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MKVtools for Mac

Create and edit MKV files.

$5.99
In English
3.9
Based on 22 user rates

MKVtools 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 version 3.7.2

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

$5.99
In English
Version 3.7.2
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3.9

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tonyarabish
tonyarabish
Jul 13 2020
3.7.2
4.0
Jul 13 2020
4.0
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).
Aargl
Aargl
Oct 21 2017
3.4.2
4.0
Oct 21 2017
4.0
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.
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Jul 25 2017
3.4.2
0.0
Jul 25 2017
0.0
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.
Tedg
Tedg
Feb 15 2017
3.4.2
5.0
Feb 15 2017
5.0
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.
Macpenguin
Macpenguin
Feb 3 2016
3.4.2
3.5
Feb 3 2016
3.5
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.
tonyarabish
tonyarabish
Jul 13 2020
4.0
Jul 13 2020
4.0
Version: null
Aargl
Aargl
Oct 21 2017
4.0
Oct 21 2017
4.0
Version: null
Tedg
Tedg
Feb 15 2017
5.0
Feb 15 2017
5.0
Version: null
Macpenguin
Macpenguin
Feb 3 2016
3.5
Feb 3 2016
3.5
Version: null
Old-guy
Old-guy
Mar 7 2014
4.0
Mar 7 2014
4.0
Version: null
Bluesun
Bluesun
Jan 27 2014
4.0
Jan 27 2014
4.0
Version: null
Turquoise
Turquoise
Oct 31 2013
1.5
Oct 31 2013
1.5
Version: null
anonymous-dingo-653
anonymous-dingo-653
Sep 8 2013
1.5
Sep 8 2013
1.5
Version: null
AlexisDhooge
AlexisDhooge
Dec 10 2012
2.5
Dec 10 2012
2.5
Version: null
macbond
macbond
Jul 2 2012
5.0
Jul 2 2012
5.0
Version: null
pedrotaquelim
pedrotaquelim
Jul 1 2012
3.5
Jul 1 2012
3.5
Version: null
SamaelSquirrel
SamaelSquirrel
Dec 17 2011
3.0
Dec 17 2011
3.0
Version: null
Bob115
Bob115
Nov 21 2011
5.0
Nov 21 2011
5.0
Version: null
ben-marko
ben-marko
Aug 22 2011
4.0
Aug 22 2011
4.0
Version: null
meme12
meme12
Jun 1 2011
5.0
Jun 1 2011
5.0
Version: null
Echorob
Echorob
Feb 22 2011
4.5
Feb 22 2011
4.5
Version: null
Guest
Guest
Dec 15 2010
5.0
Dec 15 2010
5.0
Version: null
Reel-mac
Reel-mac
Oct 16 2010
4.0
Oct 16 2010
4.0
Version: null
Bija
Bija
Oct 11 2010
3.0
Oct 11 2010
3.0
Version: null
Beige
Beige
Oct 26 2008
3.0
Oct 26 2008
3.0
Version: null
Doug-S-
Doug-S-
May 21 2007
5.0
May 21 2007
5.0
Version: null
randyharris
randyharris
May 8 2007
5.0
May 8 2007
5.0
Version: null