How to Install MKVToolNix 9.6.0 on Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10 via PPA

MKVToolNix 9.6.0 was released on November 30, 2016 and the MKVToolNix PPA is updated for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10 and 14.04.

MKVToolNix is a free open-source MKV manipulation tool, available for Linux, Mac, BSD and Windows. MKVToolNix is mainly composed of mkvmerge, mkvextract, mkvinfo, mmg and mkvpropedit. They allow you to do the following tasks.

  • Extract streams from MKV files
  • Display detailed info about MKV files
  • Merge multiple MKV streams into one
  • Split MKV files
  • Edit the properties of a MKV file

MKVToolNix support many formats, including H.264/AVC, RealVideo, Theora, VP8/VP9, MP2, MP3, AC3, raw PCM, AAC, OGG Vorbis, TrueAudio, ALAC, FLAC, WavPack, Opus, SSA, ASS, Kate, VobSub, and USF.

Major changes in version 9.6.0 are as follows:

  • Added support for HDMV TextST Subtitles.
  • fix for an endless loop issue in mkvmerge.
  • Enhanced multiplexer functionality in MKVToolNix GUI.
  • Various other improvements

This tutorial is going to show you how to install MKVToolNix on Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10, 14.04, Linux Mint, Elementary OS via PPA.

Installing on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS Using the MKVToolNix PPA

MKVToolNix is included in Ubuntu software repository but it’s version 9.3.1. If you want to use the latest and greatest version as quickly as possible, follow the below instructions to install it from PPA.

Fire up a terminal window (Ctrl+Alt+T) and issue the following 3 commands to add MKVToolNix PPA, update local package index and install the software.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:djcj/mkvtoolnix

sudo apt update

sudo apt install mkvtoolnix

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Once installed, you can start MKVToolNix GUI from Unity Dash or your preferred app launcher.

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MKVToolNix GUI 9.6.0 Running on Ubuntu 16.10

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That’s it!

I hope this tutorial helped you to install MKVToolNix on Ubuntu, Linux Mint and Elementary OS. As always, if you found this post useful, then subscribe to our free newsletter. You can also follow us on Google+Twitter or like our Facebook page. Thanks for visiting!

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