Solve MakeMKV The “No Disc” issue

MakeMKV is the hottest Blu-ray ripping tool for Blu-ray and DVD collectors. Normally, it is easy to rip Blu-ray using MakeMKV but sometimes, it is unhindered to get the process cause you may get "No Disc" error. “No disk” means MakeMKV asked the operating system about the status of the drive, and the OS said “No disk”. Below are some cases of “unable to load disk” in MakeMKV:

" I am currently digitalizing my entire DVD and Blu-ray collection with MakeMKV.
I’ve ripped over 40 blu-rays and DVD’s so far, however I have stumbled upon a few of them giving a “No disc” error. The issue is only regarding the blu-ray discs. Specs below:
OS: Win10 Build 14393
BD-ROM: USB3.0 Slim drive ECD008-SAU3
Movies affected: Expendables, Martian, Bourne series + some other movies.
MakeMKV version: 1.10.2 Beta"

"Hi, I’ve just installed MakeMKV on macOS which uses an external Blu-Ray drive (HL-DT-ST). When I insert a Blu-Ray disk the on-screen graphic suggests the disk is being read but after a few seconds the software reports ‘No disc inserted’. The disc is Independence Day II. I’ve checked with a an older Blu-Ray (Con-Air) and get the same response. If I insert a basic DVD in my Mac it is successfully identified by MakeMKV but the same DVD in the external Blu-Ray drive results in ‘No disc inserted’. What am I doing wrong?"

These are two MakeMKV “No Disc” issue cases on Windows and macOS Sierra separately. And the reasons to lead the issues are various. In short, when you can’t load your Blu-ray and DVD discs to MakeMKV, you can try these tips:

Tip 1: Eject the discs and give your computer a fresh reboot then launch your MakeMKV and insert your discs again.

Tip 2: Most likely, the operating system has gotten lost with the connection to the external Blu-ray drive. The usual work-around for that is to reset the drive, which is relatively simple with USB, you just eject the device, then reconnect it.  That resets all information in the operating system about the drive, so it should now be able to figure out there is a disk inserted.

Tip 3:
MakeMKV program sometimes “causes” the no disc problem and you can get a MakeMKV alternative to rip Blu-ray and DVD on your Windows and Mac.

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Now, you can rip Blu-ray and DVD with MakeMKV alternative. The user steps are the same between the Windows version and Mac version. At below, we take the windows as an instance.

Step 1: Load Blu-ray/DVD disc with the program.

Insert DVD into your computer’s optical DVD drive, for loading Blu-ray disc, you will need an external Blu-ray drive. The run the program on the computer, click “File” > “Load from disc” to load Blu-ray or DVD disc into the program. When both Blu-ray or DVD disc exists, the program will load DVD disc first.

Step 2: Different ways to copy Blu-ray/DVD

Full disc copy 
Make a full disc copy by hitting the  icon on the top tool bar of the main interface.

Main movie copy 
From “Format” bar, select “Copy” > “Direct Copy” to copy the main movie of the Blu-ray/DVD disc.

Lossless Multi-track MKV copy 
Get a complete MKV output from Blu-ray/DVD by following “Multi-track Video” > “Lossless/encoded Multi-track MKV(*.mkv)”.

Tips: You can also choose to output other popular file formats or smartphone and tablets preset profile formats according to your own needs.

Step 3: Start the conversion process. 

Go back to the main interface, press right-bottom “Convert” button to start Blu-ray/DVD movie copying or backup process.

This uncompressed MKV files can keep lossless video and audio quality of original Blu-ray and DVD discs. You even can use it to rip 4K Blu-ray for PC playing cause right now there is no PC drive can directly read 4K Blu-ray so you can’t display 4K Blu-ray on PC.

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