If you need a tool to modify MKV video files on Ubuntu Linux, MKVToolnix could be the best option for you. The new version of MKVToolnix 9.6.0 is available for Ubuntu 16.04 and Ubuntu 16.10. MKVToolnix PPA is available so installing this MKV manipulation tool on Ubuntu is very easy. Before we go through the installation, maybe you need to know what this MKVToolnix can do for you.
- Extract streams from MKV files
- Display detailed info about MKV files
- Merge multiple MKV streams into one
- Split MKV files
- Edit the properties of a MKV file
Another task that I use mostly is to combine or merge a movie with subtitle. MKVToolnix can easily merge and sync caption/subtitle with existing MKV video files.
Steps to install MKVToolnix on Ubuntu
Step 1. Add the PPA
Open Terminal and copy the following command to add the PPA to your Ubuntu system
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:djcj/mkvtoolnix
Step 2. Update the repository
sudo apt-get update
Step 3. Install MKVToolnix
sudo apt-get install mkvtoolnix mkvtoolnix-gui
Once the installation completed, you can start using MKVToolnix from Dash.
Watch how MKVToolnix performs on my Ubuntu 16.04