Install MKVToolNix 14.0.0 on Ubuntu 17.04 / 16.04 / CentOS 7.x / Fedora 24

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MKVToolNix recently released a new version 14.0.0 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 14.0.0 on July 23, 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 14.0.0

New Features:
  • mkvmerge: AAC: implemented support for AAC with 960 samples per frame.
  • mkvmerge: identification: if the encoding/character set of a text subtitle track is known (e.g. because a byte order mark is present in the file), then it will be output during identification as the `encoding` property.
  • mkvmerge: WAV reader: added support for Wave64 files.
  • mkvmerge: mkvpropedit, MKVToolNix GUI (chapter editor): added support for chapters in WebM files that is spec-compliant by removing all tag elements not supported by the WebM spec.
  • mkvpropedit: added support for tags in WebM files that is spec-compliant by removing all tag elements not supported by the WebM spec.
  • MKVToolNix GUI: multiplexer: if the encoding/character set of a subtitle track cannot be changed, the GUI will deactivate the "subtitle character set" drop-down box and ignore changes to it when multiple tracks are selected. Additionally, if the track's encoding is known and cannot be changed (e.g. due to a byte order mark in the file), that encoding will be selected in the drop-down box automatically. Both changes signal to the user that she doesn't have to take care of the encoding herself.
  • MKVToolNix GUI: chapter editor: added a function to the "additional modifications" dialog for calculating and setting the end timestamps.
  • MKVToolNix GUI: changed the shortcuts for switching between the various tools from `Alt+number` (e.g. `Alt+1` for the multiplexer tool) to `Ctrl+Alt+number` in order to avoid clashing with Windows' input method for arbitrary characters (pressing and holding `Alt` and typing the codepoint on the number pad).
  • MKVToolNix GUI: added a "Window" menu and entries with shortcuts for selecting the next (`Ctrl+F6`) respectively previous tab (`Ctrl+Shift+F6`) in the current tool.
  • MKVToolNix GUI: on Windows the GUI will now determine the default font to use by querying Windows for the default UI/message box font instead of using the hardcoded `Segoe UI`.
  • translations: added a Romanian translation of the programs by Daniel.
For the detailed changelog refer this link

Installation steps

For Ubuntu

Step 1: Add the MKVToolNix public key
wget -q -O - | sudo apt-key add -
Step 2: Add the package according to your distribution

For Ubuntu 16.04
echo deb ./ >/etc/apt/sources.list.d/
For Ubuntu 16.10
echo deb ./ >/etc/apt/sources.list.d/
For Ubuntu 17.04
echo deb ./ >/etc/apt/sources.list.d/
Step 3: Update the repos
sudo apt-get update
Step 4: Install MKVToolNix 14.0.0
sudo apt-get install mkvtoolnix mkvtoolnix-gui

For CentOS / Redhat 7.X

Enable the EPEL repo and add the MKVToolNIX Rpm
sudo rpm -Uhv && sudo yum install mkvtoolnix

For Fedora 24-25

Add the RPM to your base machine and install it 
sudo rpm -Uhv && sudo dnf install mkvtoolnix
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