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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. MP4Box is a part of GPAC.

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File size: 47MB
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0.8.0 (June 27, 2019)


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Download MP4Box 0.8.0 Windows 64-bit  53MB  Win64

Download MP4Box 0.8.0 Windows  47MB  Win

Download MP4Box 0.8.0 Mac 64-bit  19MB  Mac64

Download MP4Box 0.8.0 Linux 64-bit  3MB  Linux64

Download MP4Box 0.8.0 Linux  4MB  Linux

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Download MP4Box latest Beta/Nightly Windows 64-bit  20.4MB  Win64

Download MP4Box latest Beta/Nightly Windows  20.4MB  Win

Download MP4Box latest Beta/Nightly Mac  20.4MB  Mac

Download MP4Box latest Beta/Nightly Linux  20.4MB  Linux

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Software License

Free software / FOSS (Free download and also Free and Open Source Software)

Supported operating systems

WinWindows MacMac OS LinuxLinux

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

GPAC version 0.8.0

We are happy to announce the new release 0.8.0 of GPAC, featuring AV1, full CENC and ATSC3.0 support.

Many security fixes (static compile and fuzzing through AFL, always ongoing).
Many bugs fixes
Added :ncl option in log levels to disable color logs
More tests and coverage
File Formats
Better support of QTFF / ProRes files
Support for AV1
-- import and export
-- source formats: OBUs (Section 5), IVF and AnnexB
-- AV1 in HEIF
Support for color (nclc, nclx and ICC profiles) in HEIF and ISOBMFF
Support for HDR (mdcv, clli) info in HEIF and ISOBMFF
Support for alpha in HEIF
Support for enforcing pasp presence even for 1:1 ratios
HEVC temporal sublayer split in MP4Box
Allow meta storage before mdat for meta-only files (heif and co)
Added option to keep AU delimiter in isobmff samples
Support for opus import
Support for pixi and ccst in HEIF
DolbyVision 'dvcC' and partial 'dvhe' boxes for HDR
Support for VP9 import and playback
Sample dependency in avc and hevc importers, and track thinner for non-refs images
Support for audio_roll signaling
New audio import mode to control AudioSampleEntry creation (v0, v1 ISOBMFF, v1 QTFF)
xHE-AAC import with detection of sync samples
Added support for MPEG-H 3D audio boxes (no import yet)
Handle Vobsub empty SPU packets
Added auxv and pict support
Common Encryption
Fully compliant CENC supporting cenc, cens, cbc1 and cbcs
CENC for AV1
Improved DASH+CENC support, pssh in MPD
ForceClear mode for CENC to skip encryption without sample groups
Made senc in movie fragments always stored before truns
Added default values handling for cbcs and possibility to set protection system per track
Compatibility with OpenSSL 1.1.x
Streaming and Adaptive Streaming
Support for ATSC3.0 both US and Korean versions !
Support for for live splices (xlink period insertions) in DASH client
Automatic period continuity in DASH when no codec change between periods
Added DASH cue-base segmentation (XML based) and -dsap option to generate cue files from source
Support for BBA-0 and BOLA implementations
Write fragment defaults in trex even when not using them
Support for simple ssix for keyframe data byterange at the start of a segment
Moved segment template at AdaptationSet level if only one representation
Changed default bsmode in dasher if single input file
Added init-seg-ext option
Added -mvex-after-traks option to MP4Box when dashing for CMAF
Added segmentation option to insert a tfdt per traf
Added -closest mode for DASH segmentation
Added -bound option to use audio segmenting method for video
Renamed -dash-run-for to -run-for
Added '=' in dash templates
Improved bandwith estimation when using HTTP 1.1 chunk transfer
Add option to force moof base offsets
Added -catpl to concatenate from playlist in MP4Box
Added options to set movie timescale at import and dash time
Added mpd rip option and top-level box compressor in MP4Box
Made -dts skip timing check and added -dtsc for that
Made force-cat option more agressive
Support for MovieFragmentRandomAccess using -mfra option
Added -dtsx to dump timing without offset
Added -dnalc opt for nal CRC dump
Added chunk extraction up to time until end
ISOBMFF single track import now removes references by default
Updated ffmpeg to 4.0.2
Moved to openHEVC 3.0 API
Added nvdec support (windows, linux) with reuse of decoder context for tiled VR
Added HEVC support to mediacodec on android
AV1 playback through ffmpeg
Opus playback through ffmpeg
3D, VR and 360
Added vrhud for multiviewpoint 360
Added forced visibility mode of tiles in VR
Added tile visibility debug mode
Added forced stereo output for openhevc
Disable face nav if mouse grabbed
Added simple face tracking vr navigation based on udp commands
Added PSVR support
Added mouse move emulation at window border to force sphere rotation when inactive
Changed tile visibility algo to sample points in mesh
Players (Mobile and Desktop)
Added about extension
Added multiple audio objects in dynamic scene
Added addon splicing of main content
Added mosaic://v1:.:vN url support
Added gaze simulation through mouse and gaze-sphere visibility test
Allow * as argument of -srt|ttxt to dump all possible tracks (#925)
Improved support for WebVTT import
Improved support for WebVTT DASHing/fragmentation
OSX install now done through PKG and modify PATH env in/etc/paths
Added initial PMT version and disc marker to TS muxer
Moved dektec output to matrix API, added SDI clipping
Added temi periodic toggle and manual toggle in MP42TS

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GPAC MultiMedia, MP4 FastStart, MP4 Fast Start

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On Ubuntu was following this and it worked

sudo apt-get install subversion
sudo svn co gpac
cd gpac
sudo /configure --disable-opengl --use-js=no --use-ft=no --use-jpeg=no --use-png=no --use-faad=no --use-mad=no --use-xvid=no --use-ffmpeg=no --use-ogg=no --use-vorbis=no --use-theora=no –use-openjpeg=no
sudo make
sudo make install
cp bin/gcc/ /usr/lib

Review by _Al_ on May 22, 2020 Version: --- OS: Linux Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

Tried to install on Linux Mint 19.3, and got following message:
Error: Dependency is not satisfiable: libavcodec-ffmpeg56(>=7:2.4) | libavcodec-ffmpeg-extra56(>=7:2.4).
I got a similar error trying to install an older version some time ago, and it was a pain in the butt trying to locate these files for installation, so much so, that it is not worth the trouble. If you produce software and claim it works under Linux, why don't you have the sense to check it, and ensure that dependencies are met, instead of wasting other peoples time?

Review by an Other on May 22, 2020 Version: MP4Box 0.8.0 OS: Linux Ease of use: 1/10 Functionality: 1/10 Value for money: 1/10 Overall: 1/10

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...

Review by El Heggunte on May 30, 2016 Version: 0.6.2 rev551 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 7/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 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".

Review by El Heggunte on May 25, 2016 Version: 0.6.2 rev519 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 7/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 9/10 Overall: 8/10

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

Review by RosalieFPigg on May 1, 2016 Version: 0.5.2 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

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