Attaching External Subtitles to MKV Movies

You may consider to add subtitles to your movie files, which not just in languages you don’t speak well, but even with native languages for better enjoyment. And in this article, we will talk about how to add subtitles to MKV files. Learn the step-by-step guide now. 

To attach subtitle to a MKV video, first you need to find the proper subs online. Here we recommend 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. 

Then, comes to the most important part. What you need is an effective subtitle to video converter. Overall, 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

Tutorial: How to Add Subtitles to MKV 

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. 

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. 

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. 


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. 

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Attaching External subtitles to your Movie videos

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