Software Update: MKVToolnix 8.8.0

Jan

11

2016

Version 8.8.0 of MKVToolNix true. With this collection of open source programs can be viewed Matroska files, edited and converted. For example, audio tracks and subtitles are added, removed or even be set as default. They are separate command-line tools, but it also comes with a graphical user interface. This is in version 8.0 is replaced by a new one. The old could still be used, but since version 8.4.0 removed completely. Versions can be downloaded for Windows, a large number of Linux distributions and OS X. The release notes for this release can be found below.

Released v8.8.0.

Only in days since 8.7.0, but a lot of users are hitting a regression in 8.7.0 That makes mkvmerge crash. The user-visible result Is that the GUI (wrongfully) Claims That the mkvmerge executable could not be found. The under-lying cause is a bug in the detection code TrueHD wrongfully thinking a file is indeed a TrueHD file while it actually is not – eg it’s happened with MPEG 2 video files, DTS files, H.264 / AVC files etc.

Still, several at enhancements and new features have been Implemented in thesis in days as well. Therefore this release is 8.8.0 and not 8.7.1.

Here’s the full ChangeLog since the previous release:

MKVToolNix GUI: “Run program after XYZ” Enhancement: added a button for executing the program right now as a test run. See # 1570.
MKVToolNix GUI: “Run program after XYZ” enhancement: an error message is shown if the program could not be executed. See # 1570.
MKVToolNix GUI: “Run program after XYZ” enhancement: any leading spaces in the executable path are removed in order to make copying and pasting less error-prone.
MKVToolNix GUI: “Run program after XYZ” bug fix: the paths used in the variables and the executable are converted to the native platforms path separators. This fixes compatibility with Windows applications That do not support the use of forward slashes in path names like eg VLC. See # 1570.
mkvpropedit: enhancement: mkvpropedit will accept terminology variants or ISO 639-2 language codes and convert them to the bibliographic variants automatically. Implements # 1565.
MKVToolNix GUI: enhancement: the GUI’s default font size is now scaled with the screen’s DPI and is at least 9 points high (up from eight). Additionally on Windows “Segoe UI” All which is Windows’ default user interface font is used Instead of the default provided by Qt, “MS Shell Dlg 2”.
MKVToolNix GUI: enhancement: the user can select the font family and size for the GUI in the preferences.
mkvmerge: bug fix: Fixed TrueHD detection both as raw streams as well as inside other contains if the stream does not start with a TrueHD sync frame.
MKVToolNix GUI: new merge tool feature: added a layout for the track properties where they’re on the right of the files / tracks lists in two columns fixed. Implements # 1526.
mkvmerge: bug fix: fixed a mis-detection of an MPEG-2 video elementary stream as a TrueHD file-which then Caused a segmentation fault. Fixes # 1559.
mkvmerge: bug fix: Matroska attachments with the same name, size, and MIME type were not constantly output file identification.
MKVToolNix GUI merge tool enhancement: added a column to the “attachments” tab containing the file size.
MKVToolNix GUI: enhancement: pressing the insert key When the focus is on the merge tool’s source files or attachments list, on the chapter editor’s chapter list or on the header editor’s list will invoke the correspondance thing action for adding elements To that list.
MKVToolNix GUI merge tool bug fix: when using one of the “select all tracks (or type …)” actions the “Properties” column did not show the selection.
MKVToolNix GUI: new feature: Implemented adding, changing and removing attachments in bestaande Matroska files as part of the header editor. Implements # 1533.

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