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VLC playback with flatpak MakeMKV

Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2020 6:53 pm
by Joel B
Hi folks. I'm just getting started with MakeMKV, so I'm sharing this both as a possible assist for others in the same situation as well as a way to harvest opinions about anything I'm obviously doing wrong.

When I compiled MakeMKV from source, it could not get past the "Loading" state when reading a disk.

So I uninstalled that and tried using the MakeMKV flatpak instead. This seems to be working great so far.

A challenge with the flatpak version though seems to be how to get it to integrate with VLC. The solution I went with was:

* Take the from my earlier build attempt and copy it back into /usr/lib.

* Create an executable "makemkvcon" script in /usr/bin that has this content:

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/usr/bin/flatpak run --branch=stable --arch=x86_64 --command=makemkvcon com.makemkv.MakeMKV "$@"
(This is on elementary OS which is an Ubuntu 18 variant.)

So far so good!