OSX mkv editing apps (besides mkvtools)

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by patent10021, Oct 12, 2013.

  1. patent10021 macrumors 68020

    patent10021

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    Already using MKVTools 3 but it's quite frustrating trying to edit video with no video window/timeline. You have to know the marker points and manually key them it and hope for the best.

    Any other apps? I know there's MKV Editor for Mac by iSkysoft but never tried it and was hoping for a more "reputable" company that specialises in Mac software.
     
  2. emil macrumors newbie

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    I still use the quicktime 7 pro player with perian and an ac3 codec to grab clips from mkv's. you can make start and end marker points and cut selection.
     
  3. MacUser2525 macrumors 68000

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    Give Avidemux a try.

    http://fixounet.free.fr/avidemux/
     
  4. patent10021 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Used to work but not any more on my machine at least. Video but no audio. Mac Mini i7 16 GB RAM Mountain Lion.
     
  5. Menneisyys2 macrumors 603

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    Why don't you just quickly remux the file to, say, an MP4 / MOV, edit it in any editor and remux the results (the edited tracks) back to a new (or the original) MKV?

    I'm very frequently doing this with mkvtools (for track export / import from / to MKV's) and Subler.

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    Have you read my tutorial on using Perian on ML? The relevant sections:



    THIS file is the AC3 encoder and (after decompressing) must be placed under ~/Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/Components in your home directory. I'll later explain when this needs to be done – the order of file copying / overwriting is very important! (Discussion links also linking to the file: thread on Subler's page; another one; and a Russian one with a decent Subler tutorial.)

    As I've already hinted on, should you want to convert your AC3 track(s) to AAC('s) instead of just “pass-thruing” them into the target MP4 file, AC3 support must be separately enabled under Mountain Lion – as opposed to earlier OS X versions.

    To do this, copy the (decompressed) AC3 encoder file I've linked to in Section 1.1, A52Codec.component to ~/Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/Components. There won't be anything in that directory if you haven't installed Perian before. The directory should look like as follows after you've done copying:

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    Note that, in the screenshot, I've also right-clicked the directory name to show you the entire path – it's under my home directory (/Users/werner in this case).

    Also note the date of the file I've annotated. The ML-compatible A52Codec.component will have a timestamp of Jul 27, 2012.

    If you have installed Perian, it'll put its own version of A52Codec.component with the timestamp Jul 23, 2011 (it's based on these timestamps that you can easily know which version is currently installed):

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    You can safely overwrite this file.

    Note that, when you, in System Preferences, disable Perian (if it's installed), A52Codec.component will be immediately removed, regardless of its source (Perian or the updated, ML-compliant, new file). In addition, when you (re-)enable Perian, it'll overwrite the updated A52Codec.component file. Therefore, it's always best to make sure you do copy back the newer (2012), ML-friendly file to the directory after re-enabling Perian. This can easily be done manually – or with a script if you write one.
     
  6. emil macrumors newbie

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    What Menneisyys2 said. Nice post!
    I can confirm this works on Mavericks GM aswell.
     
  7. daybreak macrumors 6502a

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  8. Menneisyys2 macrumors 603

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    They have but it's still working on the latest OS X versions - see my above tutorial.
     

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