MKVtools
MKVtools
3.7.2

3.3

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MKVtools free download for Mac
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
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34 Reviews of MKVtools

5
Tedg
15 February 2017
Version: 3.4.2

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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4
tonyarabish
13 July 2020
Version: 3.7.2
iDealshare VideoGo, the professional Subtitle Extractor, can easily extract subtitles from MKV, MP4, VOB, TS, AVI, MPG, FLV, WMV, SWF, and etc on Windows 8/7/Vista/XP or Mac OS X (Mavericks included).
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4
Aargl
21 October 2017
Version: 3.4.2
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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Derekcurrie
25 July 2017
Version: 3.4.2
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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5
Tedg
15 February 2017
Version: 3.4.2
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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3.5
Macpenguin
03 February 2016
Version: 3.4.2
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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1.5
Turquoise
31 October 2013
Version: 3.2.3
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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1.5
anonymous-dingo-653
08 September 2013
Version: 3.2.3
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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3.5
pedrotaquelim
01 July 2012
Version: 2.4.7
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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5
Bob115
21 November 2011
Version: 2.4.7
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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4
ben-marko
22 August 2011
Version: 2.4.7
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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5
meme12
01 June 2011
Version: 2.4.4
Brilliant little app for converting mkv files for itunes or ps3! Recommended!!
(0)
4.5
Echorob
22 February 2011
Version: 2.4.4
This would be perfect if it could burn in SSA/ASS subtitles and keep the positioning and font colours.
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5
PorkPieHat
15 December 2010
Version: 2.4.4
I LOVE MKVtools! The one thing that would make me love it even more would be the ability to mux the streams that I demux out of Matroska files into MPEG2 (program stream) or .mpg files (or anything else that can then be quickly processed into a DVD without re-encoding, if that's possible). Developer, a quick note: MKVtools 2.4.4's Get Info still says it's Universal instead of the pure Intel Must-Have App it has become. Also, every single time I select an existing destination folder for whatever operation I'm doing with MKVtools I get an annoying error (something about 'syntax' problems), so I ALWAYS have to create a new output folder.
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26cab40
19 October 2010
Version: 2.4.2
Download link STILL non-functional. http://www.emmgunn.com/downloads/mkvtools2.4.2.zip
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4
Reel-mac
16 October 2010
Version: 2.4
This tool works great. I used it to convert a BD rip to a Mac-friendly video format and MKVtools performed flawlessly. However... I refuse to go through an obnoxious license structure for a $5 app. And tying it to a single computer is so 1990's. I've got four computers, but I use at least two everyday (MacBook Pro and Mac Pro) and it's only fair I can use it on at least two. Charge $10 if needed, I'd pay that. Also, because of the work I do, I'm frequently upgrading hardware and I'd have to purchase this and re-license *every* time. Thanks, but no thanks.
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3
Bija
11 October 2010
Version: 2.4
I have used MKVtools to convert a few videos to AVI videos. The reason is usually so I can transfer the video to my TiVo and have the subtitles go with the video. If I send MKV to the TiVo, the subtitles get stripped. Some times, MKVtools works great but if I set different configurations than letting it go by default, then I end up with strange results. Recently, I am unable to convert an MKV and have it convert the whole video. It converts about half of the video. I have tried 4 times using different formats and they all look fine except I don't have the full video. This particular MKV contains both French and English audio plus subtitles. I think if it only contained one language and subtitles, it would work but since I have to deselect a couple of things, it seems to throw it off. I wish I knew what causes this to only convert half the video. The developer's website doesn't really have much support. They suggest you go to a video forum where knowledgeable people can help. The $4.99 price is certainly fair although I would like it better if it wasn't connected to my computer since I tend to get a new computer often or a new hard drive.
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zx
06 October 2010
Version: 2.4
Hi, what happened to 'Time Interval' extraction...??? .
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Agmaster
14 July 2010
Version: 2.3.1
Does anybody else have the problem when converting an mkv to either an mp4 or avi, the converted movie doesn't play correctly and is constantly stuttering. The video playback is very jerky and not at all smooth but the audio is fine. Anybody have similar problems?
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garagethrash
19 February 2010
Version: 2.2.4
After converting an mkv to mp4, this program makes the audio volume far too low
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26cab40
24 November 2009
Version: 2.2.4
Download link FORCES you to navigate developer site.
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Ned-Scott
24 November 2009
Version: 2.2.3
The reported updates on both macupdate and versiontracker say 2.2.3. The download link on the website gives you 2.2.1. The alternative download link (megaupload) and the version mentioned on the site now say 2.2.4. wat.
