[Matroska-users] mkvtoolnix 2.3.0 released

Moritz Bunkus moritz at bunkus.org
Mon Sep 8 17:59:44 CEST 2008


Hey Matroska list & package maintainers,

here's another release of mkvtoolnix, 2.3.0 this time. There are a
couple of new features and a few important bug fixes along with the
smaller improvements and changes. The change description from
freshmeat.net reads as follows:

  Newly supported features include DTS-HD tracks (both "high definition"
  and "master audio"), Ogg Kate text subtitles, skipping of ID3 tags in
  AAC and AC3 files, Vorbis-in-AVI, delaying any track type and floating
  point WAV files. Several bugs were fixed including timecode handling
  for various track types and use cases, A/V desynchronization in VOBs,
  wrong VobSub packets and more.

Please note that with 2.3.0 I stop providing binaries for a couple of
distributions myself. These include: Ubuntu 6.06 and 6.10; OpenSuSE
10.0; Windows 95/98/ME/NT (meaning that there will be no more
non-Unicode binary for Windows). This does not mean that mkvtoolnix
cannot be built on these platforms, just that you'll have to do it
yourself.

A note for the package maintainers: mkvtoolnix' library requirements
have changed slightly. It now uses Boost's regex library instead of the
PCRE library. mkvtoolnix can be linked against wxWidgets 2.6.x and 2.8.x
as long as the 2.8 version has been built with 2.6 compatibility enabled
(building definitely fails with 2.8 without 2.6 compatibility).

Here are the links:

...to the home page:

http://www.bunkus.org/videotools/mkvtoolnix/

...to the source code:

http://www.bunkus.org/videotools/mkvtoolnix/sources/mkvtoolnix-2.3.0.tar.bz2

...to the Windows binary:

http://www.bunkus.org/videotools/mkvtoolnix/win32/mkvtoolnix-unicode-2.3.0-setup.exe

As always, binaries for other Linux and Unix distributions are available
from the home page.

Last but not least the full ChangeLog since the previous release 2.2.0:

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2008-09-08  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

	* mkvmerge: all: On Unix/Linux rpath linker flags have been
	removed again (they were actually removed before the release of
	v2.3.0).

2008-09-07  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

	* Released v2.3.0.

2008-09-06  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

	* mkvmerge: bug fix: improved the timecode calculation for MP3
	tracks read from MP4 files. Another part of the fix for bug 165.

2008-09-03  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

	* mkvmerge: bug fix: mkvmerge honors the timecode offsets of all
	streams in a MPEG program stream (e.g. VOB file) fixing
	audio/video desynchronization. Fix for bug 295.

2008-08-30  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

	* mkvmerge: Switched from the PCRE regular expression library to
	Boost's RegEx library.

2008-08-23  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

	* mkvmerge: bug fix: DTS-in-WAV handling (14 to 16 bit expansion)
	was flawed. Fix for bug 288.

	* mkvmerge: new feature: Added support for Vorbis in AVI (format
	tag 0x566f). Fix for bug 271.

	* mkvmerge: new feature: Added support for PCM tracks with
	floating point numbers (CodecID A_PCM/FLOAT/IEEE). Patch by
	Aurelien Jacobs (see AUTHORS).

2008-08-21  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

	* mkvmerge: bug fix: The fix to the timecode handling for AVC
	tracks in MP4 files from 2008-04-16 caused certain other MP4 files
	to not be read correctly. The video tracks were found, but no
	frames were read. Fix for bug 294.

	* mkvmerge: new feature: Added support for Ogg Kate
	subtitles. Patch by ogg.k.ogg.k at googlemail.com.

2008-08-20  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

	* mkvmerge, mmg: The option "--delay" was removed. The option
	"--sync" now only modifies the timecodes of a given
	track. mkvmerge does not pad audio tracks with silence. "--sync"
	works with all track types now, but using a stretch factor other
	than 1 with audio tracks might not work too well during
	playback. mmg's inputs for "Delay" and "Stretch by" can be used
	with all track types. Fix for bug 287.

2008-08-19  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

	* mkvmerge: enhancement: mmg outputs a more informative error
	message for known but unsupported input file types (e.g. ASF, FLV,
	MPEG TS) instead of the cryptic "file identification failed".

	* mkvmerge: bug fix: The VobSub reader would sometimes read too
	many bytes for a single SPU packet. Part of a fix for bug 245.

2008-05-16  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

	* mkvmerge: bug fix: Using BZIP2 compression resulted in broken
	streams. Patch by Aurelien Jacobs (see AUTHORS).

2008-05-15  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

	* mkvmerge: new feature: Improved support for WAV files bigger
	than 4 GB which only contain a single DATA chunk and a wrong
	length field for this DATA chunk (e.g. eac3to creates such files).

2008-05-14  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

	* mkvmerge: bug fix: Certain Matroska files with dis-continuous
	streams (e.g. subtitles) caused huge memory consumption. Fix for
	bug 281.

2008-04-22  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

	* mkvmerge: bug fix: mkvmerge will output a proper error message
	if it is called with ASF/WMV files instead of detecting other
	kinds of streams (e.g. AVC ES streams). Fix for bug 280.

2008-04-20  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

	* mkvmerge: bug fix: Fixed an assertion in the OGM reader occuring
	for OGM files with embedded chapters. Fix for bug 279.

	* mkvmerge: all: On Unix/Linux rpath linker flags are added for
	library paths given in LDFLAGS and configure's "--with-extra-libs"
	options.

2008-04-16  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

	* mkvmerge: bug fix: Fixed wrong timecodes for MP4 files that
	contain video tracks with B frames and edit lists. Fix for bug
	277. Patch by Damiano Galassi (see AUTHORS).

2008-04-14  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

	* mkvmerge: bug fix: mkvmerge will not strip leading spaces in
	SRT subtitles anymore.

	* mkvmerge: bug fix: Tuned the file type detection for MPEG ES
	streams. Fix for bug 265.

2008-04-03  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

	* mkvmerge: bug fix: Fixed writing to UNC paths on Windows. Fix
	for bug 275.

2008-03-09  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

	* mkvmerge: new feature: Added support for skipping ID3 tags in
	AAC and AC3 files. Fix for bug 204.

	* mkvmerge: new feature: Added support for DTS-HD (both "master
	audio" and "high resolution").
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Have a nice day :)

Mosu

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