MakeMKV is your one-click solution to rip DVDs as well Blu-rays to multi–track 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.
- 1 MakeMKV Beta Key August 2020 for Windows/Mac/Linux
- 2 MakeMKV Lifetime Key and Discount Coupon
- 3 MakeMKV Alternative PC/Mac
- 4 MakeMKV.com is Down![FIXED]
MakeMKV Beta Key August 2020 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 the 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 August 2020:
I couldn’t find any rules that would prohibit posting this. It’s been freely available from the 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.
It’s been over 5 days since the MakeMKV beta key goes invalid. I hope Mike, the MakeMKV author, is safe and healthy!
If you guys are in a hurry, you can support MakeMKV and get a LIFETIME key here:
Also, if you are looking for some free DVD rippers, there are some awesome alternatives that are 100% free to use:
However, for a Blu-ray Rippers, I don’t find free ones that are as reliable as MakeMKV. There’s are some paid ones for your reference or check the recommended alternatives below:
MakeMKV Lifetime Key and Discount Coupon
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 months.
You are able to get a 25% discount for MakeMKV lifetime key in this post:
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 an emergency to find a MakeMKV alternative to keep on ripping protected Bluray and DVDs. And there are some.
DVDFab is no doubt the most powerful Bluray DVD ripping solution in the market. It is so powerful that they are forbidden to sell its Bluray programs on DVDFab.com and they have to move to DVDFab.cn.
Also, DVDFab is one of the first that upgrade its program to 64 bit and fully compatible with the latest macOS Mojave and Windows 10. You are able to have a trial and get a discount from its official site.
With DVDFab Bluray or it’s DVD Ripper, you are able to rip any protected Bluray DVDs to multiple audio and subtitle tracks to MKV like what we do in MakeMKV. However, you can also do this for the MP4 format! It supports 3D Bluray discs with passthrough audio! Give it a try, it won’t let you down.
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 protections 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 combinations 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 a 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 wants 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 the 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 a perfect alternative to MakeMKV as it rips Bluray discs to MKV with all audio tracks like MakeMKV does for us. Actually, AnyMP4 Bluray Ripper is able to rip Blu-rays to multi-track MP4, MOV, M2TS, etc, as well as 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 discs to 3D in almost all formats! Also, the editing feature like Crop, Trim, and Merge is basic but practical.
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 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.