With these tools, one can get information about (mkvinfo) Matroska files, extract tracks/data from (mkvextract) Matroska files and create (mkvmerge) Matroska files from other media files. Matroska is a new multimedia file format aiming to become the new container format for the future. You can find more information about it and its underlying technology, the Extensible Binary Meta Language (EBML), at https://www.matroska.org/

What's New

New features and enhancements

  • mkvmerge: greatly enhanced the speed of Base64 decoding which is used used e.g. when reading pictures embedded in Ogg or FLAC files or for binary data inside XML chapter & tag files. Even small blocks of data could take unreasonably long.
  • mkvmerge: added support for reading HEVC/H.265 video from FLV containers. Implements #3466.

Bug fixes

  • mkvmerge: splitting: fixed a typo in the string output in GUI mode regarding the timestamps before which splitting was done. See #3421.
  • MKVToolNix GUI: job output: after having run multiple jobs the "Clear output" functionality only reset the visible parts. However, using the "save output" function would also save the output generated before the user used "clear output". Now only the output after the last use of "clear output" is saved. Fixes #3438.
  • build system: when probing for the FLAC library the Ogg libraries will be linked with the compiled test program as well. This fixes detection if the pkg-config settings for FLAC don't list Ogg & the linker doesn't find the library automatically (e.g. for my macOS builds). Fixes #3439.