[Matroska-users] mkvtoolnix 0.7.0 released

Moritz Bunkus moritz at bunkus.org
Tue Sep 16 00:24:40 CEST 2003

Hi guys,

here it is - the brand new mkvtoolnix release 0.7.0. A lot of things
have changed since, and here are the highlights:

 - new: QuickTime/MP4 support with AAC-in-MP4 (including AAC+/HE-AAC)
   (note that you cannot playback QuickTime based videos, e.g. Sorenson,
   on Windows at the moment, but mplayer can).
 - new: Full featured GUI as a replacement for the discontinued mmg by
   Florian Wagner.
 - new: Full chapter support with XML chapter files.
 - bugfixes: mkvmerge's Matroska reader has been improved, especially
   when splitting is active.
 - new-but-deactivated: VobSub handler. Has to be specified, but it'll
   come soon (including compression)!

The links:

A lot of new code went into this release, so I expect bugs to show
up. Keep the reports coming :)

Here's the complete ChangeLog since the last release:

2003-09-16  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

        * Released v0.7.0.

        * mkvextract: Add an UTF-8 BOM to extracted SSA/ASS and SRT
        subtitle files. Print warnings for missing durations for text
        subtitle tracks.

2003-09-14  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

        * Added a complete GUI for mkvmerge, mkvmergeGUI (mmg) based on
        the work of Florian Wagner.

2003-09-12  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

        * mkvmerge: Support for setting the track names.

        * mkvmerge: For Matroska source files: If the source contains
        chapters then these are kept unless the user specified chapters
        with --chapters.

2003-09-11  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

        * mkvmerge: Implemented an experimental VobSub reader and
        packetizer. No specs exist for these yet, though.

        * mkvmerge: Improved the support for Matroska files with tracks
        with big gaps between entries, e.g. subtitle tracks whose entries
        are a minute or more apart.

        * mkvmerge: When splitting is active and the source is a Matroska
        file then splitpoints were borked, and the first pass was slow as
        your average mole.

        * mkvmerge: The track UIDs are kept when reading Matroska files
        even when splitting is active.

2003-09-09  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

        * mkvmerge: Added a QuickTime/MP4 reader. Can handle several
        QuickTime video and QuickTime audio formats as well as AAC (both
        'normal' AAC and SBR AAC).

2003-09-08  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

        * mkvmerge: DisplayWidth and DisplayHeight are kept intact when
        reading from a Matroska file but can be overridden with

2003-08-30  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

        * Wrote documentation, XML examples and the DTD for the XML
        chapter files.

        * mkvinfo: Rewrote mkvinfo to use libebml's Read() function
        instead of manually reading each and every element.

        * mkvmerge: Added support for XML based chapter files.

Bye :)

 ==> Ciao, Mosu (Moritz Bunkus)

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