MKVToolNix v5.4.0 released
Saturday 10 March 2012 @ 3:19 pm

Hey,

I’ve released mkvtoolnix v5.4.0. It’s a release that contains one huge improvement: the AVC/h.264 timecode assignment code has been completely rewritten. Users do not have to specify the default duration/FPS for such tracks anymore safe for the rarest cases. Apart from that there were tons of bug fixes, improvements regarding file type recognition, and a complete re-write of the (E)AC3 parsing code.

A note for package maintainers: Boost’s rational library is now required.

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 5.3.0:

Have fun.

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Migrating MKVToolNix bug tracker to trac
Friday 9 March 2012 @ 3:51 pm

I’ve changed the bug tracker I’m using for MKVToolNix: from Bugzilla to Trac. Today I’ve finished migrating all existing bug reports and all user accounts. Therefore Trac is now the one to use, and I’ve disabled the old one.

You can browse existing bug reports without loggin in. However, if you want to open a new bug report or comment on an existing one then you still need an account. Good news for users who already had an account in my old Bugzilla installation: you can use your old credentials. Your login name in Trac is the same one you’ve used in Bugzilla (your email address — but all lowercase!), and even your old password should work. Just try it out and login.

If it does not work then you can ask Trac to re-set your password. You have to enter both your account name and your email address in the form. For accounts imported from Bugzilla both are the same: your email address (remember to use all lowercase!).

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A forum for MKVToolNix & Matroska
Friday 2 March 2012 @ 4:48 pm

I usually provide support by email. However, often enough the issues brought up by users are generally interesting for a wider audience. And, just as often, I have to answer the same question over and over again.

Therefore I decided to open a forum for MKVToolNix in particular and Matroska in general. Everything about my programs and Matroska is ontopic there. It’s a StackExchange like forum that uses the excellent Questions2Answer software.

Feel free to come around. I’ve added all of my earlier FAQ entries as posts, and a couple of other questions have been asked by new members as well.

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