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  • Release Date: Sep 26, 2018
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  • Changes:

    * Added user editable custom placeholders for file names.
    * Added option to disable save session dialog.
    * Compliant with MKVToolNix v17 and above.
    * Mkvmerge.exe output is now redirected to a file instead of stdout. Should fix issues with non English locales.
    * Added non ASCII character conversion when working with command line tools such as avc2avi.exe.
    * Added .h265 extension.
    * Added ability to edit how files and tracks are displayed in the left pane.
    * Changed Select All shortcut to Ctrl+Shift+A.
    * Added ability to cancel file import.
    * Added option to enable debugging.
    * Moved File Info into a right click menu instead of double clicking.
    * Split source code into multiple files.
    * Removed auto restart on hang or crash.
    * Removed AutoitObject.dll.


    * Optimized update checking code.
    * Optimized error messages and error detection.
    * Optimized logging saving and display code.
    * Optimized multiple instance detection code.
    * Optimized custom placeholder verification code.
    * Fixed database being left in an inconsistent state when MKVCleaver crashed.
    * Fixed various GUI sizing and display issues.
    * Fixed multiple “Variable is out of bounds” and “Variable is not declared” errors.
    * Multiple minor bug fixes.
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  • Release Date: May 12, 2017
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  • Changes:

    * Implemented SQLIte database as the storage engine for internal arrays and the log
    * Added utility to rotate logs
    * Added log settings and log viewer
    * Added more detailed logging
    * Update check is now using JSON format
    * Changed mkvmerge -i to mkvmerge -J. MKVCleaver is now using JSON format to query MKVtoolNix CLI tools
    * Removed mkvextract version check
    * Added minimum MKVToolNix version. Minimum version is 10
    * Added [LNG3], [LNGf] and [Delay] placeholders
    * Removed [vDelay] placeholder
    * Changed how [aDelay] placeholder works
    * Added Quick and Full VFR detection modes
    * Added VFR to CFR conversion (experimental)
    * Removed avdump2
    * Added batch filters for extraction
    * Moved About button under Help menu
    * Added Segment UIDs extraction
    * Added ability to add files to MKVCleaver by dragging and dropping a text file
    * Added instance check. Max instances is now 1
    * Removed Audio FLAC in OGG container option
    * Major source changes to accommodate SQLite DB and Windows 10
    * MKVCleaver minimum GUI size is now set for both x and y axis
    * Minor changes to custom.ini file options
    * Timecodes checkbox text will be red when Timecodes Only option is selected (visual aid) 


    * Fixed Drag & Drop on Windows 10
    * Fixed state and text detection for files and tracks windows under Windows 10
    * Fixed Go button state changes based on what is selected
    * Fixed Audio track language was displayed as English when no language was set
    * Fixed h.264 to avi conversion errors
    * Optimized code to idle CPU when nothing is happening
    * Changed acv2avi.exe to the version from VideoHelp 
  • Release Date: Jul 27, 2016
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  • Changes:
    * Added video delay placeholder to custom file names
    * Audio delay is calculated against video delay when audio delay is not negative
    * Added separator and placeholder cleanup when using custom file names
    * Removed avdump. VFR check is now done with MediaInfo.dll
    * Updated MediaInfo.dll 
    * MediaInfo full media information is now in a separate window
    * Update URL is now set in a DNS record
    * Tested with latest MkvToolNix

    * Custom file name chapter and cuesheets extraction errors
    * Update check would not turn off
    * Status bar progress should now work on Windows 10
    * Extract button behavior correction when removing tracks in the left pane
    * Inconsistent logging when extraction errors occured
    * Other minor bug fixes
Version Version
  • Release Date: Jan 29, 2015
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  • Fixes:

    * Allow multiple files with the same name, but different paths
    * Taskbar progress should work on Windows 8 now
    * Fixed path generation logic in h264 to avi conversion code
    * Updated links in the Help menu and About menu
    * Other minor bug fixes


