Alternatives to MakeMKV for all platforms with any license

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    CloneDVD

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    File Converter

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    StaxRip

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    Open Source Windows

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    Free Windows

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    DVDFab Passkey

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    BlindWrite

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    Commercial Windows

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    • Discontinued The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 7.0.0.0, released in January 2013, can be still downloded from the official website.
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    DVDx

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MakeMKV Comments

flawed software 1 Helpful

Comment by 416802709
about MakeMKV Sep 2016

It is a shame that MakeMKV can't rip Blu-ray and DVD to other format video. You must know that MKV is a container and many media players and devices can't play it. If I want to convert DVD to MP4, MOV, AVI, etc, I have to search a MakeMKV alternative or MakeMKV alternative for Mac.

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This is _not_ a transcoder. 1 Helpful

Comment by DanMan
about MakeMKV Jul 2011

It does not convert the media into different formats, so it's actually a converter. Just to clear that up. So if you want to fit an 5GB movie on a 4GB DVD, this is not the program for you.

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What's most annoying about MakeMKV is that it makes you re- ... -1 Helpful

Comment by OmgItsTheSmartGuy
about MakeMKV Jun 2011

What's most annoying about MakeMKV is that it makes you re-register every month. Basically, you need to enter a new registration key each month in order for the program to work. Most people have no idea how to find a new beta key, so this is definitely a poorly thought-out feature.

The key can be found here. http://www.makemkv.com/forum2/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1053

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i have been very impressed with MakeMKV, specifically with ...

Comment by tsukasatiger
about MakeMKV Jun 2011

i have been very impressed with MakeMKV, specifically with bluray ripping. it rips and encodes extreamly fast, faster than i have ever seen.

my only complaint is that it doesnt give much options for file renameing or pulling data off the discs, if you want to change anything such as video size or format, you have to use handbrake, but that just adds hours per video file. for the most part when rippin in full 1080i I suggest keeping it in .MKV as changeing it to MP4 and keeping the 1080i will literally add gigs to the filesize (please correct me if im wrong, i may have screwed up the settings along the way.)

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