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MakeMKV 1.8.9

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MakeMKV is your one-click solution to convert video that you own into free and patents-unencumbered format that can be played everywhere. MakeMKV is a format converter, otherwise called "transcoder". It converts the video clips from proprietary (and usually encrypted) disc into a set of MKV files, preserving most information but not changing it in any way. 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. Additionally MakeMKV 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.


  • Reads DVD and Blu-ray discs

  • Reads Blu-ray discs protected with latest versions of AACS and BD+

  • Preserves all video and audio tracks, including HD audio

  • Preserves chapters information

  • Preserves all meta-information (track language, audio type)

  • Fast conversion - converts as fast as your drive can read data.

  • No additional software is required for conversion or decryption.

  • Available for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux

  • Functionality to open DVD discs is free and will always stay free.


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History updates (Complete changelogs since the listing on this site)

1.8.9 [02-27-14]

  • Improved handling for DVD discs with mastering errors
  • Small miscellaneous improvements
  • Bug fixes:
    • Linux: Added compatibility APIs to libmmbd
  • Fixes for 1.8.8 regressions:
    • "no filter" error for certain LPCM tracks
    • MKV flags were not written to output file

Other versions : 1.8.8 1.8.7 1.8.6 1.8.5 1.8.4 1.8.3 1.8.1 1.8.0 1.7.10 1.7.9 1.7.8 1.7.7 1.7.4 1.7.2 1.7.1 1.6.16

v1.8.8 [02-03-14]

  • Improved handling for discs with mastering errors
  • Many small miscellaneous improvements
  • Bug fixes:
    • A false "100% hashckeck failed" error could show up on certain drive/disc combinations
    • DVD: Discs with multichannel mpeg2-audio failed to open
    • Linux: Added workaround for broken openssl library on RedHat-based distributions
    • Expert mode: TrueHD transcoding could fail on streams with certain (rare) encoding
  • Expert mode:
    • Default selection rule now also applies to attachments, with new [+-]sel:attachment token
    • Seamless sample-level joining for LPCM and transcoded audio tracks
    • Audio mixing - channel and BPS downmix now can be set in profile
    • Added support for AAC encoding (based on libfdk-aac: AAC-LC, HE-AAC and HE-AACv2 profiles)
    • Added AAC-stereo conversion profile - allows converting any audio track to AAC stereo downmix in addition to saving the original track
    • Improved display of transcoding settings

v1.8.7 [12-16-13]

  • Updated support for AACS v46
  • Improved compatibility of produced MKV files
  • Bug fixes:
    • Linux: On some distributions MakeMKV could randomly hang on startup

v1.8.6 [11-15-13]

  • Updated support for AACS v44
  • Improved handling for discs with mastering errors
  • Improved compatibility with certain (rare) H.264 and VC-1 streams
  • Mac OS X: MakeMKV can now open .dvdmedia bundles
  • Mac OS X: DASPI v1.4 now supports OS X Mavericks
  • Stability improvements
  • Expert mode:
    • MakeMKV no longer uses external ffmpeg binary
    • Added support for AC3 encoding (mainly for DTS->AC3 audio transcoding)
    • MMBD now emulates both old and latest libaacs/libbdplus API
  • Bug fixes:
    • Windows: Rarely, an external drive was not recognized by program
    • Linux: Discs with special characters in volume name could fail to open

v1.8.5 [09-14-13]

  • Improved handling for discs with mastering errors
  • Stability improvements
  • MakeMKV v1.8.4 ( 19.7.2013 )
    • Improved handling for discs with mastering errors
    • Many miscellaneous improvements
    • Bug fixes:
      • Rarely, some episodes could be missing on a series blu-rays
      • When using audio transcoding, channel layout was incorrect for certain DTS-HD surround modes
      • Default/forced flag profile settings were ignored after 1.8.2 changes

    v1.8.4 [07-20-13]

    • Improved handling for discs with mastering errors
    • Many miscellaneous improvements
    • Bug fixes:
      • Rarely, some episodes could be missing on a series blu-rays
      • When using audio transcoding, channel layout was incorrect for certain DTS-HD surround modes
      • Default/forced flag profile settings were ignored after 1.8.2 changes

    v1.8.3 [05-24-13]

