MakeMKV
MakeMKV 1.8.10
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One-click video converter, with Blu-ray compatibility (beta).   Free ($50.00)
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MakeMKV is your one-click solution to convert video that you own into free and patents-unencumbered format that can be played everywhere. MakeMKV is a format converter, otherwise called "transcoder". It converts the video clips from 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,
What's New
Version 1.8.10:
  • 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
Version 1.8.10:
  • 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 more...
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6 or later



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MakeMKV User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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Curmudgeon51 reviewed on 16 Apr 2014
A great program and I use it to rip BDD discs when no other program I've tried will do so. Worth every yen it costs.
[Version 1.8.10]


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Antoniong reviewed on 05 Apr 2014
great program and I would like to buy it. But 50 Dollar is way too high for max. 5 DVD's that I need to convert yearly.

Lowering the price would certainly push sales.
[Version 1.8.9]

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Maltz2 replied on 16 Apr 2014
I posted this before, but it's bumped off the first page...

That price is comparable to other similar tools such as AnyDVD HD. And as long as it's in Beta, it's free. You can get beta codes here. They expire and you have to get a new one every few months unless you pay.

http://www.makemkv.com/forum2/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1053
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+12
Antoniong replied on 16 Apr 2014
@maltz2:

I know I can get the code but that's not my point.

My point is that I would buy it but the price is out of proportion. Comparison to AnyDVD is no important since one could also compare it to Handbrake.
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+1

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Heartman reviewed on 26 Feb 2014
Absolutely the best DVD/Blu Ray ripper around. Easy to use, great results. Author is very responsive if you find an occasional disc that gives you trouble. Worth every penny!

Dang rating system won't let me edit my star rating. Accidentally clicked on 4.5, should be FIVE STARS.
[Version 1.8.9]


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+2

+107
Bdkennedy1 commented on 12 Feb 2014
Can't justify the price for this for beta software.

I would rather go back to ripping DVD's than pay $50 for this. Even if it weren't beta, I wouldn't pay anymore than $20.
[Version 1.8.8]


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+9
Machobbes commented on 11 Nov 2013
It's works well for me, and I like it - except for the horrible icon I have to change with every update.
[Version 1.8.6]

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+138
Star-Affinity replied on 11 Nov 2013
What do you change it to? :)
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+9
Machobbes replied on 12 Nov 2013
@ Star-Affinity:
Nothing special. I take an icon of the Flurry set from the Iconfactory - see my avatar. Maybe you can turn it sideways and modify it a bit?
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+57

Robertcoogan reviewed on 30 Oct 2013
Pretty solid and simple program. Does exactly as advertised, even under Mavericks with no issues. I had a copy of Mac the Ripper that stopped working - so it is nice to see that there is another to turn to. $50 seems a bit steep, though.
[Version 1.8.5]


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+90
Beige commented on 13 Sep 2013
MKV2VOB for Mac is far better and free: http://sourceforge.net/projects/mkv2vobmac/
[Version 1.8.5]

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+5

+106
Flavum replied on 13 Sep 2013
Doesn't MKV2VOB do the opposite of MakeMKV? It converts *from* MKV to other formats, while MakeMKV *creates* MKV files from other formats?
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Afcgbbob commented on 22 Jul 2013
Will someone please tell me what is so great about MKV Files? I have yet to download a MKV file and not have trouble with playback.

9 out of 10 times QuickTime cannot handle it, The file will freeze, pix-elate, freeze and the audio will go out of sync as it plays.

Even the Swiss-Army-Knife VLC has trouble with it as well. I have other players as well and some of them do not even recognize it as a movie.

I miss a great deal of my TV shows so I have to download it to my Mac. By doing this for a while I was able to figure out those who DL MKV and those who can DL AVI, WMV, MPEG4 and FLV files with no problems at all.

All of these files are easy to make conversions with them VisualHub. I do have that last updated version and it works like a champ on my G5. I can take these files and turn them into an ISO DVD for my player and burn them. If I try to do MKV file I get Apple Script errors galore and freezing.

I am not putting MakeMKV as a program down at all if you are one that does not play so bad as it does on my Mac.

I have tried at least 100 MKV files with the same result. When possible I try to stick to AVI files because I have never found a bug in any AVI file I DL. For those who had good luck with MKV files then this program is perfect for you.

