MKVToolNix v5.0.0 released


I’ve released mkvtoolnix v5.0.0. It’s a release with a lot of small bug fixes, but it also features support for MPEG transport streams.

Change for package maintainers: Building against external versions of libEBML and libMatroska is possible again. libEBML 1.2.2 and libMatroska 1.3.0 are required. If they’re not found or too old then the internal versions will be used and linked statically.

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

All of the binaries that I provide myself are already available.

Here’s the full ChangeLog since release 4.9.1:

  • 2011-09-24 Moritz Bunkus <>
    • Released v5.0.0.
    • build system: libEBML 1.2.2 and libMatroska 1.3.0 are required for building. If external versions are not found or if they’re too old then the included versions will be used as a fallback.
  • 2011-09-21 Moritz Bunkus <>
    • mkvmerge: bug fix: The "writing application" element will not be localized but always be written in English.
  • 2011-09-20 Moritz Bunkus <>
    • mkvmerge: new feature: MPEG TS: mkvmerge will extract the track languages from a corresponding clpi (clip info) file. That file is searched for in the same directory and in ../CLIPINF and must have the same base name but with the ".clpi" extension.
    • mkvmerge: enhancement: Added new stereo mode options to match the current specs. The new options are "anaglyph_green_magenta" (12), "both_eyes_laced_left_first" (13) and "both_eyes_laced_right_first" (14).
    • mkvmerge: The –stereo-mode named option "anaglyph" was renamed to "anaglyph_cyan_red" to match the specs. The numerical value (10) remains unchanged.
  • 2011-09-18 Moritz Bunkus <>
    • mkvextract: bug fix: Fixed attachment number displayed during extraction. Fix for bug 663.
    • mkvmerge: enhancement: MPEG TS: Added support for HDMV PGS subtitles.
    • mkvmerge: enhancement: MPEG TS: Added support for DTS HD Master Audio tracks.
  • 2011-09-17 Moritz Bunkus <>
    • mkvmerge: enhancement: MPEG TS: Streams that are mentioned in the PMT but do not actually contain data are neither reported during identification nor muxed.
  • 2011-09-14 Moritz Bunkus <>
    • mkvmerge: new feature: MPEG TS: Added support for reading the language code.
  • 2011-09-13 Moritz Bunkus <>
    • mmg: enhancement: Added MPEG transport streams to the "add file" dialog file selector.
    • mkvmerge: new feature: MPEG TS: Added support for normal DTS tracks.
    • mkvmerge: Tons of fixes and additions to the MPEG transport stream demuxer.
  • 2011-09-10 Moritz Bunkus <>
    • build system: configure will accept external versions of libEBML and libMatroska again. Minimum required versions are libEBML 1.2.1 and libMatroska 1.1.0.
  • 2011-09-07 DenB <>
    • All: Updated the French translation with a complete set by DenB (see AUTHORS).
  • 2011-09-05 Cosme Domínguez <>
    • mmg: mmg respects the XDG Base Directory Specification regarding its configuration files (environment variable $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/mkvtoolnix if set, otherwise ~/.config/mkvtoolnix).
  • 2011-08-24 Moritz Bunkus <>
    • all: Added an Lithuanian translation by Mindaugas Baranauskas (see AUTHORS).
  • 2011-08-14 Massimo Callegari <>
    • mkvmerge: new feature: Implemented a MPEG transport stream demuxer.
  • 2011-08-02 Moritz Bunkus <>
    • mkvmerge: enhancement: When looking for MPEG files with the same base name as a source file mkvmerge will be stricter what it accepts. The file name must consist of at least one char followed by "-" or "_" followed by a number. That will match VTS_01_1.VOB but not e.g. "some_series_s03e10.mpg".
  • 2011-07-31 Moritz Bunkus <>
    • mkvmerge: bug fix: Opening MPEG files with numbers in their name from folders with e.g. Cyrillic names failed on Windows.
    • mkvmerge: bug fix: Several elements are not written when creating WebM compliant files. In the segment headers: SegmentUID, SegmentFamily, ChapterTranslate, PreviousSegmentUID, NextSegmentUID. In the track headers: MinCache, MaxCache and MaxBlockAdditionID.
  • 2011-07-19 Moritz Bunkus <>
    • mkvmerge: enhancement: Sped up file identification by caching read operations.
    • mkvmerge: bug fix: Fixed identifying QuickTime/MP4 files that start with a ‘skip’ atom.
  • 2011-07-13 Moritz Bunkus <>
    • mkvmerge: bug fix: Fixed a crash when reading AVI files with DTS audio tracks that do not contain valid headers in the first couple of packets. Fix for bug 646.

Have fun.

11 thoughts on “MKVToolNix v5.0.0 released

  1. nemezida

    There is any tutorial to show instalation of libEBML 1.2.2 and libMatroska 1.3.0 libs on windows 7? I’m dump on this :( when i downloaded in folder there are many files and where put or how to install?
    thank you

    1. Otto Kerner

      I second that. The MPEG-TS support is brilliant! Finally a simple and straightforward way to convert my DVB-S recordings into matroska files. Thank you!

  2. George

    Hi there
    Your work is great and thank you!
    I have a problem and it would be very nice if you tell me what to do..
    When i put a .srt file in greek, after the ”muxing” instead of Greek is question mark (??????????) and no greek..! Can you help me please
    thanks again

    1. mosu Post author

      Sounds like the file uses a different character set/encoding than your system does. You have to tell mkvmerge which charset it is in such a case with the “–subtitle-charset” option; in mmg this control is located on the “format specific options” tab (simply called “charset” there).

        1. George

          One more problem… :-) After muxing, i play the .mkv through usb on the tv and i can’t see the subtitles !
          There is a solution?

  3. Dan

    Thanks for the tools they are great. I’d like to make a suggestion. It would be really useful to have a checkbox/preference that sets the File/segment title input to the output filename (less the extension)

    i.e if my output filename was myvideo.mkv the file/segment title would be set to myvideo.

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