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[2024 April] Free MakeMKV Beta Key/Lifetime Key/Registration Code

My MakeMKV beta key expired on March 1. Where is the new one for April 2024? -- from Reddit

MakeMKV is free while the software is in beta, and you can use the full functions of MakeMKV for 30 days. After 30 days' evaluation period expires, you can only use MakeMKV to convert or stream DVD and AVCHD discs for free. Streaming or converting Blu-ray discs is shareware functionality and requires a MakeMKV registration key or MakeMKV beta code.

You can get its temporary beta key for free or buy the full activation/lifetime key for $50. Here we will show you how to get the MakeMKV free beta key, the MakeMKV lifetime registration code key, and the MakeMKV key 2024 full crack.

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MakeMKV Registration Key

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There is a gap between the expiry and the new MakeMKV key. Besides, MakeMKV only supports copying DVDs to MKV format, and MakeMKV always fails to rip Lionsgate DVDs with playlist obfuscation/fake playlists.

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  • Copy and backup DVDs to ISO image, TS folder, MPG without quality loss, and convert DVDs to MP4, AVI, MOV, H.264, 350+ presets.
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Part 1. MakeMKV Temporary Free Beta Key 2024 April

The current MakeMKV beta key/code for 2024 April is

T-nG89YZ0OKvZx4umZwYcU0bh2M5DwF7hcp3JeoMn0zzbQG@zgvLRURcxMSN6ldZzF72 (valid until 2024-5-01)

After you get the beta key for MakeMKV, you can enable its full functions (Blu-ray support) with it. To do so, you need to open MakeMKV, click the Help button on the top menu bar, and select Register. Then enter the beta key into the License key box.

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MakeMKV Registration Key

However, if the developer hasn't updated the beta key of MakeMKV for 2024, you may have to wait a few days until a new MakeMKV beta key is released. Before that, you can try the free MakeMKV alternative mentioned above, try the crack keys in Part 3, re-download MakeMKV to restart the free trial period, set your system date a couple days back to March 1 until a new MakeMKV beta key comes out, or buy a key if the delay really bothers you.

What to do when the MakeMKV beta key expires?

1. This developer of MakeMKV will update the beta key frequently, and the beta key will expire after a few days. When the evaluation period expires, users will get a message telling the version is out of date and asking for updating or registration. You can also check the MakeMKV forum for the latest beta key the developer releases at the link below.

Update the MakeMKV beta key here

2. You can adjust the Date/Time of your system back to a point before the key expired.

3. There's a public API that automatically updates the beta key when it's available. You can automatically retrieve the free MakeMKV Beta key in various variations:


  • api.php?json: For Web apps
  • api.php?xml: XML formatted output
  • api.php?text: For apps that lack json and xml parsers. Lines are in Name=Value
  • api.php?raw: For apps only require the key
  • api.php?reg: Windows Registry File for easy user import.

4. If the MakeMKV evaluation period has expired, you can always re-download the latest version from its official site. It will then reset the expiration date.

5. MakeMKV is actually a nice piece of software. It's simple to use and works with most protected DVD and Blu-ray discs. If you don't want to wait for a free beta key, you can always choose to support the developer by buying a lifetime full key for MakeMKV at

Part 2. Get MakeMKV Lifetime Full Registration/Activation Key

MakeMKV is free to convert DVDs without time limits. Ripping Blu-ray discs is a 30-day free trial. If you want to get the MakeMKV full activation key to make a digital copy of DVDs and Blu-ray discs, you have to purchase MakeMKV, which is priced at $50. Use the steps below to buy the MakeMKV lifetime registration key and register MakeMKV.

