Officially supported operating systems and versions

Moritz Bunkus edited this page Sep 1, 2016 · 6 revisions
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Officially supported

For me "officially supported" means that MKVToolNix should run on these systems without serious limitations. I will investigate and fix bugs on those systems myself.

I will also offer binaries for those systems that I've built myself.

If an operating system or a specific version is not on the list then MKVToolNix might still run on that system or version – but I won't spend time on fixing issues on it.

Why? There are several reasons, but the most important is that supporting systems has a cost in time. My time is limited, as is everyone else's, and this is simply where I draw the line.

Another reason may be that I lack experience developing on such a system (e.g. Mac OS X) or lack an installation of it (again Mac OS X, but also the various BSDs or the Solaris derivatives). Time permitting I may decide to spend time on developing fixes relating to those systems, but I cannot guarantee I will, especially as I lack systems to test those fixes on.


Supported are all desktop versions of Windows (meaning Intel architecture) that Microsoft supports. This means Windows Vista or newer, 32bit and 64bit architectures.


All versions support 32bit and 64bit architectures except were noted.

  • Arch Linux (I don't offer binaries, but this is my main development platform)
  • Debian Jessie (current stable)
  • Ubuntu 14.04 "Trusty Tahr", 15.10 ""Wily Werewolf", 16.04 "Xenial Xerus"
  • Fedora 23, 24
  • CentOS/RHEL 7 (only 64bit; needs the EPEL repository)
  • openSUSE 13.2, 42.1


I don't support Mac OS X. I don't own a Mac, haven't use one, have never programmed in that environment and can therefore not provide support for it. I do provide binaries for it, and I may look into issues that are specific to that platform, but don't count on it.

Other systems (Mac OS X, *BSDs, other/older Linuxes, Solaris derivatives etc)

I don't officially support other systems.

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