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iMkvExtract is a GUI for mkvextract (one tool of MkvToolnix). This program extracts specific parts from a Matroska file to other useful formats.
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Version 1.0: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Intel/PPC, OS X 10.4 or later

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Bb553 commented on 20 Sep 2013
MacUpdate download link [ ] for iMkvExtract
iMkvExtract version 1.2 leads to

The older iMkvExtract

The much older iMkvExtract Version 1.0 appear to be at

but I can't find version 1.2 listed anywhere...
[Version 1.2]

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MacUpdate-Jess replied on 20 Sep 2013
Thanks for letting us know that the link was 404, Bb553. I've, um, updated the listing with the developer's new Web site and the link for iMkbExtract found there. As you point out, it's an older version, so I've back-versioned the listing to match. I've also written to the developer in hopes of finding a more recent version of the application.

ianekin21 reviewed on 02 Sep 2012
I downloaded the imkvextract, and everytime I try to launch it it says "it quit unexpectedly", I try again and same. Then it says "reset settings and relaunch" and I try to, but still it closes again. I can't get it to launch at all, so it does not work at all for me. I have a Mac OS 10.5. Can someone help?
[Version 1.2]



Sirhumphalot reviewed on 31 Dec 2011
Many thanks for updating this to work on Intel systems. It's working exactly as it should - as a simple GUI front end to extract streams from MKV files - for me running 10.7.2. Drag and drop is an added bonus.
Along with MKVtoolnix (which is essentially MKVMerge GUI), this is a very handy tool.
[Version 1.2]



Aikousha reviewed on 30 Dec 2007
Definitely needs work.
Though not really necessary, some localization would put polish on this.
Implement Drag-and-Drop!! It's annoying as hell to search for a file via browse, when the window and file is right in front of you.
Fix up the "help" and about menus, as well as others. The author left the default "NewApplication" as the title throughout the menusystem.
It is nice not to have to go to the Terminal to do basic matroska extraction and exploring, but this was a rather lazy attempt.
Fix all the minor stuff, and even though it's a one-trick-pony, it will still be worth having, if idiots keep insisting on making stupid matroska video files.
On first use, it saved me about 5 minutes of mucking about with one matroska file in the Terminal. Repetitive use will save hours.

Maybe somebody will eventually create a one-step Matroska to MPEG4 or XVID avi file converter that actually works, and nobody will ever have to deal with this crap ever again ^_^
[Version 1.0]

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Aikousha replied on 04 Apr 2010
With "new" features of matroska and bad assembly of said files, this program barely ever works anymore for things I send it. While my updated mkvtoolnix package works great in the terminal.
More than 90% of files given to it terminate before extraction actually commences, and many of the parts inside the .mkv file don't even appear in the list, to be extracted.

It seems this program has outlived what little usefulness it had, unless you are mainly dealing with very old .mkv files.

Sorry, it BADLY needs updating (the .libs) and bugfixing.

Lolita replied on 30 Dec 2011
Aikousha, guess you've not heard about the free/shareware apps MP4tools, AVItools and MKVtools — just what you're looking for. I've added them to the "Similar Software" section above for links to their MacUpdate pages.


Ritsuka reviewed on 19 Jan 2007
It's not universal... ppc only. And it only shows chapters and subtitle. Needs some work.
[Version 1.0]

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Ritsuka replied on 19 Jan 2007
It seems that mkvmerge and mkvextract are dinamic linked against libexpat.1.dylib.
However, not everyone have that library installed.
Static linking would be better :D

Dom21 commented on 19 Jan 2007
How do you know? The download link doesn't go anywhere :/
[Version 1.0]

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MacUpdate-Lon commented on 19 Jan 2007
Downloads fine here, the issue would appear to be local to your machine.


jpschuck reviewed on 19 Jan 2007
This great software will save you plenty of times if you're dealing with .mkv (matroska) video files. No need to use mkvextract in command line interface anymore, here is iMKVextract !
[Version 1.0]

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RONIN427 rated on 26 Sep 2013

[Version 1.0]

Version Downloads:5,518
Type:Multimedia Design : Video
Date:29 Dec 2011
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
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iMkvExtract is a GUI for mkvextract (one tool of MkvToolnix). This program extracts specific parts from a Matroska file to other useful formats.

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