Install ‘MKVToolNix’ 6.2.0 on Ubuntu 13.04, 12.10, 12.04 LTS

‘ MKVToolNix’ is the official ‘Matroska’ multimedia container manipulation utility. It lets you add/remove various types of audio/video tracks, change a lot of settings (including audio/video sync adjusting), split file’s content etc.

Recently, it was updated to 6.2.0 version, which according to the developer, includes a fix that reduces the memory consumption by a lot, although it doesn’t bring any new features.

If you use it often, then you might want to consider upgrading to this latest version. If you use Ubuntu, then please follow the below instructions to do so.

mkvmerge-gui-6.2.0-running-on-Ubuntu-13.04
The GUI tool for manipulating ‘Matroska’ files …

Step 1:

Open your Terminal window & enter the below command.

wget -O - http://www.bunkus.org/gpg-pub-moritzbunkus.txt | sudo apt-key add -

Step 2:

Then enter the below command.

sudo -i gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

This will open the ‘apt-get’ package manager’s software repository configuration file. And we’re going to add the repository of ‘MKVToolNix’ to it.

Step 3: 

For Ubuntu 13.04 users …

Now, simply copy the below text fields & paste them, at the end of a new line, on the opened configuration file (shown below).

deb http://www.bunkus.org/ubuntu/raring/ ./
deb-src http://www.bunkus.org/ubuntu/raring/ ./

Adding-MKVToolNix-6.2.0-repositories-to-apt-get

For Ubuntu 12.10 users …

If you use Ubuntu 12.10, then copy & paste the below text instead.

deb http://www.bunkus.org/ubuntu/quantal/ ./
deb-src http://www.bunkus.org/ubuntu/quantal/ ./

For Ubuntu 12.04 LTS users …

If you use Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, then copy & paste the following.

deb http://www.bunkus.org/ubuntu/precise/ ./
deb-src http://www.bunkus.org/ubuntu/precise/ ./

Once done, save your changes (by clicking on the ‘Save’ button of course) & close the ‘apt-get’ configuration file window.

Step 4:

Then enter the below command to install it.

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install mkvtoolnix-gui

That’s it. Installing it on other GNU/Linux distributions is also pretty easy. For those instructions, please follow the instructions on this page.

An RHCE, 'Linux' user with 14+ years of experience. Extreme lover of Linux and FOSS. He is passionate to test every Linux distribution & compare with the previous release to write in-depth articles to help the FOSS community.

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