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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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Latest version

1.16.4 Beta (July 8, 2021)


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Download MakeMKV 1.16.4 Beta Windows  13.7MB  Win

Download MakeMKV 1.16.4 Beta Mac  13.7MB  Mac

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Software License

Freeware (Free download and usage!)

Supported operating systems

WinWindows MacMac OS LinuxLinux

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MakeMKV is free while in beta, the current free beta key is:
(valid until the end of November 2021)

Or get it from get from

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

Version history / Release notes / Changelog

MakeMKV v1.16.4 (8.7.2021 )

Much better support for discs with Java playlist obfuscation
Any Java runtime version is now supported, including Java 16
Mac OS: Support for Mac OS 12.0 Monterey
Some small improvements
Bug fixes:
Program failed to recognize some AAC streams with exotic channel encoding
Picture dimensions were displayed incorrectly for some exotic HEVC streams
Conversion of some DVDs could fail at the very end of title

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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

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How to make a single MKV from a Blu-ray (and also how to shrink it)

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Ripping Blu-rays into iTunes for Apple TV

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MakeMKV video tutorials

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Freezing and not working in Win7. Because of this I tried using it on XP system which apparently is still compatible and could only read DVD disc from hard drive. All other functions in GUI grayed out or unavailable. Strange! I've reverted back to previous beta which by the way doesn't work in XP as well, but fine in my Win7. Review/low score is for this beta only and not true reflection overall.

Review by Rod on Jul 17, 2021 Version: 1.16.4 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 1/10 Functionality: 1/10 Value for money: 1/10 Overall: 1/10

I have not used makemkv for some time, but I do recommend using the program (I am aware of its existence and have used it in a variety of ways since the years of 2015), because it is simple in its proposal, which is to transform the entire structure of a bd or dvd (video audio tracks and subtitles), in a single mkv file, and for those who do not have a desktop player to watch their physical media, but have a media player, this program, it is more than mandatory, to facilitate the whole process; A nice point to highlight would be the possibility of testing the program for a generous period, let's say, with a free key (since the price of the program itself may be of little accessibility but I understand why the value, in view, of its functionality and proposal), this allows the user to have an honest judgment of the program, before buying, if any kind of "surprises"; Anyway, in my opinion, it's an excellent program that got it right, in simplifying a process, at first simple, that can be done with other programs, but it would demand a lot of work and time. Congratulations to the developers, and I hope there will be more evolutions of this program.

Review by Diego Carvalho de Souza on Jul 10, 2021 Version: 1.16.3 OS: Windows 8 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 8/10 Overall: 9/10

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

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