Extract Subtitle from MKV Using MKVExtractGUI-2

MKVExtractGUI-2 is famous as an MKV subtitle extractor, which allows you to remove subtitles from MKV videos with the help of MKVToolNix that is a piece of freeware supporting series of MKV tools including MKVExtractGUI. It is also at your disposal to extract chapters, audios and specific scenes to separate files from the original MKV clip. This open-source project is fairly simple to use, below are the steps how to extract subtitle from MKV using MKVExtractGUI-2 in detail. 

Step 1: Free download MKVToolNix and MKVExtractGUI-2 respectively, unzip the MKVExtractGUI before you locate the MKVToolNix installation folder (usually C:\Program Files\MKVToolNix), copy and paste the MKVExtractGUI-2.exe inside the MKVToolNix folder and double click the MKVExtractGUI-2.exe to launch it.

Step 2: Click the “…” button from the “Input File” to locate the desired MKV video.

Step 3: Hit the “…” button from the “Output Dir” to save the extracted files.

Step 4: Pick up the subtitles you want to extract from MKV. The subs are usually come after video and audio.

Step 5: Click the “Extract” button and it will easily extract subtitles from MKV. Then the subtitle will be extracted to be saved in ass, srt or sub file format based on the original one in MKV file.

More Knowledge about Subtitle Extraction from MKV Video

Subtitle is generally classified into hard subtitle and soft subtitle. The former one is a part of the video images that you cannot disable or hit when play the video file while the latter means subtitles can be turned on or off as you want. And you cannot remove hardcoded subtitles from MKV, MP4, etc but only edit them like add or extract subtitles.

If you are the one who does ask how to remove hardcoded subtitles from MKV instead of MKV subtitles extraction, there is no way other than just cropping MKV file to remove hard subs.

Additional Tips: How to Add Subtitle to MKV, AVI, MP4 Files

How to extract SRT subtitles from MKV files is an easy thing with MKVExtractGUI but it is totally another story if you’d like to add .srt subtitles to MKV, MP4 or other video files.

To complete the task, first find a suitable subtitle and then get Brorsoft Video Converter to add subtitles to your MKV, AVI and other movies to play on computer, VLC player, QuickTime, iPad, Galaxy Tab, Nexus 10, Kindle Fire HD and more.

Brorsoft Video Converter is a powerful all-in-all video tool, which can both convert videos in all popular formats and customize subtitles for your movies. With it, you can add and load external subtitles(*.srt and *.ass, *.ssa) as a part of the movie with the option to turn the subtitle on and off. What’s more, this package tool is mainly for users to convert any HD videos for different uses such as playing on iPad, Galaxy Tab 4, Samsung Galaxy S7 and more. If you are running on Mac OS X like MacPro, Mac Mini, turn to Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac. Below is the guide about how to attach subtitles to MKV movie videos.

Add Subtitles to MKV

How to attach preferred subtitles to the a movie file

Step 1. Load video/movie files

Run the program and load your source video files MKV, AVI… into it.

* Note that you can only add subtitles to videos in MKV, MP4, AVI or other video format which has the ability of adding subtitles.

Step 2. Add subtitles to movie

Click on “Edit” button, the video editor will pop up. Tap “Subtitle” option and check the “Enable” icon. Then, by clicking on “Browse” to import your *.srt, *.ass, *.ssa subtitle file you’ve downloaded.

Step 3. Decide output format

After you have loaded the external subtitles, you need to figure out the output format. You can remain the original format or convert source video to other formats friendly with your devices by clicking Format bar, where you can select an output format.

Step 4. Start adding subtitles

Click the Convert and now you have finished all steps of attaching subtitle to movie videos.

The converting would add external subtitles to the output videos at your will. Then you can move the subtitles-included videos to your own portable devices for enjoying.

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