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MakeMKV is your one-click solution to convert DVD, Blu-ray, UHD 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. Decrypt complete Blu-rays and DVDs to HDD or stream directly to your network(UPnP). MakeMKV is FREE while in beta, get free MakeMKV key here. Full version costs $50.

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OS: Win Mac Linux
File size: 13.7MB
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8.6/10
97 votes
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Latest version

1.16.3 Beta (March 18, 2021)



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Download MakeMKV 1.16.3 Beta Windows  13.7MB  Win

Download MakeMKV 1.16.3 Beta Mac  13.7MB  Mac

Download MakeMKV 1.16.3 Beta Linux  Linux




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Software License

Freeware (Free download and usage!)



Supported operating systems

WinWindows MacMac OS LinuxLinux



More information and other downloads

MakeMKV is free while in beta, the current free beta key is:
T-oDpQwQnTwMvNEFulk0bRciM7SWtVkY9ODCy8g8q1oHjUwZWkX0bkAPNZmCaKVNoWZv
(valid until the end of July 2021)

Or get it from get from http://www.makemkv.com/forum2/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1053.

MakeMKV Beta(free) has restrictions:
Program is time-limited -- it will stop functioning after 60 days.



Version history / Release notes / Changelog


MakeMKV v1.16.3 (18.3.2021 )

Bug fixes:
Some non-English messages were displayed incorrectly
Opening DVD in manual mode from GUI was broken in 1.16.0
Some E-AC3 streams with surround channels were ignored when opening M2TS files

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All features


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.




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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

Ripping Blu-rays into iTunes for Apple TV

- Read

MakeMKV video tutorials



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97 reviews, Showing 1 to 5 reviews


There are a few bugs. The developer sometimes posts here in this section. Hopefully he looks at below reviews and eradicates the bugs. I like this software. I use Win8, and sometimes XP(MakeMKV has some troubles with this system!)but Win10 loves it as I've encountered no issues there

Review by Jacques on May 9, 2021 Version: 1.16.3 OS: Windows 8 64-bit Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 8/10




Used AnyDVD to decrypt an old concert DVD from 2003 that was copy protected. AnyDVD removed the copy protection, so you could see all the files in windows. Ran MakeMKV. MakeMKV correctly detected all the files. I started to copy the files to HD. It appeared to be working. Said it would take 25 mins for 6GB of files. After 15 mins, it showed it would now take 2+33 mins to copy the files. The length of time keep going up the longer it ran. It kept giving me some sort of invalid data error and said it was trying to work around. I finally closed the program after 30 mins. My pc is an I7, WIN 10 with 24GB of ram. Disappointed. Will try another program.

Review by skirk on May 8, 2021 Version: 1.16.3 Beta OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 2/10 Value for money: 8/10 Overall: 2/10




The answer to XP is it working? No it isn't! The GUI bug is still unfixed depending on your platform. That said you can transcoded a DVD using XP straight from your DVD ROM drive, but that's about it. Try doing it from a pre ripped folder on your hard drive. You won't be able to use MakeMKV GUI. Nothing to do with whether you have JavaScript installed or not, it just does not work in XP.

MakeMKV works in other platforms well which is okay but shouldn't advertizse in its info that it works in Legacy XP as it is crippled in this platform. I use Win8 and still use XP too as many do.


Review by Kevin on Apr 27, 2021 Version: 1.16.3 OS: Windows 8 64-bit Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 7/10 Overall: 7/10




It works fine on Win10 without a hitch, but is it working in XP now? I ask because when I last visited my brother he said he still uses xp for some video work and said there were major options on MakeMKV not working in the last version when navigating the GUI as others have said. I'll email him anyway to tell of update. Thanks.

Review by Carlo on Mar 18, 2021 Version: 1.16.2 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10




Rating by teamsatan on Mar 17, 2021 Version: 1.16.2 Beta OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10


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