MakeMKV
MakeMKV
1.15.2

4.1

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MakeMKV free download for Mac
09 September 2020

One-click video converter, with Blu-ray compatibility (beta).

Overview

MakeMKV is your one-click solution to convert video that you own into a free and patents-unencumbered format that can be played everywhere. MakeMKV is a format converter, otherwise called "transcoder". It converts the video clips from the proprietary (and usually encrypted) disc into a set of MKV files, preserving most information but not changing it in any way. 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, and there are tools to convert MKV files to many formats, including DVD and Blu-ray discs.

Additionally MakeMKV can instantly stream decrypted video without intermediate conversion to a 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 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.
  • Functionality to open DVD discs is free and will always stay free.
  • All features (including Blu-ray decryption and processing) are free during BETA.

MakeMKV contains both freeware and shareware functionality. More information can be found here.

What's new in MakeMKV

Version 1.15.1:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.7 or later

  • Massive internal rewrite, some improvements and small bugfixes
  • Muxer updated to the latest matroska specification
Advanced usage changes:
  • Sdftool included as standalone executable
  • Drive speed control option
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3
rhpbates4
03 March 2020
Version: 1.14.7

Most helpful

I went for this system as it is billed as very simple to use.So little to think about and such like.No it is difficult to navigate and there is little or no help online.It was a thrown in the deep end experience for me.So no wouldn't recommend this system at all really.Must be better DVD ripping systems around.
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OhEssex
13 September 2020
Version: 1.15.2
I agree with rhpbates4 - this is not easy to use! Additionally, I found that it doesn't do a great job with subtitles (even selecting the subtitles is confusing). I ripped Avatar with forced subtitles for when the Navi language was being spoken and found that the font would inexplicably change here and there and sometimes just before the subtitles appeared you'd see other random text appear like "Speaking in Navi". This has some fundamental bugs still left to iron out - it's close, but I wouldn't trust any rip (at least with subtitles) for archiving without completely rewatching the movie first...
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3
rhpbates4
03 March 2020
Version: 1.14.7
I went for this system as it is billed as very simple to use.So little to think about and such like.No it is difficult to navigate and there is little or no help online.It was a thrown in the deep end experience for me.So no wouldn't recommend this system at all really.Must be better DVD ripping systems around.
(1)
2
fooplexor
10 January 2020
Version: 1.14.7
Yes, you can fault this app. Bullshit from developer on support forums (when he bothers to reply) comes up with excuse that the app cannot rip some DVDs because the DVDs are defective or the drive is defective. I have multiple DVDs of the same titles on different drives and not one can be ripped with MakeMKV. There are other apps that rip this content just fine. Did not buy their license as I don't want multiple video formats. The hit-2-miss ratio is fairly high, but the misses are very annoying. I have a purchased MakeMKV license for about 10 years now. Translated most of my library to digital format. Have to keep a DVD player around for the the titles that won't pull thru.
(0)
OhEssex
05 December 2019
Version: 1.14.7
Here we are on December 5 2019 and we're hearing the newest update to MakeMKV (which was released way back in April)...
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5
VanRijn63
27 December 2017
Version: 1.10.8
Love this app. Does exactly what it says it will do. Can't fault it.
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2
dmu
27 November 2017
Version: 1.10.8
When it works, it's great. I get a nice gigantic mkv file that I can convert to a better (smaller) format. It's not the most intuitive process and I wish you could pick other outputs, but it's all we've got. However, the deal-breaker is that it only works with about 15-25% of discs I've tried. Most of the time there's like 300 versions of the film that it wants to import. The scenes are all out of order for 299 of them. Only one is correct, and MakeMKV doesn't know which one, so it wants to do them all. This is clearly a key part of the Blu-Ray encryption process, and MakeMKV cannot handle it. Therefore it's almost worthless to try. I would love to find a Blu-Ray ripper that actually works so I can watch my BD collection on the Apple TV, but I've searched the web high and low and it simply doesn't exist on the Mac. Most are fake, or simply fail completely. I want my movies in digital format, but I feel safer having a physical format to pull from if something ever goes wrong. I'm beginning to think that I have no choice but to go all digital because there just isn't a viable Blu-Ray option.
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5
Pvcornelius
26 June 2017
Version: 1.10.6
For quite a while now, I’ve kept Mac DVDRipper Pro and HandBrake on my Mac, not because I’ve had frequent need for them but because I’ve occasionally had use for them. MakeMKV fell into that “potentially useful” category, too, so it’s also had a place on my Mac, although the instances in which I’ve played with it have been almost vanishingly rare. Well, I’ve finally discovered a use for MakeMKV: keeping me from wasting purchased Blu-rays in the event that my Blu-ray player application acts up. I bought and registered Macgo Blu-ray Player early last year when my initial testing demonstrated that with a Blu-ray capable external optical drive I could play Blu-rays on my Mac mini. So I bought my first Blu-ray movie and tried it out, only to discover a couple of significant flaws, one of them a deal breaker. (For details, see my review of Macgo Blu-ray Player Pro.) In an attempt to determine whether the failure was due to the player program or to the disc itself, I fired up MakeMKV to see whether I could rip the movie to my hard drive. That proved successful, and the rip played flawlessly with VLC, demonstrating that the disc was fine and the limitation was in the player program. I immediately bought a license for MakeMKV, and I consider it money well spent. Those flaws in Macgo Blu-ray Player have since been corrected in the Pro version, and so far, it works well with my first Blu-ray and with the handful I’ve purchased since. But it’s nice to know that there’s a fallback available, and that as long as you have a Blu-ray capable optical drive, it’s not necessary to have a Blu-ray player application to watch Blu-rays on your Mac. The price you pay for that, though? The time it takes to rip. And storage space. You’ll need lots of storage space. My MakeMKV rip of the Mondo Vision Blu-ray of Possession, for example, resulted in an .mkv file that was 36.28 GB. Life is trade-offs. But options are good.
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5
Jweisbin
06 June 2017
Version: 1.10.6
Great app. Does what it says.
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Quantumpanda
01 November 2016
Version: 1.10.2
I'm not going to put this in a review, because it's not really significant to the app's functions, but it's really annoying when a beta app tells you that the version you're using is out of date but can't download a new version itself or even link you to the web site. It just brings up the dialog saying it's too old, with an unclickable URL in it, and quits as soon as you close the dialog. Not Helpful At All.
(0)
5
dwp-1
15 July 2016
Version: 1.10.0
Purchased MakeMKV a couple years ago and have been very pleased with my purchase. The app is fast and works on everything I throw at it.. The developer updates the app several times a year. He also offers a very fair trial that seemed to have no limitations, including time. I received my registration promptly.
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4.1

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Mac OS X 10.7.0 or later
License: 
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