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MKVToolPack 2


Mac software MKVToolPack 2




Isn't it time to produce your own Matroska video files with your Mac or what?  MKVToolPack is back with a new user interface!  MKVToolPack is all about Matroska-container movies.  It allows the user to rip raw stream tracks of Matroska-container movies.  You can use MKVToolPack to repackage these raw stream tracks into MP4 movies.  If you already have raw media tracks, use MKVToolPack to create your own MKV movies.  Or use MKVToolPack to split one Matroska movie file into multiple segments, combine split segments into a complete, independent movie file.

Why should we use the Matroska format in the first place?  Matroska is a multimedia container format like AVI, MOV, MP4 and MPEG.  Unlike MPEG, for which you pay a few bucks for every Mac purchase, Matroska is an open-source media format.  The best part is that Matroska supports a wide range of audio, video and subtitle formats, and many people therefore find it better than AVI and MP4.




  • Unpack, UnpackAll: Rip raw audio/video/subtitle tracks of a Matroska-container movie
  • PackMP4: Repackage raw stream files into an MP4 movie for viewing
  • PackMOV: Edit MP4 movie files or other QuickTime-readable media formats
  • PackMKV: Repackage raw stream files into an independent Matroska-container movie
  • SplitMKV: Split a single Matroska-container movie file into multiple independent movie files
  • JoinMKV: Combine multiple MKV segments sharing the same specs into one complete, independent movie file



Mac software MKVToolPack 2






Mac software MKVToolPack 2

Ripping raw audio and video tracks of an imported MKV movie file


Mac software MKVToolPack 2

Repackaging a raw video stream file into an MP4 movie


Mac software MKVToolPack 2

Editing a QuickTime-readable movie file


Mac software MKVToolPack 2

Getting ready to split an MKV movie into multiple independent segments


Mac software MKVToolPack 2

Combining split movie segments into one independent clip


Mac software MKVToolPack 2

Repackaging raw audio and video stream files into a Matroska movie




Acceptable formats:


  • Unpack - MKV
  • UnpackAll - MKV
  • PackMP4 - M1V, M2V, H263, H264, 264, MP2, M2A, MP3, AAC, AMR, MPG, MPEG, OGG, SRT, SUB, TTXT, XML, SWF, M4A, FLC, FLAC, DTS, RM
  • PackMOV - 3G2, 3GP2, 3GP, 3GPP, DV, M4V, MOV, MP4
  • SplitMKV - MKV
  • JoinMKV - MKV




Demo/Trial version:


A demo/trial version is available.


  • Click on the button to download a demo/trial version of MKVToolPack 2 for Mac.  Mac video tutorials
    Each separate version will be available for Mac OS X 10.5 and 10.6 when you purchase a license.



System requirements:


  • 10.5 and 10.6 with Intel Mac only
  • QuickTime 7.5 (Not QuickTimeX) with no Pro upgrade is required




Purchasing MKVToolPack license:



Purchasing a single license of MKVToolPack 2.0



MKVToolPack is not currently available.






Version History:


2.1.3 to 2.1.5 (December 15, 2010)

  1. A set of measures is taken to enhance application's compatibility with Snow Leopard.
  2. The application remembers the location where it was last closed.
  3. A few other minor changes and fixes are made.


2.1.1 to 2.1.3 (November 26, 2010)

  1. A measure is taken to stop an occasional crash after the user quits the application.
  2. The user no longer has to hold down the Shift key to pause the ongoing movie under PackMOV.
  3. The user no longer has to manually play back a movie to change speeds under PackMOV.  By pressing Command + 0, Command + 1 ... + Command + 3, the movie will automatically start with the selected speed.
  4. Several other minor changes and fixes are made.


2.1.0 to 2.1.1 (September 29, 2010)

  1. The controls and methods that are to be deprecated in the future are replaced.
  2. Two separate versions are released: one for Mac OS 10.5 and the other for Mac OS 10.6
  3. A few minor changes are implemented.


2.1.0 to 2.1.0 (September 27, 2010)

  1. Many export requirements will now be validated. If a requirement is not met, a red icon appears with an explanation stated with Help Tag.
  2. PackMOV: A dropped movie will not be opened without QuickTime 7 for both Leopard and Snow Leopard users.
  3. All bevel buttons on the main window are replaced by pushbuttons, which are more reliable.
  4. Fix: The default file name ended with a period when the user clicked on the Select button to set a different destination under PackMKV, SplitMKV and JoinMKV.

    Mac software MKVToolPack 2


    Mac software MKVToolPack 2

    Mac software MKVToolPack 2    

    This release is made for Leopard (Mac OS 10.5) users.  This version will run under Snow Leopard to the extent that the user is able to export movies.  However, the application will put itself into an infinite loop after a movie export.  The problem is caused by the IDE (integrated development environment) program we use.


2.0.1 to 2.0.3 (April 25, 2010)

  1. Fix: The data size and video bit rate were incorrectly labeled under Unpack and UnpackAll.
  2. Fix: When a media file that has no video bit rate shown in the header is imported under Unpack, MKVToolPack will reject it.


2.0.0 to 2.0.1 (April 23, 2010)

  1. Fix: Import and export fields will stay uneditable after importing a movie under PackMKV.
  2. Fix: The resolution and frame rate were incorrectly labeled under Unpack and UnpackAll.


MKVToolPack is a product of MacHouse.