[Matroska-users] mkvtoolnix 2.4.0 released

Moritz Bunkus moritz at bunkus.org
Sun Oct 12 01:09:49 CEST 2008


Hey Matroska users and package maintainers,

here's another release of mkvtoolnix, 2.4.0. New features include
support for VC1 video read from elementary streams and MPEG program
streams, Dirac video elementary streams, support for 7.1 channel EAC3
tracks and the extraction of Theora video tracks into Ogg files. Bug
that were fixed include the handling of unknown tracks in Ogg files, the
automatic garbage detection for AC3/MP3 tracks, the handling of DTS in
MPEG program streams, (E)AC3 files bigger than 2 GB and many more.

Here are the usual links...

...to the home page:
http://www.bunkus.org/videotools/mkvtoolnix/

...to the source code:
http://www.bunkus.org/videotools/mkvtoolnix/sources/mkvtoolnix-2.4.0.tar.bz2

...to the Windows installer:
http://www.bunkus.org/videotools/mkvtoolnix/win32/mkvtoolnix-unicode-2.4.0-setup.exe

The Linux binaries that I provide myself (Debian, Ubuntu, OpenSuSE and
Fedora Core) have already been uploaded and are available from the home
page.

Here's the full ChangeLog since release 2.3.0:

------------------------------------------------------------
2008-10-11  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

	* Released v2.4.0.

	* mmg: bug fix: The chapter editor's function "save to Matroska
	file" was corrupting the target file in some cases. Fix for bug
	307.

2008-10-06  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

	* mkvmerge: bug fix: mkvmerge was only writing one reference block
	for real B frames. Patch by Daniel Glöckner. Fix for bug 306.

	* all: bug fix: The Windows uninstaller was not removing all start
	menu entries during uninstallation on Windows Vista. The installer
	now creates the start menu entries for all users instead of the
	current user only. Fix for bug 305.

2008-10-05  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

	* mmg: bug fix: The "language" drop down box contained some
	entries twice or more. Fix for bug 304.

2008-10-04  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

	* mkvmerge: bug fix: Incorrect usage of the iconv library caused
	some conversions to omit the last character of each converted
	entry (e.g. for the conversion from Hebrew to UTF-8). Fix for bug
	302.

2008-09-25  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

	* mkvmerge: enhancement: mkvmerge will use the timecodes provided
	by the MPEG program stream source file for VC1 video tracks.

2008-09-24  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

	* mkvmerge: bug fix: Reading EVOBs with multiple VC1 video tracks
	was broken (all packets where put into a single video track).

2008-09-22  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

	* mkvextract: new feature: Added support for handling SimpleBlocks
	for timecode extraction.

2008-09-21  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

	* mkvmerge: bug fix: Reading raw (E)AC3 files bigger than 2 GB was
	broken.

	* mkvmerge: new feature: Added support for Dirac video tracks.

2008-09-20  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

	* mkvmerge: bug fix: Improved the detection of MPEG-1/-2 and
	AVC/h.264 video tracks in MPEG program streams (VOBs/EVOBs).

	* mkvmerge: bug fix: Fixed reading DTS audio tracks from MPEG
	program streams (VOBs/EVOBs).

2008-09-19  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

	* mmg: enhancement: Added the extensions "evo", "evob" and "vob"
	to mmg's "add file" dialog.

2008-09-18  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

	* mkvmerge: new feature: Added support for muxing VC1 video tracks
	read from MPEG program streams (EVOBs) or raw VC1 elementary
	streams (e.g. as produced by EVODemux).

2008-09-17  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

	* mkvmerge: new feature: Added support for 7.1 channel EAC3
	files. Fix for bug 301.

2008-09-13  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

	* mkvmerge: bug fix: Revision 3831 (the change to the "--delay"
	and "--sync" options) caused mkvmerge to no longer respect the
	delay caused by garbage at the beginning of MP3 and AC3 audio
	tracks in AVI files. The timecodes of such tracks are now delayed
	appropriately again. Fix for bug 300.

2008-09-12  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

	* mkvmerge: bug fix: Unknown stream types in Ogg files
	(e.g. skeleton tracks) don't cause mkvmerge to abort
	anymore. They're simply ignored. Fix for bug 299.

	* mkvextract: new feature: Added support for extracting Theora
	video tracks into Ogg files. Fix for bug 298.

	* mkvmerge: bug fix: Fixed the frame type (key or non-key frame)
	detection for Theora tracks.
------------------------------------------------------------

Have fun :)

Regards,
Mosu

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If Darl McBride was in charge, he'd probably make marriage
unconstitutional too, since clearly it de-emphasizes the commercial
nature of normal human interaction, and probably is a major impediment
to the commercial growth of prostitution. - Linus Torvalds

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