Well, you're not any dumber than I am. I too keep getting "Evaluation period has expired. Please purhase an activation key if you've found this application useful. You may still use all free functionality without any restrictions." I click OK, then I'm greeted with, in the main MakeMKV window:
"Evaluation period has expired, shreware functionality unavailable.
Failed to open disc"
I'm not sure what shre ware is, but MakeMKV's rip-blu-ray disc functionality is a total FAIL now. I can't even EVALUATE the program! sigh
I have done as the website instructs, paraphrased, "just download the latest MakeMKV and the beta expiration period will be reset, giving you full functionality (including ripping blu-ray)." I have no code to put into the Register field. That would be for a purchased POST-BETA version, I assume. Is anyone actually working on getting this ready for prime-time?
I hate DRM. I've dropped way too much money on discs that I can't even watch on my big screen. If I can't rip them to AppleTV then I can't watch them. I'm about ready to just give up and sell all the crap and go back to reading books from the library. At least I know how to work that paradigm!