MakeMKV for Mac

MakeMKV for Mac

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.9.0
  • Total Downloads:
    30,860
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 17, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    14.12MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    87
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:

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 1.9.0
  • Added support for AACS v50
  • Updated BD+ engine
  • Improved handling for discs with mastering errors
  • Small miscellaneous improvements
  • Regression in 1.8.14 - some discs with BD+ released in 2010-2011 could fail to open
  • Manual DVD mode - custom content selection, split titles by chapters
General
Publisher GuinpinSoft
Publisher web site http://makemkv.com/
Release Date November 17, 2014
Date Added November 17, 2014
Version 1.9.0
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Converters
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.10, Mac OS X 10.9, Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.6, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 14.12MB
File Name makemkv_v1.9.0_osx.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 30,860
Downloads Last Week 87
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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