MakeMKV is a small but effective application that facilitates video conversion from DVD movies and other file types to the MKV format. It does not integrate too many settings, so it can be used even by less experienced individuals.
The setup procedure is rapid and uneventful, and it doesn’t require special input from the user.
Once it finishes, you can check out the interface, which is made from a regular window with simple layout, where you can select a DVD drive from a drop-down list, or use a file browser to locate DVD video, Blu-ray, HD-DVD, ISO or MKV files.
It is possible to establish the output directory, and select individual DVD chapters, in order to proceed with the conversion job in a straightforward manner.
When it comes to program preferences, you can modify the minimum title length (in seconds), set the read retry count and buffer size (MB), choose another UI language, enable UPnP, as well as log debug messages, among others.
MakeMKV carries out a conversion task pretty fast and without errors, delivering quality video. It uses a surprisingly low amount of CPU and RAM, and has a good response time. On the other hand, MakeMKV does not provide users the possibility of configuring audio and video parameters (e.g. sample rate, aspect ratio).