[Matroska-users] MKVToolNix v7.9.0 released

Moritz Bunkus moritz at bunkus.org
Sun May 10 16:11:16 CEST 2015


Hey,

I've released MKVToolNix v7.9.0.

First of all a note to all Windows users: I've renamed the downloads
slightly. They're now named e.g. mkvtoolnix-32bit-7.9.0-setup.exe
etc. The difference is that 64bit builds use …-64bit-… instead of
…-amd64-… and that the 32bit builds include their architecture
(-32bit-) in their name for the first time. This was done in order to
reduce the confusion sown by the term »amd64« which denotes the
processor architecture but not the manufacturer. Many people weren't
aware of that differentiation.

As for the changes in this release: A couple of important bugs have
been fixed, e.g. a very old bug in handling MPEG-1/2 video preventing
the detection of such tracks; if --sync was used at the same time as
--default-duration then --sync was ignored; mkvinfo's exit codes were
wrong (this may trip up frontends using mkvinfo!); handling of E-AC3
in MPEG transport stream in certain situations etc. See below for all
the details.

Since the previous release a serious amount of work has gone into the
new GUI, MKVToolNix GUI. It has reached a state in which I consider it
fit for wider use. I've therefore removed the preview warning and
included it in all the packages that I provide (both Windows and
Linux).

If everything goes according to plan then the next release, 8.0.0,
will see the old GUI (mmg, mkvmerge GUI) be marked as being deprecated
– meaning there will be a popup message warning you about this fact
when you start mmg. Two releases later, with 8.2.0, the old GUI will
finally be removed among with all support for the wxWidgets toolkit.

Of course all of this depends on the number and seriousness of bugs
found in the new GUI ;) Therefore these plans are not set in stone.

Changes for package maintainers: configure will now detect the
presence of the Qt libraries version 5.2.0 or later by default and use
them if they're found. This means that at the moment both GUIs (mmg
and MKVToolNix GUI) will be built unless you tell configure
otherwise. There are several switches that deal with the various
toolkits:

1. --disable-gui – don't build any GUI support, neither wxWidgets nor
   Qt based (same as for the previous releases)
2. --disable-wxwidgets – don't build wxWidgets-based GUIs (mkvinfo's
   wxWidgets frontend, mmg)
3. --disable-qt – don't build Qt-based GUIs (mkvinfo's Qt frontend,
   MKVToolNix GUI)
4. --without-mkvtoolnix-gui – build mkvinfo's Qt-based frontend but
   not MKVToolNix GUI

The two different frontends for mkvinfo are mutually exclusive with
the Qt-based version taking precedence over the wxWidgets-based
version.

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

All binaries that I provide have been uploaded already.

Here's the full ChangeLog since the previous release:

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2015-05-10  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

        * Released v7.9.0.

        * build system: configure will now check for Qt by default. If at
        least v5.2.0 is found then the Qt versions of mkvinfo's GUI and
        the new mkvtoolnix-gui will be enabled. You can affect this
        detection with the options --disable-gui (turns off all GUIs;
        works the same as before), --disable-qt (will compile the
        wxWidgets GUI for mkvinfo and mmg) and --without-mkvtoolnix-gui
        (will compile the Qt version of mkvinfo's GUI but no
        mkvtoolnix-gui).

2015-05-07  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

        * mkvinfo: bug fix: mkvinfo would exit with the wrong return code
        (0 instead of 2) if a non-existing file name had been given. Fixes
        #1182.

2015-05-05  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

        * mkvmerge: Two more characters are now escaped in the container
        and track properties output in verbose identification mode: [ is
        replaced with \b and ] with \B. This is needed for reliable
        parsing by other programs, e.g. GUIs.

2015-05-04  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

        * MKVToolNix GUI: new feature: added context menu entries for
        tracks: »select all«, »enable all« and »disable all«.

2015-05-02  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

        * MKVToolNix GUI: new feature: implemented aborting the currently
        running job.

2015-04-28  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

        * all: fix compilation on Mac OS in common/command_line.cpp due to
        boost::range::filtered requiring a copyable functor. Fixes #1175.

        * all: fix compilation on Mac OS in common/version.cpp due to
        wrong usage of std::stringstream and ostream operators. Fixes
        #1176.

2015-04-27  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

        * MKVToolNix GUI: new feature: implemented the »additional command
        line options« dialog.

2015-04-25  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

        * MKVToolNix GUI: new feature in the chapter editor: added
        features »set the language/country of the selected chapter and its
        sub-chapters«.

2015-04-24  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

        * all: bug fix: fixed compilation with Boost 1.58.0. Fixes #1172.

        * mkvmerge: bug fix: Fixed a segmentation fault during cleanup
        after Ctrl+C was pressed. Fixes #1173.

2015-04-23  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

        * MKVToolNix GUI: new feature in the chapter editor: added
        features »clamping time stamps of sub-chapters to their parent's
        time stamps«, »expanding time stamps of chapters to encompass
        their sub-chapters' time stamps« and »shifting start and end time
        stamps by an offset«.

2015-04-22  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

        * all: permanently removed the build times tamp from the version
        information and the corresponding configure option.

