MKVToolNix v8.8.0 released
Sunday 10 January 2016 @ 11:30 am

A new year, a new release – v8.8.0. Only ten days since 8.7.0, but a lot of users are hitting a regression in 8.7.0 that makes mkvmerge crash. The user-visible result is that the GUI (wrongfully) claims that the mkvmerge executable couldn’t be found. The underlying cause is a bug in the TrueHD detection code wrongfully thinking a file is indeed a TrueHD file while it actually isn’t – e.g. it’s happened with MPEG 2 video files, DTS files, h.264/AVC files etc.

Still, several enhancements and new features have been implemented in these ten days as well. Therefore this release is 8.8.0 and not 8.7.1.

Nothing has changed for package maintainers compared to v8.7.0.

You can download the source code or one of the binaries. The Windows and Mac OS binaries are available. Most of the Linux binaries are still being built and will be available in a couple of hours.

Here’s the full ChangeLog since the previous release:

Have fun :)

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