Application Failed to Initialize

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nkatariya
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Application Failed to Initialize

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I have been a long user of makemkv and never had this error. I recently upgraded to 1.17.1 and used it without issues. I went to use it again today and got the attached error. I searched the forums and found some discussion of removing certain files in usr/lib but could not find those files. I am using a Mac mini with macOS Mojave( I know I just haven't upgraded for some old apps harmony etc). Anyway tried to reinstall the app and no go. I have multiple old versions of the app on my computer as well, not sure if something happened when installing the newest. I do have my norton installed and it recently updated not sure if that is causing this. Hoping someone has a quick fix. Thanks
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dcoke22
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Re: Application Failed to Initialize

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I don't think I've ever seen a Mac user report that error. It is usually Linux users that end up with a permission problem because MakeMKV ends up being installed in a sandbox.

None of that should really be an issue on Mojave.

Do older versions of MakeMKV work on your system? (I assume you've got MakeMKV.app in the Applications folder on your Mac.)
nkatariya
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Re: Application Failed to Initialize

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No versions currently work. I have been using for years without issues and this just popped up. The current app is in my applications folder.
mike admin
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Re: Application Failed to Initialize

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can you please open the terminal and run following comands:

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cd /Applications/MakeMKV.app/Contents/MacOS
./makemkvcon --debug info disc:0
nkatariya
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Re: Application Failed to Initialize

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I ran this and it states no such file or directory. I opened the package contents of the app within the applications folder and it is clearly there, not sure what is going on
dcoke22
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Re: Application Failed to Initialize

Post by dcoke22 »

nkatariya wrote:
Fri Jul 29, 2022 4:16 am
I ran this and it states no such file or directory. I opened the package contents of the app within the applications folder and it is clearly there, not sure what is going on
Do you have a permissions problem?

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weaverm@iMac ~ % cd /Applications/MakeMKV.app/Contents/MacOS
weaverm@iMac MacOS % ls -lah
total 493352
drwxrwxr-x@ 10 weaverm  admin   320B Feb 27 13:25 .
drwxrwxr-x@  7 weaverm  admin   224B Feb 27 13:25 ..
-rw-rw-r--@  1 weaverm  admin   166K Feb 27 13:25 libdriveio.dylib
-rw-rw-r--@  1 weaverm  admin   3.0M Feb 27 13:25 libffm.dylib
-rw-rw-r--@  1 weaverm  admin   681K Feb 27 13:25 libmakemkv.dylib
-rwxrwxr-x@  1 weaverm  admin    16M Feb 27 13:25 libmqt.dylib
-rwxrwxr-x@  1 weaverm  admin   209M Feb 27 13:25 makemkv
-rwxrwxr-x@  1 weaverm  admin    11M Feb 27 13:25 makemkvcon
-rwxrwxr-x@  1 weaverm  admin   278K Feb 27 13:25 mmccextr
-rwxrwxr-x@  1 weaverm  admin   330K Feb 27 13:25 sdftool
weaverm@iMac MacOS %
Also, the "./" in front of makemkvcon is important. It won't work without it.
nkatariya
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Re: Application Failed to Initialize

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I forgot that I had changed the name of makemkv to include the versions number. I removed and reinstalled the app leaving the name correct and this is what I got.
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nkatariya
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Re: Application Failed to Initialize

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Any other thoughts on this still have the same issue. I guess one fix could be update the most current MacOS
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