How To Install MKVToolnix 7.1 On Ubuntu 14.04, Debian Jessie, Debian Wheezy 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.

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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 7.1, which has been recently released, coming with the below fixes:

  • Enhancement: SSA/ASS: in addition to semicolons comments can now start with exclamation marks, too
  • Fix: Selecting the root of the chapter editor tree will disable the language/country inputs properly as changing those fields doesn’t make sense for the root
  • Fix: if MKVToolNix on Windows is residing in a directory containing non-ASCII characters then translations weren’t found
  • Fix: If a single subtitle track contains two or more entries at the same timecode then the cue duration and cue relative position elements written were wrong

In this article I will show you how to install MKVToolNix 7.1 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr,  Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Peppermint Five, Deepin 2014, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2.0, Debian Jessie, Debian Wheezy and other Ubuntu 14.04 derivative systems.

Because it is available via PPA or repository, installing MKVToolNix 7.1 on Ubuntu, Debian and derivative systems is easy. All you have to do is add the repository to your system, download and import the key, update the local repository index and install the mkvtoolnix and mkvtoolnix-gui. Like this:

$ wget -q -O - | sudo apt-key add -
$ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb ./" >> /etc/apt/sources.list'
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install mkvtoolnix mkvtoolnix-gui

Optional, to remove mkvtoolnix and mkvtoolnix-gui, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove mkvtoolnix mkvtoolnix-gui

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