MakeMKV Reviews

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I've been using MakeMKV for a while to back up my movies to my laptop so that when I want to lie in bed and watch a movie on my laptop, or bring my favourite movies with me when I'm travelling, I don't have to think about bringing an optical drive and all of the disks in a pouch. I also did the same thing for my mother while she has been in hospital, which saved her from the horror that is daytime TV when she didn't have access to Netflix or Amazon Prime.

The files that do come out of MakeMKV are big, but in all honesty, it's not that much hassle to then put it into another application to compress. Combine MakeMKV with Handbrake or another similar application, and you can easily take a whole collection of movies and TV shows with you, or back them all up to access from around your house on a NAS or a media server. Particularly if you have a collection with a lot of difficult-to-source shows or movies (I have a few horror and dramas from Japan that have been difficult to source) or movies from multiple regions, this will save you from having to buy the movies twice.

While I haven't purchased YET (purchase isn't necessary during Beta, however a new registration code will be needed every now and again), I have every intention to when payday next comes around as it will be worth every penny. I have yet to find an application that does the same thing quite as well as this does.

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Well, MakeMKV works. And it's incredibly simple, too. It really delivers on its promise to rip in only 2 clicks. Of course, there's probably other stuff that you're going to want to adjust on the side, but overall, the process is incredibly simple. Your iPod isn't going to support .mkv, but it's better than nothing.

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NOT A FREEWARE and NO CONTROL OF MKV output quality

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First, I don't know who posted MakeMKV as a Freeware b/c it's not. It is a shareware. If you want to continue using it after a month, you have to buy it at 70$.

Next, I've used MakeMKV and cannot understand how they can expect to get any sales at that price when the software is so highly limited in it's functionality and usefulness. MakeMKV will rip your Bluray to mkv but will give you no control over the MKV's compression/quality parameters.

The trial runs I did with MakeMKV resulted in MKVs that are as large as the original Bluray media content. The beauty of MKV/x264 is that it can compress a 40GB movie to 10GB @ 1080p with minute loss of quality. MakeMKV does not take advantage of that, ripping a 40GB BD into 40GB mkv. How useful is that! At 70$ for a software that doesn't do it's job correctly, not very...

An alternative to to MakeMKV, would be to dump a decrypted version of the BD with the software of your choice (I used DVDFab) and the convert it to MP4/MKV using RipBOT264 which incendentally is free and it provided with a much larger level of control on quality and compression.

[Edited by MonkeyFiend, December 19]

[Edited by MonkeyFiend, December 19]

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