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The easiest way to rip DVD and Blu-Ray to MKV

With MakeMKV you'll be able to convert your collection of DVD and Blu-Ray movies to a video format that can be played almost everywhere: MKV.

MakeMKV is a video converter, also known as transcoder, which converts the video clips stored in DVD and Blu-Ray discs to MKV; MKV is a container that can hold multiple video and audio tracks while preserving most of the original information – including all the meta-data, chapters and so on – without altering it in any way.

Using MakeMKV is piece of cake. Insert the disc in your player and wait for the program to read it. Don't be scared if you see an error message when reading the table of contents – I got it and the program worked fine. Simply go to File > Open disc and select your player.

MakeMKV will read the contents of the disc and display them on the program interface. Now it's your turn to select which video clips you want to convert and press the corresponding button. MakeMKV will do the job at an impressive speed and let you know when it's finished.

MakeMKV's developers state that the program works with protected (encrypted) DVD and Blu-Rays, and also that the DVD ripping will always stay free. However, support for Blu-Ray will only be free during the Beta stage, so you better download this one right now!

With MakeMKV you can easily convert your favorite DVD and Blu-Ray movies to MKV files that can be watched anywhere without any noticeable loss of quality.

Updated BD+ engineWorkarounds for incorrectly-mastered discsStability improvements


  • Updated BD+ engineWorkarounds for incorrectly-mastered discsStability improvements


  • Dead easyto use
  • Fast conversions
  • Support for encrypted discs


  • You may get an error message - not important though
  • Blu-Ray support only free during Beta stage. Hurry up!

Also available in other platforms

Program available in other languages

MakeMKV for PC

  • Trial version
  • In English
  • V 1.6.8
  • 3.6
  • (56)

User reviews about MakeMKV

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    This is a really simple to use piece of software. You type in your information, select where to put it and then wait until it tells yo More

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    MakeMKV and its alternative.
    If I want free, I will choose MakeMKV. But If I want more Blu-ray rips, I will choose ByteCopy since it not only ca More


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