How To Install MKVToolNix 7.8.0 On Fedora 21, Fedora 20 And Derivative Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, MKVToolNix is a Matroska (mkv) multimedia manipulation tool pack. You can edit mkv video files, split files, sync audio with video.

It contains the following command-line tools:

  • mkvmerge – a tool for creating Matroska files from other formats
  • mkvinfo – a tool that the users to get information about the tracks in a Matroska file
  • mkvextract – a tool that extracts tracks from Matroska files to other formats

The latest version available is MKVToolNix 7.8.0, which has been recently released, coming with the below fixes:

  • implemented support for DTS Express
  • added a more detailed description for DTS audio tracks
  • added a Swedish translation

In this article I will show you how to install MKVToolNix 7.8.0 on Fedora 21 and Fedora 20 systems.

Because it is available via the RPMFusion repository, installing MKVToolNix 7.8.0 on the latest Fedora systems is easy. All you have to do is add the repository to your system and install the mkvtoolnix and mkvtoolnix-gui packages. Like this:

$ su -c 'yum localinstall --nogpgcheck http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm'
$ sudo yum update
$ sudo yum install mkvtoonix mkvtoolnix-gui

Optional, to remove mkvtoolnix, do:

$ sudo yum remove mkvtoonix mkvtoolnix-gui

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