Believe me, I'd like to rate this much more highly, because **when it is working** it is simply great at what it does. The problem is that I've found it to be much too unreliable on my computers. I keep getting "Fatal Error", and then the program closes. (Have to call that a crash, folks !) I'll uninstall MakeMKV, reinstall it (still with the current version), then it may work for a short while, _or it may not_. Either way, the same problem is sure to return. I processed 4 or 5 BR titles over the last couple weeks with no problem using MakeMKV, but this morning we are right back to "Fatal Error." This even happens with no disc loaded. It's VERY frustrating. There was no sign of this behavior a week ago. My system in question has not changed at all, over the intervening time. It won't be a hardware problem either, because DVD Fab keeps chugging right along, doing its thing as expected, on the very same BR discs. Unfortunately for me, I much prefer working with the MKV format output by MakeMKV, as opposed to the BR file structures output by Fab. (Perhaps there are some alternate output formats one could select for Fab, other than ISO ? I gained a more than adequate familiarity with the DVD file structures, but never really did that for BR.) Not entirely sure about this, but I think the MKV format also kills Cinavia stone cold dead . . . .
Are these "fatal errors" triggered by some latest new wrinkle in the copy protections that MakeMKV just cannot cope with ? Even so, that wouldn't explain the crashes with no disc loaded -- which definitely does NOT happen when the program is actually working. I've sought help on their forum, but still no explanation for all this, and no joy.
Anyway, I'd be happy to buy a license for MakeMKV, but I'd like this problem to receive a real and lasting fix. Otherwise, this program is a potential solution that I just can't count on.
Review by Seeker47
Feb 19, 2020 Version: 1.14.7
OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 8/10
Value for money: 10/10