How to Install MakeMKV on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

MakeMKV is a free, open-source tool that can convert video clips from DVDs and Blu-rays, usually encrypted. The output will have most information preserved but not changed; it’s perfect for people who want their media without hassle or headache caused by software limitations like those found with other transcoder apps.

In the following tutorial, you will learn how to install or upgrade to the latest version of MakeMKV on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish using a recommended Launchpad PPA repository by the MakeMKV team to provide the most up-to-date version using the command line terminal.

Update Ubuntu

Update your system to ensure all existing packages are up to date to avoid any conflicts.

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade -y

Install Dependencies

Use the following command to install or check if the packages are installed.

sudo apt install software-properties-common apt-transport-https -y

Import MakeMKV PPA

First, import the HJMooses’s PPA that contains the latest up-to-date version of MakeMKV.

Use the following command to import the PPA as follows.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:heyarje/makemkv-beta -y

Install MakeMKV

Before running the installation command, run an apt update to reflect the new imported PPA.

sudo apt-get update

Install the software using the following command.

sudo apt install makemkv-oss makemkv-bin -y

Launch MakeMKV

To open MakeMKV, you need to follow the path on your desktop.

Activities > Show Applications > MakeMKV.


How to Install MakeMKV on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Once the application has launched, you will arrive at your default landing screen.

How to Install MakeMKV on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

How to Update/Upgrade MakeMKV

The software should update by itself with your system packages for desktop users using the APT package manager. For users that would like to check manually, use the following command in your terminal.

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade

How to Remove (Uninstall) MakeMKV

MakeMKV, when installed, adds quite a few dependencies, so ideally, using the autoremove command is best to keep your system clean and not bloated.

sudo apt autoremove makemkv-oss makemkv-bin -y

Next, remove the imported PPA if you have no desire to re-install the software.

sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:heyarje/makemkv-beta -y

Comments and Conclusion

In the tutorial, you have learned how to install the latest version of MakeMKV on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS.

If you’re looking for a hassle-free way to convert your DVDs and Blu-rays into files that can be played on any device, then MakeMKV is the perfect tool for you. It’s free, open-source, and easy to use. Plus, it preserves all of the information from the original discs, so you don’t have to worry about losing any data in the conversion process.

A great idea is to visit the official MakeMKV forums, which have an excellent community for more information.


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