Description: OK. With the release of MKVtools 3, this is where it starts to get confusing, especially for users of previous versions of MKVtools. That version has been split into three new applications, all version 3. (See here for a list of the new apps and the reason for the split).
This is a new and improved version of MKVtools, which will focus on what the original version of MKVtools was not very good at - the creation and editing of MKV files. It will not, however, create MP4 or AVI files. As the name might imply, MP4tools is a graphical interface for a variety of tools useful for processing video files.
If you have found yourself here looking for MKVtools to convert videos to either MP4 or AVI videos, then you should download either M4tools or AVItools, not MKVtools. If you are a user of the original version of MKVtools and are looking for updates, see here.
Features: Convert from a variety of video file formats like MKV, MP4, OGM and AVI into MKV videos.. Can convert most videos without having to re-encode the video track and/or the audio track, so processing takes minutes instead of hours and no quality is lost. Simplified, intuitive user interface that takes the guess work out of processing MKV videos. Ability to convert various surround sound audio to 5.1 AC3 or 5.1 AAC. Intuitively select desired video, audio and/or subtitle tracks to process, with the ability to verify the selections using video preview. Define presets for one step automated encoding and track selections settings. Burn (i.e., hard code) subtitle tracks into the video, or mux (soft subtitles) from internal tracks or from external subtitle files commonly found on the internet. Control the font, size and positioning of the embedded subtitles. Split MKV videos into segments of a specified file size or by start/end time. Turn off an MKV video's header removal compression to allow more compatibility with playback and editing. Join MKV videos. Extract the selected tracks from MKV videos as individual video and/or audio files. Add jobs to a queue either individually or in batches via drag and drop so you can process multiple files overnight (registered copies only). Apply one setting to a group of files for easy batch creations (registered copies only). Enter a "Watch Mode" for which MKVtools will process all videos place in a defined folder (registered copies only).
System Requirements MKVtools is Intel-only and requires Mac OS X 10.6.x or later. It has been tested on a MacBook Pro and a Mac Pro with no known issues.
Version History 3.0 - 1/27/12 (changes from MKVtools 2.4.7)
* Initial release of the rebranded version of MKVtools which incorporates all MKV related features of the original version and ... * Added the ability to create MKV videos from multiple video formats * Added the ability to join MKV videos * The Quick Tab has been removed to be replaced by ... * Added user definable "presets" to automate which tracks are selected * Added user definable "presets" to automate conversion settings, including the option for letting MKVtools "guess" at the best settings * MKVtools can now be put in a watch mode, where it will monitor a "watch folder" and process any videos added to the folder using the presets * This application will NO LONGER create MP4 or AVI videos, use MP4tools or AVItools for that functionality * New registration system tied to the name of the original user account (admin or standard user) which will allow MKVtools to be registered on multiple and upgraded computers (as long as the computers share original account names). * Improved handling of SSA/ASS subtitles. * Added the capability to mux multiple audio and sub tracks * added toggle all video/audio/sub buttons * can now input mpeg 2 video tracks * dragging and dropping single audio tracks will add it to the current video * Various bug fixes.
Release name - download link : MKVtools - 3.0 [Intel/KG] courtesy of Special [K]