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NEW VERSION 0.6.2 rev445

MP4Box is a multimedia packager, with a vast number of functionalities: conversion, splitting, hinting, dumping and others. It is a command-line tool. It can import MPEG-4 video, DivX, XviD, 3ivx, h264 etc, audio streams and subtitles into the .mp4 container. The end result is a compliant MP4 stream. It can also extract streams from a .mp4. MP4Box is a command line tool, but can be used with graphical user interfaces such as YAMB or my MP4box GUI.

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OS:Windows MacOS Linux
Version:0.6.2 rev445
File size:20.2MB
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0.6.2 rev445 (April 30, 2016)

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Supported operating systems:
Windows Mac OS Linux

More information and other downloads:
Download Mp4box 0.4.6 here.
Download Mp4box 0.4.5 here.
Download Mp4box 0.4.4 here.
Download Mp4box 0.4.3 here.

Download YAMB here, a mp4box GUI.

Download my MP4box GUI here, another simple mp4box GUI.

Download MP4 FastStart here or here(direct link), it adjusts the MP4s metadata to allow for Flash players to play them right away, while it progressively downloads. Or use mp4box with the hint command(mp4box -hint video.mp4)

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Version history / Release notes / Changelog:
Overview of the community activity:

Moved from Sourceforge to Github.
~1200 commits since 0.5.2.
GPAC contains MP4Box, the MP4Client/Osmo4 player, and many other tools (MP42TS, etc.).
Launched new projects such as MP4Box.js or Zenbuild.
Built more free datasets based on GPAC (DASH, HEVC).

Improved very high resolutions, high framerate, and high colorspace (10 bits) playback support.
HEVC top-notch support.
Improved video playback through OpenGL and OpenGL ES.
Video 360 navigation support on all platforms.
Many adaptive streaming improvement (HLS and DASH), see specific section below.
MP42TS (MPEG2-TS multiplexer) is production grade for adaptive streaming and reference vector streams.
TEMI extension for fine synchronization and hybrid delivery (mandated by HbbTV 2.0).
Better language tagging support.
UTF16 name handling.
Better multi-channel audio support.
Improved support for encryption (CENC/PIFF - both AES CTR and CBC are supported).
Improved generic support for subtitles (METX/METT, STPP TTML, WebVTT, SBTT, STXT, etc.).
Parallel execution of GPAC tools.
Better network support for TTL and multi-interface.
SHVC (scalable) experimental (based on SHM4.1 and old ISOBMFF spec)

Improved security on the code.
Memory tracker can display the stack.
More examples of the API (player, demuxers, benchmarks, ...).

Compatible with the latest dependencies (FFmpeg 3, etc.).
Improved compatibility for toolchains (MSYS, MSYS2, Cygwin ; MSVC 2015 ; updated XCode ; updated Android and iOS build environments).
Improved partial build.
Static builds (including for the MP4Client player).

Added timescale change (:timescale=) and overwrite (:rescale=) in MP4Box importers.
MP4Box to stdout with -std.
Better id3v2 support.
Better metadata handling.
Options to change or swap trackIDs.
-align-cat option.

Can display interactive animated graphics for statistics (buffer levels, resolutions for adaptive streaming, additional services, IOs, etc.)
Mobile: several improvements. OpenGL ES2 support and better shaders.
SVG animation and MediaSourceExtension support in SVG tag.
Hybrid playback (broadcast/broadband, scalable codecs, fine synchronization, GUI in MP4Client).
Dektec output cards.
Adaptive streaming:

Better HLS support (including startup improvement for huge VoD manifests).
Industry profiles support: DASH-IF 2.0, HbbTV 1.5. Others on the roadmap.
DASH segmenting: now cuts segments at average duration like other packagers. Less correct but improved player compatibility. Old behaviour with -dash-strict.
DASH segmenting: insertion of custom DASH descriptors at various level of the MPD hierarchy, including SRD descriptors
MP4Box can do stateful live packaging using -dash-live and -dash-ctx.
Better SAP handling (from Type 1 to 6) aligned with MPEG latest documents.
HDS preliminary support.
SRD playback support for independent videos and HEVC independent tiles (file format still experimental), with various rate allocation strategies per tiles.

All changes:

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Sections/Browse similar tools:
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Guides and How to's:
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Acronyms / Also Known As:
GPAC MultiMedia, MP4 FastStart, MP4 Fast Start


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MP4 Box is absolutely invaluable tool for all your MP4.

Posted December 05, 2015 by . Tool version 0.5.2 using OS Windows 7
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10

"if you just want mp4box, you don't have to run the installer. open the installer with an archiver like winrar or 7-z and extract these files only;"
The .exe installer does not open in winzip.
Could we build a static 32bit for Win10x64 version under ubuntu ?
The examples on the website only seem to show a 64 bit build ?
"cd gpac
./configure --target-os=mingw32 --cross-prefix=x86_64-w64-mingw32- --prefix=build/x86_64-w64-mingw32 --static-mp4box --use-zlib=no --extra-cflags="-Ibuild/x86_64-w64-mingw32/include" --extra-ldflags="-Lbuild/x86_64-w64-mingw32/lib"
make -j4"

Posted December 04, 2015 by . Tool version all using OS Windows 10 64-bit
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10

if you just want mp4box, you don't have to run the installer. open the installer with an archiver like winrar or 7-z and extract these files only;

Posted August 22, 2015 by . Tool version latest using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10

The installer installs the entire GPAC suite of programs by default, not just MP4Box. Yes, you can deselect anything you want, but it would be nicer if there were a way to install ONLY MP4Box, without any extra crap (like the archaic MediaInfo file I mention below).

MP4Box: Changed the format for parameters for joining files, so any old scripts may no longer work. E.G. Command lines created by MyMP4Box will create garbage instead of correctly joining the files.

The installer adds an OLD version of the MediaInfo dll file, and it doesn't get removed if you uninstall. There is no option to choose not to install the file, and it overwrites any existing version - even if it's newer. Consequence: I now have to go find the new version of MediaInfo to re-install and get my old functionality back.

After installation, thumbnails for MP4 files were gone - even after I uninstalled everything. I tried re-associating the files with Media Player, and I tried editing the registry to restore the thumbnails. Ultimately I ended up installing the latest version of K-Lite to get them back.

I realise it's a beta version, so it's not likely to be perfect, but I have to say, this is pretty bad even for a beta. Needless to say, I have uninstalled the whole mess, and I'm working on fixing the problems it has left behind. Yes, I could have done a system restore to a time before I had installed this, but that also comes with consequences of its own.

Posted August 22, 2015 by . Tool version 0.5.2 rev563 using OS Windows 8 64-bit
Ease of use 1 of 10 Functionality 1 of 10 Value for money 1 of 10 Overall score 1 of 10

At installion, you have to add Admin. permission to the installer, nor you can't copy certain files below C:\Program Files.
This will also work on Windows Vista.

Posted May 18, 2014 by . Tool version 0.5.0 using OS Windows 7
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10
Guides: You can add the permission by right click the installer's icon, property, compatibility, privilege level, check "run as Admin." cf.) > To change compatibility settings manually

The newest revisions of "x264" have revealed that the older builds of MP4Box were not "100% standard-compliant". If you need/want an up-to-date version of MP4Box, download it from one of the URLs below:


Posted September 16, 2010 by . Tool version 0.4.6 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 6 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 8 of 10

MP4Box is an absolutely invaluable tool for all your MP4 needs. Most people will want/need a UI (ex: Yamb).

Posted September 30, 2009 by . Tool version 0.4.6 Dev using OS Vista
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10

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