MKV files are a popular format for storing multimedia content, such as video, audio, and subtitles. MKV stands for Matroska, which is an open source project that aims to create a universal container for multimedia files. However, not all media players support MKV files, and sometimes you may need to edit, split, merge, or extract some elements from them. That's where MKVToolNix GUI comes in handy.
MKVToolNix GUI is a free and open source software that lets you create, edit, and view MKV files in a graphical user interface. It is a cross-platform application that works on Windows, Mac, Linux, and other Unix systems. It is developed by Moritz Bunkus and based on the C++ programming language[^2^]. With MKVToolNix GUI, you can perform various tasks on MKV files, such as:
Muxing: combining multiple files into one MKV file
Demuxing: extracting elements from an MKV file
Splitting: cutting an MKV file into smaller parts
Merging: joining multiple MKV files into one
Editing: changing properties of MKV files, such as language, codec, track name, etc.
Viewing: inspecting the details of MKV files, such as size, duration, chapters, tags, etc.
In this article, we will show you how to use MKVToolNix GUI to manage your MKV files easily and efficiently. We will also provide you with a link to download the latest version of MKVToolNix GUI for Windows 10 PC.
How to Download and Install MKVToolNix GUI
The first step is to download and install MKVToolNix GUI on your computer. You can get the latest version of the software from the official website: https://mkvtoolnix.download/. There you can choose the version that suits your operating system and architecture (32-bit or 64-bit). Alternatively, you can use this link to download MKVToolNix GUI v5.9.0 for Windows 10 PC[^1^]. This is an older version of the software that may have some bugs or compatibility issues, but it is still functional and reliable.
Once you have downloaded the installer file, double-click on it to run it. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation process. You may need to agree to the license agreement and choose the destination folder for the software. After the installation is finished, you can launch MKVToolNix GUI from the Start menu or the desktop shortcut.
How to Use MKVToolNix GUI to Mux Files into an MKV File
Muxing is the process of combining multiple files into one single file. For example, you may have a video file, an audio file, and a subtitle file that you want to merge into one MKV file. To do this with MKVToolNix GUI, follow these steps:
Open MKVToolNix GUI and click on the \"New\" button at the top left corner.
Drag and drop the files that you want to mux into the \"Source files\" section at the top right corner. You can also click on the \"Add source files\" button and browse for the files on your computer.
In the \"Tracks, chapters and tags\" section at the bottom right corner, you can see the details of each file that you added. You can select or deselect which tracks (video, audio, subtitles) you want to include in the output file by checking or unchecking the boxes next to them.
You can also change some properties of each track by clicking on it and editing the fields in the \"Properties\" section at the bottom left corner. For example, you can change the language, codec ID, track name, default flag, etc.
At the top left corner of the window, you can see the \"Output filename\" field. This is where you can specify the name and location of the output file. 061ffe29dd