Getting started with MakeMKVcon on Windows 10

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lorathiyuular
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Getting started with MakeMKVcon on Windows 10

Post by lorathiyuular »

Hey all, I'd like to dive into automating MakeMKV, but can't figure out how to actually run it from cmd or powershell, as I see some saying.

I thought I wouldn't need to manually add it to PATH, since it's in my Program Files (x86) folder, am I missing something simple?
drxenos
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Re: Getting started with MakeMKVcon on Windows 10

Post by drxenos »

If you're trying to call it with just the file name, sans path, it needs to be in your PATH env. var., regardless of where it lives (unless it happens to be in the current directory, of course).
SamKook
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Re: Getting started with MakeMKVcon on Windows 10

Post by SamKook »

Like drxenos said, only stuff in the PATH env or the current directory can be called directly.

What you need to do it call the exe with full path in quotes(if there are spaces in the path).
So something like this:

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"C:\Program Files (x86)\MakeMKV\makemkvcon64.exe" rest of the command here
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