MKVToolNix v38.0.0 released

Looks like it’s time for MKVToolNix v38, which continues the bug-fixing tradition of previous releases.

There’s one minor change wrt. packaging: Boost’s Operators header library is now required.

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: chapters, tags & cue sheets will now be written to standard
    output if no file name is given, same as if - is given as the file name.
  • MKVToolNix GUI: job queue: added a new setting in the preferences’ "job
    queue & job status" section that, when enabled, will cause the GUI to remove
    all output files created by jobs that are either aborted by the user or that
    end in an error. Implements #2614.

Bug fixes

  • all programs: macOS: fixed file access if the file name (including all path
    components) contains any Unicode character where NFC (Normalization Form
    Canonical Composed) and NFD (Normalization Form Canonical Decomposed)
    differ, e.g. German Umlauts. Fixes #2620.
  • mkvmerge: when splitting by chapters the user can now split by chapters
    coming from one of the appended files, too. Fixes #2625.
  • mkvmerge: AAC reader: fixed reading codec parameters (channels, sample rate)
    if a file starts with garbage that includes valid-but-bogus AAC
    headers. Fixes #2622.
  • MKVToolNix GUI: Hebrew was added to the list of often-used languages so that
    it can be selected by default again. Fixes #2610.
  • MKVToolNix GUI: when updating the GUI’s settings from v37.0.0 or older, the
    GUI checks if the list of often-used languages equals the built-in list from
    v36.0.0. If it does, it will be updated to the built-in list changed in
    v37.0.0. Fixes #2611.

Build system changes

  • Boost’s Operators header library is now required.

Have fun :)

2 thoughts on “MKVToolNix v38.0.0 released

  1. Graham Rawolle

    I can’t quite determine whether this problem has been fixed or not but Mkvmerge v8.8.0 uses the faulty writing library x264 core 157 r2969.
    Release 2969 of the library is broken and gives a black screen on some decoders such as Haali Media Splitter Ver which is commonly used for MKV support in Windows 7 and WMC. Also fails in the built in decoder in some TVs.
    All other library versions such as r2901, r2932, 2958, r2984 are OK, it is just r2969 that has problems.

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