MKVToolNix 6.0.0 released
Sunday 20 January 2013 @ 12:28 pm

Hey,

I’ve released MKVToolNix 6.0.0. It packs quite a punch: several new features, a couple of bugfixes. The new features include a reader for the FlashVideo file format (.flv — yes, for those YouTube videos), splitting by frame/field numbers, splitting by chapter numbers, splitting into parts by frame/field numbers, reading VobSubs from MP4 files and the ability to save additional command line options as default options in mmg.

Then there’s a major change regarding one of the most controversial features in MKVToolNix: header removal compression has been turned off by default in both mkvmerge and mmg.

The list of fixed bugs is even longer than the one for new features, so please look at the ChangeLog below for the details.

There are three things to note for package maintainers: the source code archive is now compressed with xz instead of bzip2 (file name ends in …tar.xz); Boost’s “variant” library is now required; MKVToolNix still requires its bundled versions of libEBML and libMatroska because new versions of them haven’t been released yet (just like in 5.9.0).

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 5.9.0:

Have fun.

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