MKVtoolnix
MKVtoolnix 6.2.0_2013-04-28-b48
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Create, altern and inspect Matroska (mkv) files.   Free
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MKVtoolnix is a set of tools to create, alter, and inspect Matroska files under Mac OS X, Linux and other Unices, and Windows. They do for Matroska what the OGMtools do for the OGM format and then some.

Since May 1st 2003, the Matroska libraries themselves and my Matroska tools are officially released as a first public beta version. Although all of them are still under heavy development, I urge you to download the software, test it and report any errors you encounter to me. I'm always grateful for good bug reports because I miss so many mistakes and you guys normally find
What's New
Version 6.2.0_2013-04-28-b48f:
  • mkvmerge: bug fix: The option "--engage remove_bitstream_ar_info" will now work on AVC/h.264 tracks read from Matroska/MP4 files as well. Fixes #868.
  • mmg: bug fix: mmg will now handle all file names given on the command line instead of only the first one. This allows things like opening several selected files with mmg in Windows, and mmg will add all of them. Fixes #867.
  • mkvmerge: bug fix: The amount of memory required to store the cues during muxing has been reduced drastically. This is more noticeable the more video and subtitle tracks are muxed. Fixes #871.
  • mkvmerge: bug fix: If splitting had been active then the elements "cue duration" and "cue relative position" were only written to the first output file.
  • mkvmerge: bug fix: The "CTS offset" field of FLV files with AVC/h.264 video tracks is now read as a signed-integer field in accordance with the FLV specifications.
  • mkvmerge: bug fix: DTS parsing: no more warnings about incompatible encoder revision numbers will be printed. Fixes #866.
  • mkvextract: enhancement: track extraction mode: If mkvextract encounters a broken file structure it will output the last timecode successfully read before resyncing. After the resync the first cluster timecode will be reported as well.
  • installer: The installation directory will no longer be added to the PATH environment variable.
  • mkvmerge: bug fix: The parsing of the AAC AudioSpecificConfig structure (the bytes contained in Matroska's CodecPrivate and in MP4's "ESDS" atom) was fixed to support parsing the GASpecificConfig and the ProgramConfigElement if the channel configuration is 0. Fixes #872.
  • mmg: bug fix: Loading chapters from Matroska files will open the file in read-only mode allowing to read from write-protected files.
  • mkvmerge: bug fix: All entries in chapters imported from MPLS playlists were named "Chapter 0". The numbering has been fixed. Fixes #870.
  • mkvmerge: new feature: Selecting the lowest process priority with "--priority lowest" will cause mkvmerge to also select an idle/background I/O priority. Implements #863.
  • mkvmerge: bug fix: Fixed reading AVI files with audio chunks of size 0. Fixes #843.
  • mmg: new feature: Add control for new option "--fix-bitstream-timing-information".
  • mkvmerge: new feature: Add option for fixing the timing information in video track bitstreams (--fix-bitstream-timing-information).
  • mkvmerge: enhancement: Matroska reader: If mkvmerge encounters a broken file structure it will output the last timecode successfully read before resyncing. After the resync the first cluster timecode will be reported as well.
  • mkvmerge: bug fix: MPEG program stream reader: tracks with invalid video properties (e.g. width or height = 0) are ignored properly.
  • mkvmerge: bug fix: The progress percentage was sometimes using the wrong input file as the reference if multiple files are read with the "additional parts" mechanism (on the command line: the syntax "( VTS_01_1.VOB VTS_1_2.VOB VTS_1_3.VOB )".
  • mkvmerge: bug fix: Fixed one situation that could lead to mkvmerge aborting with the error message "Re-rendering track headers: data_size != 0 not implemented yet".
  • mkvmerge: removal: Support for BZ2 (bzlib) and LZO (lzo1x) compression has been removed.
  • mmg: bug fix: Using drag-and-drop to add playlists will no longer lock the dragging application (e.g., Windows Explorer) in D-and-D mode for the duration of the scan for other playlists.
  • mmg: bug fix: The validation for the argument to "split by chapters" was wrongfully rejecting certain valid inputs (chapter number lists in which the second or any later chapter number was higher than 9).
Version 6.2.0_2013-04-28-b48f:
  • mkvmerge: bug fix: The option "--engage remove_bitstream_ar_info" will now work on AVC/h.264 tracks read from Matroska/MP4 files as well. Fixes #868.
  • mmg: bug fix: mmg will now handle all file names given on the command line instead of only the first one. This allows things like opening several selected files with mmg in Windows, and mmg will add all of more...
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6 or later



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MKVtoolnix User Discussion (Write a Review)
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herman428 reviewed on 11 Feb 2013
Was working great for about a week or so, then got hung up when trying to add in a file. Now it crashes each time I hit the "add" button, or just hangs if attempting to drag a file into the input window.

