MKVtools
MKVtools
3.7.2

3.3

MKVtools free download for Mac

MKVtools

3.7.2
15 October 2019

Create and edit MKV files.

Overview

MKVtools is the part of the VIDEOtoolbox Suite of applications used for the creation and editing of MKV videos. For users of the original MVtools (i.e., MKVtools 2), the naming convention could be a bit confusing. This is a new and improved version of the application which will focus on what the original version was not very good at - the creation and editing of MKV files. It will not, however, create MP4 or AVI files. If you are looking to convert videos to either MP4 or AVI videos, then you should try either MP4tools or AVItools. As the name might imply, MKVtools is a graphical interface for a variety of tools useful for processing video files.

Features:
  • Convert from a variety of video file formats like MKV, MP4, OGM and AVI into MKV videos
  • Can convert most videos without having to re-encode the video track and/or the audio track, so processing takes minutes instead of hours and no quality is lost
  • Simplified, intuitive user interface that takes the guess work out of processing MKV videos
  • Ability to convert various surround sound audio to 5.1 AC3 or 5.1 AAC
  • Intuitively select desired video, audio and/or subtitle tracks to process, with the ability to verify the selections using video preview
  • Define presets for one step automated encoding and track selections settings
  • Burn (i.e., hard code) subtitle tracks into the video, or mux (soft subtitles) from internal tracks or from external subtitle files commonly found on the internet
  • Control the font, size and positioning of the embedded subtitles
  • Split MKV videos into segments of a specified file size or by start/end time
  • Turn off an MKV video's header removal compression to allow more compatibility with playback and editing
  • Join MKV videos
  • Extract the selected tracks from MKV videos as individual video and/or audio files
  • Add jobs to a queue either individually or in batches via drag and drop so you can process multiple files overnight (registered copies only)
  • Apply one setting to a group of files for easy batch creations (registered copies only)
  • Enter a "Watch Mode" for which MKVtools will process all videos placed in a defined folder (registered copies only)

What's new in MKVtools

Version 3.7.2:
  • Updated binaries to 64-bit and added code to make the app macOS Catalina friendly

33 MKVtools Reviews

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Tedg
15 February 2017

Most helpful

I use this every day, version 3.5.3. I do not do any recoding, but pull out subtitle files and rebuild MKV files. Rock solid. Fast. A somewhat quirky UI but understandable.
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Version 3.4.2
Aargl
21 October 2017
MKVtools 3.6.6 is the current version, and the occasion for me to leave a review. ;-)
Well... you can read my review of MP4tools as it's basically the same tool but for MP4. :-D
A difference with MP4tools is essentially that there's at least one free alternative that works great: MKVtoolnix. But although it works ok, I must say I prefer the simplicity of the interface in MKVtools.
In fact, I wonder why they don't make a single MP4&MKVtools app, as the only difference I can see is the output container! — As many of you might know, you can remux the contents of MP4 to MKV and vice versa without having to convert anything.
If you don't need any conversion — or if you already bought MP4tools ;-) — Remux.app might be enough.
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Version 3.4.2
Derekcurrie
25 July 2017
3.6.5 is the current version of MKVtools, from May 22, 2017. IOW: Yes, it's being regularly updated, despite the stagnation here at MU.
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Version 3.4.2
Tedg
15 February 2017
I use this every day, version 3.5.3. I do not do any recoding, but pull out subtitle files and rebuild MKV files. Rock solid. Fast. A somewhat quirky UI but understandable.
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Version 3.4.2
Macpenguin
03 February 2016
Hi, It seems this nice project is stalled and isn't maintained anymore :-( Last update on MacUpdate is from May 2014... The website offers more recent versions, but it seems update do not happen on a regular basis. It's like the dev is working on it when he has time. Do I have to mention that NO support is offered ? You can try to send a mail. I don not think you'll get an answer. And that all is really too bad. Why ? Simply put because MKVTools is a really nice app. It doesn't offer as much tweaks as Handbrake, but if you're looking for an app that will convert your 30GB large .mkv file to a 12GB .mkv file, leaving out unneeded soundtracks and subtitles, with a minimum of hassle, then this is the way to go ! And I can only say one thing : the output is simply astonishing... the result looks really great on my 55" display... Of course : that has it's price. Encoding times aren't the fastest. But it at least uses 100% of computing power (2 X Xeon 2.93Ghz) but it's really worth the wait :-) On the darker side : it sometimes just "refuses" to compress. Clicking "Convert" only produces a .log file. Like if everything is set to "pass-through". But it isn't. So probably something wrong at creating the preference file ? Really hope to see this dev continue it"s development for MKVTools.
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Version 3.4.2
Turquoise
31 October 2013
An application I need and would love to like. Unfortunately it is very buggy, and the frequent updates do not solve its shortcomings. A simple muxing this evening to add subtitles to a couple of HD movies with video and audio Pass Thru took 20 minutes on my rMBP to complete. It took MkvToolnix exactly 12 seconds.
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Version 3.2.3
anonymous-dingo-653
08 September 2013
So far, this app has not worked out for me. My needs include taking MKVs that are too large and converting them to better compression and lower resolution. Each time, MKVT pulled the audio/video out of sync... even when I test a complete pass through without changing the output from the input. That's not a good sign. While I appreciate that the program provides a clean interface that still offers enough tweaking for basic needs, if it cannot accurately do an MKV to MKV transcode, I will return to Handbrake (which is free, though convoluted, and does the job right in all cases).
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Version 3.2.3
pedrotaquelim
01 July 2012
It's a very good and useful tool but as I try to include soft subtitles in portuguese to a m4v file (or mkv) and convert back to mkv I can't change the .srt subs charset to ISO-8859 or haven't seen an option there to do ti. Without that my subtitles don't show correctly on the converted mkv video. I did the job with MKVtoolnix and went fine though, this one is a great tool to, so far, and for me, is less confusing than MKVtools. I'll keep both in my video arsenal.
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Version 2.4.7
Bob115
21 November 2011
Just downloaded a movie with subtitles I did not want. With this programme I removed them. So easy. Highly recommended. Also I have a media player which although plays mkv files ok will not fast forward or backwards. But converting them to mp4 and no loss of quality, I can then fast forward and back with no problems. Well worth the $4.99 Now all I want is to convert to mpg for my DVD.
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Version 2.4.7
ben-marko
22 August 2011
For those who do deal with .mkv files, this is very good app. I already own Aimersoft Video Conveter (which costs $35) - but this would be perfect for those who just want a simple, specific converter (VLC Player will play .mkv files). I do not recommend converting to .avi files - .mp4 is much more Mac friendly.
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Version 2.4.7
meme12
01 June 2011
Brilliant little app for converting mkv files for itunes or ps3! Recommended!!
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Version 2.4.4
$5.99

3.3

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.9.0 or later
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