    * Added Custom Filenames with variables
    * Added ability to turn off automatic update checks
    * Added automatic MkvToolNix detection when it is installed
    * Updated MediaInfo.dll
    * Other minor changes
Version Version
  • Release Date: Oct 9, 2014
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  • Changes:
    • Update notification added. MKVCleaver will display an update menu when an update is available.
    • VFR detection is now off by default.
    • Moved data files to AppData folder. Files will be moved automatically on the first run (Installer version only).
    • Wix is now used to compile MSI files. It is not compatible with previous versions of the installer. Please uninstall previous versions manually.
    • WebM detection is fixed.
    • Chapter and Tags extraction fixed.
    • Other minor bugs fixed.
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  • Release Date: Nov 20, 2012
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  • Changes:
    • WIN 7 Taskbar Icon progress bar added
    • Added progress bars inside GUI
    • Added session handler. MKVcleaver will restore last used files if it crashes
    • Changed from command line to options file when using MkvToolNix
    • Added XML2CellTimes converter utility
    • Changed track numbering to start with 0 if track # < 10
    • Added menu to chose between simple and XML chapters
    • MKVcleaver will now remember all options set in the last sessions
    • Relocated custom.ini, log and options files to %UserProfile%\MKVCleaver directory to avoid UAC problems
    • MKVcleaver will now give an error about missing MkvToolNix instead of keeping Extract Tracks button greyed out
    • MediaInfo updated to the latest version
  • Fixes:
    • Fixed MKVcleaver 64-bit random crashes
    • Max path depth limit is now gone
    • GetCodecs tools wouldn't always respond to controls
    • MKVcleaver is now compatible with all versions of MkvToolNix up to v 5.8.0
    • Some source optimization
    • Code optimization
    • Other minor fixes...
  • Release Date: Dec 17, 2010
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  • Fixes:
    • MKVcleaver did not output any files even through it reported successful extraction.
    • About box caused glitches if OK button was clicked.
    • Progress was not calculating properly in Timecodes Only mode
  • Changes:
    • Added an option to turn off VFR Detection to Settings menu.
    • Almost everything is disabled when extracting.
    • MediaInfoDLL is updated to the latest version.
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  • Release Date: Jul 14, 2010
  • Fixes:
    • Fixed process termination code for when cancel button pressed
    • Fixed logging code for when cancel button pressed
    • Fixed typo in the file description
    • Added Settings, Tools and Help menus
    • Moved all user accessible settings to Settings menu
    • Added a tool to manipulate extensions and codecs in custom.ini
    • Added a tool to retrieve codecs from matroska files
    • Added ability to pass file names to MKVcleaver from command line, Open With or Send To menus.
    • Added Help and Donate links to Help menu
    • MKVcleaver will update MediaInfo.dll to the latest version
  • Release Date: Jun 12, 2010
  • Fixed --no-ogg switch problem with mkvtoolnix version
  • Release Date: Apr 27, 2010
  • Fixes:
    • Redesigned Drag & Drop code
    • MKVcleaver now allows to Drag & Drop mix of files and directories
    • MKVcleaver now allows to D&D multiple directories
    • Fixed bug where MKVcleaver assumed that all files are located in the same directory when D&D used
  • Changes:
    • MKVcleaver will now display channel information for audio tracks in the left pane
  • Release Date: Mar 18, 2010
  • Fixes:
    • Fixed path generation code
    • Fixed path detection when D&D used
  • Changes:
    • MKVcleaver can now detect errors from mkvextract.exe
    • User is notified if errors and/or warnings occurred while extracting
    • Added status bar message if extraction finished successfully
  • Release Date: Mar 16, 2010
  • About Dialog completely redesigned. All links now open with default browser.
  • Logging is now enabled and more verbose.
  • Log file size can be controlled. Default size is 10 MB (See Help file on how to use)
  • All attachments are now extracted to "destination folder\\attachmentname.ext"
  • Release Date: Feb 19, 2010
  • Some internal code changes (does not affect functionality)
  • Logging is disabled in this release
  • Mkvmerge output is forced to English
  • Release Date: Feb 2, 2010
  • Fixed: MKVcleaver was not releasing mediainfo.dll handles properly
  • Better progress tracking in status bar.
  • MKVcleaver will now check if mkvextract.exe and mkvmerge.exe exist in the same folder.
  • MKVcleaver will give an error and stop processing if mkvmerge.exe returns error or blank.
  • MKVcleaver will give an error and exit if mediainfo.dll could not be loaded.
  • MKVcleaver can now shutdown your PC when done.
    How to use:
    Create a shutdown entry in custom.ini under GUI section. If shutdown=1 then MKVcleaver will shutdown your PC once and turn this setting off, if shutdown=2 then MKVcleaver will shutdown your PC each time after it's done. And, of course, shutdown=0 will turn this off. If MKVcleaver doesn't find shutdown entry, it will assume it's off.
  • Release Date: Jan 26, 2010
  • MKVcleaver can now be maximized and resized
  • Position and size settings are now stored in custom.ini
  • Saving of position and size can be turned on and off by pressing Alt+Shift+R
  • Track setting are now only reset if information about the files has changed.
  • Remove button will be grayed out until at least one file is checked in the left pane.
  • Extract button will be grayed out until something that can be extracted is checked in either left or right panes.
  • Double right click on a file in the left pane to get detailed info on a file.
  • 2-letter language tag can be appended to the end of audio and subtitle tracks.
  • Language tag can be turned off and on by right click in the upper right corner of Filename Options box.
  • Language tag option is saved in custom.ini file.
  • Release Date: Jan 21, 2010
  • Extract button is disabled til mkvtoolnix path is correct and there is at least one file added.
  • MKVcleaver will only check if mkvextract.exe exists. No other checks done.
  • Remove button will only be enabled if one or more files are checked.
  • Path to mkvtoolnix is now stored in custom.ini file. No other settings are saved in this release.
  • Settings are not reset, if an error occurred or if the cancel button was pressed and no files were processed. In all other cases settings will be reset.
  • To DO:
    • Fix Get Detailed Info context menu
    • Add ability to Maximize
  • Release Date: Jan 19, 2010
  • Minor gui fixes. This won't affect functionality.

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