MakeMKV is your one-click solution to rip DVDs as well Blu-rays to multitrack audio and subtitle MKV file and it is recommended by me to rip Xmas Bluray/DVD and I used to compress Bluray to H264 with subtitles on and off.

I have discussed whether MakeMKV and Handbrake is the best combination to rip Bluray and DVDs, if you are interested, check here. In this post you will be able to get the latest MakeMKV beta key and lifetime key. Also, if you don’t quite like MakeMKV, you are able to get an alternative.

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 September 2018:

T-aOOAOSdZWjJvlEAkqTMx@FmIUDQ9Uw5gNT2t0HYlnR3M7MpMj4EcvPPV3rImuagWuo

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 Lifetime Key

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. And you will have to get a beta key every one or two month. 

I discussed the MakeMKV coupon and how to get a MakeMKV lifetime key in this post along with some FAQ on getting a MakeMKV lifetime key. 

You are always able to support MakeMKV and get a lifetime key on its official page:

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 Bluray Ripper is recommended by me as a MakeMKV alternative as it does great jobs in ripping Bluray discs like Wonder Woman, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and even rip Bluray to Google Drive, Dropbox.

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!

wonderfox dvd ripper pro

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.

rip bluray 3d

MakeMKV.com is Down![FIXED]

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 95.213.137.146, 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 
Detail:
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 95.213.137.146 , 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://95.213.137.146/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.  

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11 thoughts on “MakeMKV Beta Key September 2018, MakeMKV Lifetime Key and Best MakeMKV Alternative for Bluray DVD Ripping on Windows 10 and macOS High Sierra, Mojave

  • October 8, 2017 at 9:24 PM
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    At this point I’d assume “only” a DNS-problem, since adding the IP-address and name,
    95.213.137.146 http://www.makemkv.com
    to your local hosts files will enable access to the site, and the reason you can’t access the IP directly I’d assume is due to it possibly using host headers.

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    • October 8, 2017 at 9:25 PM
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      And the comment system automatically adds “http://” in front of my typing, which should not be there.

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      • October 9, 2017 at 3:27 AM
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        Hi M, thanks for the comment. I am afraid it does not work for me. I got the same error message. And upon a force reloading, i got another error message:
        Resource Limit Is Reached
        The website is temporarily unable to service your request as it exceeded resource limit. Please try again later.

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      • October 9, 2017 at 3:37 AM
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        Hi M,
        There’s an update:
        I tried 95.213.137.146 makemkv.com and it worked for the home page. However, all other pages like Download, About, Online Help, FAQ and Forum of Makemkv.com still go to the same error of account suspended.
        Also, I don’t think this is just a DNS problem as this happened about a month ago and there is no official fix it. Something must be wrong with MakvMKV.

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  • October 9, 2017 at 6:59 PM
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    In my hosts file I added
    95.213.137.146 www . makemkv . com
    (remove spaces between letters and dots, I added them here just so this forum would not reformat the text)

    This at least makes me able to access both website, forum and download, I haven’t checked all other links.

    But I didn’t know it had been a problem for that long, I only noticed on Twitter myself yesterday, and don’t know the reason but agree something seems wrong if site admin hasn’t been able to resolve yet.

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    • October 10, 2017 at 10:52 AM
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      removed spaces and letters, but it did not work.

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      • October 10, 2017 at 11:15 AM
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        it does not seem to work for everyone, not sure why. it didnt work for me either.

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  • October 19, 2017 at 11:50 PM
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    What happens if you PURCHASE a full license for MakeMKV instead of using the BETA key(s) and if the program stops being supported? I would imagine that’s $50 wasted because as far as I understand Bluray encryption, it is a constant struggle to stay up to date with newer and newer techniques of disc protection.

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    • October 20, 2017 at 12:14 AM
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      I agree.

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  • December 1, 2017 at 9:30 AM
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    You can use this key after Nov 29th by changing your computer Date to before Nov 29th, say the 28th, and re-entering the registration code. It seems the application checks only while starting, I could change the date back to the actual date once the application initialized.

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