really out of sync when converting to MKV with both programs that I mentioned!


Posted February 17, 2011 by . Tool version 1.6.4 using OS Vista
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 5 of 10 Value for money 1 of 10 Overall score 6 of 10


Easy to use tools, puts all the subtitles and chapters in the MKV file.


Posted December 29, 2010 by . Tool version 1.6.3 using OS Vista
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 8 of 10 Value for money 5 of 10 Overall score 7 of 10


I really like this program alot. I have used several different programs HOWEVER I think MakeMKV is by far the best. It could be the DVDSHRINK of BluRay. It literally has the ability to rip just the MEAT of a Blu Ray right into a MKV container. FREAKIN BRILLIANT. MKV to MKV is by far easir to convert. I was using Slysoft to RIP my BR's. I now only use SLYSOFT running in the background if I come across a BR MAKEMKV cant handle. I also used to use RIPBOT which did work but was a pain in the butt to get rolling. I now have gone back to using HandBrake which I LOVE esp. for 720 mkv conversion. My only complaint??? the price.....for now the program is free via beta however down the line it looks like they will be asking $50, I know I will end up paying it. HOWEVER I think for $25 a pop they would get a lot more people willing to cash out sooner rather than later..GODSPEED MAKERS OF MAKEMKV and GOOD LUCK!!!


Posted October 21, 2010 by . Tool version 1.6.2. using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 7 of 10 Functionality 8 of 10 Value for money 5 of 10 Overall score 8 of 10


Cracking tool been using since version 1.4 haven't had a Blu-ray or DVD that it can't rip. worth every penny


Posted September 18, 2010 by . Tool version 1.5 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10


..I agree they should be compensated--I'm just stating that going to their web site the price was now $50 after the trial to keep the mkv function for bluray.Yes its trialware now.I just think its a bit excessive for a program that still has issues---and when there are other "free" proven and even "pay" alternatives that don't cost as much..And I do have a life..But I guess in your world no one is entitled to an opinion other than yours!..


Posted February 03, 2010 by . Tool version 1.1.12 using OS Vista
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 1 of 10 Overall score 8 of 10


It is not $50...come on...still beta...even about box says so..why buy when beta LOL!!!


Posted February 02, 2010 by . Tool version 1.4.12 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10


"Now they want to charge $50"
Yes and programmers should not expect compensation for the many hours they put into their softwares. Everything should be handed out free on a silver platter to you.
Get a Life !!!!!



Posted February 02, 2010 by . Tool version 1.4.12 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10


This was a good program when it was free..Now they want to charge $50 to make mkv files from blu ray--No thanks..I'll just keep using free tools to demux and remux with megui...


Posted February 02, 2010 by . Tool version 1.4.12 using OS Vista
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 1 of 10 Overall score 5 of 10


MakeMKV has helped me a lot lately. Easy to use with great results.


Posted December 30, 2009 by . Tool version 1.4.10 beta using OS Windows 7
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10


Excelent tool, to watch dvd in mkv format and in my case, put spanish subs.

Thanks a lot



Posted December 30, 2009 by . Tool version 1.4.10 using OS WinXP
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Very useful to remove css protection.


Posted December 28, 2009 by . Tool version 1.4.9 using OS Vista
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Great works fine with dvds's good for making one file with the main movie and the DVD features. Also very fast and no stability problems.


Posted November 27, 2009 by . Tool version 1.4.8 Beta using OS WinXP
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10

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