Install MKVToolNix 12.0.0 on Ubuntu 17.04 / 16.04 / CentOS 7.x / Fedora 24

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MKVToolNix recently released a new version 12.0.0 and users are recommended to upgrade to this version because of bugfixes.


MKVToolNix is an open source software to create, alter and inspect Matroska files. MKVToolNix is available to end users as graphical and command line

It is a cross-platform tool and it is available on most commonly used Linux, MacOSX, and windows, and it supports a large number of audio and subtitle formats recently they have released a stable version 12.0.0 on May 20, 2017

Audio and subtitle supported formats

H.264/AVC, RealVideo, Theora, VP8/VP9, MP2, MP3, AC3, raw PCM, AAC, OGG Vorbis, TrueAudio, ALAC, FLAC, WavPack, Opus, SSA, ASS, Kate, VobSub, and USF.
In this tutorial, I will show you how to install the latest version of MKVToolNix 12.0.0  in Ubuntu 16.04 and higher versions.

Changelog in this version 12.0.0

New Features:
  • MKVToolNix GUI: the key combination Ctrl+Shift+Space will now toggle the selection of the current item in all tree views where multiple selectionsare allowed.
  • MKVToolNix GUI: chapter editor: added the extension `*.cue` (for cue sheet-files) to the "open chapter file" dialog.
  • mkvmerge: cue sheet parser: if the cue sheet contains a non-empty `TITLE`entry and if no other segment title has been set yet, then the segment title will be set to the cue sheet's `TITLE` value.
  • mkvmerge, MKVToolNix GUI (multiplexer): added an option `--no-date` that prevents the "date" field from being written to the segment information headers.
  • mkvpropedit, MKVToolNix GUI: header editor: added support for editing the "date" segment information field.
For the detailed changelog refer this link

Installation steps

For Ubuntu


Step 1: Add the MKVToolNix public key
wget -q -O - https://mkvtoolnix.download/gpg-pub-moritzbunkus.txt | sudo apt-key add -
Step 2: Add the package according to your distribution

For Ubuntu 16.04
echo deb http://mkvtoolnix.download/ubuntu/xenial/ ./ >/etc/apt/sources.list.d/bunkus.org.list
For Ubuntu 16.10
echo deb http://mkvtoolnix.download/ubuntu/yakkety/ ./ >/etc/apt/sources.list.d/bunkus.org.list
For Ubuntu 17.04
echo deb http://mkvtoolnix.download/ubuntu/zesty/ ./ >/etc/apt/sources.list.d/bunkus.org.list
Step 3: Update the repos
sudo apt-get update
Step 4 : Install MKVToolNix 12.0.0
sudo apt-get install mkvtoolnix mkvtoolnix-gui

For CentOS / Redhat 7.X

Enable the EPEL repo and add the MKVToolNIX Rpm
sudo rpm -Uhv https://mkvtoolnix.download/centos/bunkus-org-repo-2-3.noarch.rpm && sudo yum install mkvtoolnix

For Fedora 24-25

Add the RPM to your base machine and install it
sudo rpm -Uhv https://mkvtoolnix.download/fedora/bunkus-org-repo-2-3.noarch.rpm && sudo dnf install mkvtoolnix
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