  1. Go to the MakeMKV purchase page, click the Buy Now button, fill in the information, pay for it, and receive the MakeMKV registration key.
  2. Open MakeMKV on your computer.
  3. Click the Help button at the top menu bar and select Register from the drop-down menu.
  4. Enter the MakeMKV lifetime key in the box, then click OK. Then you're registered with MakeMKV with the full registration/activation key.
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MakeMKV Registration Key

Note: Compared to the beta key, the lifetime MakeMKV registration code won't expire, and you can enjoy all the updates in the future. But before you decide to buy the full MakeMKV registration key, it's highly suggested that you download and try it with the free MakeMKV keys. If you're not satisfied with MakeMKV after a purchase, you can't ask for a refund.

Part 3. 2024 April MakeMKV 1.17.6 Crack Full Registration Key/Serial Number

There's no evidence that MakeMKV can be cracked. MakeMKV cracking software isn't trustworthy. Instead of searching for methods to crack MakeMKV, use the above MakeMKV temporary beta key/code and update the key monthly for use freely. If you still want to get the 2024 MakeMKV crack version, use the steps below to get the MakeMKV crack serial number/registration key.

How to Download and Install MakeMKV 1.17.6 Crack

  1. Download the latest version of MakeMKV and uninstall the previous version. Close all the antivirus programs and similar software.
  2. Go to a top-rated MakeMKV crack website, download Unpack or extracting a WinRAR file and open the configuration. Install the configuration after installation.
  3. Use the MakeMKV serial registration key below to register MakeMKV. Now, you can use the MakeMKV crack version on your computer.

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What's New in the latest MakeMKV v1.17.6 (2024-01-20)

  • Improved handling for discs with mastering errors
  • Small improvements and bugfixes

MakeMKV System Requirement

  • Windows: Windows XP or later, x86 or x64.
  • macOS: x64 or ARM64 Mac OS X 10.7 or later.
  • Linux: Linux x86 or amd64
  • Processor: Intel Core i3-2100T @ 1.3GHz or AMD FX-4100 @2.5 GHz
  • Ram: A minimum of 512 MB of RAM, 1 GB recommended. Lower RAM memory can result in slow converting speed.
  • 10 MB of hard drive space for program files.
  • Enough storage space as an MKV from a DVD takes around 6 GB on hard drive. An MKV file of a Blu-ray movie can take as much as 30GB.

Part 4. Best MakeMKV Alternative with Free Registration Codes

Many users complained on the Reddit and MakeMKV forums that the lifetime or beta key didn't work properly. Here's a real case: We've purchased a key for MakeMKV to allow for Bluray ripping, but the key doesn't work.

  1. Make sure you enter the registration key correctly into MakeMKV. Try typing the key instead of using copy & paste.
  2. Contact MakeMKV support to make sure the original key is valid.
  3. Use a MakeMKV alternative program to rip and copy DVDs.

How to Rip and Copy DVDs with Free MakeMKV Alternative

Instead of waiting and seeking MakeMKV registration keys or beta keys, you can rely on a more powerful MakeMKV alternative in case you can't find a valid MakeMKV key. WinX DVD Ripper is for you if you have some protected DVDs to handle. It's able to rip DVDs with different copy protections, and it can copy protected DVDs into MP4, MKV, MOV, AVI, and 350+ formats.

Step 1. Free download WinX DVD Ripper on your computer and run it. Insert your DVD disc into the DVD drive. Click the DVD Disc button at the top menu bar of the DVD ripper, choose your DVD disc to load. During the quick title reading process, the DVD ripper can recognize the right DVD title and select it automatically.

Step 2. The Output Profile window appears when the DVD title is selected. Choose an output profile. MakeMKV only outputs MKV format, while WinX DVD Ripper offers lots of outputs with preset profiles for HDTVs, mobile devices, and more. You can copy DVDs to MP4 H.264, iPhone, iPad, hard drive, or back up DVDs to ISO images, TV folders.

Step 3. Click the RUN button to start copying DVDs. The MakeMKV alternative will finish ripping your DVD at super fast speed as it supports multi-core CPU and GPU hardware acceleration.

