How to Install Mkvtoolnix GUI (Mkvmerge GUI) In Ubuntu – A Best MKV Editor for Linux

In this article, we are going to learn How to install mkvtoolnix gui (mkvmerge GUI) application in Ubuntu. It’s an open-source mkv editor application. mkvtoolnix is a package of various tools i.e. mkvextract, mmg, mkvinfo…etc…MKVtoolnix GUI was developed by Moritz Bunkus on the year 2003 using Ruby and C++ programming language and released under the GNU GPLv2 license. It’s a lightweight and feature-rich application. You have to follow some simple steps to install this application.

Now let’s have a look at features of mkvtoolnix gui (mkvmerge gui) mkv editor application :

  • It’s a cross-platform application comes for major operating system’s i.e. Linux, Microsoft Windows, macOS, FreeBSD.
  • This application supports various video file formats i.e. MPEG, MP4, AVI..etc…
  • MKVtoolnix gui (mkvmerge gui) supports almost 19 Languages.
  • Supported audio file formats are MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC…etc…
  • Available for both 32 Bit and 64 Bit operating systems.
  • Split and Merge MKV files.
  • Supported Subtitle formats are SSA, SRT…etc…

For more information and features you can visit the official website.

How to Install Mkvtoolnix GUI (Mkvmerge GUI) In Ubuntu – A Best MKV Editor for Linux

How to Install Mkvtoolnix GUI (Mkvmerge GUI) In Ubuntu – A Best MKV Editor for Linux

Follow the below steps to install mkvtoolnix gui (mkvmerge gui) in Ubuntu – a best mkv editor for Linux

Before starting the installation of mkvtoolnix GUI mkv editor app we have to install the official repository for that. To install the repository use the below command.

itsmarttricks@ubuntu:~$ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://mkvtoolnix.download/ubuntu/$(lsb_release -sc)/ ./" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/bunkus.org.list'

After installing the repository add the GPG key for mkvtoolnix GUI (mkvmerge gui) application using the below command.

itsmarttricks@ubuntu:~$ wget -q -O - https://mkvtoolnix.download/gpg-pub-moritzbunkus.txt | sudo apt-key add -
OK

After the above steps update the packages & repositories of Ubuntu using the below command to take effect.

itsmarttricks@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get update   # Update Packages & Repositories
Hit:1 http://ppa.launchpad.net/mystic-mirage/komodo-edit/ubuntu xenial InRelease                                                                     
Get:2 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security InRelease [102 kB]                                                                                              
Ign:3 http://mkvtoolnix.download/ubuntu/xenial ./ InRelease                                                                                                             
Hit:4 http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-mozilla-daily/ppa/ubuntu xenial InRelease                                                                                
Get:5 http://mkvtoolnix.download/ubuntu/xenial ./ Release [2,788 B]                                                                      
Hit:6 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease                                                                               
Get:7 http://mkvtoolnix.download/ubuntu/xenial ./ Release.gpg [833 B]
Fetched 150 kB in 2s (67.5 kB/s)
Reading package lists... Done

Now we are ready to install mkvtoolnix GUI mkv editor app. So let’s go ahead and install the same using below command.

itsmarttricks@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt install mkvtoolnix mkvtoolnix-gui   # Install the Package
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following additional packages will be installed:
  libboost-regex1.58.0
Suggested packages:
  mediainfo-gui
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  libboost-regex1.58.0 mkvtoolnix mkvtoolnix-gui
0 upgraded, 3 newly installed, 0 to remove and 237 not upgraded.
Need to get 6,875 kB of archives.
After this operation, 27.7 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y   ---> Enter 'y' to continue the installation

Also Read – How to Install Lightworks Video Editor in Ubuntu – A Best Free Video Editing Software for Linux

As you can see above we have successfully installed the mkvtoolnix GUI (mkvmerge GUI) application. Now to confirm the same follow the below command.

itsmarttricks@ubuntu:~$ sudo dpkg -l mkvtoolnix   # Confirm the installed Package
Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold
| Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
|/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name                                 Version                 Architecture            Description
+++-====================================-=======================-=======================-=============================================================================
ii  mkvtoolnix                           21.0.0-0~bunkus01       amd64                   Set of command-line tools to work with Matroska files

Now to open the application just type the command mkvtoolnix-gui on shell prompt. Refer to the command below.

itsmarttricks@ubuntu:~$ mkvtoolnix-gui   # Open the Application

You can also open the mkvtoolnix gui mkv editor app graphically using Search your computer box.

How To Uninstall Mkvtoolnix Gui (Mkvmerge Gui) On Ubuntu?

If you want to remove Mkvtoolnix Gui (Mkvmerge Gui) from your system, enter the following command.

itsmarttricks@ubuntu:~$ sudo dpkg -r mkvtoolnix-gui
(Reading database ... 210661 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing mkvtoolnix-gui (21.0.0-0~bunkus01) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-6ubuntu3.1) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu5) ...
Processing triggers for bamfdaemon (0.5.3~bzr0+16.04.20160824-0ubuntu1) ...
Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.59ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.15-0ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for man-db (2.7.5-1) ...

itsmarttricks@ubuntu:~$ sudo dpkg -r mkvtoolnix
(Reading database ... 210631 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing mkvtoolnix (21.0.0-0~bunkus01) ...
Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.15-0ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for man-db (2.7.5-1) ...

That’s all, In this article, we have explained How to Install Mkvtoolnix Gui (Mkvmerge Gui) In Ubuntu – A Best Mkv Editor for Linux. I hope you enjoy this article. If you like this article, then just share it. If you have any questions about this article, please comment.

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