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    Open Source MKVToolnix Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to MKVToolnix is FFmpeg. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to MKVToolnix and nine of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to MKVToolnix are MP4Tools, MKVExtractGUI, Video Transcoder and gMKVExtractGUI.

    MKVToolnix is mainly a Video Converter but alternatives to it may also be Video Editors or Audio Converters. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of MKVToolnix.
    This page was last updated Nov 29, 2021
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    MKVToolnix is a set of tools to create, alter and inspect Matroska files under Linux, other Unices and Windows. They do for...
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    1. FFmpeg is the leading multimedia framework, able to decode, encode, transcode, mux, demux, stream, filter and play pretty much anything that humans and machines have created. It supports the most obscure ancient formats up to the cutting edge.
      Almost everyone thinks FFmpeg is a great alternative to MKVToolnix.
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      MP4Tools is a collection of cross-platform free tools to manipulate MP4 files. It contains following applications:


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      This is a GUI frontend for mkvextract from MKVToolnix. It will extract the tracks of a Matroska video and audio files.
      Most users think MKVExtractGUI is a great alternative to MKVToolnix.
    2. Video Transcoder is an application which uses the open source program ffmpeg to transcode video files from one format to another. By selecting the video to process, details for the video are provided and the desired settings can be configured.
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      A GUI for mkvextract utility (part of MKVToolnix) which incorporates most (if not all) functionality of mkvextract and mkvinfo utilities.


    3. Subler is a Mac OS X application that opens media containers, allows you to add or remove media tracks inside them, and then saves them out again. In the specialized language of the video world, Subler is a “transcoder” or “demuxer” depending on how you use it.
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      SmartLabs tsMuxeR – the software utility to create TS and M2TS files for IP broadcasting as well as for viewing at hardware video players (i.e., Dune HD Ultra, Sony Playstation3 and others).
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      Easy to use and elegant multimedia video converter / FFmpeg GUI front-end based on Qt5.

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      The official website is dead, and the last version is from March 2020.

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      optimizeVideo is just a simple wrapper around ffmpeg, but that saves a lot of guessing. It analyzes the contents of a target video file, and sets the conversion parameters according to Google standards.
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