Daily Archives: May 24, 2011

MKVToolNix 4.8.0 released


I’ve released mkvtoolnix v4.8.0. It’s mostly a bug fix release with few new features.

Here are the usual links: the home page, the source code and the Windows installer and 7zip archive.

All binaries that I provide myself have already been uploaded.

Here’s the full ChangeLog since release 4.7.0:

  • 2011-05-23 Moritz Bunkus <moritz@bunkus.org>
    • Released v4.8.0.
    • mmg: bug fix (Windows): mmg will no longer convert the "mkvmerge executable" from just "mkvmerge" into a full path name when writing its preferences to the registry upon existing.
    • mkvmerge: enhancement: Added support for VobSub IDX files with negative "delay" fields.
  • 2011-05-11 Moritz Bunkus <moritz@bunkus.org>
    • mkvmerge: bug fix: The ‘doc type read version’ EBML header field is only set to 2 even if a stereo mode other than ‘none’ is used for at least one video track. Fix for bug 625.
  • 2011-05-06 Moritz Bunkus <moritz@bunkus.org>
    • mkvpropedit: new feature: Added support for adding, replacing and removing chapters.
  • 2011-05-03 Moritz Bunkus <moritz@bunkus.org>
    • All: Avoided a segmentation fault in gcc by not including a pre-compiled header if FLAC or CURL support is disabled.
    • mkvmerge: bug fix: Reading DTS files stored in 14-to-16 mode were read partially.
  • 2011-04-28 Moritz Bunkus <moritz@bunkus.org>
    • mkvmerge: enhancement: mkvmerge will rederive frame types for VC1 video tracks stored in Matroska files instead of relying on the container information. This fixes files created by e.g. MakeMKV that mark all frames as key frames even if they aren’t.
  • 2011-04-26 Moritz Bunkus <moritz@bunkus.org>
    • mkvmerge: bug fix: Fixed detection of AAC files with ADIF headers. Fix for bug 626.
  • 2011-04-25 Moritz Bunkus <moritz@bunkus.org>
    • mkvmerge: bug fix: The ‘doc type version’ and ‘doc type read version’ EBML header fields are only set to 3 if a stereo mode other than ‘none’ is used for at least one video track. Fix for bug 625.
    • mkvmerge: enhancement: File identification for tracks read from Matroska files with a codec ID of "A_MS/ACM" will show the track’s format tag field if it is unknown to mkvmerge. Implements bug 624.
  • 2011-04-22 Moritz Bunkus <moritz@bunkus.org>
    • mkvmerge: new feature: Track, tag and attachment selection via –audio-tracks, –video-tracks etc. can have their meaning reversed by prefixing the list of IDs with "!". If it is then mkvmerge will copy all tracks/tags/attachments but the ones with the IDs given to the option (e.g. "–attachments !3,6").
    • mkvmerge: bug fix: Fixed handling AVIs with AAC audio format tag 0x706d and bogus private data size. Fix for bug 623.