Problem while working with BDMV

The place to discuss linux version of MakeMKV
Post Reply
chshtf
Posts: 4
Joined: Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:44 am

Problem while working with BDMV

Post by chshtf » Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:58 am

I'm using MakeMKV (v1.15.1) on my headless Linux server (Ubuntu 19.10), MakeMKV worked perfectly fine in the past couple of years.

However recently (since updated to 1.15.0 I think), every time when I try to work on a BDMV file, it started giving me warnings like of shareware will expire soon... and finally today it returns the error

Code: Select all

MSG:5055,0,0,"Evaluation period has expired, shareware functionality unavailable.","Evaluation period has expired, shareware functionality unavailable."
MSG:5052,516,0,"Evaluation period has expired. Please purchase an activation key if you've found this application useful. You may still use all free functionality without any restrictions.","Evaluation period has expired. Please purchase an activation key if you've found this application useful. You may still use all free functionality without any restrictions."
But the weird thing is.. I actually purchased an activation key a while ago since I love this software, and had the key stored on my config file located at ~/.MakeMKV/settings.conf

My settings.conf looks like this:

Code: Select all

app_Key = "[i]my_key[/i]"
So I thought maybe there might be something wrong with my key.. so I changed to the beta key found on this post https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1053, the same error still comes out.

However, when I tried to use MakeMKV on some iso files, it worked perfectly.

Any ideas?

chshtf
Posts: 4
Joined: Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:44 am

Re: Problem while working with BDMV

Post by chshtf » Sun Apr 26, 2020 5:17 am

Some updates:

I've tried the same BDMV file with MakeMKV on my Mac, it worked. Btw, I didn't move the file, so looks like it is not a permission issue.

chshtf
Posts: 4
Joined: Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:44 am

Re: Problem while working with BDMV

Post by chshtf » Tue May 12, 2020 3:21 am

And now it stopped working with iso files, same "evaluation period has expired" error.

Seems makemkvcon is ignoring the settings.config file...

Any thoughts?

bmillham
Posts: 59
Joined: Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:42 am

Re: Problem while working with BDMV

Post by bmillham » Thu May 14, 2020 6:27 pm

chshtf wrote:
Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:58 am

My settings.conf looks like this:

Code: Select all

app_Key = "[i]my_key[/i]"
Is that really what the app key entry looks like? The

Code: Select all

[i][/i]
should not be there.

This is what mine looks like

Code: Select all

app_Key = "my_key"

chshtf
Posts: 4
Joined: Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:44 am

Re: Problem while working with BDMV

Post by chshtf » Fri May 15, 2020 5:54 am

Thanks bmillham. It is not, I put the here trying to format the html, but apparently it doesn't work while they are inside the part of quoting the code.

The settings.conf looks like:

Code: Select all

app_Key = "my_key"
Seems makemkvcon is not reading from the settings.conf, I've tried with the beta key as well, still give me the error of key is expired...

bmillham
Posts: 59
Joined: Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:42 am

Re: Problem while working with BDMV

Post by bmillham » Fri May 15, 2020 6:15 am

I'd suggest the you connect a monitor (or you should be able to SSH in with X forwarding turned on) and try makemkv via the gui to verify if it's makemkvcon not reading the file, or another problem.

davedw
Posts: 2
Joined: Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:51 pm

Re: Problem while working with BDMV

Post by davedw » Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:57 pm

I have this same problem right now with a purchased key on a linux server. I've had an email out to support for a couple days hoping for a response. I have been using it like this for years.

chshtf, did you find a solution? Would love help solving this. thanks!

bmillham
Posts: 59
Joined: Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:42 am

Re: Problem while working with BDMV

Post by bmillham » Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:03 am

Did you try as I suggested to the OP and connect a monitor or use X Forwarding?

I've never used makemkvcon, but out of curiosity I gave it a try on my Linux Mint server and it works fine with 1.15.1.

davedw
Posts: 2
Joined: Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:51 pm

Re: Problem while working with BDMV

Post by davedw » Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:37 pm

thank you so much for your suggestion. I actually was doing that yesterday after reading your previous comment and realized i mis-spelled "app_Key"! i have no idea when or how that changed as I just copy pasted the key string over the beta one, but that was it! All is working now. thanks again!

Post Reply