MKVToolNix

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MKVToolNix
mkvmerge logo
Mkvmerge cut video.png
mkvmerge GUI v5.7.0, a component of MKVToolNix, showing its "Global" tab
Original author(s)Moritz Bunkus
Developer(s)Moritz Bunkus
Initial releaseApril 30, 2003; 18 years ago (2003-04-30)
Stable release
62.0.0[1] / October 10, 2021; 2 days ago (2021-10-10)
Repository
Written inC++ (GUI: originally in wxWidgets, but ported to Qt5 due to the wxWidgets problems.[2] [3]
Operating systemUnix-like, macOS, Microsoft Windows, Linux
PlatformMatroska
Size~20 MB
Available in25 languages: list
TypeMultimedia software (container format manipulation)
LicenseGPLv2
Websitemkvtoolnix.download

MKVToolNix is a collection of tools for the Matroska media container format by Moritz Bunkus including mkvmerge. The free and open source Matroska libraries and tools are available for various platforms including Linux and BSD distributions, macOS and Microsoft Windows. The tools can be also downloaded from video software distributors[4][5][6][7] and FOSS repositories.[8]

Applications[edit]

MKVToolNix was reviewed by the Linux Journal, Linux Format, the ICTE Journal, and Softpedia among others.[9][10][11][12][13][14][15] The tools are cited in patents for a "Universal container for audio data".[16] A "portable" Windows edition exists, but is not yet available in the PortableApps format.[17]

Components[edit]

MKVToolNix GUI
is a Qt GUI for mkvmerge and a successor of mmg.
mkvmerge
merges multimedia streams into a Matroska file.[18]
mkvinfo
lists all elements contained in a Matroska file.
mkvextract
extracts specific parts from a Matroska file to other formats.
mkvpropedit
allows to analyze and modify some Matroska file properties.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on April 5, 2021. Retrieved April 8, 2021.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "MKVToolNix GUI · Wiki · Moritz Bunkus _ MKVToolNix · GitLab". Archived from the original on December 29, 2020. Retrieved May 14, 2019.
  3. ^ "Debian -- Details of package mkvtoolnix-gui in jessie". Archived from the original on December 29, 2020. Retrieved May 14, 2019.
  4. ^ "MKVToolnix". videohelp.com. 2015.
  5. ^ "Downloads for Windows". matroska.org. 2011. sec. Editors. Archived from the original on February 6, 2015. Retrieved February 6, 2015.
  6. ^ "MKVToolnix". digital digest. 2015.
  7. ^ "MKVToolnix". free-codecs.com. 2015.
  8. ^ FOSShub (January 5, 2015). "MKVToolNix". Archived from the original on December 29, 2020. Retrieved February 8, 2015. This is a must-have software if you work with MKV files.
  9. ^ Nick Veitch (February 2011). "Video tools. MKVToolNix" (PDF). Linux Format. Future plc (141): 77. ISSN 1470-4234. Archived (PDF) from the original on December 29, 2020. Retrieved February 8, 2015.
  10. ^ Mike Saunders (Christmas 2012). "Video file creator. MKVToolNix" (PDF). Linux Format. Future plc (165): 68. ISSN 1470-4234. Archived (PDF) from the original on December 29, 2020. Retrieved February 8, 2015.
  11. ^ Richard Smedley (April 2014). "Video and audio file utilities. MKVToolNix" (PDF). Linux Format. Future plc (182): 67. ISSN 1470-4234. Archived (PDF) from the original on December 29, 2020. Retrieved February 8, 2015. they're pretty robust, but continue to get incremental improvement and feature updates with fairly regular point releases.
  12. ^ D. Bartholomew (2008). "Reviews: The popcorn hour a-100". Linux Journal. Archived from the original on December 29, 2020. Retrieved February 7, 2015.
  13. ^ A. Oujezdský (2014). "Creation of educational video tutorials and their use in education" (PDF). ICTE Journal. p. 28. Archived (PDF) from the original on December 29, 2020. Retrieved February 7, 2015.
  14. ^ Silviu Stahie (January 5, 2015). "Merge, Split, and Convert MKV Files with MKVToolNix". Softpedia Linux blog. Archived from the original on December 29, 2020. Retrieved February 7, 2015.
  15. ^ Cory Altheide, Harlan Carvey (March 29, 2011). Digital Forensics with Open Source Tools. Elsevier. ch. 8 "File Analysis". ISBN 978-1597495875.
  16. ^ US patent 8494866, William G. Stewart; James E. McCartney & Douglas S. Wyatt, "Universal container for audio data", published July 23, 2013, assigned to Apple Inc.  Google Patent entry Archived December 29, 2020, at the Wayback Machine
  17. ^ darksabre76 (January 21, 2013). "MKVToolNix Portable 7.1.0 Dev Test 1". PortableApps.com. Archived from the original on December 29, 2020. Retrieved February 7, 2015.
  18. ^ Moritz Bunkus (2015). "mkvmerge -- Merge multimedia streams into a Matroska™ file". mkvtoolnix. Retrieved February 6, 2015.

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