Are you really trying to hack this application?

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relith
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Are you really trying to hack this application?

Post by relith » Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:30 pm

I uninstalled a very old version of makemkv, and installed the latest one.

Now when I run it I get this error.

Failed to validate activation key. Are you really trying to hack this application?

click ok.

then this error.

This application version is too old. Please download the latest version at http://www.makemkv.com/ or enter a registration key to continue using the current version.

I have uninstalled, rebooted, downloaded the installer from your site again, installed, rebooted.

same error.

I've repeated this three times now, not sure what's going on.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

xr200
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Re: Are you really trying to hack this application?

Post by xr200 » Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:59 pm

Did you enter a registration key as instructed?

Woodstock
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Re: Are you really trying to hack this application?

Post by Woodstock » Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:22 am

If the "very old version" was using the beta key, that is probably still being used in the registry.

Also, there have been companies that have "private labeled" (that is, pirated) MakeMKV in the past, and had their "permanent key" revoked because of it. I think that was the origin of that message.

The last time this popped up was in 2012...
How to aid in finding the answer to your problem: https://www.makemkv.com/faq/item/8

relith
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Re: Are you really trying to hack this application?

Post by relith » Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:37 am

I feel dumb.
I thought this software was free forever, just limited after a certain period of time.
But on the purchase page it says:
You can use shareware functionality for free during 30-days trial period. If you like MakeMKV and you want to use it after your 30-days trial version expires, you need to purchase a registration key.
I guess my 30 day trial has expired a long time ago.
Not sure why it's giving me this error though. Bug?
I know I didn't pirate it.

But my problem is solved.
30 day trial is way over, and I never bought it.
Hmmm... next paycheck maybe.

Thanks for the help all!

T'hain Esh Kelch
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Re: Are you really trying to hack this application?

Post by T'hain Esh Kelch » Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:41 am

MakeMKV is free while in beta. There's a beta-key available in the News section you can use.

relith
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Re: Are you really trying to hack this application?

Post by relith » Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:40 pm

Oh I get it now.
For a programmer, sometimes I can be quite dumb.

I guess I just had an old beta key.
New beta key works perfectly!

Thanks! :D

Woodstock
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Re: Are you really trying to hack this application?

Post by Woodstock » Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:23 pm

During the beta, the beta key expires every couple of months. If you're using the Bluray features, you have to re-enter the current key to reset the 30-day counter.

Or you can buy a permanent key and not look back.... :)
How to aid in finding the answer to your problem: https://www.makemkv.com/faq/item/8

buffalo master
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Re: Are you really trying to hack this application?

Post by buffalo master » Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:54 pm

T'hain Esh Kelch wrote:MakeMKV is free while in beta. There's a beta-key available in the News section you can use.
They're a little late on posting it for August though. Unless it's not gonna be free anymore?

T'hain Esh Kelch
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Re: Are you really trying to hack this application?

Post by T'hain Esh Kelch » Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:00 pm

buffalo master wrote:
T'hain Esh Kelch wrote:MakeMKV is free while in beta. There's a beta-key available in the News section you can use.
They're a little late on posting it for August though. Unless it's not gonna be free anymore?
The updated β is almost always late. If you find it annoying, I suggest you buy a proper key which will always work forever and ever and ever and evaaaaaar.

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