MKVToolNix—Matroska tools for Linux/Unix
I use Linux Mint/Ubuntu (Debian), always an LTS version, so this is always done from that point of view.
These are companions to MakeMKV. Please see my notes on that page.
There is nothing to download per se.
[email protected] ~ $ wget -q -O - https://mkvtoolnix.download/gpg-pub-moritzbunkus.txt | sudo apt-key add -
[email protected] ~ $ cat /etc/debian_version stretch/sid
deb https://mkvtoolnix.download/debian/ stretch main deb-src https://mkvtoolnix.download/debian/ stretch main
[email protected] ~ $ sudo apt update [email protected] ~ $ sudo apt install mkvtoolnix mkvtoolnix-gui
[email protected] ~ $ sudo apt-get install apt-transport-https
[email protected] ~ $ sudo apt install mkvtoolnix mkvtoolnix-gui Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable distribution that some required packages have not yet been created or been moved out of Incoming. The following information may help to resolve the situation: The following packages have unmet dependencies: mkvtoolnix : Depends: libboost-filesystem1.62.0 but it is not installable Depends: libboost-regex1.62.0 but it is not installable Depends: libboost-system1.62.0 but it is not installable mkvtoolnix-gui : Depends: libboost-filesystem1.62.0 but it is not installable Depends: libboost-regex1.62.0 but it is not installable Depends: libboost-system1.62.0 but it is not installable Depends: libqt5core5a (>= 5.7.0) but 5.5.1+dfsg-16ubuntu7.5 is to be installed Depends: libqt5multimedia5 (>= 5.6.0~beta) but 5.5.1-4ubuntu2 is to be installed E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages. [email protected] ~ $ dpkg --list | grep [b]oost ii libboost-date-time1.58.0:amd64 1.58.0+dfsg-5ubuntu3.1 amd64 set of date-time libraries based on generic programming conceptsBasically, this means that you cannot use Linux Mint because it's behind on boost. You'll have to wait until this situation changes. In my experience, you'll wait until the cows come home and still not get them. You can undertake to solve this, but you risk destabilizing your system. I would suggest another computer, one you don't care about or running a different distro of Linux. From this system, you can run these tools.
I posted Issue 2329 to Moritz Bunkus' GitLab issue-reporting site:
My friend, for years I've wanted to use mkvtoolnix on my host (I am a paid and registered user of MakeMKV on Linux), but Linux Mint/Ubuntu is just always several releases (58 against 62) behind for this C++ library. What are the options? Could you make a statically linked version available for building (I don't mind building stuff by hand if I have to)? Thanks for your consideration.
In response to my question (and to a request I did not make), he said,
I don't support Mint. I won't offer anything for it. You basically have three options: