[Matroska-users] MKVToolNix v6.8.0 released

Moritz Bunkus moritz at bunkus.org
Mon Mar 3 18:32:35 CET 2014


Hey,

I've released MKVToolNix 6.8.0. There were tons of bug fixes for the
Windows builds, especially for the 64bit builds.

The one new feature that is present is support for h.265/HEVC video: but
only for reading it from elementary streams or from other Matroska files.
My initial plan was to have reading it from MPEG transport streams work as
well, but alas, free time is in short supply, and this release is a week
overdue already.

The HEVC support has been implemented by Rovi Corp (DivX). I've merged
their changes, updated them to the current code base and cleaned them up
somewhat. Their work is much appreciated.

For package maintainers nothing has changed compared to 6.7.0.

Here are the usual links:

...to the source code:
http://www.bunkus.org/videotools/mkvtoolnix/source.html

...to the binaries:
http://www.bunkus.org/videotools/mkvtoolnix/downloads.html

Here's the full ChangeLog since release 6.7.0:

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2014-03-02  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

        * Released v6.8.0.

2014-02-28  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

        * mkvmerge, mkvextract: new feature: added support for h.265/HEVC
        by merging the patches from DivX/Rovi Corp. So far HEVC is only
        supported as elementary streams and read from other Matroska
        files.

2014-02-22  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

        * mkvmerge: enhancement: The deprecated ISO 639-1 code "iw" is now
        recognized for Hebrew.

2014-02-15  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

        * mkvmerge: bug fix: The AC3 packetizer will re-derive the
        sampling frequency and the number of channels from the
        bitstream. This way obviously invalid information from the source
        container like a sampling frequency of 0 Hz will be fixed.

2014-02-05  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

        * mkvmerge: enhancements: AVI reader: audio chunks with obvious
        wrong size information (bigger than 10 MB) will be skipped.

2014-02-03  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

        * mkvmerge: bug fix: When reading M2TS files belonging to an MPLS
        playlist mkvmerge will now only copy packets whose timestamps lie
        between the »in time« and »out time« restrictions from the
        playlist's entry corresponding to that M2TS file. Fixes #985.

2014-01-22  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

        * all: Windows 64bit: fixed return value checks for opening
        files. Fixes #972.

2014-01-21  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

        * all: Windows: when redirecting the program's output with cmd.exe
        (e.g. »mkvinfo file.mkv > info.txt«) the programs will no longer
        write two line feed characters (\r) per carriage return character
        (\n). Fixes #970.

        * all: Windows: the default charset for the files created with
        »--redirect-output« has been changed from the system's local
        charset to UTF-8. Just like before it can be changed with
        »--output-charset«. See #970.

        * all: bug fix: Windows: messages written to the console (cmd.exe)
        are not re-encoded to the local charset and back to UTF-16 before
        they're handed over to ConsoleWriteW(). This fixes outputting
        Unicode characters to the console that are not part of the local
        charset. Fixes #971.

2014-01-18  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

        * extract: bug fix: using names of non-existing files in
        »attachments«, »chapters«, »cuesheet« or »tags« mode caused
        mkvextract to crash instead of emitting a proper error
        message. Fixes #964.

2014-01-17  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

        * mmg: bug fix: fixed the check for WebM-compatible track types
        for Opus.

2014-01-12  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

        * mkvmerge: bug fix: fixed muxing Sorenson v3 (SVQ3) video from
        QuickTime files.

2014-01-11  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

        * mkvmerge, mkvextract, mkvpropedit: enhancement: attachments in
        Matroska files with a missing FileUID element are not ignored
        anymore even though they violate the specs. mkvmerge generates a
        new FileUID instead.

2014-01-10  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

        * mkvmerge: re-built with the 64bit build for Windows with a newer
        compiler version in order to fix #957. It was due to a bug in gcc:
        http://gcc.gnu.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=56742

        * mmg: bug fix: mkvmerge's file identification is written to a
        temporary file with --redirect-output and from there into mmg
        instead of directly from mkvmerge. This prevents from character
        re-coding done by wxWidgets 3.0.0 on Windows. Fixes #959.

2014-01-09  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

        * installer: enhancement: the architecture (32bit vs 64bit) is
        mentioned in the interface.

        * installer: bug fix: the installation directory for 64bit builds
        will default to the proper directory (»C:\Program Files« instead
        of »C:\Program Files (x86)«). Fixes #956.
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Have fun.

mosu
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