How do I add/attach subtitles(SRT, ASS, SSA) to a .MKV file?


Q1: I want to know what programs I can attach subtitles to .mkv with and how to do this.

Q2: Does anyone know how I can add .srt files to the .mkv file movie? I have a Mac Mini.

Q3: Hi, I have .MKV movie here and it plays well. I was wondering if there is a easy way to add a .sup subtitle to the container.

I found there are lots of threads talk about adding subtitles to MKV video. As we know, MKV is a container format that can include video, audio, subtitle and other information. If your MKV videos already contain subtitle track, you can always show it in the compatible media player KMPlayer or VLC Media Player. But if you’ve your MKV video doesn’t come with subtitles file, you need to add subtitles to your MKV video first. In this tutorial, two methods are introduced to help you add subtitles to MKV movie without any hassle.

The possible solution to adding Subtitles to a MKV video:

Find a suitable subtitle and then get Brorsoft Video Converter to add subtitles to your MKV movie to play on computer, VLC player, QuickTime, iPad, Galaxy Tab, Nexus 10, Kindle Fire HD and more.

It 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 3, Samsung Galaxy S4 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.

Note: Here I just take Windows version as an example. The steps to add subtitles to MKV file on Mac are the same. Please make sure you get the right version.

Step 1. Load MKV files

Run the program and load your source video files MKV into it. You can also add AVI, MP4, MKV, MOV, 3GP, WMV, MPG, VOB, FLV, F4V, etc to it.


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.


Note: You can also add watermark, apply effects, and crop video in the above video editing window.

Step 3. Choose a desired output format

Click the “Format” bar and select a format you want from the drop-down list. If you wanna keep the MKV format, just set the MKV as the output format. Or you can also directly choose a device to save MKV video with subtitle to play on the device (e.g. iPhone, iPod, iPad, Galaxy Tab, Asus Infinity TF700, PS3, PS Vita, etc).

Step 4. Start adding subtitles to .mkv

Click the Convert and now you have finished all steps of attaching subtitle to MKV 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

Additional tips:

Where to find the subtitle for the movie?

Here is a free website on the top for download the subtitles: It will provide you subtitles in multiple languages for the most popular movies and TV films. Here the subtitles are packed with Winzip, unzip it you will get subtitles in SRT format. Enter the movie title in the Search field and choose subtitle in the desired language.

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