Endless Trial?

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linuxfreakd
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Endless Trial?

Post by linuxfreakd » Sat Apr 14, 2012 3:31 pm

For some reason on Linux (Ubuntu 11.10 and Mint 12 so far for me) MakeMKV doesn't seem to count down the 30 day trial period. Just about every time I open it, it says the following:

"This functionality is shareware. You may evaluate it for 30 days after what you would need to purchase an activation key if you like the functionality. Do you want to start evaluation period now?"

(Side note: "...30 days after what you would need..." this line should read "... 30 days after *that* you would need...")

Perhaps the popup message is just static and it doesn't change.

I just reinstalled Linux today and installed MakeMKV so it is at the beginning of it's trial and says this in the log when I start:

"Evaluation version, 30 day(s) out of 30 remaining"

Perhaps the popup message is static and the log will accurately reflect the number of days left. I will check it tomorrow and see if it is properly counting down. I will post my results tomorrow.

MakeMKV is excellent and I don't want to see them not get paid for all their hard work. I will be buying MakeMKV in about 3 weeks myself.

MI3Guy
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Re: Endless Trial?

Post by MI3Guy » Sat Apr 14, 2012 5:25 pm

It doesn't really matter too much. Since it is in beta there is a free beta key. I and others here have purchased it anyway because we want to support the development of this program.

Nmyeti
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Re: Endless Trial?

Post by Nmyeti » Sat Apr 28, 2012 7:19 am

I may have made a mistake. I installed the "beta key" which is going to expire tomorrow. I have just started playing with the program tonight. Is it likely that we'll have another beta key soon?

crs90
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Re: Endless Trial?

Post by crs90 » Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:27 am

You are right, I got the same problem.
The beta key stated in this forum is not valid anymore.

How I should proceed? :-/

jasonwc
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Re: Endless Trial?

Post by jasonwc » Tue May 01, 2012 3:07 pm

There's a new key available good through June 29th.

jadrake
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Re: Endless Trial?

Post by jadrake » Sun Jul 01, 2012 3:27 pm

Now that we are on July 1st (Happy Canada!) - we either need a new BETA key or instructions on how to purchase. I for one would be willing to purchase and get a legit key as I am about 5% through digitizing my DVD collection.

(by the way - the WD TV Live is worth every penny for streaming off a DLNA server like Serviio! I was fussing with having to re-encode my makemkv videos because LG players couldn't play mkv with mpeg2video and DTS sound, but no more with the WD Live.)

jadrake
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Re: Endless Trial?

Post by jadrake » Sun Jul 01, 2012 4:43 pm

Well as I said, I like the program so I now have a registration code that is valid since I purchased it, but a new BETA code might be useful for others.

Romansh
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Re: Endless Trial?

Post by Romansh » Sun Jul 01, 2012 10:36 pm

jadrake wrote:Well as I said, I like the program so I now have a registration code that is valid since I purchased it, but a new BETA code might be useful for others.
It's already available (same thread as usual).

kingliam
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Re: Endless Trial?

Post by kingliam » Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:28 pm

Romansh wrote:It's already available (same thread as usual).
Where is it available? I looked all over the forum, but the only one I could find was this one:
http://www.makemkv.com/forum2/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1053
which actually expired at the beginning of July and not the end, as it states.

Any thoughts?

Romansh
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Re: Endless Trial?

Post by Romansh » Sat Jul 07, 2012 9:27 pm

kingliam wrote:
Romansh wrote:It's already available (same thread as usual).
Where is it available? I looked all over the forum, but the only one I could find was this one:
http://www.makemkv.com/forum2/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1053
which actually expired at the beginning of July and not the end, as it states.
No, the key was updated.

kingliam
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Re: Endless Trial?

Post by kingliam » Sun Jul 08, 2012 6:35 am

Romansh wrote:No, the key was updated.
You are right! I tried using it yesterday, but I must have mis-copied it or something. It worked fine this time. Thank you!

dauhuber
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Re: Endless Trial?

Post by dauhuber » Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:03 pm

As an alternative, you should think about considering to purchase a not expring license key to support the coders good work :wink:

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