[Matroska-users] MKVToolNix v8.5.0 released

Moritz Bunkus moritz at bunkus.org
Sat Oct 17 13:19:18 CEST 2015


Hey,

I've released MKVToolNix v8.5.0. It contains the usual mix of bug
fixes and enhancements, most of them for the GUI but some for
mkvmerge, too. Most of these correspond directly to entries in the
issue tracker.

There's one small change for package maintainers: there's a new
translation of the man pages into Catalan.

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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2015-10-17  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

        * Released v8.5.0.

2015-10-16  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

        * mkvmerge: bug fix: the cropping parameters contained the
        "cropping:" prefix twice in the verbose identification output.

        * MKVToolNix GUI: merge tool enhancement: when dropping files onto
        the GUI the last file's directory is remembered as the last
        directory a file was opened from causing the next open file dialog
        to start in that directory. Implements #1477.

        * all: new feature: added a Catalan translation of
        the man pages by Antoni Bella Pérez (see AUTHORS).

2015-10-15  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

        * MKVToolNix GUI: chapter editor enhancement: the start and end
        timestamps in the tree are displayed with nanosecond
        precision. Implements #1474.

        * MKVToolNix GUI: merge tool enhancement: added a column to the
        track list containing the state of the "forced track"
        flag. Implements #1472.

2015-10-14  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

        * MKVToolNix GUI: merge tool enhancement: pressing the delete key
        in the attachments list removes the selected entries. Implements
        #1473.

2015-10-13  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

        * MKVToolNix GUI: enhancement: if the last directory opened
        doesn't exist anymore then default to one that does in order to
        prevent an error message from older Windows versions about a
        location not being available. Fixes #1438.

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

        * MKVToolNix GUI: enhancement: the context menu for the status bar
        job status counters is now shown when the user clicks with any
        mouse button, not just the right one. This should make the feature
        easier to discover. Implements #1396.

        * MKVToolNix GUI: new job queue feature: added an option in the
        preferences for resetting the warning and error counters of all
        jobs and the global counters in the status bar to 0 when exiting
        the program. Implements #1437.

        * MKVToolNix GUI: current job output enhancement: the separator
        lines for warnings and errors ("--- Warnings emitted by Job …
        started on … ---") are only shown when warnings/errors actually
        occur and not for each job that's run.

2015-10-09  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

        * MKVToolNix GUI: bug fix: the menus that are currently not shown
        are disabled properly so that they don't react to keyboard
        shortcuts anymore. This affected e.g. Alt+J with the English
        localization as there were three shortcuts active: the "add to job
        queue" button (if the merge tool is active), the "job queue" menu
        and the "job output" menu.

2015-10-08  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

        * MKVToolNix GUI: bug fix (Windows): changed some options for Qt's
        file dialogs in order to speed up access to network shares in
        certain situations. Fixes #1459.

2015-10-06  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

        * mkvmerge: enhancement: improved identification output for DTS
        96/24. Implements #1431.

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

        * mkvmerge: bug fix: PCM tracks: if the number of samples per
        packet varies then no default duration will be
        written. Fixes #1426.

        * MKVToolNix GUI: merge tool enhancement: added buttons for
        previewing the character sets for text subtitles read from SRT and
        SSA/ASS files as well as for chapter files. They're located next
        to the drop down boxes for the character sets on the input and
        output tabs.

        * MKVToolNix GUI: merge tool enhancement: added buttons next to
        the 'segment UID', 'previous segment UID' and 'next segment UID'
        controls that enable the user to select a Matroska file. The GUI
        reads that file's segment UID and enters its value into the
        corresponding control. Part of the implementation of #1363.

        * mkvmerge: new feature: The three options that use segment UIDs
        (--segment-uid, --link-to-previous and --link-to-next) can now
        read the segment UID of an existing Matroska file. For this the
        file's name must be given as an argument prefixed with =
        (e.g. '--segment-uid =some_file.mkv'). Implements #1363.

        * MKVToolNix GUI: chapter editor enhancement: Added another
        variable to the chapter name templates called <START> which is
        replaced by the chapter's start timestamp. An optional format can
        be specified, e.g. <START:%H:%M:%S.%3n> resulting in something
        like 01:35:27.734. This can be used in the 'generate sub-chapters'
        or the 'renumber sub-chapters' functionality. Implements #1445.

2015-10-03  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

        * MKVToolNix GUI: merge tool bug fix: If there's currently no
        source file present when the user drags & drops files onto the
        merge tool then the GUI will no longer leave an empty, superfluous
        tab for certain drop modes. Fixes #1446.

        * MKVToolNix GUI: merge tool enhancement: implemented the optional
        warning before overwriting existing files when starting to mux or
        adding a job to the queue. The pending jobs in the queue are
        checked for the same destination file name as well. Implements
        #1390.

        * MKVToolNix GUI: enhancement: pressing the delete key in the
        chapter editor and the job queue removes the selected
        entries. Implements #1454.

        * MKVToolNix GUI: merge tool enhancement: dropping chapter, tag
        and segment info files from external applications will cause those
        file names to be added to the appropriate controls on the 'output'
        tab. Implements #1332 and 1345.

        * MKVToolNix GUI: merge tool enhancement: the feature "default
        track language" has been split into track languages by type. There
        are now three separate settings for audio, video and subtitle
        tracks. Implements #1338.

2015-09-29  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

        * mkvmerge: enhancement: the verbose identification for MP4 files
        will now derive basic audio parameters of MP3 and AC3 tracks from
        the bitstream instead of relying on the values in the track
        headers.

2015-09-27  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

        * MKVToolNix GUI: new merge tool feature: implemented an optional
        vertical layout mode for the "input" tab in which the track
        properties are shown below the track list. Implements #1304.

2015-09-26  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

        * MKVToolNix GUI: merge tool bug fix: the "default track flag in
        output" column wasn't updated properly directly after loading
        settings.

2015-09-25  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

        * MKVToolNix GUI: merge tool enhancement: when browsing for
        chapter files on the "output" tab the initial directory is the
        first input file's directory instead of the directory accessed
        last.

        * MKVToolNix GUI: merge tool bug fix: the cropping parameters were
        not converted into parameters for mkvmerge at all.

2015-09-22  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

        * all: several ISO 639-2 codes of languages that are very old and
        not spoken anymore have been removed (e.g. "English, Middle
        (1100-1500)").

        * MKVToolNix GUI: enhancement: on Windows the drop down boxes were
        elliding overlong text. This has been changed to making the open
        combo boxes' scroll areas wide enough to contain the whole
        entries. This matches the behavior of Qt on other operating
        systems.

        * all: fixed the spelling of the AC-3, E-AC-3 and VC-1 codec
        names.

2015-09-21  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

        * MKVToolNix GUI: new merge tool feature: added context menu
        entries for opening the selected files/the source files of
        selected tracks in MediaInfo. Implements #1423.

2015-09-20  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz at bunkus.org>

        * MKVToolNix GUI: bug fix: the interface language selection has
        been improved not to select wrong entries resulting in error
        messages from mkvmerge about unknown translations. Fixes #1434.

        * MKVToolNix GUI: bug fix: if the Windows version of the GUI was
        started from a symbolically linked folder then it would crash when
        the user added a file. Fixes #1315.
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Have fun.

Kind regards,
mosu
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