Inviska Software

Free Open-Source Software for Windows, Mac and Linux

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Inviska MKV Extract


Where are the application settings stored?

Settings are stored in an .ini file which is named after the application (e.g. InviskaFileManager.ini, InviskaRename.ini, etc). The location of the settings file depends on the operating system and version:

Version Config File Location
Windows Install %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Inviska
Windows Portable In the application directory.
Mac Install /Users/$USER/Library/Preferences/Inviska
Mac Portable In the .app bundle under /Contents/MacOS
Linux Install /home/$USER/.config/Inviska
Linux Portable In the application directory.
Where can I download older versions?

Older versions can be downloaded from here. If you've found a bug in the latest version please report it to the email address at the bottom of the page.

Why are there no 32bit builds?

Very few people use 32bit operating systems any more. One major distribution says that only 5% of their users used the 32bit version, and many distributions, such as openSUSE and Arch, have dropped the 32bit version entirely. With the vast majority of processors now supporting 64bit, it appears time to move on from 32bit.

Why don't you support older macOS versions?

A number of people have requested I support older macOS versions, but unfortunately this is somewhat out of my hands. The applications are developed using Qt, which only supports the latest three versions of macOS and Windows. As such, when Apple releases a new version of macOS Qt drops support for the version three prior. For example, Qt 5.12 only supports macOS 10.12, 10.13, 10.14. I could continue to use an older version of Qt to retain support for older versions of macOS, but apple change the macOS SDK very frequently, which quickly results in older versions of Qt no longer compiling.

What does Inviska mean?

As far as I know, it means nothing. I was having trouble finding a .com domain that wasn't already in use, so I used a username generator to generate names until I found one that I liked and where the .com domain was available.

Privacy and Security

Does Inviska software contain spyware/malware/advertisements?

No, Inviska software does not contain anything that could compromise the integrity of your computer, your security or your privacy. If you look at the Softpedia page for Inviska Rename and Inviska MKV Extract you can see they have both been independently verified to "not contain any form of malware, including but not limited to: spyware, viruses, trojans and backdoors." Inviska software contains:

Windows 10 says it protected my PC from your software. Is your Software dangerous?

The message you're seeing is because the software is unsigned. The purpose of code signing is to confirm the software author and guarantee that the code has not been altered or corrupted since it was signed. While useful, code signing certificates can be quite expensive and they have to be renewed annually. I only have a few pieces of software with a small user base, so it's hard to justify the cost of a certificate.

The message is actually nothing new, and Windows has warned users about unsigned software since Windows XP. However, the messages used to be rather less alarmist, as you can see in Windows 8.1:

Unsigned Software Warning Windows 8.1

While the old message focused on providing users with factual information, the new Windows 10 message appears more intent on alarming the user, and Microsoft now falsely claim that "Windows protected your PC."

Unsigned Software Warning Windows 10

If you click "More info" you're given the option to install the software:

Unsigned Software Warning Windows 10

The Windows 10 message seems rather severe and one can't help wonder if it's less about protecting your PC and more about encouraging users to get their software from the Windows Store.

Edge says your software could harm my device. Is that true?

When you use Edge to download a piece of Inviska the below message will be displayed. This reason for this is related to software signing. For a full explanation see the above question.

Unsigned Software Warning Edge
Why does Inviska software connect to the internet?

Inviska applications periodically check for updates so they can notify you when a new version is released. No information is sent from your computer; the software simply reads the latest version number from this file on the Inviska website. If you do not want the software to connect to the internet the behaviour can be disabled entirely (seen next question).

Can new version checks be disabled?

Yes, this behaviour can be disabled in the Preferences dialog under the General settings:

Update Check Options

The first option will check for new releases and display a notification once, and only once, each time a new version is released.
The section option will check for new versions, and the latest version information will be displayed in the Help -> About dialog.
The third option disables update checks entirely, so the software will make no attempt to connect to the internet.

Inviska MKV Extract

Why it a file/track being shown in red?

There are a small number of rarely used codecs that are not supported for extraction. Any files that contain unsupported codecs will have their names rendered in red. The tracks which use the unsupported codecs will also be coloured red:

Unsupported Codec Screenshot

The box next to such tracks cannot be checked, and the tracks will not be extracted as part of any batch extraction jobs.

Which codecs are not supported for extraction?

The following codecs are not supported:

Video Codecs:
Codec ID Name
V_PRORES Apple ProRes
V_QUICKTIME QuickTime Video
V_MPEG4/MS/V3 Microsoft MPEG4 V3

Audio Codecs:
Codec ID Name
A_QUICKTIME QuickTime Audio
A_MS/ACM Microsoft ACM
A_MPC MusePack

Subtitle Codecs:
Codec ID Name

It is unlikely you will encounter these codecs in an mkv file, as they are not commonly used.