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MakeMKV - Make Blu-ray and DVD to MKV

Part 1: Learn what is MakeMKV and how to use MakeMKV on PC.

MakeMKV[1] is popular format converter software, which is also called "transcoder". It converts videos source from encrypted media containers, say DVD or Blu-ray Discs to open and free MKV file, while still preserving most cinematic extras, such as multiple audio tracks (e.g. director's commentary), multilingual subtitles, chapter points, bonus content and more.

Additionally MakeMKV can instantly stream decrypted M2TS video to MKV without intermediate conversion to wide range of players, you may watch Blu-ray and DVD with your favorite player or OS in MKV format.

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Outstanding features of MakeMKV:

1. Reads and accesses DVD and Blu-ray discs.
2. Reads DVD and Blu-ray discs protected with latest versions of Copy Encryptions.
3. Preserves all video and audio tracks, including DTS and AAC audio.
4. MakeMKV can preserve Chapters information.
5. MakeMKV offers fast conversion - converts as fast as your drive can read data.
6. MakeMKV is Cross-Platform for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.

Why MakeMKV Makes Blu-ray DVD to MKV?

MKV is 100% open source and aims at open standard - Therefore, you can easily find a MKV Player on Windows, Mac and other OS computer. You can even play MKV on any capable hardware, and no need for HDCP-certified video card or any "trusted" environment.

One MKV file is one DVD or Blu-ray title - If you don't want to watch dozen trailers before the movie, you don't have to. And fast forward button always works, too. This is due to you can combine variety of video/audio/subtitle streams into one single MKV file by MakeMKV software.

MKV utilizes more efficient Encoding - converting from DVD to MKV, you can get 10% smaller file size. Two points enables you make it through which are get rid of unwanted DVD movie parts and switch MPEG-2 to H.264 MPEG-4 codec by Vibrate Bite Rate. H.264 video can achieve high quality video in relatively low bitrates and VBR will make the decoding/encoding process much more efficient.

As for ripping Blu-ray to MKV, you can shrink a 50GB Blu-ray to 10GB MKV file by MakeMKV, and the output MKV video is still keeping favorable quality.

Part 2: How to Make Blu-ray DVD to MKV by MakeMKV software?

Step 1: Free download MakeMKV from MakeM official site.

Step 2: After get it launched you will check its main interface.

Step 3: Load you DVD Blu-ray file or disc, set the destination of output MKV file, then simply click Make MKV to start your DVD Blu-ray to MKV creation.

If there're multiple/hundreds of playlists, you may want to know which title to rip with MakeMKV.

What is MKV made for from MakeMKV?

As mentioned above, MKV have much more flexible playback methods, and you can even make Windows Media Player a MKV Player by install CCCP MKV codec pack. Besides, you can transfer MKV to iPhone, play MKV on iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV, etc (Above all, Convert MKV to MP4 firstly).

Part 3: Apart from Blu-ray and DVD, there are other sources for MKV

AVCHD camcorder recording is also a MKV source. But at this moment, MakeMKV cannot help you through this since MakeMKV does not support converting AVCHD to MKV. And do not worry, MakeMKV alternative - WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe - comes to rescue you by converting M2TS to MKV and converting AVCHD to MKV.

WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe works as an all-around SD video converter, HD video converter, website video downloader and DVD burner. As the first HD video converter software which supports multi-track MKV M2TS HD videos, it lets you choose any audio/video language track as you need. So it is best MakeMKV alternative when you need to make MKV videos from other formats.

WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe

Best Fastest DVD (to MKV) Ripper, Video Converter/Editor, Video Downloader and Recorder for Windows (10) and Mac with Level-3 Hardware Acceleration.

MakeMKV - popular Blu-ray DVD to MKV converter software, which is also called "transcoder".


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Matthew Palmer is a seasoned content creator with over 10 years of experience in Windows at large. He has been specialized in almost any technology with Windows OS and written thousands of new articles, covering everything from in-depth features of new laptops, latest GPU/CPU PC hardware, games, to software related. While digging into new techs, he continues enjoying painting and comics.

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