MakeMKV is your one-click solution to rip DVDs as well Blu-rays to multi–track audio and subtitle MKV file. Using MakeMKV to convert or stream DVD and AVCHD discs is always free and it remains free for Bluray ripping in 30 days trial or while it is in beta and will then costs $50 for ripping Bluray disc. MakeMKV is ONLY available in there official site.
I try to visit MakeMKV.com recently around Sep. 2017, only to find all MakeMKV website, including its main site and the forum, is down and suspended with the below message in Russian:
Внимание! Сайт перемещен на новый сервер.
Если вы владелец сайта и вас не стоят наши dns, измените IP в dns на 188.8.131.52, Если у вас есть вопросы, обратитесь в поддержку хостинга!
And it means MakeMKV site is suspended with the detail Google translation below:
Title: Account Suspended
Site is locked.
Attention! The site has been moved to a new server.
If you are the owner of the site and you are not worthy of our dns, change the IP to dns to 184.108.40.206 , If you have any questions, contact the hosting support !
The IP is from Russian, however if you visit the IP address directly, it goes to http://220.127.116.11/cgi-sys/defaultwebpage.cgi and you get a Sorry page:
It happens every now and then in the past few years but makemkv website has been down in 2017 for over a month, while leads me to think about what happened to DVDFab and AnyDVD that was punished by the Blu Ray union and forced the makemkv site down.
Makemkv Beta Key Jan 2018 for Windows/Mac/Linux
I see you guys are worried about the future of MakeMKV and want to continue using it for Blu-ray ripping. There is the most current beta key code for MakeMKV beta version which can be used in Windows, macOS and Linux versions for Bluray and DVD ripping. And it is valid until the end of Jan 2018:
You may purchase the full activation key to support MakeMKV here.
I couldn’t find any rules that would prohibit posting this. It’s been freely available from MakeMKV site since forever, so I don’t think they’d have a problem with me posting it. But if it does not, please let me know and I will delete it.
MakeMKV Alternative PC/Mac
We have been discussed if MakeMKV and Handbrake is the best combination to rip Bluray discs. It seems now emergency to find a MakeMKV alternative to keep on ripping protected Bluray and DVDs. And there are some.
Leawo Blu-ray Ripper is the top Blu-ray ripper for both Windows and macOS users and it is able to handle the latest Blu-ray protection of AACS, BD+ and MKB and Leawo keeps updating it so users won’t worry about the latest protections.
With Leawo Blu-ray Ripper, you can do all the combination of MakeMKV and Handbrake do within one program and it does more with over 180 output formats supported including those that are not supported by MakeMKV and Handbrake like the audio formats AAC, MP3, FLAC etc and 3D formats. The editing feature is powerful for you to custom your own outputs just as you like. One more, Leawo Bluray Ripper supports DVD ripping as well and you can even rip DVDs remotely without local DVD drive.
While we see that Leawo Blu-ray Ripper also works for DVDs but it does not seem to be much cost effective for someone who just want to rip DVDs as a MakeMKV alternative due to its account suspend issue. If so, I’d like to recommend WonderFox for you.
WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro is an all-in-one DVD ripping app for Windows 7, 8/8.1 and Windows 10. It can be a good replacement to MakeMKV with the support of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc., Warner Bros Pictures, Universal Pictures, UNITED ARTISTS, 20th Century Fox and The Walt Disney protected DVDs and is able to convert DVDs to ISO, SD and HD VOB, MKV, TS/MTS/M2TS, WMV, MPEG, WEBM as well as MP4 AVI iPhone/iPad/Apple TV and more. Also, I believe WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro is the fasting way to rip DVDs to hard drive. Ripping DVD to ISO in 1:1 Copy Mode is my favored as it is 1:1 backup that keeps all menus, chapters, bonus!
To me, AnyMP4 Bluray Ripper is perfect alternative to MakeMKV as it rips Bluray dics to MKV with all audio tracks like MakeMKV does for us. Actually, AnyMP4 Bluray Ripper is able to rip Blurays to multi-track MP4, MOV, M2TS etc, as well as a various output video formats like FLV, AVI, QT, MP3 etc. And all kinds of Apple/Android/Windows/Samsung devices.
And, AnyMP4 works better in Bluray ripping as it automatically detects the right title for ripping while MakeMKV always picks two or more titles and it confuses me as to which one is the very one and I will have to play the Bluray myself to see what is exactly playing before I rip. It seems MakeMKV is not quite sure about the right title and pre-select all possible ones.
Besides, AnyMP4 is really feature-rich in 3D settings. You are able to rip and convert your Bluray dics to 3D in almost all formats! Also, the editing feature like Crop, Trim and Merge is basic but practical.