MKVToolNix v33.1.0 released

Well, I buggered up the handling of UNC paths on Windows in release 33.0.0. So… sorry? :) Here’s a fix for that. As this is just an emergency hot fix release I’ll include the news for v33.0.0, too.

There’ve been no changes regarding packaging since the previous release.

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:

Version 33.1.0 “Primrose” 2019-04-15

Bug fixes

  • MKVToolNix GUI: multiplexer: Windows: using UNC paths
    (e.g. \\server\Videos) when the option "automatically set the destination
    file name" was set in the preferences, the GUI would create a destination
    file name with forward slashes (e.g. //server/Videos/outputfile.mkv), a
    syntax not supported by mkvmerge. Fixes #2533 & #2534.
  • build system: the programs were accidentally built without stack protection
    (-fstack-protector-strong) on recent versions of gcc and clang.

Version 33.0.0 “A Little Bit of Madness” 2019-04-12

Bug fixes

  • mkvinfo: when using the --size option, mkvinfo will now report the
    correctly if an element has an unknown size. Part of the fix of #2530.
  • MKVToolNix GUI: info tool: clusters with an unknown size will now be read
    and displayed correctly. Part of the fix of #2530.
  • MKVToolNix GUI: multiplexer: Windows: trying to open Blu-ray index or
    playlist files failed when the path to the files contained symbolic links
    (e.g. when mounting a drive in a sub-folder via Windows’ disk management
    utility). Fixes #2522.
  • MKVToolNix GUI: multiplexer: if a destination file names ends with a number
    in parenthesis (e.g. a year such as "(2017)"), that number will not be
    stripped anymore during the process of ensuring the destination file name is
    unique. Only those suffixes added automatically in prior attempts to make
    the file name unique will be removed. Fixes #2521.
  • MKVToolNix GUI: multiplexer: Windows: the GUI will let the user change the
    drive letter part of the destination file name freely again and only verify
    its validity right before starting to mux/adding to the job queue. Before it
    tried to force that into something valid, often resulting in unintentional
    paths (such as "C:\users\…\DC\files\…"). Fixes #2527.

Have fun :)

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