    • Updated support for AACS v40
    • Reduced memory usage during conversion
    • Bug fixes:
      • MakeMKV could crash when backing up an incorrectly mastered 3D blu-ray disc

    v1.8.1 [04-29-13]

    • Improved compatibility of produced MKV files
    • Improved handling for DVD discs with mastering errors
    • Visual enhancements for HiDPI displays
    • Many miscellaneous improvements
    • Bug fixes:
      • Mac OS X - Randomly, a disc could be unrecognized if inserted while MakeMKV running
      • Mac OS X / Linux - Eject button was not always working
      • Audio transcoding could fail for certain DTS HD HRA tracks
      • Chapter names were inconsistent for blu-ray discs
      • Some (rare) MKV files couldn't be opened
    • Expert mode:
      • Chapter names may be changed in GUI

    v1.8.0 [02-28-13]

    • Updated support for AACS v38
    • Updated BD+ engine
    • Added support for multi-angle blu-ray 3D
    • Visual enhancements
    • Improved compatibility of produced MKV files
    • Italian translation
    • Many miscellaneous stability improvements
    • Bug fixes:
      • Cover picture was always embedded into MKV file, even if not selected
      • Failed to process some DVD with LPCM audio
      • Saving to NFS volume on Linux could fail
    • Expert mode:
      • Additional profile settings

    v1.7.10 [01-05-13]

    • Improved handling for DVD discs with mastering errors
    • Many miscellaneous improvements
  • MakeMKV v1.7.9 ( 5.11.2012 )
    • Bug fixes:
      • Audio transcoding could fail on Windows 7 under some circumstances
      • MakeMKV no longer requires GLIBC 2.15 on Linux
    • Few miscellaneous improvements
  • MakeMKV v1.7.8 ( 15.10.2012 )
    • Added support for AACS v35
    • Updated BD+ engine
    • Added ability to produce MKV files with compressed tracks (WDTV profile)
    • Improved handling for DVD/Blu-ray discs with mastering errors
    • Bug fixes:
      • Audio transcoding could fail or hang at the very end of file
      • MakeMKV could crash when reading DVDs with a specific structure protection
    • Many miscellaneous stability improvements
  • MakeMKV v1.7.7 ( 16.8.2012 )
    • Improved handling for DVD/Blu-ray discs with mastering errors
    • MakeMKV now prevents computer going to sleep mode during copy
    • Miscellaneous stability improvements
    • Max OS X changes:
      • BDMV folder bundles can be selected on Mountain Lion
      • Switched from GROWL to Mountain Lion notifications
    • Expert mode:
      • MakeMKV now includes ffmpeg executable with 24-bit FLAC encoder
      • New FLAC profile
    • Bug fixes:
      • On some DVDs MakeMKV could go into endless loop when opening disc in CellWalk mode
      • MakeMKV could hang (endless ASSERT) on titles with seamless branching and LPCM tracks
      • Forced subtitles were extracted incompletely on certain blu-ray discs
      • Aspect ratio was sometimes incorrect for H.264 SD content
      • Occasionally makemkvcon executable could stay running in background even after application window was closed

    v1.7.9 [11-12-12]

    • Bug fixes:
      • Audio transcoding could fail on Windows 7 under some circumstances
      • MakeMKV no longer requires GLIBC 2.15 on Linux
    • Few miscellaneous improvements
  • MakeMKV v1.7.8 ( 15.10.2012 )
    • Added support for AACS v35
    • Updated BD+ engine
    • Added ability to produce MKV files with compressed tracks (WDTV profile)
    • Improved handling for DVD/Blu-ray discs with mastering errors
    • Bug fixes:
      • Audio transcoding could fail or hang at the very end of file
      • MakeMKV could crash when reading DVDs with a specific structure protection
    • Many miscellaneous stability improvements
  • MakeMKV v1.7.7 ( 16.8.2012 )
    • Improved handling for DVD/Blu-ray discs with mastering errors
    • MakeMKV now prevents computer going to sleep mode during copy
    • Miscellaneous stability improvements
    • Max OS X changes:
      • BDMV folder bundles can be selected on Mountain Lion
      • Switched from GROWL to Mountain Lion notifications
    • Expert mode:
      • MakeMKV now includes ffmpeg executable with 24-bit FLAC encoder
      • New FLAC profile
    • Bug fixes:
      • On some DVDs MakeMKV could go into endless loop when opening disc in CellWalk mode
      • MakeMKV could hang (endless ASSERT) on titles with seamless branching and LPCM tracks
      • Forced subtitles were extracted incompletely on certain blu-ray discs
      • Aspect ratio was sometimes incorrect for H.264 SD content
      • Occasionally makemkvcon executable could stay running in background even after application window was closed

    v1.7.8 [10-21-12]

