Install MKVToolNix 13.0.0 on Ubuntu 17.04 / 16.04 / CentOS 7.x / Fedora 24

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MKVToolNix recently released a new version 13.0.0 and users are recommended to upgrade to this version, because of bugfixes and new features added to this release.


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 13.0.0 on June 25, 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 in Ubuntu 16.04 and higher versions

Changelog in this version 13.0.0

New Features:
  • mkvmerge: MPEG-TS reader: information about multiple programs will be output as container properties during verbose/JSON identification.
  • MKVToolNix GUI: multiplex tool: added a column "program" to the tracks list. Certain container types such as MPEG transport streams can contain multiple programs. The new column will contain the service name (think TV station names such as "arte HD") for such streams.
  • MKVToolNix GUI: multiplex tool: the dialog asking the user what to do with dropped files (add to current settings, add to new settings etc.) now remembers the previous decision and defaults to it the next time it’s shown.
  • MKVToolNix GUI: tabs can now be closed by pressing the middle mouse button.
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 13.0.0
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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