Install MKVToolNix 18.0.0 on Ubuntu 17.04 / 16.04 / CentOS 7.x / Fedora

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Install MKVToolNix on Ubuntu


In this tutorial i will show you how to install the latest version of MKVToolNix 18.0.0 in Ubuntu 16.04 and higher versions.


MKVToolNix recently released a new version 18.0.0 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 18.0.0 on November 11, 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.

Changelog in this version 18.0.0

New Features:

  • build system: when building with clang v3.8.0 or newer, `configure` will no longer restrict optimization flags to `-O1` and use `-O3` again (older versions of clang suffered from excessive memory usage with higher optimization levels).
  • build system: when building with mingw 7.2.0 or newer, `configure` will no longer restrict optimization flags to `-O2` and use `-O3` again (older versions of mingw suffered from bugs such as segmentation faults with higher optimization levels).
  • build system: stack protection is enabled when building with clang 3.5.0 or newer on all platforms.
  • mkvmerge: AVC & HEVC ES parsers: performance improvements by copying much less memory around.
  • mkvmerge: tags: reintroduced a workaround for non-compliant files with tags that do not contain the mandatory `SimpleTag` element. This workaround was removed during code refactoring in release v15.0.0.
  • GUI: multiplexer: the "AAC is SBR/HE-AAC/AAC+" checkbox in the "audio properties" section will be disabled if the functionality is not implemented for the selected track's codec & container.
  • GUI: multiplexer: the "reduce to core" checkbox in the "audio properties" section will be disabled if the functionality is not implemented for the selected track's codec.

Bugfixes

  • mkvmerge: AAC ADTS parser: fixed interpretation of the `channel_configuration` header element for ADTS files that do not contain a program configuration element: value 7 means 7.1 channels.
  • mkvmerge: Matroska identification: the `date_local` and `date_utc` attributes will only be output if the identified Matroska file actually contains the "date" header field.
  • mkvmerge: WebVTT: mkvmerge did not recognize timestamp lines if the hours components were absent.
  • mkvpropedit, GUI's header editor: the `date` header field won't be added automatically anymore whenever the segment info section is edited and the `date` element is either deleted or not present in the first place.

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 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 18.0.0
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 25-26

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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