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How To Install MakeMKV on Ubuntu 20.04

In this small guide, we will show you how to install MakeMKV on Ubuntu 20.04 with two methods.

MakeMKV is a DVD and Blu-ray ripping software. It is a free MKV video maker for Linux, Windows and MacOS. Using this you can convert your favorite videos from DVD and Blu-ray discs to MKV aka Matroska Video format. 

Blu-ray ripper is a computer program that facilitates copying a Blu-ray disc or HD DVDs to a hard disk drive.


Install MakeMKV MKV Converter via unofficial PPA:

  • Install this via unofficial MakeMKV MKV Converter PPA. type the below command:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:heyarje/makemkv-beta
  • After PPA has been added, run the following command.
sudo apt-get update
  • Install the app on your Ubuntu system as shown below.
sudo apt-get install makemkv-bin makemkv-oss
Install MakeMKV
Install MakeMKV

Installing MakeMKV MKV Converter via Snapcraft:

Snap is a software packaging and deployment system developed by Canonical for operating systems that use the Linux kernel. The packages, called snaps, and the tool for using them, snapd, work across a range of Linux distributions and allow upstream software developers to distribute their applications directly to users. Snaps are self-contained applications running in a sandbox with mediated access to the host system. Snap was originally released for cloud applications but was later ported to work for Internet of Things devices and desktop applications too.

  • Update your system packages then install snapd manager with the commands below:
sudo apt update
sudo apt install snapd
  • Install MakeMKV with snap manager as shown below:
sudo snap install makemkv
  • You can also open the MakeMKV MKV Converter software via runnung the below command in terminal:

OR try to search on the Application in the App search then open it as follows:


That’s it

In this tutorial, we illustrated how to install MakeMKV in Ubuntu 20.04 with 2 methods.



  1. Hmmm. After issuing the sudo apt-get install makemkv-bin makemkv-oss I receive the following:

    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    E: Unable to locate package makemkv-bin
    E: Unable to locate package makemkv-oss


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