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[SOLVED] MakeMKV - Which is the easiest way to install

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[SOLVED] MakeMKV - Which is the easiest way to install

#1 Post by handy » Sun Jun 03, 2018 3:14 am

I'm looking into getting a Blu-Ray drive in the future. From the research that I've done, it looks like MakeMKV is the software to use if you want to rip the content of a Blu-Ray that you own, onto your HDD (some out there make it sound like it is just about a requirement to be able to play a Blu-Ray media video on a Linux PC! https://www.maketecheasier.com/play-blu-ray-on-linux/ ).

I've found this PPA: https://launchpad.net/~heyarje/+archive ... kemkv-beta

Is it dangerous to use a Ubuntu PPA on MX? I some how think you are going to say that it is. :)

So, if it is dangerous, what is the easiest way to install MakeMKV on MX? I've seen some scripts out there that apparently make it an easy job. Though I expect that they also bring along their own set of problems...

Anyway, if anyone has some input on this one, I'll be most grateful. ;)
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Re: MakeMKV - Which is the easiest way to install

#2 Post by Eadwine Rose » Sun Jun 03, 2018 3:45 am

*points to your avatar* ;)

Good that you ask. Hopefully someone in the know will come by soon!
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Re: MakeMKV - Which is the easiest way to install

#3 Post by rich » Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:00 am

handy wrote:
Sun Jun 03, 2018 3:14 am
what is the easiest way to install MakeMKV on MX?
http://www.makemkv.com/forum2/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=224

I get it's a free beta apparently from the MakeMKV website but I don't expect to see this in the MX repo anytime. Probably best bet is to build it from the official instructions and post on their forum for further support.
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Re: MakeMKV - Which is the easiest way to install

#4 Post by stsoh » Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:40 am

beta?? why not use mkvtool?? for mkv format.
https://mkvtoolnix.download/downloads.html#debian
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Re: MakeMKV - Which is the easiest way to install

#5 Post by handy » Sun Jun 03, 2018 5:07 am

@Eadwine Rose, I'm glad you like my avatar. Previously I went to install one that I use elsewhere & the size wasn't right, so I said to myself, I'll get back to that one... It will happen. ;)

@rich, I had already bookmarked the download/installation instructions page on the MakeMKV forum. I'm just fishing for any alternatives before I do it their way. :)

@stsoh, I have used mkvtoolnix often in the past to edit videos (remove audio channels & subtitles most commonly), I've not seen anyone mention it as being a tool for ripping Blu-Ray videos off of their disks. ??? MakeMKV has been in beta on Linux (not on Win/OS/X) for a long time. Whilst it remains in beta it is free to use. It is mostly open-source but it has a part (the Blu-Ray part) that is closed source. I had MakeMKV installed under Manjaro & Artix, so it must be in the Arch repos or perhaps it came from the AUR (I don't remember).

@Eadwine Rose, there you go, you motivated me... :snail: (was it worth it? :bagoverhead: )
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Re: MakeMKV - Which is the easiest way to install

#6 Post by Eadwine Rose » Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:23 am

handy wrote:
Sun Jun 03, 2018 5:07 am
@Eadwine Rose, I'm glad you like my avatar. Previously I went to install one that I use elsewhere & the size wasn't right, so I said to myself, I'll get back to that one... It will happen. ;)
I pointed to it because it said: no PPAs ;) *giggle*

Good going on the asking questions, everyone is very helpful :)
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Re: MakeMKV - Which is the easiest way to install

#7 Post by Jerry3904 » Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:51 am

Is it dangerous to use a Ubuntu PPA on MX? I some how think you are going to say that it is. :)
Not necessarily, but see this Wiki discussion and recommendation.
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Re: MakeMKV - Which is the easiest way to install

#8 Post by handy » Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:44 am

Eadwine Rose wrote:
Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:23 am
handy wrote:
Sun Jun 03, 2018 5:07 am
@Eadwine Rose, I'm glad you like my avatar. Previously I went to install one that I use elsewhere & the size wasn't right, so I said to myself, I'll get back to that one... It will happen. ;)
I pointed to it because it said: no PPAs ;) *giggle*

Good going on the asking questions, everyone is very helpful :)
@Eadwine Rose, I'm sure that I've already made reference to how slow my brain functions in at least one other post on this forum... :snail: (I'm giving the snail a workout in this thread. :) )

@Jerry3904, I've had a read through the wiki page that you linked to. I'll have another read tomorrow & take action I expect. Thanks to you & to everyone else who has posted in this thread. You have all been helpful to me. :D
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Re: MakeMKV - Which is the easiest way to install

#9 Post by Eadwine Rose » Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:57 am

handy wrote:
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:44 am
@Eadwine Rose, I'm sure that I've already made reference to how slow my brain functions in at least one other post on this forum... :snail: (I'm giving the snail a workout in this thread. :) )
Don't sell yourself short though!


I did see some make, make install instructions there on that page. That should work.. I THINK. Don't take my word for this though, the last time I did the make install thingie we were still in the single digits of the 2000 era ;)
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Re: MakeMKV - Which is the easiest way to install

#10 Post by handy » Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:49 pm

Well, I decided to just follow the instructions to download & install MakeMKV from their forum:

https://www.makemkv.com/forum2/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=224

I didn't bother doing the OPTIONAL: Building with latest libavcodec at this stage, we'll see what the future brings in that regard.

The other page I should link to is where you get the beta key that allows you to use the software for a period of time, then, after it expires you go & get a new key from this same page:

http://www.makemkv.com/forum2/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1053

Anyway, the installation went without a hiccup; MakeMKV starts up fine (in firejail too) & that's really all I can do with it at the mo', until I get around to grabbing a Blu-Ray player.

When installing the dependencies required, I did it via the terminal using apt. I entered in what was suggested by the MakeMKV forum installation page (first link above) expecting that some of them would already be installed, & they were.

Here is what I got (for anyone who's interested):

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 [handy@madmx ~]$ sudo apt install build-essential pkg-config libc6-dev libssl-dev libexpat1-dev libavcodec-dev libgl1-mesa-dev libqt4-dev zlib1g-dev
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
build-essential is already the newest version (12.3).
libc6-dev is already the newest version (2.24-11+deb9u3).
libc6-dev set to manually installed.
pkg-config is already the newest version (0.29-4+b1).
pkg-config set to manually installed.
libavcodec-dev is already the newest version (10:3.3.7-dmo1+deb9u1).


So I removed those that were already there & used the following line to prepare for the actual installation of MakeMKV:

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sudo apt install libssl-dev libexpat1-dev libgl1-mesa-dev libqt4-dev zlib1g-dev
I don't know if there's any benefit in the above to anyone? But there you go... ;)

I think I'll call this topic solved.

Thanks again to all. :)
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