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https://mkvtoolnix.download/windows/releases/29.0.0/

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# Version 29.0.0 "Like It Or Not" 2018-12-01

## Important notes

* The string formatting library used was switched from `boost::format` to
  [`fmt`](http://fmtlib.net/). See the section "Build system changes" for
  details.

## New features and enhancements

* MKVToolNix GUI: added an option in the preferences for disabling automatic
  scaling for high DPI displays. Implements #2415.
* MKVToolNix GUI: the GUI will now prevent the system from going to sleep
  while the job queue is running. This feature is implemented for macOS,
  Windows and Linux/Unix systems where the `org.freedesktop.login1.Manager`
  D-Bus interface is available. Implements #2411.

## Bug fixes

* mkvmerge: chapter generation: the start timestamps of chapters generated in
  intervals was wrong for files whose smallest video timestamp was bigger than
  0. Fixes #2432.
* mkvmerge: MP4 reader: fixed handling of atoms whose size exceeds the parent
  atom's size. Fixes #2431.
* mkvmerge, MKVToolNix GUI's chapter editor: the chapter name template will
  now also be used when reading Ogg-style chapter files with empty chapter
  names. Fixes #2441.
* mkvextract: AAC: mkvextract will now write the program config element (PCE)
  before the first AAC raw data packet if the PCE is present in the
  `AudioSpecificConfig` structure in the `Codec Private` Matroska element. The
  PCE carries vital information about the number of channels and is required
  in certain cases. Fixes #2205 and #2433.
* mkvpropedit, MKVToolNix GUI's header editor: in situations when a one-byte
  space must be covered by a new EBML void element the following element must
  be moved up instead. If that moved element is a cluster, the corresponding
  cue entries will now be updated to reflect the cluster's new position. Fixes
  #2408.
* MKVToolNix GUI: Windows: the application manifest is now included properly
  so that Windows actually recognizes it. See #2415.

## Build system changes

* Qt's D-Bus implementation is now required for building on systems other than
  macOS and Windows,
* The `boost::format` library is not used anymore.
* The [`fmt` library](http://fmtlib.net/) is now required. Versions 3 and
  newer are supported. As not all Linux distributions include packages for the
  library, its release 5.2.1 comes bundled with MKVToolNix. The `configure`
  script will check for a system version of the library and use it if present
  and recent enough. Otherwise it will fall back to the bundled version and
  link that statically.

 

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