[Matroska-users] MKVToolNix v5.5.0 released

Moritz Bunkus moritz at bunkus.org
Sat Apr 7 08:13:32 CEST 2012


I've released MKVToolNix v5.5.0. It fixes a few issues all across the
board. The XML handling has been completely rewritten resulting in the
tag, chapter and segment info XML files supporting more of the
Matroska specs. A new mode for "--split" has been implemented that
let's you keep certain ranges and discard others without the need for
temporary files or multiple muxing passes.

A note for package maintainers: Boost's "lexical_cast" and "type
traits" libraries is now required. expat is not used anymore.

Here are the usual links...

...to the home page:

...to the source code:

...to the Windows installer and 7zip archive:

All of the Linux binaries that I provide have already been built and
are available.

Here's the full ChangeLog since release 5.4.0:
2012-04-06  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

	* Released v5.5.0.

	* Build system: Boost's "lexical_cast" and "type traits" libraries
	are now required.

	* mmg: new feature: Added GUI controls for mkvmerge's "file
	concatenation" feature as "additional file parts". The user can
	chose which individual files are treated as if they were a single
	huge source file.

	* mkvmerge: bug fix: The handling of the "do not read other files"
	options (e.g. "=file.vob" and "( file.vob )") was broken for MPEG
	program stream files.

2012-04-01  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

	* mkvmerge: bug fix: Fixed a wrong assertion about minimum MPEG
	1/2 video start code lengths. Fixes ticket 728.

2012-03-31  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

	* mkvmerge, mmg: new feature: Added support for keeping only
	certain timecode ranges from the source files with a new format to
	"--split": "--split parts:...". Implements ticket #518.

2012-03-30  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

	* mmg: new feature: Added an option in the preferences dialog
	called "clear jobs from the job queue after they've been run". Can
	be set to "only if run was successfull", "even if there were
	warnings" and "even if there were errors". Defaults to off.

2012-03-29  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

	* mkvmerge, mkvextract, mmg: Re-write of the whole XML handling
	code. It now uses the "pugixml" C++ library instead of the "expat"
	library. Therefore "expat" is not required for building MKVToolNix
	anymore. And neither is Boost's "property tree" library. "pugixml"
	itself is included and not an external requirement either.

	* Build system: removed all files and documentation related to
	building MKVToolNix with Microsoft's Visual Studio because even
	the most recent version of Visual C++ does not support the C++11
	features required for MKVToolNix.

	* mkvmerge, mkvextract: removal: Removed support for the
	CorePicture file format. It was mostly unused and relied on old
	code that will be removed soon.

	* documentation: enhancement: mkvmerge's man page has been updated
	with a list of valid XML tags for the chapters, tags and segment
	info XML file formats.

	* all: Updated the DTD files with the newly supported elements.

	* mkvmerge: enhancement: Chapter XML files: mkvmerge can handle
	the "ChapterSegmentEditionUID" element.

	* mkvmerge: enhancement: Segment info XML files: mkvmerge can
	handle the "SegmentFilename", "PreviousSegmentFilename" and
	"NextSegmentFilename" elements.

2012-03-19  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

	* mmg: enhancement: Added "mts" as yet another file extension for
	MPEG transport streams.

2012-03-18  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

	* mmg: bug fix: Fixed a crash due to a missing argument for a
	format string when clicking on the "Browse" button for the
	track-specific tags.

2012-03-15  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

	* mmg, mkvinfo's GUI, all .exes: enhancement: Added new icons
	by Eduard Geier. (see AUTHORS).

2012-03-14  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

	* mkvextract: bug fix: mkvextract sometimes wrote undefined values
	to a single reserved header field when extracting into AVI
	files. Patch by buguser128k. Fix for ticket 727.

	* mkvmerge: bug fix: AVC/h.264 mkvmerge was wrongfully writing a
	default duration of 60 frames/fields even if the source was
	signalling 60000/1001 frames/fields. The frame timecodes have been
	correct already.

2012-03-12  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

	* mkvmerge: bug fix: Fixed timecode calculation for (E)AC3 tracks
	if the source container (e.g. MPEG transport streams) only
	provided timecodes for some of the (E)AC3 packets itself.

Have fun.

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