MKVToolNix v41.0.0 released

Hey,

here’s one last release before the end of the year, and it’s a bit bigger than the previous ones. Have a look at the news below for details.

Nothing’s changed for package maintainers.

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

  • mkvmerge: Matroska reader: Vorbis tracks: stream comments (aka Vorbis
    comments) will be converted to Matroska attachments (for cover arts) and
    Matroska track tags (for other comments). Additionally the stream comments
    will be removed from Vorbis headers.
  • mkvmerge: MP4 reader: added support for reading Opus audio from MP4
    files. Part of the implementation of #2673.
  • mkvmerge: MP4 reader: added support for reading VP9 video from MP4
    files. Part of the implementation of #2673.
  • mkvmerge: Ogg reader: Vorbis, Opus & VP8 streams: stream comments (aka
    Vorbis comments) will be converted to Matroska attachments (for cover arts)
    and Matroska track tags (for other comments). Additionally the stream
    comments will be removed from Vorbis headers.
  • mkvmerge: WAV reader: added support for reading RF64 files.
  • MKVToolNix GUI: multiplexer: the list of predefined track names is now split
    up into three lists, one for each track type (audio, video &
    subtitles). Part of the implementation of #2654.
  • MKVToolNix GUI: multiplexer: when trying to add thumbnails for a Blu-ray the
    GUI will determine the thumbnail’s pixel size from the thumbnail files if
    the XML file doesn’t contain that information. This works for JPEG and PNG
    files. Implements #2674.
  • MKVToolNix GUI: general: line edits & combo boxes will now have a "clear
    text" button appear whenever they’re not empty. Part of the implementation
    of #2654.
  • MKVToolNix GUI: update check: the dialog showing the latest news & version
    information states explicitly where the links take the user (the MKVToolNix
    NEWS.md file and YouTube respectively).

Bug fixes

  • mkvmerge: Matroska reader: mkvmerge did not copy the codec’s private data
    when reading WavPack from Matroska files. Fixes #2685.
  • mkvmerge: MPLS handling: re-added caching when using MPLS playlists as input
    files. Fixes #2666.
  • mkvmerge: MPEG TS reader: when reading an MPLS playlist, the calculation of
    the minimum timestamp to use for shifting all output timestamps to zero was
    wrong. It was wrongfully considering timestamps from packets it would not
    copy due to the MPLS’s timestamp restrictions. This could lead to the first
    timestamps in the output file being quite large, e.g. more than a couple of
    minutes, causing sync problems when multiplexing together with other
    files. Fixes #2670.
  • MKVToolNix GUI: multiplexer: the automatic switch between aspect ratio &
    display width/height wasn’t reflected in the configuration generated for
    mkvmerge. The user had to change between the two settings manually. Fixes
    #2660.
  • MKVToolNix GUI: multiplexer: the progress dialog shown when scanning a
    Blu-ray wasn’t closed properly in certain situations. Fixes #2678.
  • MKVToolNix GUI: general: the configured font was not applied to a lot of
    controls (e.g. the file & track lists or the menu entries) on application
    startup. Instead the user had to open & close the preferences in order for
    the font to be applied to all controls. Fixes #2671.

Have fun :)

3 thoughts on “MKVToolNix v41.0.0 released

  1. Jason Mulree

    I wanted to take an opportunity to thank you for this wonderful software in general, but specifically your dedication to maintaining it over the many years, and of course for this latest release!

    I also wanted to extend my best wishes for you and your family over the festive season :-)

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  2. Tony

    Thanx for this product that I recently found thru Duckduckgo. I was looking for something that could add or PREFERABLY, remove srt from videos. As an English (and somewhat) French person, I was not too happy watching a TV series that had Swedish subtitles flashing on it.
    Your tools did the job! And it works in both Linux and my Win-10!
    I replaced the FOUR! Scandinavian languages with an English found on ADDIC7ED.COM (great website for TV series subtitles!)
    Why do I like SRTs? I’m old. And partially deaf. Too much hugging big 8′ speakers in bars during the ’60s! And now, chainsawing to keep me wam in winter!
    I’d donate a few $$ to you now, but as a semi-indigent retiree, I budget carefully!
    Sooner or later I’ll supply some $$, like I do with Irfanview, Mozilla, Filezilla, etc…

    – Tony catch me at twitter.com/aqk (occasionally)

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