MKV Subtitle Extractor - How to Extract Subtitle from MKV

MKV is a multimedia container format that can include video, audio, subtitles and other metadata. If your MKV videos already contain subtitle track, you can always switch it on/off in the compatible media player KMPlayer or VLC Media Player. How to extract subtitles from MKV? You can try the 2nd recommended program of the article. Note that in some cases, the subtitles are burned on MKV video. It's not covered on this page.

Before extracting MKV subtitle, sometimes you may want to convert MKV to AVI or other formats with subtitle. You can use the 1st recommended program to achieve this. This application also lets you add subtitle to MKV or any desired format.

# Recommendation 1: Best MKV Subtitle Converter

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  • Convert files like MKV, AVI, MP4 and MOV to any other formats with subtitle.
  • Add subtitles to your MKV movies without any hassle.
  • Add metadata to movies, TV shows and home videos.
  • Supported OS: Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista, Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7 10.8, 10.9

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Convert Any file with Subtitle
This application supports various video formats. Just import your files to this converter and convert it to other formats without quality loss.

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Add Subtitle
You can easily add the downloaded subtitle to your video. By adding subtitle, it will be much easier for you to watch foreign movies.

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Personalize your subtitle
This application lets you perfect the subtitle. You can customize the imported subtitle, for example, the font, color, size, position, transparency, and etc.

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Various subtitles supported
Got a video without subtitle? This application lets you attach subtitle in the format of SRT, ASS, SSA.

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How to Add Subtitle to MKV and Convert to Any Desired Format

For adding subtitle to your MKV files (other files also available), just get it here, How to Add Subtitle to MKV Files in Mac/Win (Windows 10 included).

You will know how to add your downloaded subtitle to your MKV files in the 1st part of that article. In the 2nd part, it tells you how to edit and add your own subtitle to MKV. Also you will get some knowledge about subtitle in the 3rd part.

Tips: How to Download Subtitles for DVD Movies and TV Shows

# Recommendation 2: MKVExtractGUI-2

MKVExtractGUI-2 could be used as an MKV subtitle extractor to extract subtitle from MKV to ASS, SRT or SUB file. It requires mkvtoolnix. Besides extracting subtitle, you can extract mkv streams, split video and audio to separate files from an MKV file. Now walk through easy steps to extract subtitles from MKV videos with free MKV subtitles extractor.

1.Install and run MKV Subtitle Extractor

Both MKVExtractGUI-2 and mkvtoolnix are freeware. Download it respectively to your computer. First install mkvtoolnix and then put MKVExtractGUI-2.exe to the mkvtoolnix folder. You can finally double click MKVExtractGUI-2 to run it.

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2.Select MKV Subtitle Track

Click the "..." button to open your MKV video with subtitle. You'll see something as above, with several tracks of video, audio and subtitles. Select the subtitle you want to extract from MKV video.

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3.Extract Subtitle from MKV to ASS, SRT, SUB, etc.

At last, click "Extract" button to save subtitle from MKV to your computer. The subtitle will be extracted to ASS, SRT or SUB file format, depending on the original format of subtitle in MKV file.

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thanks nice guide,
Hii...!! I did'nt got any subtitles files while selecting the actual file. All I got is 1 video file & 1 audio track file. Please reply asap... Thanks.
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Nice tutorial. I wonder if there is a way to completely remove subs from MKV for several files automatically? What happens is that the Xbox 360 doesn't like MKV with subs track.
That was my question as well, I'll check your links but it seems like this program only dumps out the MKS file - I think the pervious version that worked as a GUI could extract as an SRT, but I could not get that version of the program to work, and it's not supported any longer. The new version works from within MKVmerge.
Usually idx and sub files can just be dropped into the content folder, give it the exact name as the media and use VLC to play it, it will load those files with the content, so there is no real need to hard code it into the content file. Are you trying to add the idx and sub files? They have to be converted to MKS I think. I'll have to check the help links for doing that.
Works Great! I had an MKV with no subs, and another of lesser quality with perfect subs. My idea was, I extract the subs from the poor one and put them in the better one, which works like clockwork. However: The better copy was MKV'd at a higher bitrate (48/second) and the lower was only 24. So: I tried this twice, the Subs were copied out as an MKS file which I was able to import and remux into the better quality content: But the result was that content ended up with the lower bitrate. It is not that bad, because the quality is still better, but I'm wondering, I lost the higher bitrate because of the Subs from the poor copy was 24/s? Is there any way to extract the subs as an SRT file? I noticed all kinds of coding in the MKS file I suppose it contained framerate info as well. Anyway, this works great, I suppose I can fiddle with it. I get lots of content that is poor but has great subs and content that is great but no subs and I can't find the right SRT file for it at my usual Sub haunts. This is great, and it's fast, I don't have to spend hours doing it, its about 5 minutes tops per media file, less if it's just a sub extraction. Ah... I get it now, I did not move the GUI into the MKVmerge folder, I'm extracting the SRT file right now. I don't really have to code it in, I can just drop it into the folder and VLC will add it automatically,
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