MakeMKV 1.10.5

Reviewed by Sam Kenwick on - Version tested: 1.8.5

"Blu-ray and DVD decryptor and converter."

Overview:

MakeMKV is your easy software solution for converting Blu-Ray and DVD discs into a simple MKV file. MKV stands for Matroska Video, and it's a patent free file format that's 10% smaller than DVD files and 40% smaller than Blu-Ray files. There are many video players and codec packs available online that will allow you to play MKV files, and finding these players online isn't difficult. Copying files from a DVD or Blu-Ray disc will allow you to play the MKV file off of any hard drive that has enough space for the video file. 

This is a great piece of software to create a huge collection of home movies, video clips, and any other video file you want to convert into MKV format. 

Installation:

The file size of MakeMKV is very small, and you'll find that the program itself installs very quickly. There's no spyware or adware included in the installation, so that makes for a totally clean install of this great program. OS support for MakeMKV includes Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7. A Mac version is also available, and you can download one for Linux as well following this forum thread on the author's page. We'll focus on the Windows version in this review.

There's no special requirements to install this software, but if you want to get MKV files to play back on your computer or laptop device, then you're going to need to download the appropriate codecs and video players that support this file type. 

Interface:

The interface of the program is simple and to the point, and you'll find that it doesn't take a whole lot of using the program to get good at it. Within the preferences setting, you can control most output settings for the MKV file. Also, you can eject the disc, view the help files, stream, save, backup, and open files easily. 

The graphical design of MakeMKV is attractive, and the interface makes it easy to access all areas of the program with just a few clicks. 

Pros:

  • MakeMKV Presents A File Format That Is A Lot Smaller Than Blu-Ray And DVD
  • The MakeMKV Software Works Like A Charm - No Bugs Or Errors
  • Full Version Allows You To Save Instead Of Just Stream

Cons:

  • Not a Con but some might find the sole MKV output to be quite restrictive - bare in mind though that this software is targeting this niche only at this time

Alternatives

Bigasoft MKV Converter - This MKV converter is highly rated and comes with a lot of features. It allows you to convert MKV and MKA files into different file formats like MP4 and WMV. Overall, this is a great program that's truly worth looking into for your MKV file conversion needs. 

Any Video Converter - This software by AVC allows you to convert videos into a wide range of video formats. You'll be able to convert into MKV and other file formats with ease. There's a free and paid versions of this software to choose from, and you should base your buying decision on what you need to accomplish. 

Conclusion:

All in all, the MakeMKV file conversion software has been a big hit with consumers. Not only does it allow you to convert your files into MKV format, but it allows you to do it with the least amount of hassle involved. Working with the interface of this program is straightforward and to the point, and the functionality of the program is bug and error free.

There's never any adware or spyware included, but the full version is a little pricey. However, most people agree that the cost is well worth it. Give it a try if you need a reliable MKV conversion software program.

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Antivirus information

Download3K has downloaded and tested MakeMKV on 1 Apr 2017 with some of Today's best antivirus engines and you can find below, for your convenience, the scan results:
  • Avast:

    Clean
  • Avira:

    Clean
  • Kaspersky:

    Clean
  • McAfee:

    Clean
  • NOD32:

    Clean
MakeMKV Antivirus Report

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