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HPR - HPR3179: MakeMKV to back up media, and a Question

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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

Other links

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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