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09 September 2020

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

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rhpbates4
03 March 2020
Version: 1.14.7

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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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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.
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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.
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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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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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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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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.
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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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h3r0tn0
11 July 2016
Version: 1.9.10
GET MAKEMKV KEY , MAKEMKV COUPON CODES AT http://goo.gl/y7HZ1j
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Bdkennedy1
02 April 2016
Version: 1.9.9
Paid the $50 and never received the registration code after over a week. Emailed my purchase information and received no response.
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TCalhau
16 January 2016
Version: 1.9.8
The BEST! =D New Version: --- MakeMKV v1.9.9 (17.1.2016) Added support for AACS v58 Improved BDAV discs compatibility Improved handling for BDAV discs with mastering errors Small miscellaneous improvements ---
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TeRRyZx
11 January 2016
Version: 1.9.8
Works easily and makes great conversions
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5
Caput-Draconis
23 December 2015
Version: 1.9.8
Best product out there. Works like a charm.
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5
Macinman
23 October 2015
Version: 1.9.7
I had tried MakeMKV in the past but felt like, at that time I didn't need it since I already had pad for apps to manage DVDs. Now that I have access to blu-rays that's another story. I had been using Aurora blu-ray copy to strip the DFM and make an iso file and then use iFFmpeg to convert for streaming. I finally hit a disc that this method wouldn't do so tried MakeMKV worked perfectly and solved the issue. Also does things much faster then what my other method had been doing.

Instantly paid the 50 s bucks and have found it a well worth purchase. I'm putting my Plex Media Library back together in much quicker time then what I did the first time.

Since i don't have a Multi channel decoder I just pass the video through iFFmpeg now and create an MKV file with stereo AAC from the MKV from MakeMKV. Much quicker this way as well.

Great job to both the developer(s) of both MakeMKV and iFFmpeg.

Oh, wanted to add, I am able to stream full BD quality video now to the TV.
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5
jreffner
23 August 2015
Version: 1.9.5
Simply superb software! It rips virtually everything I throw at it, and it does it quickly. Most importantly it allows you to easily remove unwanted languages, subtitles, and extras. Or you can keep it all. Best thing is that it is al labeled well, so I can tell what I'm removing pretty easily (i.e. Finnish subs, English language, etc.). On top of that, the interface is extremely easy to use and well designed. Literally 2 clicks and you can rip the entire disc. They don't charge extra for BD ripping, you just get DVD and BD rips for the $50.00. There aren't many pieces of software that does this (avoid the Chinese lookalikes under several different names), and this one does it well. It's still free in the beta period, but I paid them long ago and feel I got a great deal. I'm appreciative of their efforts. Try it, and if you agree with me, then buy it.
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4.5
TCalhau
03 June 2015
Version: 1.9.3
This application near perfection! Updated ^^
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AnneXin-1
26 May 2015
Version: 1.9.2
MakeMKV seems to work great with any medium, whether it's Blu-ray, DVD, or CD. It does a great job of ripping already purchased movies. I haven't run into any issues at all. Great job with the application development!

Price could be a bit lower, but it's essentially $4.16 a month. Worth it for me!
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4.5
SSacha
08 April 2015
Version: 1.9.2
This application is near perfection! To be perfect lack only remove Cinavia protection!
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4.5
iMiNiMaL
07 April 2015
Version: 1.9.2
The Best!!!!!!!
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TCalhau
07 April 2015
Version: 1.9.1
Today (7.4.2015) was released MakeMKV v1.9.2

