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MakeMKV Alternatives for Linux

There are many alternatives to MakeMKV for Linux if you are looking for a replacement. The best Linux alternative is HandBrake, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to MakeMKV and nine of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to MakeMKV are Shutter Encoder, QWinFF, dvd::rip and libdvdcss.

MakeMKV alternatives are mainly DVD Rippers but may also be Video Converters or Video Editors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of MakeMKV.
This page was last updated Jun 24, 2022
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  • FreemiumProprietary
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • Kodi

MakeMKV is a program designed for ripping DVD and Blu-Ray disc video. It works by decrypting proprietary discs to transfer...

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  1. HandBrake is an open-source, multithreaded video transcoder – it compresses and converts digital media from one format to another. HandBrake can rip encrypted DVDs with libdvdcss (libdvdcss is installed with VLC media player on macOS, or AnyDVD/DVD 43 on Windows).

    HandBrake vs MakeMKV opinions
    Some users think HandBrake is a great alternative to MakeMKV, some don't.
    scontest

    Great Program NOT a alternative to makemkv

    Top positive comment  6 months ago
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    ChicagoScanningMG

    Handbrake does not fully support Blu-Ray Ripping. While it can read some of the files, it does not properly decode and convert them.

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    patdiddy

    it came out with a video that was having decoding issues

    Negative comment 11 months ago
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    HandBrake does not allow raw extraction of audio and video data: it forces you to re-encode.

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    HandBrake doesn't support decryption of optical discs

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  2. Shutter Encoder

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Open source software without any restriction - converter all formats video|audio|image professionnals codecs and standards - swiss knife tool Windows and OSX.



  3. QWinFF is a GUI for FFmpeg, a powerful command-line media converter. FFmpeg can read audio and video files in various formats and convert them into other formats.

    Discontinued

    The project is still developed as of 2018, but latest version, 0.2.1, dates back August 2015. It can be still downloaded from the official website.

  4. dvd::rip

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD

    dvd::rip is a full featured DVD Ripper GUI for Linux, written in Perl. It features an easy to use, yet powerful interface for ripping DVDs to many formats, including AVI, MKV, etc.

    Discontinued

    The program is no longer updated. Last version, 0.98.11, released in March 2010, can be still downloaded from the official website.

  5. libdvdcss

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    libdvdcss is a free software library for accessing and unscrambling encrypted DVDs. libdvdcss is used by VLC media player (not included in the Windows version) to view DVDs, and can be used by Handbrake to rip DVDs.

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  6. OGMRip

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    OGMRip is an application and a set of libraries for ripping and encoding DVD into AVI, OGM, MP4, or Matroska files using a wide variety of codecs. It relies on mplayer, mencoder, ogmtools, mkvtoolnix, mp4box, oggenc, lame, and faac to perform its tasks.

  7. Thoggen

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Xfce

    Thoggen is a DVD ripper for Linux within the GNOME project. It is based on GStreamer and Gtk+. The current version can back up DVDs by encoding them using the Ogg Theora video codec.

    Discontinued

    The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.7.1, released in June 2008, can be still downloaded from the official website.

  8. FreeStar Free DVD Ripper

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Linux

    FreeStar Free DVD Ripper is quickest DVD ripper, DVD ripping software to rip DVDs to VCD, SVCD, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, AVI, DivX, and XviD formats. Back up your favorite DVD movies to various formats and extract soundtracks from DVDs.

  9. divxenc

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    divxenc is an advanced and powerful interactive menu-driven shell script written for the GNU/Linux operating system which can help you to encode a DVD, a (S)VCD or a regular video file to the MPEG-4 SP/ASP format using the MEncoder encodert.

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