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MKVExtract is a command line tool used for extracting tracks from MKV (Matroska) multimedia container files. It is part of MKVToolNix, a suite of tools for working with MKV files.

  1. MKVExtract enables users to extract specific tracks from an MKV file, including audio, video, and subtitle tracks.
  2. The tool provides a simple command line interface which makes it easy to use and integrate into scripting and automation workflows.
  3. It supports extracting multiple tracks concurrently, which speeds up the extraction process.
  4. MKVExtract allows users to specify the output format and file name for each extracted track, providing flexibility in handling the extracted content.
  5. Extracted audio tracks can be saved in various formats, such as AAC, MP3, or WAV, depending on the user's requirements.
  6. Video tracks can be saved in formats like AVI or MP4, enabling further editing or playback on different devices.
  7. Subtitles can be extracted in formats such as SRT (SubRip) or ASS (Advanced SubStation Alpha), making them compatible with common subtitle players.
  8. Users can choose to extract specific parts of a track by specifying start and end timestamps, allowing for precise extraction.
  9. MKVExtract can also extract attachments embedded within an MKV file, such as fonts or images.
  10. With its wide range of extraction options and compatibility with different file formats, MKVExtract is a powerful tool for manipulating and working with multimedia content stored in MKV files.

List of commands for mkvextract:

  • mkvmerge:tldr:d5bc4 mkvmerge: Extract the audio from track 1 of a specific file.
    $ mkvextract tracks ${filename-mkv} ${1}:${path-to-output-webm}
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