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MakeMKV Not Working in macOS High Sierra 10.13 - The Solution

MakeMKV is a free and easy-to-use video transcoder that can convert Blu-ray, DVD discs to MKV format videos, so that you can watch your favorite Blu-ray/DVD movies with your favorite player on your PC, Mac, laptops or portable devices on the go. It's available for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. However, many Mac users are now bothered by MakeMKV not working in macOS High Sierra 10.13 issues as below:

MakeMKV 1.10.7 not working in High Sierra

Q1: "Hi , I upgraded my Macbook Pro to High Sierra (10.13) official release version a few days back. When I fire up MakeMKV, it reports the following. MakeMKV v1.10.7 darwin(x64-release) started , the program can't find any usable optical drives. Is anyone else experiencing this, and if so, is there a fix?"

Fatal Error on open with Mac OS 10.13 High Sierra

Q2: "As soon as I open MakeMKV it shows my optical drive(s) opened in OS access mode then I get a popup that says "Fatal error occurred, program will now exit." I'm going to assume this is just due to some code change/glitch in the beta. Is anyone else experiencing this? Is there anyway to assure that the OS is truly the issue?"

As MakeMKV for Mac can not run on macOS Sierra and High Sierra 10.13 currently, and it can only convert Blu-ray/DVD to MKV format without compression, so the ripped files may big in size and takes up lots of your memory space. Please be noted you have only 60-day free-trail with MakeMKV, after that you need to purchase the formal software.

Best Solution to Fix MakeMKV Not Working in macOS High Sierra 10.13

To fix these issues, you can find the best MakeMKV for Mac alternative, which is up-to-date to support macOS High Sierra 10.13 and convert any (protected) Blu-ray/DVD to 250+ popular formats without losing quality. Here, Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper for Mac is one of the best macos High Sierra MakeMKV alternative software that highly suggested with below features:

--Support any kinds of 2D/3D/HD/4K Blu-ray & DVD as input

--Remove all the restrictions like AAC, BD+, CSS, Region, RCE, Sony ARccOS and PuppetLock

--Convert Blu-ray & DVD movies to 250+ popular formats such as:MOV/FLV/3GP/MP4/AVI/MKV/WMV,etc without any quality loss

--Optimized presets for 150+ popular devices and media player including iPhone (8/X), iPad (iPad Pro), Apple TV 4KGalaxy Note8, and many more.

--Makes 1:1 Full Blu-ray/DVD disc copy in original file structure or directly copy Blu-ray/DVD main movie as you like

--Support insert SRT/ASS/SSA subtitles to your Blu-ray/DVD Movies

--Bonus video editing function to trim unwanted video length, crop out the black bars around the movie, split large video into small parts, remove unwanted audio from video, etc


Guide: Rip and Convert Blu-ray/DVD with Best MakeMKV for Mac Alternative

Step1. Install and run the best MakeMKV for Mac alternative software, click load disc button to load Blu-ray/DVD movies to the program. Here, BD, DVD ISO, IFO, Video_TS Folder files are supported as well.


Tip: You can select your desired chapters, subtiles and audio tracks by clicking the button.

Step 2. Click Format bar and select MP4, MOV, M4V, AVI, WMV, etc. formats from Common Video or HD Video category as the output format. Besides, you can also choose the presets according to your devices. It's perfect than MakeMKV.


Tips: If you want to customize the output video quality, you can click the "Settings" button to open the Settings window and set video resolution, frame rate, bit rate, codec, etc.

Step 3. (Optional) This app provides various video editing features, like cut, crop, merge, add video effect, add subtitles. If you want to edit your files, just click the "Edit" button to do it.


Step 4. With above settings, tap the Convert button to rip and convert Blu-ray/DVD to desired formats on macOS Highs Sierra 10.13. BD/DVD copy protection will be removed automatically. When the conversion is over, you can click Open to locate the ripped files and play them on Mac or other portable devices as you like.

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