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TSMelo
21 August 2009
Version: 2.2
Not working (at all) in Snow Leopard...
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3
Beige
26 October 2008
Version: 2.1
Beware - the license is tied to your machine so now I'm stuck using this on my mac mini...
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Joshmunkey
12 October 2008
Version: 2.1
This is a jack-of-all-trades application, but a master of very little when it actually comes down to it. The handling of .ogm files is wonderful to see, and the ease of file extraction really sings to me as I am constantly tinkering with the streams of my files, but there's so many bumps all over the place that leave me scratching my head, such as a lackluster interface and feature set when actually converting files (a lack of automatic bitrate calculations becomes a bother, as well as the half-assembled height/width bar that leaves some of my .h264 files oddly squished when the original file under Quicktime has differing normal size and current size, natively). In a way I suppose that I keep coming back to this application because the more efficient and robust ffmpegx has all but kicked the bucket and I am hoping to see the same sorts of innovation that that old and decaying application brought, but... maybe they are just two separate and differing things all together. It's a sad feeling knowing that I need to jump to a Windows partition to do even the most rudimentary of tasks with AVC files if I want exacting quality, but it just seems that for now that is the way it is.
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Aikousha
08 October 2008
Version: 2.1
I don't know what form of mkv files those who gave this a 5 were converting, but it wasn't x264 based... I've been trying this on and off since it was version 1 of mokgvm2DVD. I had EXACTLY one conversion come through correct and easily on the video portion, but the subtitles were screwed up (tiny with no way to change the size or position, yup I know about the options button). However, probably not due to the GUI or tools in this package, it can't cleanly convert any of the stupid matroska files I need to convert. I actually have to give these to people outside the company to deal with. The video that results from this and it's previous versions have stalls, drop outs, jumping blocks and in ALL cases now, have a really bizarre form of horizontal digital streaking. My guess this is due to a popular windows x264 (not a compliant H264) codec that has no Mac/Unix/Linux equivalent, and it screws up like this due to improper header information and something critical in the actual image processing that is not completely compliant with H264. On top of that, nothing I have given this new version (MKV Tools), can even get the subitles to burn into the video. Since everything I deal with has subtitles of one form or another, this is a deal breaker. I do like the fact that matroska files converted with this maintain audio sync correctly, even though there isn't a single player out there that can maintain sync while playing the mkv files I deal with, live. I'm sorry I can't give this a recommendation, even if the main problem is most likely with the idiots on the Windows encoding side, but a Matroska converter that can't convert matroska files to make them watchable (regardless of whose fault it is), is fairly useless.
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ultratiem
19 August 2008
Version: 2.1
You cannot charge for this program. A substantial portion of the codebase is under the GPL licence and a recent ruling enforces that licence like all others. If you intend to use the code from GPL programs, you cannot charge or cripple the software. Read more: http://www.informationweek.com/news/software/open_source/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=210004213
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MAchintrucbidule459
29 July 2008
Version: 2.0
"mokgvm2DVD had trouble determining how long your video is. Enter the lenght (in second)" Is it a joke ?
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Jdub800
29 April 2008
Version: 2.0
This doesn't make playable DVDs. Who wants to use MPEG-2? I certainly don't...
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Andy49
18 March 2008
Version: 1.2
I don't know how many people know this, but Roxio Toast 8 and 9 converts and burns these files perfectly into playable DVD's. No need for this.
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Andy49
12 March 2008
Version: 1.2
This does not convert mkv files on 10.5. It says complete within seconds.
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5
Doug-S-
21 May 2007
Version: 1.0.1
Thank god someone finally did this! I'm sick of getting Matroska files when I download fan-subs and having to watch them in VLC player. Now I can use them all in Front Row! Features: It does everything you'd want it to do and then some, giving you lots of options to have the final product suit your tastes perfectly. Ease of Use: You just drop in the files, select the parts you want, and either extract or export. It's that easy. Value: It's free. What's better than free?! Stability: I've not used it extensively as of yet but from what I've seen it runs perfectly smoothly.
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5
randyharris
08 May 2007
Version: 1.0.1
This program has been 100% successful in converting the few MKV's that I run across into playable XviD files. Other programs like ffmpegX and VisualHub choked on them, but not MoKgVm2DVD.
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Hodagacz
08 May 2007
Version: 1.0.1
Works as advertised, with the only problem being that embedded subtitles are too small to read easily. The font size isn't affected by the 'Font Options' panel.
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Lemming
07 May 2007
Version: 1.0.1
It's so great to finally see some utilities for dealing with the irritating MKV container format. MoKgVM2DVD is a bit buggy, but it perfectly converted a MKV to AVI for me.
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$5.99

3.3

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