Forum closed again, FAQ moved
Saturday 15 December 2012 @ 5:55 pm

I’ve decided to close the MKVToolNix forum that was available at ​ The FAQ that the forum contained as well has been moved to my trac wiki. Why?

Reasons for starting a forum

The forum was meant as another way to communicate with the users of MKVToolNix. I had hoped it would also attract some more people that would answer questions and share their knowledge. Unfortunately the only one answering was actually myself. That gave me no advantage over regular email communication.

A second hope was that people would use search engines and find answers if their question or similar questions had been asked before. However, judging from the emails and forum posts over the period of time the forum was available this hope wasn’t fulfilled either.

On top of all that the average quality of the questions asked on the forum was worse than the quality of questions asked by email.

The cost of hosting a forum

I decided that the cost of hosting such a forum was to high for me (and I don’t mean money):

Therefore I’ve decided to close the forum. The FAQ entries have been moved over to my trac wiki. I’ve also expanded on some of those entries during the move, added a few more and discarded one or two that were severely outdated.

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MKVToolNix 5.9.0 released
Sunday 9 December 2012 @ 7:02 pm


I’ve released v5.9.0.

I’ve released MKVToolNix v5.9.0. It fixes several bugs: 793 (appending empty subtitle tracks); 795 (file names containing ‘%’ read from .mmg files); reading linked seek heads in mkvmerge (fixes mkvmerge not finding attachments after usage of mkvpropedit); 801 & 802 (discarding EBML void elements when writing and reading XML chapter files); 804 (mkvmerge will keep timecodes of PCM tracks read from containers that provide timecodes); 805 (reading seek position elements bigger than 2 GB).

Enhancements include writing the newly introduced elements “cue duration” and “cue relative position” which provide more detailed information for seeking. Due to this compilation requires new versions of libEBML (1.3.0) and libMatroska (1.4.0), neither of which has been released yet: they’re only available from the Subversion repository so far. However, MKVToolNix comes bundled with internal copies of both libraries which will be used.

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 5.8.0:

Have fun.

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