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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 release 30 April 2003; 15 years ago (2003-04-30)
Stable release
26.0.0 / 26 August 2018; 24 days ago (2018-08-26)
Repository Edit this at Wikidata
Written in C++, build system: Ruby (MKVToolNix-GUI wxWidgets[1])
Operating system BSD, Linux, macOS, Microsoft Windows and OpenIndiana
Size ~20 MB
Standard(s) Matroska
Available in 19 languages: list
Type Multimedia software (container format manipulation)
License GPLv2
Alexa rank 110,537 February 2015

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[2][3][4][5] and FOSS repositories.[6]


MKVToolNix was reviewed by the Linux Journal, Linux Format, the ICTE Journal, and Softpedia among others.[7][8][9][10][11][12][13] The tools are cited in patents for a "Universal container for audio data".[14] A "portable" Windows edition exists, but is not yet available in the PortableApps format.[15]


is a Qt GUI for mkvmerge and a successor of mmg.
merges multimedia streams into a Matroska file.[16]
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. ^ "Debian -- Details of package mkvtoolnix-gui in jessie". Retrieved 2017-03-10. 
  2. ^ "MKVToolnix". 2015. 
  3. ^ "Downloads for Windows". 2011. sec. Editors. Retrieved 2015-02-06. 
  4. ^ "MKVToolnix". digital digest. 2015. 
  5. ^ "MKVToolnix". 2015. 
  6. ^ FOSShub (2015-01-05). "MKVToolNix". Retrieved 2015-02-08. This is a must-have software if you work with MKV files. 
  7. ^ Nick Veitch (February 2011). "Video tools. MKVToolNix" (PDF). Linux Format. Future plc (141): 77. ISSN 1470-4234. (Subscription required (help)). 
  8. ^ Mike Saunders (Christmas 2012). "Video file creator. MKVToolNix" (PDF). Linux Format. Future plc (165): 68. ISSN 1470-4234. (Subscription required (help)). 
  9. ^ Richard Smedley (April 2014). "Video and audio file utilities. MKVToolNix" (PDF). Linux Format. Future plc (182): 67. ISSN 1470-4234. (Subscription required (help)). they're pretty robust, but continue to get incremental improvement and feature updates with fairly regular point releases. 
  10. ^ D. Bartholomew (2008). "Reviews: The popcorn hour a-100". Linux Journal. Retrieved 2015-02-07. (Subscription required (help)). 
  11. ^ A. Oujezdský (2014). "Creation of educational video tutorials and their use in education" (PDF). ICTE Journal. p. 28. 
  12. ^ Silviu Stahie (2015-01-05). "Merge, Split, and Convert MKV Files with MKVToolNix". Softpedia Linux blog. Retrieved 2015-02-07. 
  13. ^ Cory Altheide, Harlan Carvey (2011-03-29). Digital Forensics with Open Source Tools. Elsevier. ch. 8 "File Analysis". ISBN 1597495875. 
  14. ^ 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. 
  15. ^ darksabre76 (2013-01-21). "MKVToolNix Portable 7.1.0 Dev Test 1". Retrieved 2015-02-07. 
  16. ^ Moritz Bunkus (2015). "mkvmerge -- Merge multimedia streams into a Matroska™ file". mkvtoolnix. Retrieved 2015-02-06. 

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