    • Added support for AACS v35
    • Updated BD+ engine
    • Added ability to produce MKV files with compressed tracks (WDTV profile)
    • Improved handling for DVD/Blu-ray discs with mastering errors
    • Bug fixes:
      • Audio transcoding could fail or hang at the very end of file
      • MakeMKV could crash when reading DVDs with a specific structure protection
    • Many miscellaneous stability improvements
  • MakeMKV v1.7.7 ( 16.8.2012 )
    • Improved handling for DVD/Blu-ray discs with mastering errors
    • MakeMKV now prevents computer going to sleep mode during copy
    • Miscellaneous stability improvements
    • Max OS X changes:
      • BDMV folder bundles can be selected on Mountain Lion
      • Switched from GROWL to Mountain Lion notifications
    • Expert mode:
      • MakeMKV now includes ffmpeg executable with 24-bit FLAC encoder
      • New FLAC profile
    • Bug fixes:
      • On some DVDs MakeMKV could go into endless loop when opening disc in CellWalk mode
      • MakeMKV could hang (endless ASSERT) on titles with seamless branching and LPCM tracks
      • Forced subtitles were extracted incompletely on certain blu-ray discs
      • Aspect ratio was sometimes incorrect for H.264 SD content
      • Occasionally makemkvcon executable could stay running in background even after application window was closed

    v1.7.7 [08-27-12]

    • Improved handling for DVD/Blu-ray discs with mastering errors
    • MakeMKV now prevents computer going to sleep mode during copy
    • Miscellaneous stability improvements
    • Max OS X changes:
      • BDMV folder bundles can be selected on Mountain Lion
      • Switched from GROWL to Mountain Lion notifications
    • Expert mode:
      • MakeMKV now includes ffmpeg executable with 24-bit FLAC encoder
      • New FLAC profile
    • Bug fixes:
      • On some DVDs MakeMKV could go into endless loop when opening disc in CellWalk mode
      • MakeMKV could hang (endless ASSERT) on titles with seamless branching and LPCM tracks
      • Forced subtitles were extracted incompletely on certain blu-ray discs
      • Aspect ratio was sometimes incorrect for H.264 SD content
      • Occasionally makemkvcon executable could stay running in background even after application window was closed

    v1.7.4 [04-20-12]

    • Added support for AACS v31
    • Improved handling for DVD/Blu-ray discs with mastering errors
    • Conversion profile improvements in expert mode
    • Bug fixes:
      • On some discs 3D MVC video was not recognized
      • Subtitle tracks were not available on HD-DVD discs after 1.7.0 update

    v1.7.2 [03-05-12]

    • Added support for AACS v30
  • MakeMKV v1.7.1 ( 28.1.2012 )
    • Improved handling for Blu-ray discs with seamless branching
    • Improved handling for DVD discs with mastering errors
    • Improved handling for DVD discs with structure protection
    • Expert mode:
      • Profile can specify more complex default selection configurations
      • Tracks order may be specified in profile and changed in GUI
    • Bug fixes:
      • MakeMKV could randomly crash in expert mode
      • Rarely, some chapters could have been discarded from DVD disc

    v1.7.1 [02-11-12]

    • Improved handling for Blu-ray discs with seamless branching
    • Improved handling for DVD discs with mastering errors
    • Improved handling for DVD discs with structure protection
    • Expert mode:
      • Profile can specify more complex default selection configurations
      • Tracks order may be specified in profile and changed in GUI
    • Bug fixes:
      • MakeMKV could randomly crash in expert mode
      • Rarely, some chapters could have been discarded from DVD disc

    v1.6.16 [11-16-11]

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