How To Install MakeMKV on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Install MakeMKV on Ubuntu 22.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install MakeMKV on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, MakeMKV is a popular software for creating high-quality video files from your DVD and Blu-ray discs. It is open-source software that can be installed on various operating systems, including Ubuntu. The software supports various input formats, including DVD, Blu-ray, and ISO files, and outputs files in the MKV format. In addition, MakeMKV offers the ability to preserve all audio and subtitle tracks from the original source, making it an ideal solution for users who want to keep all audio and subtitle tracks in the final file.

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 Ubuntu 22.04 (Jammy Jellyfish). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 22.04 and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Pop!_OS, and more as well.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 22.04, 20.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • An active internet connection. You’ll need an internet connection to download the necessary packages and dependencies for MakeMKV.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • A non-root sudo useror 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 Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following apt commands in the terminal.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
sudo apt install ca-certificates apt-transport-https software-properties-common lsb-release

Step 2. Installing MakeMKV on Ubuntu 22.04.

  • Install MakeMKV from the official repository √

By default, MakeMKV is not available on Ubuntu 22.04 base repository. Now run the following command below to add the MakeMKV repository to your sources list by typing the following command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:heyarje/makemkv-beta

Next, update the packages list and install the latest version of MakeMKV using the following command below:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install makemkv-bin makemkv-oss
  • Install MakeMKV using Flatpak √

Before starting this tutorial, Flatpak must be installed on your server. If you do not have Flatpak installed, you can follow our guide here.

Now run the following command below to install the latest stable version of MakeMKV using Flatpak commands:

flatpak install flathub com.makemkv.MakeMKV

Step 3. Accessing MakeMKV on Ubuntu 22.04.

Once successfully installed on your Ubuntu system, run the following path on your desktop to open the path: Activities -> Show Applications -> MakeMKV or execute the command on the terminal:


In addition, Flatpak users will need to launch using the command below from a terminal instance:

flatpak run com.makemkv.MakeMKV

Install MakeMKV on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish

Congratulations! You have successfully installed MakeMKV. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the MakeMKV on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official MakeMKV website.

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