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ember1205
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Key Expired Early?

Post by ember1205 » Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:17 am

Started in on ripping a new series of movies tonight. The first two went fine, and the third one was rejected because the key had expired.

I'm using the currently posted key good through end of July '17, Ubuntu 16.04, makemkv 1.10.6

Anyone have any solutions? I've verified that the time/date on the machine is accurate, too.

king_pin
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Re: Key Expired Early?

Post by king_pin » Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:30 am

:(

I'm in the same boat. Everything was fine up until 20 minutes ago.

ember1205
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Re: Key Expired Early?

Post by ember1205 » Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:37 am

I've noticed that the web site is often not responding to the browser, too. I wonder if maybe it's somehow related?

TalkSmall
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Re: Key Expired Early?

Post by TalkSmall » Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:22 am

Same issue for me as well.

Woodstock
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Re: Key Expired Early?

Post by Woodstock » Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:50 am

It has been normal for the key to expire 4 or 5 days before the "end of the month". Mike needs a better date calculator for when he sets the expiration date.

HOWEVER, until the new key is posted here, you can run MakeMKV by:

Set your system DATE to a day or two before the expiration (don't change the time). In this case, 28 July should work.
Start MakeMKV.
Reset your system date to the current day.

MakeMKV only checks for expiration at start-up, so it will run until you exit.
How to aid in finding the answer to your problem: https://www.makemkv.com/faq/item/8

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Re: Key Expired Early?

Post by TheTerrorBeyond » Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:00 am

Purchasing a license key will eliminate the problem. Other than that, Woodstock has the solution.
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ember1205
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Re: Key Expired Early?

Post by ember1205 » Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:48 am

Woodstock wrote:It has been normal for the key to expire 4 or 5 days before the "end of the month". Mike needs a better date calculator for when he sets the expiration date.

HOWEVER, until the new key is posted here, you can run MakeMKV by:

Set your system DATE to a day or two before the expiration (don't change the time). In this case, 28 July should work.
Start MakeMKV.
Reset your system date to the current day.

MakeMKV only checks for expiration at start-up, so it will run until you exit.
Good to know. I will have to see if this will work for me as I don't use MakeMKV, I use makemkvcon which is launched from a script for each disc that is inserted.

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Re: Key Expired Early?

Post by king_pin » Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:08 pm

TheTerrorBeyond wrote:Purchasing a license key will eliminate the problem. Other than that, Woodstock has the solution.
I think that's fair. For how much I've used it(thousand's of 1:1 copies for my NAS) it's been invaluable. cheers!

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Re: Key Expired Early?

Post by ember1205 » Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:08 pm

Doesn't work because the system keeps immediately resetting the system date. I'm sure it's using an NTP daemon, but I'm not interested in learning yet another nuance of Ubuntu since it isn't my primary distro (I used it soleley to rip my movies).

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Re: Key Expired Early?

Post by TheTerrorBeyond » Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:01 pm

ember1205 wrote:Doesn't work because the system keeps immediately resetting the system date. I'm sure it's using an NTP daemon, but I'm not interested in learning yet another nuance of Ubuntu since it isn't my primary distro (I used it soleley to rip my movies).
Try this:

sudo date --set "25 Jul 2017 15:00:00"
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Re: Key Expired Early?

Post by ember1205 » Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:04 pm

TheTerrorBeyond wrote:
ember1205 wrote:Doesn't work because the system keeps immediately resetting the system date. I'm sure it's using an NTP daemon, but I'm not interested in learning yet another nuance of Ubuntu since it isn't my primary distro (I used it soleley to rip my movies).
Try this:

sudo date --set "25 Jul 2017 15:00:00"
If you read my post again, you'll see that the issue not with my being able to CHANGE the date, it's that the system sets it back right away. I don't like Ubuntu, but that's what I have to work with because it's a complex build that I haven't opted to tear down and build on openSUSE instead. So, I'm not going to be going about looking for how to manage this aspect of Ubuntu because a new key will be posted before I get to the point where I have this corrected and can take advantage of it.

Additionally, I use the CLI version of the product and I don't have the opportunity to leave the date offset or it will interfere with timestamps on the files that are ripped causing further issues.

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Re: Key Expired Early?

Post by Woodstock » Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:03 pm

Ah, using the CLI would put a kink in things...

Someone just posted about possibly finding a newer version of AACS "in the wild", so maybe that will prompt Mike to remember to make an update to the key...
How to aid in finding the answer to your problem: https://www.makemkv.com/faq/item/8

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Re: Key Expired Early?

Post by Woodstock » Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:09 pm

Key has been updated through September 2017...
How to aid in finding the answer to your problem: https://www.makemkv.com/faq/item/8

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