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How to Add Subtitles to MKV on Windows/Mac/Online

Vanessa Chiang updated on Feb 22, 2021 to Video Editing Tips | How-to Articles

Nowadays, more and more people prefer to spread information by making videos. To help people understand the contents of those videos, they usually add subtitles.

To help those who want to add subtitles to MKV but have no idea about how to do that, we will introduce some wonderful applications that can help you embed subtitles in MKV. 

How to Embed Subtitles in MKV on Windows 

As to the full-featured MKV video editor on Windows, two applications are worth mention. They are EaseUS Video Editor and VLC Media Player.

How to Add Subtitles to MKV with EaseUS Video Editor

This all-in-one software is designed for people who are not so good at editing video clips. First of all, its user-friendly interface enables you to find the options you need as soon as possible. And its diverse functions can help you process your video materials according to your preference. 

To be more specific, you can crop, cut, split, and merge videos without much effort. And if you want to beautify them further, all kinds of effects like filters, transitions, and overlays are available. 

Key Features:

  • Convert audio to text and add it to video as subtitles
  • Extract subtitles from MP4
  • Convert MP4, AVI, WMV, MKV, and MOV to other formats quickly
  • Extract audio from YouTube
  • Over 50 visual and transition effects are available
  • Share the edited videos to social platforms directly

In addition to those features, this powerful video editor can certainly help you add subtitles to MKV. Download it and follow the guidance.

How to Add Subtitles to MKV Permanently:

The operations are elementary. Read this tutorial, and you will be very good at adding subtitles to MKV.

Step 1. Import video files

Launch EaseUS Video Editor. On the home screen, you can import the source video files by either clicking the "Import" option or simply dragging the videos to the appropriate area.

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You need to add the imported files to the video track by choosing the "Add to Project" option, or you can drag and place the video to the track as you want.

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Step 2. Add and customize subtitles

Click the "Text" button and go to the "Subtitle" tab to preview the provided text style. Choose the one you like and add it to the text track. You can control subtitles' display duration, set the start of the subtitles, or add closed captions.

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Then double click the text box to enter your words or change the font, size, and color of your texts. After you complete, click the "OK" button.

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Step 3. Export video with subtitles 

After adding subtitles to video clips, you can click the "Export" on the toolbar to export video with texts. Under the "Video" tab, choose a file format for the edited video. You can also edit the file name, customize an output folder and settings, and then click "Export" to finish the process.

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How to Add Subtitles to MKV with VLC Media Player

VLC is the most famous open-source multimedia player all around the world since it's versatile and free. Users can easily add captions and subtitles to videos and movies because of their ease of use. And if you want to record your screen, VLC can also be practical. 

It can also work as a converter to switch the format of your video into another one. 


  • It can download YouTube videos
  • It can work as a graphic equalizer for your music 
  • Loop a section of a video or audio file
  • Supports 0-copy on the GPU and can fall back on software when required

How to Add Subtitle to MKV with VLC:

Step 1. Prepare your video and subtitle files. The format of the subtitle file can be SRT or SUB.

Step 2. Open VLC, and click the Media option, then select Stream.

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Step 3. Select the source of your subtitle file. 

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Step 4. Choose the destination (output) file.

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How to Add Subtitles to MKV on Mac 

For Mac users, a tool that is easy to operate can solve this problem for you. It's iFunia Video Converter for Mac. Although this software is a video converter, its functions are far more powerful than people think.

With this application's help, you can easily add subtitles to your MKV files and then convert them to a specific format that can play on your devices, like your computer, Smartphone, portable device, or game console.


  • Add subtitles to MKV or other videos without changing the video format and quality
  • Convert MKV with subtitles and convert MKV to other video formats like AVI, MP4, etc.
  • Add subtitles to other video formats like embed subtitles to MKV, VOB, MPG, WMV, AVI, etc.

The following are steps to add subtitles to MKV with iFunia Video Converter on Mac. Add subtitle to MKV now!

Step 1. Import MKV Videos to Add Subtitles 

You can Directly drag and drop the source MKV files to this Mac app. 

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Step 2. Add Subtitle to MKV Files

Highlight the video you want to add subtitles and clicking the edit icon. Then you will switch to the "Subtitles & Audio" tab. If your movie comes with different subtitles, you can click the subtitle drop-down menu to select the internal subtitle available to that film. 

If you've got a film that doesn't have any subtitles at all, you can usually find them at websites to download an external .srt file.

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Step 3. Export Your MKV Video

Select the desired output and click the convert button.

How to Add SRT to MKV Online 

Adding subtitles to MKV online is the most simple way to do that. Though these online tools are not so rich-featured, they can enable people to edit MKV files further or add some special effects. Clideo Subtitle Editor is an online subtitle editor that offers users two ways to merge subtitles with MKV.

First of all, you can upload an SRT file that contains all the contents of the subtitles you need. Then those contents can be added to your MVK video. Or you can edit the subtitles manually. This is not an easy choice, and you would spend much time typing the words and adjusting the timeline.

Therefore we strongly advise you to choose the first method, and we will show you how to add SRT to MKV. 

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Steps to Merge SRT with MKV Online:

Step 1. Open the page of Clideo.

Step 2. Click the "Choose file" button and import your MKV file.

Step 3. Choose the "Upload .SRT" option and find a suitable file.

Step 4. Adjust your subtitle's style, then click the "Create" button at the right bottom to export your video.

Website: https://clideo.com/add-subtitles-to-video


We introduced so much information about MKV subtitles editors in this post, and it's obvious that there is a common disadvantage among those tools. You cannot edit the subtitles according to your own need because you can only upload the subtitles in SRT format. 

But EaseUS Video Editor is so distinctive that it allows people to edit the subtitles easily. Download it and have a try. You will never be disappointed. 

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