How to Add Subtitles to MKV Movies with Handbrake

Published on by Chris King

Read this article to find tips and tricks for using Handbrake to add subtitles to MKV movie files.

How to Add Subtitles to MKV Movies with Handbrake
In order to watch a foreign movie in .mkv format without subtitles easier, you may seek for an awesome way to add subtitles to MKV files. In this article, we will show a full guide on how to use Handbrake to add subtitles to MKV movies step by step.

Tutorial: Add Subtitles to MKV Movies with Handbrake

Step 1: Search the Subtitles You Prefer

Just google to find and download movie subtitles from the web. Please note that subtitle files can be easily found on the internet but there is no 100% guarantee for the existence.

Generally, the subtitle files are saved and.sub. But Handbrake only accepts SRT as the subtitle input. For an effective subtitle file searching, you can put "movie title" + "your preferred language" + "subtitle" as the search strings and select the subtitle file saved in .srt.

Step 2: Load MKV Video

Just open Handbrake open source and choose the MKV movie as you like.

Step 3: Insert Subtitles into Movie Using Handbrake

Hit the "Subtitle" tab on the main interface of Handbrake. Then press "Import SRT" button to embed .srt subtitle to the MKV movie file. You can attach more than one subtitle to the movie with Handbrake.

Then choose the output format you want from the side window and click "Start" to add subtitles to MKV.

After the conversion is finished, you can then enjoy the movie using any kind of media player.

Important Notes: There are some video files like MKV contain multi language tracks, some of which are inutile and even enlarge the output file size. So you'd better find a Handbrake alternative to attach srt to MKV and cope with these multi-track videos. Luckily, Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is the bee's knees to help you achieve the goal.

It not only allows you to add subtitles to MP4, MKV, AVI, but also can convert other popular formats, including WMV, VOB, FLV, MPG, etc to a proper format and then add the subtitles(*.srt and *.ass, *.ssa) to videos with ease. What's more, it also helps you to set the subtitle size, subtitle style, etc according to your preference. Supporting 250+ outputs, it can convert among any 4K, HD MKV, MTS, MP4, MOV, WMV, AVI, FLV, etc for compatible with iPhone 7/7+/6s/6s+/6/SE/5S, iPad Air 2, Galaxy S7, HTC One, etc that Handbrake cannot handle. For Windows users, please turn to Video Converter.

(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)

More Features of Brorsoft Video Converter:

- Convert 250+ video and audio formats in SD/HD/4K
- 30X faster conversion speed with NVIDIA CUDA accelerate and high output quality
- 150+ ready presets for iPhone, iPad, Samsung Galaxy Tab and other mobile devices
- Support batch conversion - convert multiple files at the same time
- Edit and touch up your video in clicks (e.g. trimming, cropping, inserting SRT/ASS/SSA subtitle, etc)
- Support H.265/HEVC Encode & Decode

Related Guides:
Adding Subtitles to MP4 in SRT Freely
How to Add Subtitles to Videos Using Handbrake
How to Extract Subtitle from MKV Using MKVExtractGUI-2
How to Add Subtitles to AVI Effortlessly

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