* Added support for AACS v52
* Added full support for BDAV discs
* Improved handling for discs with mastering errors
* Small miscellaneous improvements
* Bug fixes:
- Frame duration was missing for TextST and certain PGS subtitles (can be fixed by re-opening MKV file in MakeMKV)
- MakeMKV could crash or produce invalid data when reading DVD with 20-bit LPCM audio
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4.5
TCalhau
23 January 2015
Version: 1.9.1
Updated! Simply essential! Thanks :-)
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TCalhau
29 October 2014
Version: 1.8.13
The current version of MakeMKV is: 1.8.14 and was released on: 21-Sep-2014
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0.5
Unohoo
05 September 2014
Version: 1.8.13
Doesn't run under Yosemite public beta #2
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3.5
SpiessensMark
02 September 2014
Version: 1.8.13
Nice MKV muxer/demuxer. If only the price was right !
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5
Markoh
02 September 2014
Version: 1.8.13
Best DVD/BluRay ripper ever.
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Derekcurrie
01 July 2014
Version: 1.8.10
v1.8.11 is out: http://www.makemkv.com/download/
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lurkingremlin
25 June 2014
Version: 1.8.10
"One-click video converter, with Blu-ray compatibility (beta). Free ($50.00)" I love that ;)
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5
YalinO2934
25 April 2014
Version: 1.8.10
çok hoş program. elimden geldiği kadar teşekkür ediyorum size.
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4.5
Curmudgeon51
16 April 2014
Version: 1.8.10
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.
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4.5
antoniong
05 April 2014
Version: 1.8.9
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.
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4.5
Heartman
26 February 2014
Version: 1.8.9
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.
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Bdkennedy1
13 February 2014
Version: 1.8.8
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.
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Machobbes
11 November 2013
Version: 1.8.6
It's works well for me, and I like it - except for the horrible icon I have to change with every update.
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Robertcoogan
30 October 2013
Version: 1.8.5
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.
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Beige
13 September 2013
Version: 1.8.5
MKV2VOB for Mac is far better and free: http://sourceforge.net/projects/mkv2vobmac/
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Afcgbbob
23 July 2013
Version: 1.8.4
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...
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5
Kewl
21 July 2013
Version: 1.8.4
Perfectly rips DVDs and Blu-rays, perserving the audio and video data. Nothing more to say...
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4.5
Holypoly
08 July 2013
Version: 1.8.3
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.
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Holypoly
22 May 2013
Version: 1.8.3
"MakeMKV contains both freeware and shareware functionality. More information can be found here." No such information - except that I now know that my shopping cart is empty, but then I already knew that ;))))) The link provided is to an empty shopping cart at Avangate...
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2.5
antoniong
10 April 2013
Version: 1.8.0
50 Dollars???????????
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snickers2k
24 January 2013
Version: 1.7.10
Great tool! The only thing i miss, is to rearrange the languages and subtitles and the option to not show the subtitle in the first place.
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Holypoly
06 January 2013
Version: 1.7.9
Next version is out. MakeMKV v1.7.10 ( 2.1.2013 ) Improved handling for DVD discs with mastering errors Many miscellaneous improvements
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DirkTheMenace
11 November 2012
Version: 1.7.9
Wasn't this free before?? Has the dev becomes greedy? Hmmmmm
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Joshmunkey
05 November 2012
Version: 1.7.9
MakeMKV has always worked without a hitch on my system (iMac, 10.6.8) though the DASPI 1.3 kext basically tanked my system upon install. I had done the usual preventative measures of permission checks, restarts, etc before install, but even then install forced a blank folder icon at reboot and forced me to reset SMC. Thankfully I was able to pull it back into order and uninstall. MakeMKV: Worth the download. DASPI: YMMV
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Ctopper
20 October 2012
Version: 1.7.8
When it works, it's wonderful but I get too high a rate of failures with this software. I am now going over to the Windows side to see if there is anything better there. No, I'm not giving up my Mac, I'm talking about Bootcamp.
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Frederico-Palmeira
03 October 2012
Version: 1.7.7
First time I use this software and version 1.7.71 does not work on any of my Mac: 15 "MBP '11, 13" MBP Mac mini '12 or '11. DASPI v1.3 installed and always the same SCSI error: hardware error 44A0. I'm very disappointed!
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Y-Guy
18 August 2012
Version: 1.7.7
This really should be marked as Shareware not Free.
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Marioz
17 August 2012
Version: 1.7.7
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.
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