Subtitle, an important part of movies, can help you to understand the movie better. And if your movies like in MKV format haven’t subtitles, you can also add manually. In this tutorial, an effective method is introduced to help you add subtitles to MKV files on Windows and Mac without any hassle.
Part I. Download proper subtitles you need
Find the subtitles online at Opensubtitles or Subscene (you have other options) by searching for the movie’s name and the language you’d like. When you find suitable subtitles, make sure your MKV video and subtitles names are the same.
Part II. Insert subtitles into MKV
To embed subtitles to MKV video, you need an effective subtitle to video converter. Brorsoft Video Converter is the right choice. With this smart converter, you can add subtitles in .srt, .ass and .ssa to MKV videos with just a few clicks. It can not only attach subtitles to MKV, but also supports many other video formats, like AVI, MKV, MOV, WMV, etc. What’s more, it also helps to set the subtitle size, subtitle style, etc according to your preference. Besides adding subtitle files to your video, it is an all-in-one program with many other functions, which enables you to edit videos, convert videos easily and quickly, etc. If you are running on Mac OS X to add external subtitles to MKV, MP4, AVI, etc, turn to Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac.
Step-by-step guide for you:
Step 1. Import the MKV video
After you install and open the converter, you can directly drag the target videos to the program or click “File” to add the MKV videos.
Note: Before loading source video, you need copy .srt (or other subtitle file) to MKV video folder, rename .srt file according to the video name. And if you add more than one .srt files to the MKV folder, you can rename the .srt file name like this: if source MKV file name is “michael.mkv”, the .srt file names can be “michael001”, “michael002”, etc.
Step 2. Add subtitle to MKV video
Click the Edit button to open the subtitle loading and editing window. Tap “Subtitle” option and check the “Enable” icon. Then, by clicking on “Browse” to import your *.srt, *.ass, *.ssa subtitle file you’ve downloaded. After the subtitle is loaded, you can preview it.
Tip: You can change the subtitle size, style, font if necessary. When everything is done, simply click “OK” button. Plus, you can also add watermark, apply effects, and crop, trim your MKV files in the above video editing window.
Step 3. Set output video format
To add subs to MKV (to keep the output video as MKV with subtitle), click the “Format” drop-down button to select MKV format from the Common Video profile. If you want to convert the MKV video files to other formats, you can select another format from the Format list.
Step 4. Finish MKV subtitles merging
Click the “Convert” button to start adding SRT or ASS, SSA to MKV video. When the conversion is completed, the subtitles file will be embedded into the output MKV video. Now you can play your MKV movies with subtitles anywhere you want.