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Granted, but I find it very hard to believe the media would “rot” or fail specifically in the 2-4 day timeframe (often he updates it within a day when possible) it normally takes Mike to update the free key. For something this extreme it takes weeks or years in some or most instances and/or various other factors outside their control. It would be unfair to blame him or any other developer/software vendor for such unfortunate events, specially if it’s that extremely urgent for you and/or others, then there is the purchase option or other competitors whom also offer similar functionality to create backups.rtaft wrote: ↑Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:47 am
I personally do not use MakeMKV exclusively. I have other pieces of software for this as well (4 in total). The more tools and experience you have in your toolbox, the less headaches you’ll have. Mike makes a great tool, but it’s not the only tool and I can’t rely on his being here for eternity due to the volatility of this scene and he being a human being and all.
MakeMKV is not the “be all end all” software for these tasks, again, despite being a great piece of software. And no one here, including myself, is the center of Mike’s universe when it comes to this.
The user writeable ones do yes, because the writing is done using a special ink that is susceptable to sunlight... but I don't think commercial discs are affected by light... the actual data on them are physical pits (holes) on a printed plastic.rtaft wrote: ↑Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:47 am
It is not a lower price though is it? You've just paid for a year and will have to do so again next year if you wish to continue. MakeMKV licence is for life.
The downtime every other month is just the price we pay for the privilege of using the software free. If ripping discs was mission critical to me I'd buy the software. Otherwise I just wait and continue to be grateful for the fact that Mike offers it in Beta for free.