Category Archives: Matroska

MKVToolNix v35.0.0 released

Time for release v35.0.0 of MKVToolNix. Again, it only includes a small number of enhancements and bug fixes; nothing major.

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:

New features and enhancements

  • mkvmerge: JSON identification: the "codec name" track property will be
    output as codec_name. The JSON schema has been bumped to v12 for this
    change.
  • MKVToolNix GUI: job queue: added a new type of action to execute after job
    completion: deleting source files for of multiplexer jobs. As this is a
    destructive operation, the action is disabled by default. Implements #869
    and #2570.

Bug fixes

  • mkvmerge: the "codec name" track property wasn’t copied from Matroska
    files. Fixes #2566.
  • MKVToolNix GUI: multiplexer: Windows: clearing the destination file name
    will reset the tab name to "<No destination file>" again. Fixes #2571.
  • MKVToolNix GUI: multiplexer: the file types were not re-translated if the UI
    language was changed. Fixes #2572.

Have fun :)

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 :)

MKVToolNix v33.0.0 relesaed

Another month, time for another release of MKVToolNix: v33.0.0. This is still a rather quiet time for MKVToolNix; hence this is another small bug fix release.

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:

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 :)

MKVToolNix v32.0.0 released

Hey,

Here’s MKVToolNix v32.0.0, a really small bug fix release, the most important probably being the handling of Unicode code points > U+ffff (e.g. Emojis). For that to work a bug-fixed libEBML is also needed, which is why libEBML v1.3.7 is now required. It was released earlier today.

Other than that nothing has changed for package managers since v31.0.0.

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

  • mkvinfo: when sizes are output the size of the element’s data portion is
    output in addition to the element’s total size.
  • MKVToolNix GUI: info tool: the element’s data portion is
    shown as an extra column.
  • MKVToolNix GUI: multiplexer: added column "Delay" to the track list
    containing the additional delay to apply during multiplexing. Implements
    #2506.

Bug fixes

  • all: fixed handling of Unicode code points > U+FFFF. Fixes #2516.
  • mkvmerge: Windows: mkvmerge was crashing with an exception when trying to
    identify certain files that can be used on Blu-rays (such as MPEG transport
    streams of MPLS play list files) and when the file name was given as a UNC
    path (e.g. \\servername\sharename\path\to\file.m2ts). The GUI emitted
    errors such as "the JSON output could not be parsed" in that case. Fixes
    #2507.
  • MKVToolNix GUI: the portable mode wasn’t detected correctly when the current
    working directory the GUI was started from wasn’t the directory the GUI’s
    executable file was located it. Examples for when this is the case are
    Windows’ "send to" or "open with" functions. Fixes #2501.
  • MKVToolNix GUI: multiplexer: using button to change the current destination
    directory to one of the recently used ones did not update the file name
    according to the "make file name unique" setting. Part of the fix of #2519.
  • MKVToolNix GUI: multiplexer: the function "set destination file name from
    selected file’s name" will now only change the destination file’s name but
    not its path. Part of the fix of #2519.

Build system changes

  • libEBML v1.3.7 and libMatroska 1.5.0 are now required as they fix their
    handling of Unicode code points > U+FFFF (see #2516).

Have fun :)