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mkvmerge GUI v5.7.0, a component of MKVToolNix, showing its "Global" tab
mkvmerge GUI v5.7.0, a component of MKVToolNix, showing its "Global" tab
Developer(s)Moritz Bunkus
Initial release30 April 2003; 17 years ago (2003-04-30)
Stable release
48.0.0[1] / 27 June 2020; 37 days ago (2020-06-27)
Repository Edit this at Wikidata
Written inC++ (GUI: originally in wxWidgets, but ported to Qt5 due to the wxWidgets problems.[2][3]
Operating systemUnix-like, macOS, Microsoft Windows
Size~20 MB
Available in19 languages: list
TypeMultimedia software (container format manipulation)

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]


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]


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

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  1. ^
  2. ^ "MKVToolNix GUI · Wiki · Moritz Bunkus _ MKVToolNix · GitLab". Retrieved 14 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Debian -- Details of package mkvtoolnix-gui in jessie". Retrieved 14 May 2019.
  4. ^ "MKVToolnix". 2015.
  5. ^ "Downloads for Windows". 2011. sec. Editors. Retrieved 2015-02-06.
  6. ^ "MKVToolnix". digital digest. 2015.
  7. ^ "MKVToolnix". 2015.
  8. ^ FOSShub (2015-01-05). "MKVToolNix". Retrieved 2015-02-08. 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.
  10. ^ Mike Saunders (Christmas 2012). "Video file creator. MKVToolNix" (PDF). Linux Format. Future plc (165): 68. ISSN 1470-4234.
  11. ^ Richard Smedley (April 2014). "Video and audio file utilities. MKVToolNix" (PDF). Linux Format. Future plc (182): 67. ISSN 1470-4234. 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. Retrieved 2015-02-07.
  13. ^ A. Oujezdský (2014). "Creation of educational video tutorials and their use in education" (PDF). ICTE Journal. p. 28.
  14. ^ Silviu Stahie (2015-01-05). "Merge, Split, and Convert MKV Files with MKVToolNix". Softpedia Linux blog. Retrieved 2015-02-07.
  15. ^ Cory Altheide, Harlan Carvey (2011-03-29). 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 2013-07-23, assigned to Apple Inc.  Google Patent entry
  17. ^ darksabre76 (2013-01-21). "MKVToolNix Portable 7.1.0 Dev Test 1". Retrieved 2015-02-07.
  18. ^ Moritz Bunkus (2015). "mkvmerge -- Merge multimedia streams into a Matroska™ file". mkvtoolnix. Retrieved 2015-02-06.

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