MKVtools
MKVtools 3.4.1
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Manipulate .ogm and .mkv video files.   Shareware ($5.99)
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MKVtools is a collection of tools used to manipulate video files. It's primary purpose is to convert mkv files into more user friendly formats for playback on a variety of hardware. MKVtools is trialware - only $4.99 for full functionality, though it will function unregistered, with some minor limitations.

Features:
  • Convert videos to either .avi files or .mp4 files.
  • Extract the selected .mkv tracks as individual video, audio and/or subtitle files.
  • Intuitively select desired video, audio and/or subtitle tracks to
What's New
Version 3.4.1:
  • Fixed a bug that could make the convert button be ignored after a group of files had been added to the job queue.
  • Fixed a bug that disabled the "Play" button.
  • Fixed a Watch Mode bug that would prevent some files from being added to the queue.
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.7 or later



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MKVtools User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 3.x:
(5)
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(18)

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+3

+78

Turquoise reviewed on 31 Oct 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.
[Version 3.2.3]


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+1

+94

JCH2 reviewed on 08 Sep 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).
[Version 3.2.3]


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+1

+53

Pedrotaquelim reviewed on 01 Jul 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.
[Version 2.4.7]


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+7

Bob115 reviewed on 21 Nov 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.
[Version 2.4.7]


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+78

Ben-Marko reviewed on 21 Aug 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.
[Version 2.4.7]


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+11

Stkmks reviewed on 01 Jun 2011
Brilliant little app for converting mkv files for itunes or ps3! Recommended!!
[Version 2.4.4]


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-1

-359

Echorob reviewed on 22 Feb 2011
This would be perfect if it could burn in SSA/ASS subtitles and keep the positioning and font colours.
[Version 2.4.4]


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PorkPieHat reviewed on 15 Dec 2010
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.
[Version 2.4.4]


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+2

+101
26cab40 commented on 19 Oct 2010
Download link STILL non-functional.

http://www.emmgunn.com/downloads/mkvtools2.4.2.zip
[Version 2.4.2]

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+1

+195
MacUpdate-Warren commented on 19 Oct 2010
I now have the download link pointing to the 'Download Page' on the developer's site; about halfway down the page, you should see the download link. I'm trying to find a way to link the file more directly, as the developer's site doesn't seem to allow direct linking.

Sorry for the inconvenience.
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+3

-14

Reel_mac reviewed on 16 Oct 2010
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.
[Version 2.4]


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+52
Agmaster had trouble on 14 Jul 2010
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?
[Version 2.3.1]



+153

Old_guy rated on 07 Mar 2014

[Version 3.4.1]



Bluesun rated on 27 Jan 2014

[Version 3.3.2]



+26

AlexisDhooge rated on 10 Dec 2012

[Version 3.2]



-24

Macbond rated on 02 Jul 2012

[Version 2.4.7]



SamaelSquirrel rated on 17 Dec 2011

[Version 2.4.7]


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Version Downloads:2,004
Type:Multimedia Design : Video
License:Shareware
Date:06 Mar 2014
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
Price: $5.99
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MKVtools is a collection of tools used to manipulate video files. It's primary purpose is to convert mkv files into more user friendly formats for playback on a variety of hardware. MKVtools is trialware - only $4.99 for full functionality, though it will function unregistered, with some minor limitations.

Features:
  • Convert videos to either .avi files or .mp4 files.
  • Extract the selected .mkv tracks as individual video, audio and/or subtitle files.
  • Intuitively select desired video, audio and/or subtitle tracks to procces, with the ability to verify the selections using video preview.
  • Use presets for one step encoding or passthru copying for playback on a variety of hardware.
  • Embed selected subtitle track (i.e., hard subtitles) into the video.
  • Control the font, size and positioning of the embeded subtitles.
  • Split .mkv videos into sections of a specified file size or by start/end time.
  • Extract or delete tracks from .mkv files.
  • Join, mux and change the pixel aspect ratio of .mp4 videos.
  • Add jobs to a queue either individually or in batches via drag and drop so you can process multiple files overnight (registered copies only).


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