MakeMKV is your one-click solution to convert video that you own into free and patents-unencumbered format that can be played everywhere. MakeMKV is a format converter, otherwise called "transcoder". It converts the video clips from proprietary (and usually encrypted) disc into a set of MKV files, preserving most information but not changing it in any way. The MKV format can store multiple video/audio tracks with all meta-information and preserve chapters. There are many players that can play MKV files nearly on all platforms, and there are tools to convert MKV files to many formats, including DVD and Blu-ray discs.
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Last edited by Rudy5 on Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:42 am, edited 3 times in total.
From what I can tell even without enabling logging MakeMKV uses a fixed program data location in the User directory, where it stores hashes, dumps and such, while a separate directory customizable in the settings is used for any non-GUI options the user wants to override.
On my up to date install the 'data' directory defined in the settings is different from the directory being currently used by MakeMKV for its hashes, dumps and such. Read also a topic on the official forums which appeared to make the distinction between the program data and user data directories, from what I can tell saying the one defined in the settings is for the latter (and seemed to be for non-GUI settings changed).
Perhaps there's something I'm missing though? Is yours defined to a custom path and MakeMKV is utilizing it for its standard data?
It's definitely that same setting but for me it doesn't store that data there (also my video output directory is an entirely different path). It sounds like in your experience changing that setting path does affect the program data location though so unsure what is affecting our installs differently. Either way, I've probably filled this topic up enough with this