MakeMKV for Mac

MakeMKV for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
2.5
Average
Average User Rating:
3.1
out of 7 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.8.13
  • Total Downloads:
    29,659
  • Date Added:
    September 02, 2014
  • File Size:
    17.6MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    90
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.5/Intel, Mac OS X 10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9

Editors' Review

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The number of programs claiming to allow conversion of video files and DVDs makes choosing an appropriate one difficult. MakeMKV for Mac performs this task well, but its lack of features and relatively complicated interface may make it a less desirable option for average users.

The program seems to be available as freeware, but its documentation states it is a beta version that will stop functioning after 60 days. It also states that downloading the latest version will reset this time limit. Installation was more complicated than expected and required us to accept a lengthy agreement disclaiming the developer's responsibility for any illegal use. Once MakeMKV for Mac started, there did not appear to be any dedicated instructions, although support for upgrades was present. The program has a number of buttons for its different functions along a top row. For experienced users, this would not be confusing, but the less sophisticated could use additional help. The program recognized the DVD in the optical drive and loaded options, which was a welcome feature. In addition to discs, users can also work with video files. In reading the DVD, the program took a little longer than other, similar programs, but worked well. Unfortunately, there do not appear to be any options for output other than in MKV format, which is disappointing. In addition to conversion, users may also select a streaming option for the movies, but the function is not clear.

While functional, MakeMKV for Mac's lack of features and complex interface make it a viable option only for a limited number of experienced users.

 
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User Reviews
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  • 5 stars

    "It works and $50 not too much"

    August 21, 2014   |   By besht2003

    Version: MakeMKV 1.8.12

    Pros

    Does what it is supposed to do--rips DVD and Blu-ray DVDs to create high video and audio quality mkvs; easy to operate

    Cons

    If you don't need mkvs from your DVDs then no, this isn't going to do much for you

    Summary

    If you have a Mac and don't want to rely upon an internet connection and the reliability of blu ray playing software for Macs this is the program for you. It will overcome Steve Jobs original decision to cripple the Macs, promote iTunes, and avoid blu ray licensing fees and allow you to watch blu ray dvds on your Mac.

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  • 4 stars

    "~Very Pleased So Far~"

    January 17, 2014   |   By spidyr2k

    Version: MakeMKV 1.8.7

    Pros

    I don't know what some are talking about in their reviews, but v.1.8.7 is on my Win7 machines, free if you reinstall every few months, no nags, and .mkv plays great on VLC Player. Rips a 6g disk in ~30mins. Output quality is superb.

    Cons

    none so far

    Summary

    Maybe give it another try if you didn't like it.

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  • 1 stars

    "annoy-ware"

    September 25, 2013   |   By loyd12

    Version: MakeMKV 1.8.5

    Pros

    Most of the time it does what it's supposed to.

    Cons

    Advertised as free, but it's actually annoy-ware. It will annoy you until you buy it. Or uninstall.

    Summary

    Tried it, uninstalled it.

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  • 3 stars

    "No longer free"

    June 11, 2012   |   By 109245051

    Version: MakeMKV 1.7.4

    Pros

    It works great but $50.00????

    Cons

    You have to buy the program

    Summary

    I will not pay for this program till all bugs are worked out

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  • 4 stars

    "Works great - Even copies the HD-DVD format"

    May 02, 2012   |   By jmartellaro

    Version: MakeMKV 1.7.4

    Pros

    Copies most everything well and quickly

    Cons

    Only copies to MKV so I have to convert from MKV to MPEG-2 or other formats

    Summary

    It is 'semi-free'. Download a new copy and it resets the 60-day limit. It is all in the data at the website.

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  • 1 stars

    "This is not a free application but Demo."

    December 23, 2011   |   By roro01

    Version: MakeMKV 1.7.0

    Pros

    N/A in this case

    Cons

    N/A in this case

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  • 4 stars

    "Actually works!"

    December 02, 2010   |   By speusippus

    Version: MakeMKV 1.6.2

    Pros

    Regularly updated and maintained, solid functionality.

    Cons

    Interface a little klunky; for "backup," feature, no partial extraction or re-compression for single-layer blanks.

    Summary

    The best mac software I have seen for manipulating the blu ray content you have purchased.

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 1.8.13
    • Added support for AACS v48
    • Added support for DTS-HD streams with variable bit depth
    • Improved handling for discs with mastering errors
    • Bug fixes:
      • Regression in 1.8.12 - program faild to process multi-channel LPCM audio
      • Linux: lowered minimal required GLIBC version
    General
    Publisher GuinpinSoft
    Publisher web site http://makemkv.com/
    Release Date September 02, 2014
    Date Added September 02, 2014
    Version 1.8.13
    Category
    Category Video Software
    Subcategory Video Converters
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.5, Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.9
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 17.6MB
    File Name makemkv_v1.8.13_osx.dmg
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 29,659
    Downloads Last Week 90
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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