MakeMKV 1.9.10 and Handbrake in Linux Mint 17, v1.02

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annevejb
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MakeMKV 1.9.10 and Handbrake in Linux Mint 17, v1.02

Post by annevejb » Wed Nov 11, 2015 1:04 pm

Gratitude to the people who made the Mint compatible version available.

I found that most of the Ubuntu instructions worked with Mint, but not all. This is to try to clarify that, though there might be differences in approach needed between different versions of MakeMKV and Mint.

Preparation:
The first step I did was to get the help file and video and follow these.
http://www.makemkv.com • View topic - MakeMKV x.x.x for Linux is available (1.9.7, which also works for 1.9.10)
How To Install MakeMKV on Ubuntu _ Xubuntu 14.04 - YouTube [720p].mp4
The video is a worked example in Ubuntu, relevant to Mint but not identical.

1
Downloading the packages and installing the libraries that Makemkv needs, via the script to Konsole. I sometimes get an error message that hints at Mint Update so I try updating. Run the script again and it runs fully, no problem.

2
The next step is the makemkv-oss package, which I had downloaded onto a software partition. I unpacked by way of Ark, right click Extract/extract here would have been simpler, AND TRANSFERRED A COPY TO THE DOWNLOADS FOLDER.

Then I opened up the terminal for running the three scripts.

THESE DID NOT RUN DIRECTLY FROM THE DATA PARTITION, BUT DID RUN OKAY IN A DIRECTORY OF /home.


In Mint 17 KDE:
For makemkv-oss package:
right click > actions > open terminal here
Code:
./configure
This did not work for me, no permissions. For 1.9.10 and Mint 17.3 I ended up using:
sudo bash ./configure
First off, with 1.9.7 and Mint 17.2, I got results with sudo make ./configure

The other two operations ran okay:
make
sudo make install

3
The final steps are the makemkv-bin package, again opening the terminal there:
Code:
make
I needed to press space to get the eula to run, the video was helpful in showing me that. That leads to 'yes' and then:
sudo make install

MakeMKV ran and accepted my licence key.

Try these out I found that it was swings and roundabouts compared to the XP implementation. The XP version has more facilities, but the Linux is still practical to use and runs faster. Likely that the recent Mint versions can use the processor cores more fully? I have an AMD FX 8 core on a Sabertooth rev2 board.

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