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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 Mac Linux
Version:0.6.2 rev1447
Released:Mar 17,2017
File size:20.4MB
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0.6.2 rev1447 (March 17, 2017)


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Download MP4Box 0.6.2 rev1447  [20.4MB]  [Win]

Download MP4Box 0.6.2 rev1447 64-bit  [~20.4MB]  [Win64]

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Download MP4Box Mac version  [~20.4MB]  [Mac]

Download MP4Box Mac 64-bit version  [~20.4MB]  [Mac64]

Download MP4Box Linux version  [~20.4MB]  [Linux]

Download MP4Box Linux 64-bit version  [~20.4MB]  [Linux64]

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WinWindows MacMac OS LinuxLinux


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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)

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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Acronyms / Also Known As

GPAC MultiMedia, MP4 FastStart, MP4 Fast Start

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Tha 64-bit build od MP4Box requires the files 'libeay32.dll' and 'ssleay32.dll'. Which is weird, IMNSHO from what I have read thus far, these two files are OpenSSL stuff, and I see no point in making an MP4 multiplexer depend on SSL functions...

May 30, 2016 Version: 0.6.2 rev551 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease: 7/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value: 9/10 Overall: 8/10

The 64-bit version does not work, it just returns the error message "The application was unable to start correctly (0xc000007b). Click Okay to close the application".

May 25, 2016 Version: 0.6.2 rev519 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease: 7/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value: 9/10 Overall: 8/10

Guide to use this program in English here:
and guide to use this program in Thai here:

May 1, 2016 Version: 0.5.2 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

MP4 Box is absolutely invaluable tool for all your MP4.

Dec 5, 2015 Version: 0.5.2 OS: Windows 7 Ease: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

"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"

Dec 4, 2015 Version: all OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

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