How to Add Subtitles to MKV Videos

As a format for streaming high definition videos, MKV now has been used widely online and offline, especially for movies. This file format supports subtitles which make it be more popular in saving movie files. But not all MKV videos have subtitles of course. So if you wanna add subtitles to MKV movies, you are in need of a professional tool like iSkysoft Video Converter for Mac for help. This Mac app enables you to convert videos in all popular formats and loading subtitles to MKV, AVI, MP4 or other files.

Generally speaking, not all file formats support subtitles like MKV does. But with iSkysoft Video Converter for Mac, you can add subtitles to any video, or convert other video formats to MKV with subtitles, even convert MKV to MP4, MOV and more with subtitles for playing on your iPhone, iPad, Android tablets etc. All these tasks can be finished within 3 or 4 steps. Take add subtitles to MKV videos for example:

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Add MKV files to the Mac Converter

Launch the Mac app, and add your videos to the program: directly drag & drop your MKV videos to the Video Converter for Mac or go to File menu and choose Import and Load Media Files. The Mac Converter supports you to merge several video files into one and save as MKV file: add one video to the Converter, drag others to the video’s info bar on the main interface, or head to File and select Merge.


Add subtitle to MKV files

There are three methods for you to add subtitles to MKV videos:

  1. The Mac app provides a subtitle box on the video info bar. Click it to open a drop down list where you can choose Load Subtitle;
  2. Head to Edit menu and choose Subtitle for the task;
  3. Click the edit pen icon on the video info bar, select Subtitle tab and click the subtitle box to load your subtitles to MKV files.

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After that, go back to the main interface. The default output format is iPhone MP4. So if you wanna get a MKV video, you need click the format icon on the video info bar and choose MKV from the format list. By the way, the compatible subtitle file formats are srt, ass and ssa.

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Start the MKV subtitles task

Down to the right bottom of the main interface of the Video Converter for Mac, click on Convert to start the conversion.

Have fun!

I\'m guessing this process involves subtitles being hard subs meaning they are embedded directly into the video and no way to turn them off.
Hello. If subtitles are added during the conversion, could this be toggled on/off later during playback?
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