Currently running version 6.0 on Mac OSX 10.8.2.

Why ? Why ? Why would it suddenly start quitting on me ?
[Version 6.0.0_2013-01-20-f398]

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Monkeyjunkey replied on 17 Jul 2013
Did you try v6.2 on OS X 10.8.4? Works fine for me.
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chromafile commented on 17 Oct 2012
It won't launch at all. The app icon just bouncing on the dockfor a few times and nothing happens. Back to 5.7.0, I'm on 10.8.2 btw.
[Version 5.8.0_2012-09-02-6920]

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MacUpdate---Ryan replied on 17 Oct 2012
No issues here on 10.8.2. You might want to send the dev an email moritz@bunkus.org
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Negritude replied on 17 Oct 2012
Actually, the pre-compiled version for OS X is NOT supported by the developer. He doesn't own a Mac. This is a third-party build by Jonathan Buschmann. Contact him here:

http://jonthn.free.fr/MKVtoolnix/CONTACT
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Colossus9 replied on 08 Dec 2012
The same thing happens to me. I'm on 10.7.5.
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Voreball replied on 21 Jan 2013
Works OK here on 10.6.8. Such as v5.9 before.
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Lookky replied on 21 Jan 2013
No problem here on 10.7.4 and i was using 5.3.0
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Sirhumphalot commented on 19 Jul 2012
Just wanted to say thanks for keeping this updated. It really is an invaluable tool.
[Version 5.7.0_2012-07-11-cd22]


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Pedrotaquelim reviewed on 01 Jul 2012
Great tool for my needs, so far. It let's me change the charset of my portuguese subtitles to ISO-8859. Great!
[Version 5.6.0_2012-06-01-39d7]


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Max66 reviewed on 15 May 2012
Excellent tool but I would love it if it supported FLV as input and the ability to drag & drop a file to add it to the list
[Version 5.5.0_2012-04-14-38ac]

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EudoraBryant replied on 19 Jul 2012
I agree with Max66's review, this tool is useful. It could be better if MKVtoolnix support FLV.
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Marek reviewed on 16 Apr 2012
I tried many, many times to split large MKV movie for my Sony BluRay player, or add subtitle track, but every single time this software prepared output just unplayable by my device.

I also have first gen WD-TV and it also have problems with MKVtoolnix files, however it is able to play some of them.

Of course all files are easily playable on my computer with MPlayer...
[Version 5.5.0_2012-04-14-38ac]

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Haibara replied on 16 Apr 2012
Do you have 'header compression' enabled? Many standalone devices/media players, including the WDTV, may have problems with MKVs that use the header compression feature (it's supposed to be part of the standard, but wasn't enforced/used by anything, until mkvtoolnix's author tried to enforce it).

Some devices *may* have updated firmware to handle it, but I think the earlier WDTVs don't, if I remember correctly.
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Darren Grant reviewed on 17 Feb 2012
Really useful when ripping blu-ray's using MakeMKV and then compressing using handbrake the subtitles are lost. This utility makes it possible to take the compressed file and combine the subtitles from the original MKV file.

Works a treat most of the time, only had one problem where it messed up audio sync on a movie.
[Version 5.3.0_2012-02-10-ec37]


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xXAkumuXx commented on 12 Feb 2012
Newest version can be found here:


http://jonthn.free.fr/MKVtoolnix/Mkvtoolnix-5.3.0_2012-02-10-ec37.dmg
[Version 5.3.0_2012-02-10-ec37]

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xXAkumuXx replied on 12 Feb 2012
... I meant if the MacUpdate link doesn't work ...
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Ben-Marko reviewed on 28 Dec 2011
Nice app - I have some very stubborn mkv files that Aimersoft will not convert, I am switching from MKV Tools. Nice work!
[Version 5.2.0_2011-12-27-6848]


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Konsti commented on 26 Dec 2011
The tool, in general, is simple in its GUI yet excellent for MKV operations. Version 5.0.1 worked very well on my iMac i7 computer. However, on a clean system installation, 5.2.0 crashes all the time. I hope the programmer will fix this problem that seems to be related to /usr/lib/libSystem.B.dylib according to Console (but doesn't affect 5.0.1 at all, however).
[Version 5.2.0_2011-12-18-a267]


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Agmaster had trouble on 18 Oct 2012
Why is there no support for 10.6.8?
[Version 5.8.0_2012-09-02-6920]


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Herbyak had trouble on 05 Mar 2011
Mkvtoolnix-4.5.0_201 does not launch on Leopard OSX 10.5.8. It's closing after launch without a message!
What can I do?
[Version 4.5.0_2011-01-31-46bf]


