Comprises of several command-line and graphical tools
The main tools are mkvmerge, mkvextract, mkvinfo, mmg and mkvpropedit. While the mkvmerge component can be used for joining two or more multimedia streams into a single Matroska file, the mkvextract tool will split MKV files into separate streams.
Supports a wide range of audio and subtitle formats
In addition, the mkvextract program can be used to extract audio, subtitle and video tracks, chapters, tags, CUE sheets, attachments and timecodes from Matroska files. At the moment, it supports the following track types: H.264/AVC, RealVideo, Theora, VP8/VP9, MP2, MP3, AC3, raw PCM, AAC, OGG Vorbis, TrueAudio, ALAC, FLAC, WavPack, Opus, SSA, ASS, Kate, VobSub, and USF.
Edit the properties of MKV files or view detailed information
The mkvinfo program is capable of displaying detailed information about all the elements that are included in a Matroska file. It outputs a list of tracks and provides information about the codecs used in them.
Advanced users can use the mkvpropedit tool to edit the properties of a MKV file without a complete remux. There’s also a GUI front-end for the mkvextract tool, called mmg, designed to used for editing a chapters and headers.
Supported operating systems
MKVToolnix is a platform-independent project that supports Linux (Gentoo, Arch Linux, CentOS, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Fedora, Debian, Ubuntu, Mandriva, openSUSE, Slackware, Zenwalk), BSD (FreeBSD, NetBSD), Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows operating systems.
The truth is that you won’t find a better application for working with MKV files under a Linux-based operating system. It does for Matroska files what the OGMtools application does for OGM files.
Reviewed by Marius Nestor on October 11th, 2014
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- mkvmerge: new feature: implemented support for reading teletext subtitles from MPEG transport streams. They're converted to SRT-style subtitles (CodecID S_TEXT/UTF8). Implements #773.
- mkvmerge: bug fix: probing MPEG transport streams with certain types of broken MPEG-2 inside caused mkvmerge to exit with an error message. Such tracks are now ignored instead.
- mkvmerge, mmg's chapter editor: fixed the default value for the Â»languageÂ« element if it isn't present in a chapter XML file.
- MKVToolNix GUI: implemented drag & drop in the files pane.
Application descriptionA free, cross-platform and powerful command-line utility for merging, joining and extracting information from MKV (Mat...