[Matroska-users] mkvtoolnix 2.0.0 has been released
ivan.kowalenko at gmail.com
Mon Jan 15 09:24:39 CET 2007
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On Jan 13, 2007, at 13.28, Moritz Bunkus wrote:
> Hey maintainers & users,
> I'm proud to present you version 2.0.0 of mkvtoolnix. This release
> contains new features like support for AVC/h.264 elementary streams
> (both single files and from AVIs); proper support for MPEG-1/-2 videos
> without the ugly blockiness; support for extracting MPEG-1/-2 video
Does this include MPEG-TS, or is still PS only?
> use of "simple blocks" with subtitles has been fixed; tons of
> usability fixes to mmg; and the usual list of smaller bug fixes.
Just wondering, are there any plans for an OS X GUI?
> A special "thanks" to all the people who extensively tested my h.264
> support and provided a lot of insight and sample files.
> The usual links...
> ...to the home page:
> ...the source code:
> ...the Windows binaries (2000/XP or later):
> The binaries for the various Linux versions that I provide have
> been updated and are available from the download page:
> Here's the ChangeLog since 1.8.1:
> 2007-01-12 Moritz Bunkus <moritz at bunkus.org>
> * mmg: new feature: Added another tab for each track in which the
> user can add arbitrary track options.
> * mkvextract: enhancement: mkvextract will now also print which
> container format it uses for each track.
> * mkvextract: new feature: Added support for extracting MPEG-1/2
> video to MPEG-1/2 program streams.
> * mkvmerge: bug fix: Fixed the file type detection for MPEG-1/2 ES
> files with a single frame inside.
> 2007-01-11 Moritz Bunkus <moritz at bunkus.org>
> * mkvmerge: bug fix: MPEG-1/2 video: The sequence and GOP headers
> are not removed from the bitstream anymore. This should fix the
> blockiness if the sequence headers change mid-stream. Fix for
> Bugzilla bug #167.
> 2007-01-09 Moritz Bunkus <moritz at bunkus.org>
> * mkvmerge: enhancement: mkvmerge now handles the first frames in
> AVC/h.264 ES streams properly, especially for files for which it
> did not find a key frame at the beginning in earlier versions.
> 2007-01-08 Moritz Bunkus <moritz at bunkus.org>
> * mkvmerge: enhancement: Improved the detection of AVC/h.264 ES
> streams with garbage at the beginning.
> * mmg: enhancements to the job management dialog: There's a
> minimum width for the columns. The "up" and "down" buttons are
> disabled if all entries are selected. Pressing "Ctrl-A" selects
> all entries.
> * mmg: enhancements: "File -> New" will also focus the "input"
> 2007-01-07 Moritz Bunkus <moritz at bunkus.org>
> * mmg: enhancements: The job manager can be opened with
> "Ctrl-J". The last directory from which a file is added is saved
> even if the file identification failed. The automatically
> generated output file name uses the extension ".mka" if no video
> track is found and ".mks" if neither a video nor an audio track is
> found in the first file.
> * mkvmerge: bug fix: Fixed the aspect ratio extraction for raw
> AVC/h.264 ES tracks.
> * mkvmerge: bug fix: If a raw AVC/h.264 ES file does not start
> with a key frame then all the frames before the first key frame
> are skipped, and mkvmerge does not abort anymore.
> 2007-01-05 Moritz Bunkus <moritz at bunkus.org>
> * mkvmerge: bug fix: AVC/h.264 ES parser: Fixed wrong NALU size
> length information in the AVCC.
> * mkvmerge: bug fix: AVC/h.264 ES parser: Fixed the decision if a
> NALU belongs to a previous frame or starts a new one.
> 2007-01-04 Moritz Bunkus <moritz at bunkus.org>
> * mmg: enhancement: Added an input for the new "NALU size length"
> * mkvmerge: bug fix: The NALU size length can be overridden for
> AVC/h.264 elementary streams. It defaults to 2 which might not be
> enough for larger frames/slices.
> 2007-01-03 Moritz Bunkus <moritz at bunkus.org>
> * mkvmerge: bug fix: Support for AVC/h.264 elementary streams with
> short markers (0x00 0x00 0x01 instead of 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x01).
> * mkvmerge: Removed the "--engage allow_avc_in_vfw_mode" hack.
> * mkvmerge: enhancement: Added "x264" to the list of recognized
> FourCCs for AVC/h.264 video in AVI and Matroska files.
> * mkvmerge: new feature: Added support for proper muxing of
> AVC/h.264 tracks in Matroska files that were stored in the MS
> compatibility mode (CodecID V_MS/VFW/FOURCC instead of
> * mkvmerge: bug fix: Fixed invalid memory access in the AVC ES
> 2007-01-02 Moritz Bunkus <moritz at bunkus.org>
> * mkvmerge: new feature: Added support for proper muxing of
> AVC/h.264 tracks in AVI files.
> 2007-01-01 Moritz Bunkus <moritz at bunkus.org>
> * mkvmerge: new feature: Added support for reading AVC/h.264
> elementary streams.
> 2006-12-30 Moritz Bunkus <moritz at bunkus.org>
> * mmg: enhancement: All inputs and controls are cleared and
> deactivated if the user select "File -> New".
> * mmg: enhancement: The user can switch between the "generic" and
> "format specific options" pages even if no track is selected.
> 2006-12-29 Moritz Bunkus <moritz at bunkus.org>
> * mkvmerge: bug fix: mkvmerge would not write frame durations if
> "--engage use_simpleblock" was used resulting in unplayable and
> unextractable subtitle tracks.
> 2006-12-28 Moritz Bunkus <moritz at bunkus.org>
> * mkvmerge: bug fix: Added a workaround for RealAudio tracks for
> which the key frame flag is never set.
> 2006-12-27 Moritz Bunkus <moritz at bunkus.org>
> * mmg: bug fix: Fixed a segfault that occured if the user had a
> track selected and its the file the track was read from is
> * mmg: bug fix: Fixed the behaviour of a couple of ComboBoxes on
> Windows after selecting "File -> New". E.g. if the user selected
> "700M" in the "split after this size" ComboBox, selected "File ->
> New" and selected "700M" again, then it would not show up in the
> command line window until he selected another option and returned
> to the "700M" afterwards.
> Have a nice weekend :)
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