Update MakeMKV?

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Update MakeMKV?

Post by iluvmake » Wed Apr 22, 2020 3:23 pm

Hello all,

I have originally install MakeMKV (1.15.0) from the Linux Mint Sotware repository.

I have now received the new version alert 1.15.1.

What is best way to update?

Should I

a) run the commands at https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=224
b) wait for mint update manager to recognize and update?
c) Another way to update ?

Thanks in advance for any advise on this

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Re: Update MakeMKV?

Post by wmcclain » Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:53 pm

When I ran a distribution that did not provide MakeMKV I would build it manually according to the instructions, but now I run a linux that does provide it, so I wait for the repository to catch up. For me it is usually only a day or two.

Am using Arch Linux, MakeMKV is in the AUR.

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Re: Update MakeMKV?

Post by iluvmake » Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:25 am

Thanks Bill,

Linux Mint still behind as of today.

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Re: Update MakeMKV?

Post by iluvmake » Tue Apr 28, 2020 3:10 pm

Anyone else have any suggestions. Linux Mint Software manager still behind.

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Re: Update MakeMKV?

Post by point » Fri May 01, 2020 7:28 pm


Being with Linux Mint too, I updated many times MakeMKV as binary from hjmooses' PPA. Exceptionally, it did not work for the present upgrade to version 1.15.1-1~bionic. I guess it will be fixed in the near future, and you will be able to enjoy the PPA on a regular basis.

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Re: Update MakeMKV?

Post by Senlis » Sun May 10, 2020 2:07 pm

I would recommend using Snaps. My snap of makemkv is 1.15.1

┬─[richard@desktop-pop-os:~/Downloads]─[10:03:09 AM]
╰─>$ snap info makemkv
name: makemkv
summary: Backup your DVD and Bluray discs
publisher: Daniel Llewellyn (diddledan)
store-url: https://snapcraft.io/makemkv
contact: https://github.com/diddlesnaps/makemkv/issues
license: unset
description: |
MakeMKV is your one-click solution to convert video that you own into free and
patents-unencumbered format that can be played everywhere. MakeMKV is a format converter,
otherwise called "transcoder". It converts the video clips from proprietary (and usually
encrypted) disc into a set of MKV files, preserving most information but not changing it in any
way. The MKV format can store multiple video/audio tracks with all meta-information and preserve
chapters. There are many players that can play MKV files nearly on all platforms, and there are
tools to convert MKV files to many formats, including DVD and Blu-ray discs.

Additionally MakeMKV can instantly stream decrypted video without intermediate conversion to wide
range of players, so you may watch Blu-ray and DVD discs with your favorite player on your
favorite OS or on your favorite device.

- Reads DVD and Blu-ray discs
- Reads Blu-ray discs protected with latest versions of AACS and BD+
- Preserves all video and audio tracks, including HD audio
- Preserves chapters information
- Preserves all meta-information (track language, audio type)
- Fast conversion - converts as fast as your drive can read data.
- No additional software is required for conversion or decryption.
- Available for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux
- Functionality to open DVD discs is free and will always stay free.
- All features (including Blu-ray decryption and processing) are free during BETA.


- Upstream Project: https://www.makemkv.com/
- snapcraft.yaml Build Definition:
https://github.com/diddlesnaps/makemkv/ ... craft.yaml
- makemkv
- makemkv.makemkvcon
snap-id: oQi5445Bw83J591pCgmPm8lCBNkvrL0w
tracking: latest/stable
refresh-date: 21 days ago, at 10:08 EDT
latest/stable: 1.15.1 2020-04-17 (177) 194MB -
latest/candidate: ↑
latest/beta: ↑
latest/edge: 1.15.1 2020-04-28 (183) 191MB -
installed: 1.15.1 (177) 194MB -

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Re: Update MakeMKV?

Post by Nyarlathotep » Sun May 24, 2020 1:26 am

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Re: Update MakeMKV?

Post by Senlis » Sun May 24, 2020 1:01 pm

I agree with the Flatpak answer too. When I posted, I was firmly in the Snap camp, but have been lured over to the Flatpak side, mainly when PopOS included it in the store.

I tell people on Linux that Flatpak or Snaps should be the first place to look for software, followed by your OS package manager (apt for Ubuntu). If you can't get your software that way, you can use PPAs, but it isn't ideal. If you like to live dangerously, you can compile from source.

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