MakeMKV on FreeBSD

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Zirias
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Re: MakeMKV on FreeBSD

Post by Zirias » Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:03 am

I have an idea now: makemkvcon links to libmakemkv.so, which is built from source, correct? Does this also include the code for communicating with the drive? I this case, a fully working port should be doable! makemkvcon would still need to run with FreeBSD's Linux emulation as long as there's no official FreeBSD binary .. but maybe it could at least find the drive without sysfs hackery :) And maybe a GUI built natively on FreeBSD could actually work with that!

Zirias
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Re: MakeMKV on FreeBSD

Post by Zirias » Wed May 01, 2019 12:40 pm

Found out now that it's makemkvcon itself searching for the drive in sysfs, so some trickery will be needed for FreeBSD.

Anyways, I found a way to build MakeMKV on FreeBSD without using a jail or a VM and at least it works without GUI. For everyone who wants to give it a try, I wrote a HOWTO on the FreeBSD forums, with step-by-step instructions.

Zirias
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Re: MakeMKV on FreeBSD

Post by Zirias » Sun May 05, 2019 1:50 pm

For anyone who's interested, there's also a Port now, building and installing this console-only version:
https://github.com/Zirias/zfbsd-ports/t ... ia/makemkv

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