How to Add Subtitle to MKV Files in Mac/Win (Windows 8 included)
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.
- Part 1: How to add plug-in subtitles to your exsiting MKV movies
- Part 2: Edit and add your own subtitles to a MKV movie
- Part 3: What's subtitles?
This tutorial will show you how to add subtitles to MKV video with Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate (Windows 8 supported). By using this subtitle to video converter, you can add subtitles to MKV video for either merging into a video file to play on computer, device and YouTube, or for burning to DVD to enjoy on TV.
All popular formats that are supported
Before starting to show you how to add subtitles to MKV video, see what video formats and subtitle formats are supported, so you can get them prepared. For downloading subtitles, you can visit here for more details.
- Video formats: MP4, AVI, MKV, WMV, MPG, MPEG, VOB, TOD, MOD, FLV, and all regular video formats.
- Subtitle formats: SRT, ASS, SSA
Now walk through easy steps to add subtitles to MKV video.
Step 1: Import MKV videos to add subtitles
After installed this subtitle to MKV converter (Windows 8 supported) , run it and import your MKV video by dragging video to the primary windows, or by clicking "Add Files" button to locate MKV video from a popup browse window.
Step 2: Add subtitle to MKV video
When MKV videos have been import to the primary windows, right click it from the list and choose "Edit" option to open the video editing window. Go to "Subtitle" tab at the top, and you can load an external subtitle files (either in .srt, .ssa, or .ass file name extension) by clicking "+" button. After the subtitle is loaded, you can see it already on the MKV video at some time having subtitle. By default, a preset style will be used. However, by checking the option "T" besides, you can customize subtitle by font, color, size, position, transparency, and so on. When you're happy with the MKV subtitle, click "OK" button to confirm settings.
Note: You can also add watermark, apply effects, and crop video in the above video editing window.
Step 3: Export MKV video or burn MKV to DVD with subtitle
Now it's time to stick subtitle to MKV video permanently. To do so, choose a desired output format by clicking the"Output Format" drop-down list on the right side. All popular video formats are supported, including MKV, MP4, AVI, MOV. You can also directly choose a device to save MKV video with subtitle to play on the device (e.g. iPhone, iPod, iPad). If you want to burn MKV to DVD with subtitle, you have to import files in the "Burn" interface at the begining. When everything is ready, click "Convert" or "Burn" button to start conversion. The subtitles will be exported permanently to a video in specified format.
Bravo! With Video Converter (Windows 8 supported), you can add subtitles to MKV video for watching on computer, device or TV.
Check out below step by step video tutorial:
Many people would like to know how to create their subtitles in language they want and burn it to MKV videos. Actually, it's not so difficult if you have a professioanl subtitles editor like Wondershare Video Editor (Video Editor for Mac) at hand. This program provides rich text resources for you to select from, and allows you to further customize its position, font, color, fade in/fade out effect, etc. Download a free trial below and check out how to do this step by step.
Below guide takes Windows screenshot to explain how it works. If you're running a Mac, you can also follow the same steps. But make sure you get the right version for your operating system.
Step 1: Import your MKV video
Launch this program, select "16: 9" or "4:3" aspect ratio, you'll come to a very intuitive primary window, show as belows. To import your source AVI movie, simply click "Import" to browse your file folder on computer or drag your AVI videos directly to its primary window. The loaded video clips will show as thumbnails in the left item tray. When you add all files, drag and drop them to the video Timeline one by one.
Note: The files in the Video Timeline will be merged together without any stop.
Step 2: Add subtitles to MKV video with ease
Click "Text" tab above the Timeline, and select a template you like to use in your subtiltes editing. Drag it to the place you want.
When it come to place, there will be a text thumbnail "T" showing in the Text Timeline. Double click it to reveal the editing area, then replace with your own texts, change its appearance like font, color, set zoom in/out effect, andmore. You can also adjust its file duration to sync for your video when return to the primary window.
Tips: You can click the Play icon to real-time check the output effect, and also adjust the Timeline Zoomer to zoom in/out the Timeline to find the place you want easily.
Step 3: Save your creation
You're only one click away to burn subtitles to your MKV movie. Hit "Create" to access the output window, and then pick a format you want to save it on your desktop. Also, you can burn a DVD disk directly from your MKV video to watch it cozily on your large screen TV.
Subtitles are the text version of dialog usually in foreign language for TV programs, movies, animes, etc. They will generally appear at the bottom of the screen. People who can't understand the spoken dialogue could still know what is playing by watching subtitles. There are two common types of subtitles - hardsub and softsub, which are added to MKV videos permanently or temporarily. Hard subtitle added to MKV video has been introduced in this article. Soft subtitle can be loaded or displayed while playing with compatible media player. For example, when you play MKV video with VLC Media Player, you can select the subtitle track to display included subtitle or load subtitle from your computer.
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