MKVToolNix Silent Install (How-To Guide)


MKVToolNix is a set of tools to create, alter and inspect Matroska files. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of MKVToolNix from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install MKVToolNix Silently

MKVToolNix 32-bit Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://mkvtoolnix.download/windows/releases/
  2. Select the version of your choice
  3. Download the mkvtoolnix-32-bit-xx.y.z-setup.exe to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  4. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  5. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  6. Enter the following command: mkvtoolnix-32-bit-xx.y.z-setup.exe /S
  7. Press Enter

After a few moments you will find MKVToolNix entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:MKVToolNix
Vendor:Moritz Bunkus
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:mkvtoolnix-32-bit-xx.y.z-setup.exe /S
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit System)"%ProgramFiles%\MKVToolNix\uninst.exe" /S
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit System)"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\MKVToolNix\uninst.exe" /S
Download Link:https://mkvtoolnix.download/windows/releases/
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/mkvtoolnix-install-and-uninstall-powershell/

MKVToolNix 64-bit Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://mkvtoolnix.download/windows/releases/
  2. Select the version of your choice
  3. Download the mkvtoolnix-64-bit-xx.y.z-setup.exe to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  4. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  5. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  6. Enter the following command: mkvtoolnix-64-bit-xx.y.z-setup.exe /S
  7. Press Enter

After a few moments you will find MKVToolNix entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:MKVToolNix
Vendor:Moritz Bunkus
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:mkvtoolnix-64-bit-xx.y.z-setup.exe /S
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramFiles%\MKVToolNix\uninst.exe" /S
Download Link:https://mkvtoolnix.download/windows/releases/
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/mkvtoolnix-install-and-uninstall-powershell/

The information above provides a quick overview of the software title, vendor, silent install, and silent uninstall switches. The download links provided take you directly to the vendors website. Continue reading if you are interested in additional details and configurations.


Additional Configurations

Change Default Installation Directory

You can also change the default installation directory by using the following command line parameters. In this example, I’m installing MKVToolNix to “C:\MKVToolNix”

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MKVToolNix 32-bit (EXE)

mkvtoolnix-32-bit-xx.y.z-setup.exe /S /D=C:\MKVToolNix

MKVToolNix 64-bit (EXE)

mkvtoolnix-64-bit-xx.y.z-setup.exe /S /D=C:\MKVToolNix

How to Uninstall MKVToolNix Silently

Check out the MKVToolNix Install and Uninstall (PowerShell) post for a scripted solution.

  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter one of the following commands:

MKVToolNix 32-bit Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 32-bit Systems

"%ProgramFiles%\MKVToolNix\uninst.exe" /S

MKVToolNix 32-bit Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit Systems

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\MKVToolNix\uninst.exe" /S

MKVToolNix 64-bit Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit Systems

"%ProgramFiles%\MKVToolNix\uninst.exe" /S

Always make sure to test everything in a development environment prior to implementing anything into production. The information in this article is provided “As Is” without warranty of any kind.

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