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How To Install MakeMKV on Debian 11

Install MakeMKV on Debian 11

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install MakeMKV on Debian 11. For those of you who didn’t know, MakeMKV is a free, open-source tool that can convert video clips from DVDs and Blu-rays, usually encrypted. The MKV format can store multiple video/audio tracks with all meta information and preserve chapters. MKV video maker is available for Linux, Windows, and macOS.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the MakeMKV on a Debian 11 (Bullseye).


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Debian 10 or Debian 11.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install MakeMKV on Debian 11 Bullseye

Step 1. Before we install any software, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following apt commands in the terminal:

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
sudo apt install software-properties-common apt-transport-https dirmngr ca-certificates gnupg2 curl

Step 2. Installing MakeMKV on Debian 11.

  • Install MakeMKV from the Official Repository.

By default, MakeMKV is not available on Debian 11 base repository. So, now run the following command below to add the MakeMKV repository to your Debian system:

echo 'deb [signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/makemkv.gpg] bullseye main' | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/makemkv.list

Next, import the GPG key:

sudo gpg --no-default-keyring --keyring /usr/share/keyrings/makemkv.gpg --keyserver --recv-keys 9E5738E866C5E6B2

After the repository was added, now install MakeMKV using the following command below:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install makemkv-oss makemkv-bin
  • Install MakeMKV from Snap Store.

If the Snap package manager is not already installed then you can install it by running the following command below:

sudo apt install snapd
sudo snap install core

To install MakeMKV, simply use the following command:

sudo snap install makemkv

Step 3. Accessing MakeMKV on Debian Linux.

Once successfully installed, the MakeMKV application can be launched either from the command line by typing makemkv or by clicking on its icon in the Applications menu.

Install MakeMKV on Debian 11 Bullseye

Congratulations! You have successfully installed MakeMKV. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of the MakeMKV on Debian 11 Bullseye. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official MakeMKV website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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