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Python script, that acts as a front end for mkvtoolnix to removeexcess audio and subtitle streams from mkv files.

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Python script, that acts as a front end for mkvtoolnix to remove excess audio and subtitle streams from mkv files. Also correcting title information if needed. The intention is to allow someone to setup a cronjob, to run this script at regular intervals (for example, every night). Keeping your Movie collection from collecting excessive tracks.


  1. MKVToolNix

  2. Python3


pip install mkvstrip



mkvstrip -b /usr/bin/mkvmerge -l eng,fre /mnt/movies


mkvstrip -b C:\\Program/ Files\MKVToolNix\mkvmerge.exe -l eng,fre \\nas\movies

CLI Arguments [-h] [-t] -b path -l lang path

positional arguments:
  path                         Where your MKV files are stored. Can be a directory or a file.

optional arguments:
  -h, --help                    show this help message and exit
  -t, --dry-run                 Enable mkvmerge dry run for testing.
  -b path, --mkvmerge-bin path  The path to the MKVMerge executable.
  -l lang, --language lang      3-character language code (e.g. eng). To retain
                                multiple, separate languages with a comma (e.g.

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