MKVToolNix v9.1.0 released

Hey,

here's another release of MKVToolNix. Several bugs have been fixed. A
rather important one is an update to the JSON library used which fixes
immense memory consumption when loading stored settings (e.g. a ~500
KB JSON file leading to consumption of more than 2 GB of memory).

Enhancements include support for WebVTT subtitles, much improved
support for teletext subtitles in MPEG transport streams and several
more fields in the JSON/verbose identification formats.

There have been no changes for package maintainers since the previous
release.

Here are the usual links:

…to the source code: http://mkvtoolnix.download/source.html
…to the binaries: http://mkvtoolnix.download/downloads.html

The Windows and Mac OS binaries are available. Most of the Linux
binaries are still being built and will be available in a couple of
hours.

Here's the full ChangeLog since v9.0.1:

----------------------------------------------------------------------
2016-04-23  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz <at> bunkus.org>

        * Released v9.1.0 "Little Earthquakes".

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Windows only swiss army knife for Matroska files

I'm in the process of developing a couple of apps that should be useful for people working with Matroska
files and I'm looking for some beta testers.  Note that these are Windows only apps.  The apps are:

ReadMKVDefs - This just takes the information on MKV elements and presents it in a little easier to use
format with search capabilities.  See http://www.danhinsley.com/downloads/ReadMKVDefs.jpg .

MKVInfo - I tried to combine MKVInfo/MKValidator/Hex Editor into one package.  See
http://www.danhinsley.com/downloads/MKVInfo.jpg .  What it provides is:

	Graphic display of MKV elements
	Save information to either a text or an XML file
	Go to an address in the file and highlight the element the address is contained in
	Search by element name, ID or raw data (text, Unicode text, or hex bytes)
	A hex editor where you can display and edit the file

Now it's very much alpha at this point.  Things work but I need to do some work on the UI and more testing
(particularly on how it handles corrupted files), but I think it's useful in its current state.	

So if you're interested, let me know and I'll point you to it.  It will be open source and I'll host it on github
once I think it's in a reasonably stable condition.

Dan

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MKVToolNix v9.0.1 released

Hey,

due to two nasty bugs in v9.0.0 I've decided to release a hotfix with
v9.0.1 today. The first bug is a regression from v8.9.0 in the code
handling character sets for text subtitle files. The other bug is in
the new code for generating chapters automatically.

As the prior release v9.0.0 is only two days old I'm including
v9.0.0's full release announcement here:

Here's another release of MKVToolNix. There were tons of bug fixes all
over the place. The most important one is probably in the HEVC handler
which won't drop certain SEI NALUs anymore. This was a regression
introduced in v8.7.0.

A change a lot of users of Windows and Mac OS will hopefully welcome
is that mkvinfo launches with its GUI by default now unless the option
"--no-gui" is given. Users of these two OSes often start mkvinfo by
clicking on the executable instead of using start menu entries making
adding the parameter "--gui" somewhat difficult. The behavior for
other OSes has not been changed.

One of the new features is mkvmerge's capability to generate chapters
automatically whenever a new file is appended. Additionally it can
also generate chapters in fixed intervals. This can be turned on in
the GUI, of course.

There's one change for package maintainers: a Korean translation of
the programs and the man pages has been added.

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MKVToolNix v9.0.0 released

Hey,

here's another release of MKVToolNix. There were tons of bug fixes all
over the place. The most important one is probably in the HEVC handler
which won't drop certain SEI NALUs anymore. This was a regression
introduced in v8.7.0.

A change a lot of users of Windows and Mac OS will hopefully welcome
is that mkvinfo launches with its GUI by default now unless the option
"--no-gui" is given. Users of these two OSes often start mkvinfo by
clicking on the executable instead of using start menu entries making
adding the parameter "--gui" somewhat difficult. The behavior for
other OSes has not been changed.

One of the new features is mkvmerge's capability to generate chapters
automatically whenever a new file is appended. Additionally it can
also generate chapters in fixed intervals. This can be turned on in
the GUI, of course.

There's one change for package maintainers: a Korean translation of
the programs and the man pages has been added.

Here are the usual links:

…to the source code: http://mkvtoolnix.download/source.html
…to the binaries: http://mkvtoolnix.download/downloads.html

The Windows and Mac OS binaries are available. Most of the Linux
binaries are still being built and will be available in a couple of
hours.
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Question about mandatory entries

So if I look at the specifications at https://matroska.org/technical/specs/index.html, there are
elements that are mandatory, that don't seem to be in most mkv files, and that mkvalidator doesn't call
out.  

For example, FlagEnabled, FlagForced and TrackTimecodeScale in the TrackEntry element.  Are these
really mandatory, and if not is there a better spec that says which elements are really mandatory?