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Other MakeMKV Alternatives for PC/Mac

1. Handbrake - Handbrake is a free alternative to MakeMKV that doesn't need license keys. It's able to rip DVDs and Blu-rays to MP4 and MKV. You can use it for free and no longer need to seek a valid registration key when the evaluation period has expired. But it can't handle DVDs with copy protections.

2. Leawo Bluray Ripper - This MakeMKV alternative for PC/Mac is designed to convert Blu-ray DVDs to various different digital formats, such as MP4 and MKV. The best part is that, it supports Blu-ray discs with AACS, BD+, and the latest MKB protection, and CSS-DVD discs. It costs ($99.95 for a lifetime key) more than MakeMKV.

3. DVDFab Blu-ray Ripper - DVDFab is one of the most powerful Blu-ray ripper alternatives to MakeMKV. It has some advanced features, such as GPU acceleration, lossless conversion, AI enhancement, protection removal, etc. Note that some features are sold separately.

Part 5. FAQs on MakeMKV Registration/Activation Key

1. Is MakeMKV Still in Beta?

Yes. MakeMKV beta version is available to anyone at any time. You can go to the MakeMKV official site to free download MakeMKV beta version and register it using the MakeMKV beta keys shared above. Open its website, you should see "Welcome to MakeMKV beta. The green "Download MakeMKV for Windows" button is on the left side of the website.

2. Is MakeMKV Still Free?

MakeMKV Beta version is free and can be activated using the MakeMKV beta key. The program has freeware and shareware, and their functionality is different. The MakeMKV registration key listed here is valid for all versions on Windows/macOS/Linux. MakeMKV is a free limited DVD ripping software, that offers a 30-day free trial.

3. Is MakeMKV Safe to Use and Buy?

Yes. MakeMKV comes with no computer virus, computer worm, trojan, spyware, or the like. Most users who have purchased the full registration code are happy with it. It's very powerful and there are many useful updates. It's well worth the money to reward the programmer for an excellent product.

4. Is MakeMKV Faster than Handbrake?

MakeMKV is faster than Handbrake since MakeMKV directly converts DVDs to MKV format, while Handbrake needs to re-encode the DVD file. HandBrake ripping speed depends more on the CPU power and settings. To learn more about the comparison, check MakeMKV vs Handbrake in terms of DVD ripping speed, output quality, file size and more.

5. Does MakeMKV Remove Copy Protections?

Yes. MakeMKV is able to remove Blu-ray disc protections AACS and BD+, structure protection, and DVD region codes. However, there are many other encryptions that MakeMKV fails to handle, such as playlist obfuscation/fake playlists.

6. Does MakeMKV Lose Quality?

No. MakeMKV is very popular among users, not only because of the free MakeMKV beta keys. One important reason is that MakeMKV won't make any change, to the content of the source DVD/Blu-ray discs. It will simply extract the source data, such as the sound tracks, subtitles, video, and audio streams, and put them into a separate MKV file. Therefore, the output MKV is almost as large as the size of the source DVD or Blu-ray discs.

7. What format does MakeMKV use?

As its name suggests, MakeMKV uses MKV as the output format. That means it won't make any changes to the original DVD video and data. So it is an ideal choice if a user wants to keep the maximum DVD quality. On the other hand, the MKV files also come in very large sizes, especially when you rip a Blu-ray disc to MKV using MakeMKV.

8. Why is MakeMKV not reading Blu-ray?

While all features (including Blu-ray decryption and processing) are free during beta, some Blu-ray and DVD discs are not fully supported. Meanwhile, the ability to convert or stream Blu-ray discs is shareware functionality. So you can always use it free to rip DVD discs. But for Blu-rays, you will have to pay for an activation key after a 30 day trial period. Or, MakeMKV will stop reading Blu-ray discs.


author - Donna Peng

Donna Peng

Donna Peng's fascination with multimedia began at an early age - shortly after she licked the physical disc and then she's been obsessed ever since. Her decade-long career at Digiarty after the graduation has seen her unmatched expertise in the field of DVD, digital video, software and anything related to home theatre. She is currently fascinated with photography.

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