2015-04-18  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

        * MKVToolNix GUI: new feature: the main window's size, position
        and state (maximized/minimized) is saved on exit and restored on
        startup.

        * MKVToolNix GUI: new feature: the GUI is now fully
        translatable. The German translation has been completed for the
        GUI, too.

2015-04-17  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

        * mkvmerge: bug fix: fixed --sync not doing anything if
        --default-duration is used for the same track, too.

2015-04-16  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

        * mkvmerge: bug fix: fixed aborting file identification with an
        error message about »aac_error_protection_specific_config« that
        happened for some files. Fixes #1166.

2015-04-15  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

        * MKVToolNix GUI: new feature: implemented changing the interface
        language.

2015-04-13  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

        * MKVToolNix GUI: enhancement: implemented often used subtitle
        character sets.

        * MKVToolNix GUI: enhancement: implemented setting a user
        configurable subtitle character set by default.

        * MKVToolNix GUI: enhancement: implemented the automatic removal
        of jobs configurable by the user.

        * mkvmerge: bug fix: fixed specifying track properties like
        language or name for AC3 cores embedded in TrueHD tracks when
        they're read from raw thd+ac3 files. Fixes #1158.

        * mkvmerge: enhancement for MPEG program stream handling: mkvmerge
        will only look for additional files automatically if the source
        file begins with »VTS_…« and just if it ends in a
        number. E.g. when reading »video_1.mpg« another file called
        »video_2.mpg« will no longer be read automatically. Implements
        #1164.

2015-04-12  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

        * MKVToolNix GUI: enhancement: display country names in addition
        to country codes.

        * MKVToolNix GUI: enhancement: implemented often used languages
        and country codes.

        * MKVToolNix GUI: chapter editor enhancement: implemented defaults
        for the language and country settings for newly created chapter
        names.

        * MKVToolNix GUI: merge tool enhancement: added controls for
        mkvmerge's »reduce audio to its core« and »force NALU size length«
        features.

        * MKVToolNix GUI: new feature: implemented the »Preferences«
        dialog (not all of the functionality the options refer to has been
        implemented yet, though).

2015-04-11  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

        * mkvmerge: bug fix: MPEG-1/2 parser: fixed a long-standing issue
        that prevented mkvmerge from recognizing certain MPEG-1/2 video
        tracks and files if the frame's sequence numbers didn't follow a
        certain expected pattern. Fixes #1162 and probably others like
        #1145 or #1099.

        * MKVToolNix GUI: merge tool enhancement: Implemented adding and
        append files and adding files as additional parts via drag & drop
        from external applications.

        * MKVToolNix GUI: merge tool bug fix: fixed the column headers on
        the »attachments« tab.

2015-04-10  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

        * MKVToolNix GUI: chapter editor enhancement: implemented
        opening files via drag & drop from external applications.

        * MKVToolNix GUI: enhancement: The portable Windows version will
        store its settings in a file in the same folder instead of the
        registry.

        * MKVToolNix GUI: enhancement: Qt's »Windows Vista« style is now
        used on Windows instead of the old, Windows 98-like »Windows«
        style.

        * MKVToolNix GUI: merge tool enhancement: The merge tool has been
        re-written to be tabbed like the header and chapter editors
        allowing for multiple merge job settings to be open at the same
        time.

2015-04-08  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

        * MKVToolNix GUI: chapter editor enhancement: implemented
        re-ordering chapters and editions with drag & drop.

2015-04-06  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

        * MKVToolNix GUI: new feature: implemented the chapter editor.

2015-04-04  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

        * MKVToolNix GUI: merge tool enhancement: implemented adding
        attachments via drag & drop from external applications.

        * MKVToolNix GUI: new feature: implemented the header editor.

2015-04-03  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

        * mkvmerge: enhancement: Implemented proper type output during
        identification for DTS-ES (extended surround) tracks. Implements
        #1157.

2015-03-31  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

        * MKVToolNix GUI: new feature: implemented the online update
        check.

2015-03-29  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

        * mkvmerge: bug fix: The calculation of the width and height of
        h.265/HEVC video tracks did not take the conformance window
        (cropping) into account. Fixes #1152.

        * mkvmerge: bug fix: Fixed the value of the DocTypeVersion header
        field if any of the Matroska elements CodecDelay, DiscardPadding
        or SeekPreRoll is used. This is the case for Opus tracks.

        * mkvmerge: bug fix: Fixed the handling of E-AC3 tracks in M2TS
        files if the AC3 core and the extension are stored in separate
        packets.

        * mkvmerge: new feature: Implemented support for the DTS-HD
        container format.

2015-03-28  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

        * mkvmerge: new feature: Implemented support for core-less DTS
        streams consisting solely of XLL extension sub-streams.

        * mkvmerge: new feature: track selection can be done by language
        codes as well. Affects the options --audio-tracks,
        --button-tracks, --subtitle-tracks and --video-tracks. Works only
        for containers that actually provide a language tag. Implements
        #1108.

        * source code: bug fix: Accidental uses of the »long double« type
        have been converted to normal »double«s. This fixes compilation on
        platforms which don't support the »long double« type in
        combination with Boost::Math. Fixes #1150.
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Have fun.

Kind regards,
mosu
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