MKV doesn't work with Catalina?

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macdonjh
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MKV doesn't work with Catalina?

Post by macdonjh » Sat Oct 03, 2020 10:24 pm

OK, so never again will I update my OS...

I updated my OS to Catalina and MakeMKV (v1.15.2) is no longer recognized as a safe program. I have been in System Preferences -> Security & Privacy -> Accessibility and added MakeMKV to the list. No dice.

How do I get Catalina to allow me to use this program?

dcoke22
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Re: MKV doesn't work with Catalina?

Post by dcoke22 » Sat Oct 03, 2020 10:34 pm

Can you be more specific about the error? I don't have a Catalina system so haven't seen that error. Other people in this forum seem to be using MakeMKV on Catalina.

Have you tried reinstalling it? Version 1.15.3 is out anyway.

Paine
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Re: MKV doesn't work with Catalina?

Post by Paine » Sun Oct 04, 2020 6:45 pm

The error message is "MAKEMKV" cannot be opened because the developer cannot be verified. macOS cannot verify that this app is free from malware.

mike admin
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Re: MKV doesn't work with Catalina?

Post by mike admin » Sun Oct 04, 2020 7:04 pm

From http://www.makemkv.com/download/
NOTE: MakeMKV is not signed by Apple, you might need to adjust gatekeeper options https://support.apple.com/kb/ht5290 in order to install the program.

macdonjh
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Re: MKV doesn't work with Catalina?

Post by macdonjh » Sun Oct 04, 2020 10:31 pm

Mike admin,

Thank you, that is exactly the link I was looking for. Just for clarity for anyone else having the problem I had:
  • Download the latest MakeMKV
    Open the .dmg file and then drag the program icon to your Applications folder
    Try double clicking MakeMKV either in Finder or from Launch Pad
    You'll get the "can't verify" error Paine mentions above
    Open System Preferences -> Security & Privacy -> General
    Click the <Open Anyway> "button next to MakeMKV in the list in the bottom half of the window
    You'll get another pop-up asking you for your Admin password, enter your password
Now you're supposed to have authorized your computer to run MakeMKV

T'hain Esh Kelch
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Re: MKV doesn't work with Catalina?

Post by T'hain Esh Kelch » Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:19 am

A quicker way, after you've copied the binary to the Applications folder, is just to right-click on the MakeMKV binary and select 'Open'. The system will then ask if you want to override the system settings, and start it. It is quicker than going to the Systems Preferences. You can then open it as normal by double clicking it, in any future instances.

ie:
  • Download the latest MakeMKV
    Open the .dmg file and then drag the program icon to your Applications folder
    Right click the MakeMKV icon in your Applications folder and select 'Open'.

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