How to Install MKVToolNix 9.9.0 in Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10

February 22, 2017

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MKVToolNix, the free and open source Matroska libraries and tools, has reached the 9.9.0 release a few days ago. Here’s how to install it via PPA in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10, and Linux Mint 18.

MKVToolNix 9.9.0 release highlights:

  • chapter editor: added a character set selection in the preferences for text files.
  • multiplexer: added a column “character set” to the “tracks, chapters and tags” list view showing the currently selected character set for that track.
  • mkvmerge: added an –engage option “all_i_slices_are_key_frames”
  • mkvmerge: MP4 reader: “ctts” version 1 atoms are now supported.
  • DVB subtitle tracks whose CodecPrivate data now is up to the proper five bytes long
  • Various MP4 input module fixes and other fixes.

How to Install MKVToolNix 9.9.0 via PPA:

The new release is available in its official Linux repository for Ubuntu 16.04, and Ubuntu 16.10.

1. Open terminal from your app launcher or via Ctrl+Alt+T shortcut key. When it opens, run command to add the key:

wget -q -O - https://mkvtoolnix.download/gpg-pub-moritzbunkus.txt | sudo apt-key add -

Type in your password (no visual feedback), and hit enter

mkvtoolnix-key

2. Then go to System Settings -> Software & Updates -> Other Software tab, click Add and paste following line to add the official repository:

deb http://mkvtoolnix.download/ubuntu/ xenial main

replace xenial (16.04) with yakkety for Ubuntu 16.10.

add-mkvtoolnix-repo

3. Finally you’re able to upgrade MKVToolNix from previous release via Software Updater

upgrade-mkvtoolnix

Or install it via commands:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install mkvtoolnix mkvtoolnix-gui

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2 responses to How to Install MKVToolNix 9.9.0 in Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10

  1. version 9.9.0 not work in Ubuntu 10.04 or 14.04?