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Markoh had trouble on 04 Jul 2010
Now when I use Mkvtoolnix 4.1.x to add an AC3 track it is not audible on my WDTV anymore. If revert back to 4.0.0 everything is fine. Except I've noticed that with 4.0.0 the video frame rate is a bit choppy. I'm hoping that there's an update soon.
[Version 4.1.0_2010-07-01-32e9]


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Macfly had trouble on 12 Nov 2009
Does not launch on Snow Leopard
Close after launch without a message
[Version 2.9.8]


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gnommak had trouble on 16 May 2009
Fixed I make my own port:

Used MacPorts 1.7.1 and create app:
http://rapidshare.com/files/233731733/MkvToolNix_2.8.0.dmg
Tested on Mac mini (Intel, 1,66 Ghz), clean (just installed) Mac OS X 10.5.6
Folder "opt" not needed any more, app is fully transportable
[Version 2.7]

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misha commented on 16 May 2009
You should probably contact the dev and ask him to link to your 2.8 version:

http://www.bunkus.org/videotools/mkvtoolnix/contact.html

We can also host/distribute it from here, if you want to upload the file to this listing (you might need to create a MU dev account and claim ownership of the listing first to upload the file):

http://www.macupdate.com/developer
http://www.macupdate.com/submission/prodinfo.php?id=16837
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TacaLit had trouble on 18 Apr 2009
as the previous versions, the 2.7 doesn't start at all... this is just rubbish with a well known icon and name.
[Version 2.7]


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TacaLit had trouble on 12 Apr 2009
As the older version you cannot move the software from the Application folder and this version even refuse to start at all
[Version 2.6]

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cksum replied on 12 Apr 2009
Confirmed. Crashes on start. 10.5.6, MBP.
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gnommak had trouble on 12 Apr 2009
I use 77swords guide but no luck and then i make my own and 77swords guide:

http://rapidshare.com/files/220354089/Mkvtoolnix-2.6.0_MISSING_LIBS.zip

Sorry for my English
[Version 2.5.3]

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Cortig replied on 12 Apr 2009
Your instructions ask to install in /opt/local/lib which is not a standard destination on MacOS X distributions. Are you sure about the destination??
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gnommak replied on 12 Apr 2009
yes i am sure in /opt/local/lib create it.
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Michael Hale commented on 12 Apr 2009
I'm unable to make this work; I've created the /opt/local/bin folder(s) but am stuck at running the next steps.

Almost no experience w/Terminal sadly.

Any help will be gratefully received.
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77swords had trouble on 22 Mar 2009
Mkvtoolnix-2.5.3

I fixed those problems for my own, by compiling or downloading the missing libraries.

The missing files are:
libSDL-1.2.0.dylib
libjpeg.62.dylib
libpng12.0.dylib
libtiff.3.dylib

and needs to be in directory:
/opt/local/lib

http://www.filehosting.org/file/details/19855/N6CVCkxNO0BI9piE/Mkvtoolnix-2.5.3_2009-03-07-c48917c_MISSING_LIBS_by_77swords.zip
[Version 2.5.3]


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Doug S. had trouble on 09 Mar 2009
MKVtoolnix 2.5.3 does not launch on OS X 10.5.6 (Intel). At least, not at this time.
[Version 2.5.3]

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NaughtiusMaximus replied on 09 Mar 2009
Confirmed.
Tried MMG module in my existing MKVMERGE app, same result.

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RONIN427 rated on 27 Sep 2013

[Version 6.2.0_2013-04-28-b48]



Fjse rated on 27 Jul 2013

[Version 6.2.0_2013-04-28-b48]



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Mac Barner.dk rated on 27 Apr 2013

[Version 6.1.0_2013-03-02-dadd]



MikeJackson5180 rated on 01 Apr 2013

[Version 6.1.0_2013-03-02-dadd]



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Monkeyjunkey rated on 03 Mar 2013

[Version 6.1.0_2013-03-02-dadd]



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Lookky rated on 21 Jan 2013

[Version 6.0.0_2013-01-20-f398]



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RONIN427 rated on 11 Dec 2012

[Version 5.8.0_2012-09-02-6920]



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Bera1 rated on 22 Oct 2012

[Version 5.8.0_2012-09-02-6920]



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Macbond rated on 21 Jul 2012

[Version 5.7.0_2012-07-11-cd22]



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Marco.2 rated on 19 Jul 2012

[Version 5.7.0_2012-07-11-cd22]


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MKVtoolnix is a set of tools to create, alter, and inspect Matroska files under Mac OS X, Linux and other Unices, and Windows. They do for Matroska what the OGMtools do for the OGM format and then some.

Since May 1st 2003, the Matroska libraries themselves and my Matroska tools are officially released as a first public beta version. Although all of them are still under heavy development, I urge you to download the software, test it and report any errors you encounter to me. I'm always grateful for good bug reports because I miss so many mistakes and you guys normally find them. Your feedback is important to me :)


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