MKVToolNix 24.0.0 Released! How to Install it in Ubuntu 18.04

June 12, 2018

MKVToolNix 24.0.0, free and open-source Matroska software, was released 2 days ago. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.10.

MKVToolNix 24.0.0 “Beyond The Pale” release highlights:

  • mkvmerge: MP4 reader: improved the detection of edit lists consisting of two identical entries, each spanning the file’s duration as given in the movie header atom.
  • mkvmerge: JSON identification: the “display unit” video track property is now reported as ‘display_unit’.
  • mkvmerge, mkvextract: AVC/h.264: empty NALUs will now be removed.
  • mkvextract: VobSub extraction: empty SPU packets will now be dropped during extraction
  • mkvmerge: E-AC-3 parser: fixed determining the number of channels for streams that contain an AC-3 core with dependent E-AC-3 frames.
  • Updated Niels Lohmann’s JSON library to v3.1.1.
  • Updated pugixml library to v1.9.
  • Various bug-fixes.

How to Install MKVToolNix 24.0.0 in Ubuntu:

The official apt repository offers the latest packages for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.10, and Ubuntu 18.04 so far.

Open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching it from app launcher. When it opens, do following steps:

1. Run command to add the repository:

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb https://mkvtoolnix.download/ubuntu/ $(lsb_release -sc) main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/bunkus.org.list'

Replace $(lsb_release -sc) with xenial for Linux Mint 18.x. And input your password (no visual feedback while typing) when it prompts and hit Enter.

2. Then install the key:

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

3. Finally either upgrade the software via Software Updater (Update Manager):

or run command to install the software packages:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install mkvtoolnix mkvtoolnix-gui

Uninstall:

To remove the repository, launch Software & Updates utility and navigate to Other Software tab.

To remove MKVToolNix, use Synaptic Package Manager or run following command:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove mkvtoolnix mkvtoolnix-gui

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2 responses to MKVToolNix 24.0.0 Released! How to Install it in Ubuntu 18.04

  1. E: The repository ‘http://mkvtoolnix.download/ubuntu/bionic ./ Release’ does not have a Release file.
    N: Updating from such a repository can’t be done securely, and is therefore disabled by default.
    N: See apt-secure(8) manpage for repository creation and user configuration details.
    W: Target Packages (Packages) is configured multiple times in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/bunkus.org.list:1 and /etc/apt/sources.list.d/bunkus.org.list:2
    W: Target Translations (en_US) is configured multiple times in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/bunkus.org.list:1 and /etc/apt/sources.list.d/bunkus.org.list:2
    W: Target Translations (en) is configured multiple times in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/bunkus.org.list:1 and /etc/apt/sources.list.d/bunkus.org.list:2
    W: Target Packages (Packages) is configured multiple times in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/bunkus.org.list:1 and /etc/apt/sources.list.d/bunkus.org.list:3
    W: Target Translations (en_US) is configured multiple times in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/bunkus.org.list:1 and /etc/apt/sources.list.d/bunkus.org.list:3
    W: Target Translations (en) is configured multiple times in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/bunkus.org.list:1 and /etc/apt/sources.list.d/bunkus.org.list:3

    can u help, pls?

    • The repository line has changed. Please run command to remove the old repo line:

      sudo rm -rf /etc/apt/sources.list.d/bunkus.org.list

      Then re-do the steps to install MKVToolNix.