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Describing two ways to install MakeMKV DVD/Blu-ray backup program on Fedora 32

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Installed Fedora 32 on a spare laptop

Quick tip

To ignore the handle switch on the laptop triggering a power off:

Put HandleLidSwitch=ignore in /etc/systemd/logind.conf

Install MakeMKV from source

dnf install$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm

dnf install zlib-devel openssl-devel expat-devel ffmpeg ffmpeg-devel qt5-qtbase-devel
mkdir git/makemkv.source

cd makemkv.source

tar xpf makemkv-oss-1.15.2.tar.gz
tar xpf makemkv-bin-1.15.2.tar.gz

cd makemkv-oss-1.15.2/
sudo make install

cd ../makemkv-bin-1.15.2/
sudo make install

Install MakeMKV from flathub

flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub
flatpak install flathub com.makemkv.MakeMKV

Install ccextractor

dnf install libtesseract-dev autoconf sysconftool

git clone
cd ccextractor/linux/

Enable expert mode

Provide path to the ccextractor binary

Re-encoding MKV file

ffmpeg -i $1 -b:a 128k -b:v 2000k -vcodec mpeg4 -acodec aac "encoded"/"`basename -s .mkv $1`-_2000k_aac.mkv"

Updated registration key (Good for 2 months?)

Updated registration key for MakeMKV

MakeMKV registration code update script (Untested)

Github link to MakeMKV registration update script

How to install MakeMKV on Fedora Linux
Forum post for MakeMKV on Linux

How to play/rip Blu-ray discs on Mplayer command line

For DVD's

mplayer dvd:///_/dvd/mount/dir_

For Blu-ray discs
Download keydb.cfg and place it in ~/.config/aacs/
Link to keydb.cfg

mplayer br:///_/bluray/mount/dir_
ie. mplayer br:////dev/sr0 <br>

note the 3 forward slashes before the block device, as the disk will not be read otherwise


mplayer br:////dev/sr0 -alang en -dumpstream -dumpfile $movie.mpg


mkdir encoded
ffmpeg -i $1 -map 0:0 -map 0:1 -b:a 128k -b:v 2000k -vcodec mpeg4 "encoded"/"`basename -s .mpg $1`.mkv"

Questions for the Community:

Is it antiquated to want to rip Blu-ray/DVD disks to a server?

Is there a better way to accomplish this, rather than using MakeMKV, which continues to be Beta software, and not Free and Open Source?


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Comment #1 posted on 2020-10-09 02:24:28 by janedoc

using make mkv

Thanks for your show. I really enjoy make mkv. unfortunately, I have had better luck with it on my windows partition, there are more restrictions ripping DVDs when I use my ubuntu laptop. Since my home has limited broadband, I like to buy DVDs and rip them on my computer to watch off line. I use handbrake to compress the video files. So, you're not the only one who uses make mkv!
Comment #2 posted on 2020-11-03 13:27:52 by Archer72

re: janedoc

Wow, sounds like a great idea for a show! What did you find works best for the compression settings? Did you use standard setting, or find tweaks that would best suit your setup?

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