I have all the major plug-ins needed for QuickTime and they do not help. So I ask if anyone can tell me what if any I am doing wrong, just please tell me. My apology to the Author, I just had to say this and in no way was it meant at to put down your program. It does what you designed what it is suppose to do. It is the format that I just despise unless I am missing some plug-in that I am not aware of. End of Line...
[Version 1.8.4]

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+95
JCH2 replied on 28 Aug 2013
Get off QuickTime and get a real player that natively handles all Apple formats and nearly everything else in the world... VLC
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+106
Flavum replied on 13 Sep 2013
Bob - Unfortunately, the issues you're having are most likely related to your Mac. The last G5 was released almost 8 years ago, and will not be able to handle large, HD video files of any type. It's just a matter of processing power. Even my 2008 iMac performs admirably. Also worth remembering is that "mkv" is just a container for the video & audio files contained within - probably x264 video and AC3 audio. Until you upgrade your hardware, you're going to continue having trouble as more and more movies and TV shows are released in high-nitrate HD formats.
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+106
Flavum replied on 13 Sep 2013
"high-nitrate" should read "high-bitrate". Auto-correct screwed me again. =/
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+1

Kewl reviewed on 21 Jul 2013
Perfectly rips DVDs and Blu-rays, perserving the audio and video data. Nothing more to say...
[Version 1.8.4]


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Holypoly reviewed on 08 Jul 2013
Can't get it to run under Mountain Lion, constantly getting "stream server could not be started" errors. Works fine under Snow Leopard (same MBP 8,2; but different partition). Strangely enough, on my MBP 8,1 I get frequent " (ipc/send) invalid destination port" errors when viewing BDs on an ATD, which won't go away even when restarting MKV and VLC 2.0.7. However, until Apple stops banning BD video from Macs, MakeMKV is a very worthwhile solution - thank you, GuinpinSoft.
[Version 1.8.3]

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StevenHCarter replied on 27 Aug 2013
Blue-ray is not banned by Apple, they just chose not to pay the license fees. You can buy an expensive blu-ray player at OWC or eBay that will work fine with a Mac.
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+9
Marioz had trouble on 17 Aug 2012
Developer issued a 1.7.7.1 version after sometime, as some feedback on 1.7.7 version was negative.

The actual version works perfectly on ML. Thnks.
[Version 1.7.7]

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MacUpdate-Warren replied on 17 Aug 2012
I'm not seeing a download link for 1.7.7.1 yet. Where are you seeing that?
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+30
Satyrica had trouble on 07 Aug 2011
Download and dev link (entire site) is broken.

Here is a mirror for v1.6.13:

http://download3.videohelp.com/makemkv_v1.6.13_osx.dmg
[Version 1.6.13]

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Marioz replied on 18 Aug 2012
If you download the program from the original Macupdate link know the program list version 1.7.7.1.
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Markoh had trouble on 28 May 2011
Even after I've installed daspi_1.3.pkg MakeMKV still tells me:

"Currently installed DASPI v1.2 kernel extension is too old and can't be used. Please install the latest version."

Is this a bug or a feature?
[Version 1.6.9]



+42

Shooters rated on 12 Mar 2014

[Version 1.8.9]



+3

Benmac rated on 16 Nov 2013

[Version 1.8.6]



Kheir-Eddine rated on 06 Nov 2013

[Version 1.8.5]



+245

Monkeyjunkey rated on 22 Jul 2013

[Version 1.8.4]



+1

Barnettart rated on 06 Jul 2013

[Version 1.8.3]



Seetharam Maddali rated on 28 Mar 2013

[Version 1.8.0]



Yubear rated on 16 Mar 2013

[Version 1.8.0]



+25

Stephan2nd rated on 01 Mar 2013

[Version 1.8.0]



+8

Blackmagic rated on 13 Jul 2012

[Version 1.7.6]



LunaBlaze rated on 08 Jul 2012

[Version 1.7.6]


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License:Free
Date:16 Apr 2014
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
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MakeMKV is your one-click solution to convert video that you own into free and patents-unencumbered format that can be played everywhere. MakeMKV is a format converter, otherwise called "transcoder". It converts the video clips from 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 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.


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