MKVToolNix v38.0.0 released

Looks like it’s time for MKVToolNix v38, which continues the bug-fixing tradition of previous releases.

There’s one minor change wrt. packaging: Boost’s Operators header library is now required.

You can download the source code or one of the binaries. The Windows and macOS binaries as well as the Linux AppImage are available already. The other Linux binaries are stil being built and will be available over the course of the next couple of hours.

Here are the NEWS since the previous release:

New features and enhancements

  • mkvextract: chapters, tags & cue sheets will now be written to standard
    output if no file name is given, same as if - is given as the file name.
  • MKVToolNix GUI: job queue: added a new setting in the preferences’ "job
    queue & job status" section that, when enabled, will cause the GUI to remove
    all output files created by jobs that are either aborted by the user or that
    end in an error. Implements #2614.

Bug fixes

  • all programs: macOS: fixed file access if the file name (including all path
    components) contains any Unicode character where NFC (Normalization Form
    Canonical Composed) and NFD (Normalization Form Canonical Decomposed)
    differ, e.g. German Umlauts. Fixes #2620.
  • mkvmerge: when splitting by chapters the user can now split by chapters
    coming from one of the appended files, too. Fixes #2625.
  • mkvmerge: AAC reader: fixed reading codec parameters (channels, sample rate)
    if a file starts with garbage that includes valid-but-bogus AAC
    headers. Fixes #2622.
  • MKVToolNix GUI: Hebrew was added to the list of often-used languages so that
    it can be selected by default again. Fixes #2610.
  • MKVToolNix GUI: when updating the GUI’s settings from v37.0.0 or older, the
    GUI checks if the list of often-used languages equals the built-in list from
    v36.0.0. If it does, it will be updated to the built-in list changed in
    v37.0.0. Fixes #2611.

Build system changes

  • Boost’s Operators header library is now required.

Have fun :)

MKVToolNix v37.0.0 released

Due to two nasty bugs in v36 I’m releasing v37 sooner than anticipated. This release fixes both of the bugs; see below for details.

There’ve been no changes regarding packaging since the previous release.

You can download the source code or one of the binaries. The Windows and macOS binaries as well as the Linux AppImage are available already. The other Linux binaries are stil being built and will be available over the course of the next couple of hours.

Here are the NEWS since the previous release:

New features and enhancements

  • MKVToolNix GUI: the list of often used languages now contains those from
    Wikipedia’s "List of languages by native speakers" by default. Also by
    default only those languages will be shown in the language drop-down boxes.

Bug fixes

  • MKVToolNix GUI: multiplexer: fixed a bug in the "make destination file names
    unique" logic that caused an existing number-in-parenthesis at the end of
    the file base name to be removed in certain situations (e.g. when the first
    added file was named m (3).mkv and both m (3) (1).mkv and m (3) (2).mkv existed already, the GUI was suddenly use m.mkv instead of m (3) (3).mkv).
  • MKVToolNix GUI: on Windows the GUI is built with a slightly older version of
    the Qt library again (5.12.4). The Qt version used in release v36.0.0,
    v5.13.0, lead to crashes when doing certain things such as selecting
    multiple tracks in the multiplexer. Fixes #2605 and #26008.

Have fun :)

MKVToolNix v36.0.0 released

Here’s another small summery bug fix release for MKVToolNix, v36.0.0. Nothing major’s changed; just a couple of fixes here & there.

There’ve been no changes regarding packaging since the previous release.

You can download the source code or one of the binaries. The Windows and macOS binaries as well as the Linux AppImage are available already. The other Linux binaries are stil being built and will be available over the course of the next couple of hours.

Here are the NEWS since the previous release:

New features and enhancements

  • mkvmerge: mkvmerge now allows appending AV1, VP8, VP9, H.264/AVC and
    H.265/HEVC tracks whose pixel dimensions differ. Implements #2582.

Bug fixes

  • source code: fixed building with Boost 1.71.0. Fixes #2599.
  • all: fixed the spelling of the H.264 & H.265 codec names.
  • mkvmerge: Blu-ray MPLS handling: mkvmerge will now find corresponding M2TS
    files even if the clip_codec_identifier playlist item field is not set to
    M2TS in the MPLS file. Fixes #2601.
  • mkvmerge: fixed handling of text files that use both DOS-style and
    Unix-style line endings resulting in problems such as text subtitle files
    not being parsed correctly. Fixes #2594.

Have fun :)

MKVToolNix v35.0.0 released

Time for release v35.0.0 of MKVToolNix. Again, it only includes a small number of enhancements and bug fixes; nothing major.

There’ve been no changes regarding packaging since the previous release.

You can download the source code or one of the binaries. The Windows and macOS binaries as well as the Linux AppImage are available already. The other Linux binaries are stil being built and will be available over the course of the next couple of hours.

Here are the NEWS since the previous release:

New features and enhancements

  • mkvmerge: JSON identification: the "codec name" track property will be
    output as codec_name. The JSON schema has been bumped to v12 for this
    change.
  • MKVToolNix GUI: job queue: added a new type of action to execute after job
    completion: deleting source files for of multiplexer jobs. As this is a
    destructive operation, the action is disabled by default. Implements #869
    and #2570.

Bug fixes

  • mkvmerge: the "codec name" track property wasn’t copied from Matroska
    files. Fixes #2566.
  • MKVToolNix GUI: multiplexer: Windows: clearing the destination file name
    will reset the tab name to "<No destination file>" again. Fixes #2571.
  • MKVToolNix GUI: multiplexer: the file types were not re-translated if the UI
    language was changed. Fixes #2572.

Have fun :)