MKVToolNix v30.0.0 released


2019 is here along with the first release of MKVToolNix for the year, v30.0.0. It’s on the smaller side wrt. the number of user-visible changes. It does contain a couple of usability enhancements for the GUI, though, that folks will hopefully appreciate.

Nothing has changed for package managers since v29.0.0.

You can download the source code or one of the binaries. The Windows and macOS binaries as well as the Linux AppImage are available already. The other Linux binaries are stil being built and will be available over the course of the next couple of hours.

Here are the NEWS since the previous release:

New features and enhancements

  • mkvextract: WAV extractor: mkvextract will now write W64 files instead of
    WAV files if the file name extension is .w64 or if the final file size is
    bigger than 4 GB, the file size limit for WAV files. Implements #2458.
  • MKVToolNix GUI: multiplexer: a new button was added next to the "destination
    file" controls. Clicking it shows a menu with the ten most recently used
    output directories. Selecting one of them will change the destination file
    to the selected directory keeping the file name. Implements #2468.
  • MKVToolNix GUI: multiplexer (preferences): the ten most recently used values
    for the "relative output directory" and "fixed output directory" settings
    are now saved. The corresponding settings have been changed into combo boxes
    allowing quick access to those recent values.
  • MKVToolNix GUI: multiplexer (preferences): the predefined split sizes and
    durations can now be customized in the preferences.
  • MKVToolNix GUI: chapter editor: added an option in the "Chapter editor" menu
    for appending chapters from an existing file to the currently open editor
    tab. Part of the implementation of #2439.
  • MKVToolNix GUI: chapter editor: added an action in the context menu for
    copying the selected entry and all of its children to another open editor
    tab. Part of the implementation of #2439.

Bug fixes

  • mkvmerge: all files opened for writing will now be flushed once before
    they’re closed. This ensures the operating system actually writes all cached
    data to disk preventing data loss in certain situations such as power
    outages or buggy drivers in combination with suspending the computer. Fixes
  • mkvmerge: AAC: under certain conditions 8 channel audio files were taken for
    7 channel ones.
  • MKVToolNix GUI: multiplexer: removing a file added as an "additional part"
    will no longer cause a crash. Fixes #2461.
  • source code: fixed compilation with Boost 1.69.0 after API-breaking change
    to the boost::tribool class. Fixes #2460.

Have fun :)