Great Windows software to convert blu-ray and dvd to mkv

MakeMKV

Join our mailing list

Stay up to date with latest software releases, news, software discounts, deals and more.

Subscribe
Download MakeMKV 1.17.6 Beta

MakeMKV

  -  14.6 MB  -  Trial
  • Latest Version

    MakeMKV 1.17.6 Beta LATEST

  • Operating System

    Windows XP / Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 10

  • User Rating

    Click to vote
  • Author / Product

    GuinpinSoft inc / External Link

  • Old Versions

  • Filename

    Setup_MakeMKV_v1.17.6.exe

  • MD5 Checksum

    ce2c7a300824c8f74153195a63d9e654

MakeMKV is an easy-to-use software solution that enables you to convert your own videos into a free and patents-unencumbered format that can be played on any device. It acts as a format converter or "transcoder" that converts video clips from proprietary, often encrypted, discs into MKV files without altering the original content.

The MKV format allows for multiple video and audio tracks to be stored along with their meta-information and chapter details. These files can be played on various platforms using a wide range of players, and can also be converted to other formats such as DVD and Blu-ray discs.

Make MKV is free while in beta, the current free beta key is:

T-bKTnFR8IlPCYOWdl2z00ScXddJFYFMn6qazW
qXUlUk3rrSKCEOexQgEswryjpAj8m2

or T-lZt8o9nM99zaQRod7dAiCZudjEmOnY1sSlVJFbG
JK6lTyAmRCiBeFGO8VAUfrgrmUd

In addition, MakeMKV for Windows 11/10 offers the option to stream decrypted video instantly without any intermediate conversion, making it possible to watch your Blu-ray and DVD discs on your preferred device and operating system with your favorite player.

The acronym MKV stands for "Matroska Video", which refers to a container file format capable of holding unlimited video, audio, and subtitle tracks, as well as any associated metadata. This allows for a complete movie with multiple sound and subtitle tracks, chapter information, and thumbnail to be stored in a single file. Due to its open and patent-free nature, Matroska has gained widespread support and is quickly becoming the industry standard for movie storage.

Despite its advantages as a storage format, playing MKV files directly can sometimes be problematic. While playing MKV files on a computer is generally not an issue, many hardware players require transcoding of MKV files into a format that the particular hardware player can understand.

However, since all meta-information is preserved in MKV files and compressed media data (video, audio, subtitles) is not altered in any way, it is always possible to transcode MKV files back into their original format without any losses. For example, freeware transcoding tools can be used to transcode MKV files produced from a Blu-ray disc back into a Blu-ray image or set of M2TS files, while maintaining the original quality of the files.

FAQ

What is MakeMKV and what does it do?
MakeMKV is a software program that can be used to convert Blu-ray and DVD discs into high-quality MKV files, which can be played on a wide variety of devices.

Is MakeMKV free to use?
Yes, the app is FREE to use during its beta period, which has been extended indefinitely. However, it may prompt you to purchase a key after a certain number of days, but you can continue using the software without purchasing a key.

Does MakeMKV support copy-protected discs?
Yes, It can handle copy-protected discs, but you will need to have the appropriate decryption software installed on your computer to do so.

Can MakeMKV rip Blu-ray discs to lossless formats?
Yes, It can rip Blu-ray discs to lossless formats like FLAC and WAV, in addition to MKV.

What is the output video quality of MakeMKV files?
It files maintain the original video quality of the disc they were ripped from, meaning that they are of the highest possible quality.

Can MakeMKV rip only selected parts of a disc?
Yes, It allows you to select specific chapters or segments of a disc to rip, rather than the entire disc.

What operating systems does MakeMKV support?
It supports Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems.

How long does it take to rip a disc with MakeMKV?
The time it takes to rip a disc with MakeMKV depends on the size of the disc and the speed of your computer's processor. Generally, it takes around 30-40 minutes to rip a standard DVD, and up to 2 hours for a Blu-ray disc.

What kind of hardware do I need to use MakeMKV?
It can be used on most modern computers with a DVD or Blu-ray drive. However, if you want to rip Blu-ray discs, your computer will need to have a Blu-ray drive.

Are there any alternatives to MakeMKV?
Yes, there are several alternative programs to MakeMKV, such as HandBrake and DVDFab. However, MakeMKV is known for its high-quality output and ease of use.

Features and Highlights
  • 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.
  • Available for Windows, macOS, and Linux
  • Functionality to open DVD discs is free and will always stay free.
  • All features (including Blu-ray decryption and processing) are free during BETA.
Note: Converting or streaming Blu-ray discs is shareware functionality. You can use shareware functionality for free during 30-days trial period.

Also Available: Download MakeMKV for Mac

  • MakeMKV 1.17.6 Beta Screenshots

    The images below have been resized. Click on them to view the screenshots in full size.

What's new in this version:

- Improved handling for discs with mastering errors
- Small improvements and bugfixes

Join our mailing list

Stay up to date with latest software releases, news, software discounts, deals and more.

Subscribe