Dan

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MKVToolNix v8.9.0 released

Hey,

Development speed has slowed down a little in the last couple of
days. Nevertheless today's release v8.9.0 contains a lot of bug fixes
and enhancements.

There's one small change for package maintainers: a Polish translation
of the man pages has been added.

Here are the usual links:

…to the source code: http://mkvtoolnix.download/source.html
…to the binaries: http://mkvtoolnix.download/downloads.html

The Windows and Mac OS binaries are available. Most of the Linux
binaries are still being built and will be available in a couple of
hours.

Here's the full ChangeLog since v8.8.0:

----------------------------------------------------------------------
2016-02-21  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz <at> bunkus.org>

        * Released v8.9.0.

        * MKVToolNix GUI: the default font size adjustment has been
        deactivated for the time being as it causes problems on high DPI
        displays. See #1602.

        * MKVToolNix GUI: bug fix: ampersands (&) in file names were shown
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[RFC] Documentary presenter tagging

Hi,

The official tag list is mostly done for music and fictional movies, and
it seems there is some lack with documentary films/TV report: there is
no way to tag the name of the presenter. I've evaluated the use of the
ACTOR tag, but it doesn't point out the additional journalist work.

I suggest we add PRESENTER or ANNOUNCER in the official tag list. It
should be used to name the person who host information (nonfiction)
documentary or TV/radio/web show.
Any comment or suggestion?

--

-- 

Pierre

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Moritz Bunkus | 10 Jan 11:33 2016
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MKVToolNix v8.8.0 released

Hey,

a new year, a new release – v8.8.0. Only ten 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 couldn't be found. The underlying cause
is a bug in the TrueHD detection code wrongfully thinking a file is
indeed a TrueHD file while it actually isn't – e.g. it's happened with
MPEG 2 video files, DTS files, h.264/AVC files etc.

Still, several enhancements and new features have been implemented in
these ten days as well. Therefore this release is 8.8.0 and not 8.7.1.

Nothing has changed for package maintainers compared to v8.7.0.

Here are the usual links:

…to the source code: http://mkvtoolnix.download/source.html
…to the binaries: http://mkvtoolnix.download/downloads.html

The Windows and Mac OS binaries are available. Most of the Linux
binaries are still being built and will be available in a couple of
hours.

Here's the full ChangeLog since v8.7.0:

----------------------------------------------------------------------
2016-01-10  Moritz Bunkus  <moritz <at> bunkus.org>

        * Released v8.8.0.
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Sebastian G. | 31 Dec 18:19 2015
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make mkvalidator show the processed filename and output to file

Hi,

I'm on Windows and when I do

> CMD /k C:\mkvalidator\mkvalidator.exe $path\$filename.ext

I get:
> WRN0D0: There are 5126 bytes of void data
>
> mkvalidator 0.5.0: the file appears to be valid
>
> file created with [...]

if I add --details, it tells me about the tracks.

There is nothing that tells me which file I just checked. What do I have
to do to see what file the report is about?

I don't type $path\$filename, so I don't know for which file the report is.

Also I fail to write the results to a file.

When I do:
> dir > C:\test\dir.txt
I get a dir.txt with the directory contents as a list. Nothing is output
in the CMD window (console window).

When I do:
> C:\mkvalidator\mkvalidator.exe $path\$filename.ext >
C:\mkvalidator\log.txt
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Moritz Bunkus | 31 Dec 14:15 2015
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MKVToolNix v8.7.0 released

Hey,

here's the last release for this year: 8.7.0. This release contains a
more even mix of bug fixes and enhancements. One area that has
received special attention is the HEVC/h.265 code where multiple
issues have been fixed. I strongly urge everyone to upgrade if you're
dealing with HEVC/h.265 in Matroska.

The enhancements and new features include:

✓ a reworked preferences dialog in the GUI
✓ a rather flexible method of running arbitrary programs after the GUI
  has finished a job or the whole queue
✓ more items output in verbose & JSON identification modes
✓ more options for dealing with attachments and track statistics tags
  in mkvpropedit

I've also decided to revert the change to writing byte order marks
(BOMs) for UTF-8 encoded files that was introduced in the last
release. This was due to user feedback. A common workflow is to
extract subtitles to an extern file, to edit them somehow and to mux
the back. On Windows this became annoying without BOMs: the extracted
text files are UTF-8, but mkvmerge defaults to Windows' own locale
when reading text files – unless a BOM is found.

Another change I've reverted due to user feedback is the removal of
several ISO 639-2 codes for very old languages. Certain users have
used those codes to indicate variations to the default language, and
the earlier removal broke this workflow.

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Marcos Bueno | 21 Dec 14:44 2015

Subtitle

Hello,

I have a file in .mkv format and would like to add a subtitle on it.

The problem is when I send to Youtube for example, the legend does not appear

What should I do?

Thank you.
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