[Matroska-users] mkvtoolnix 1.4.0 has been released

Moritz Bunkus moritz at bunkus.org
Sat Feb 26 16:52:52 CET 2005


Hey,

finally: I'm releasing the new mkvtoolnix version including all the
fancy new stuff. It's v1.4.0.

So what has changed? Tons of new features, tons of bug fixes, tons of
new bugs ;) The more important things are:

- support for MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 video read from PS and ES streams,
- support for AVC (aka h.264) video from MP4 files,
- support for concatenating files,
- support for the new elements needed for menus,
- support for WAVPACK4 lossless and lossy audio,
- support for extracting VobSubs and
- added an online help to mmg accessible by pressing F1

Beginning with 1.4.0 I also provide both a Unicode enabled version and a
non-Unicode version of mkvtoolnix. The usual: users of Windows 95, 98
and ME have to use the non-Unicode version. The others can use the
Unicode enabled version.

The usual links to...
...the homepage:
http://www.bunkus.org/videotools/mkvtoolnix/
...the source code:
http://www.bunkus.org/videotools/mkvtoolnix/sources/mkvtoolnix-1.4.0.tar.bz2
...the Unicode enabled Windows binaries:
http://www.bunkus.org/videotools/mkvtoolnix/win32/mkvtoolnix-unicode-1.4.0-setup.exe
...the non-Unicode enabled Windows binaries:
http://www.bunkus.org/videotools/mkvtoolnix/win32/mkvtoolnix-1.4.0-setup.exe

My binaries for Fedora Core and SuSE as well as links to binaries for
other systems are available from the homepage.

Now to the ChangeLog. It's not the ChangeLog since 1.0.2. Instead I'm
listing all entries that are unique to the 1.4.0 line and have never
appeared in the 1.0.x line:

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2005-02-26  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

 * Released v1.4.0.

2005-02-19  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

	* mmg: new feature: The "default track" checkboxes are set
	properly when a Matroska file is added.

	* mmg: new feature: Added a warning right before the muxing starts
	if the chapter editor contains entries but no chapter file has
	been selected (can be turned off).

2005-02-11  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

	* mkvextract: new feature: Added VobSub extraction based on Mike
	Matsnev's code.

2005-02-08  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

	* mkvmerge: bug fix: Track names could not be set to be empty.

2005-02-02  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

	* mkvmerge: new feature: Use the posix_fadvise function on *nix
	systems. This results in a considerable speed up for the whole
	muxing process. As the function call seems to be buggy on at least
	Linux kernels 2.4.x it can be disabled completely during
	configure. It will only be used on Linux with a kernel from the
	2.6.x series or newer.

2005-02-01  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

	* mkvmerge: bug fix: Empty video frames in AVIs right at the
	beginning were breaking the MPEG-4 aspect ratio extraction and
	caused problems in other parts, too.

2005-01-30  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

	* mmg: bug fix: It was possible to create chapter entries with
	invalid or even empty language entries. Not only are those
	invalid, such XML files can also not be loaded by mmg.

	* mmg: bug fix: Overwriting a chapter file did not erase the
	previous file. So if the previous file was bigger than the current
	chapters then garbage remained at the end of the file.

2005-01-22  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

	* mkvmerge: new feature: Added some more possible formats for
	binary data in XML files besides Base64 encoded data: hex encoded
	and ASCII "encoded".

2005-01-20  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

	* mmg: bug fix: The "stretch" input box tooltip was wrong. The
	resulting command line was broken, too.

2005-01-18  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

	* mkvmerge: new feature: Hex values accept more formats (like
	optional white space between numbers or the "0x" prefix).

2005-01-15  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

	* mkvmerge: Changed the AVC/h.264 timecode handling to include the
	timecode offsets from the CTTS atom.

2005-01-15  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

	* mmg: Reformatted the HTML guide and updated the screenshots. It
	should be more readable for those whose desktop is not 1200 pixels
	wide.

2005-01-08  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

	* mmg: new feature: Made the mkvmerge GUI guide available by
	pressing F1 or selecting "Help" from the "Help" menu.

2005-01-07  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

	* mkvextract: bug fix: ASS/SSA extraction was broken in some rare
	cases.

2005-01-02  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

	* mmg: new feature: Added support for mkvmerge's new "appending
	tracks" feature.

2004-12-31  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

	* mkvmerge: new feature: Added support for reading the pixel
	aspect ratio from AVC/h264 video data.

	* mkvmerge: new feature: Added AVC/h264 muxing from MP4.

2004-12-28  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

	* mkvmerge: new feature: Added a MPEG PS demuxer.

	* mkvinfo: new feature: Added a couple new elements (silent
	tracks). Patch by Steve Lhomme (see AUTHORS).

2004-12-27  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

	* mkvextract: new feature: Added WAVPACK4 extraction. Patch by
	Steve Lhomme (see AUTHORS).

2004-12-18  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

	* mkvmerge: new feature: Added WAVPACK4 muxing. Patch by Steve
	Lhomme (see AUTHORS).

2004-12-17  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

	* mkvmerge: new feature: Added VobButton muxing. Patch by Steve
	Lhomme (see AUTHORS).

2004-11-18  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

	* mkvmerge: Implemented concatenating files with chapters.

	* mkvmerge: Changed the "progress" output. It's now correct for
	file concatenation, too.

2004-11-17  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>
	* mkvmerge: new feature: Concatenating/appending files is now
	possible. A lot of things aren't tested, and others simply don't
	work yet (chapter merging, duplicate tag elimination, proper
	progress report, support in mmg just to name a few), but the basic
	functionality seems to work.
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I'm well aware that there are probably new bugs. Also the concatenation
code is not as well-tested as I'd like. But as always I'm grateful for
bug reports and will try to fix those bugs as quickly as possible.

Have fun :)

Mosu

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nature of normal human interaction, and probably is a major impediment
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