Easy Way To Convert DVD And Blu-ray To MKV Format

Previously, we covered a guide on BluRip, an open source Blu-ray to .mkv converter. Thanks to our reader, ericcov, who pointed this out, we today have a much easier and efficient solution for converting not only Blu-rays but also DVDs to .mkv files. Presenting to you MakeMKV, which offers not only DVD/Blu-ray disc conversion to .mkv, but also can convert any such files present on your hard drive.

The program interface presents a simple interface, listing your optical drive and info related to it, as well as the label and protection applied on the inserted disc.

MakeMKV

Operating is simple. Load the disc and click the DVD icon, select the chapters you want to include, specify the output name and location and click Create MKV. The software will make the specified MKV file quick and easy.


You may also access Preferences from the View menu.

MakeMKVPreferences

The software is capable of reading Blu-ray discs with the latest versions of AACS and BD+ protection, and preserves all video and audio tracks, including HD audio. The conversion is fast and dependent only on the drive speed. It also keeps intact all the meta-information present on the disc.

MakeMKV works on Windows (all versions, 32-bit and 64-bit both), Linux and Mac OSX. The software is in Beta at the time of writing.

Download MakeMKV

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  • RoMa

    MakeMKV doesn’t encode the Video or Audio. So “InputFileSize” = “OutputFileSize”. So it’s not “easier” then BluRip, it is just a ripper while BluRip is an interface for encoding BDs.
    Greets.

  • Methos

    Pro’s :
    Very very very fast and very easy to use
    Con’s :
    I have vedeo’s less than 120 sec witch i can not ripp
    Opening of mkv files is a chalenge some times works other times i get an error message. (I am using vista 64 )

  • andy

    Goto Mkv Maker help you convert Blu-ray/DVD discs to mkv format just one-click. It converts the video clips from proprietary (and usually encrypted) disc into a set of MKV files with keeping the original information. The MKV format can store multiple video/audio tracks with all meta-information and preserve chapters. There are many players that can play MKV files nearly on all platforms, and there are tools to convert MKV files to many formats, including DVD and Blu-ray discs. With full supports for BD decryption, it is capable of cracking BD+ and AACS copy protections applied in BD discs up to lastest MKB v26.

    Additionally Goto MKV Maker can instantly stream decrypted video without intermediate conversion to wide range of players, so you may watch Blu-ray and DVD discs with your favorite player on your favorite OS or on your favorite device.

  • Poopoo

    It also revealed a nice trojan 2 days after I used it. Good thing my Spyware program was monitoring it. I wont load it again.