"I want to attach SRT file to an MKV video. I don't want only to use the SRT file, but to make it part of the video. In this way I can watch the MKV video with subtitles."
Subtitles stem from a transcript or screenplay of the dialog or commentary in movies, TV shows, video games, etc, with file extensions in .srt, .sub, and .sbv. Usually displayed at the bottom of the screen, subtitles help viewers, who have hearing problems or cannot understand the language, to follow the dialog. As a result, you'll need to add subtitles of your preference while appreciating a foreign movie, unless you know the language.
If you are having the issue and want to add subtitles to MKV movies or videos as aforesaid, find your answer here.
Preparations for Embedding subtitles to MKV:
First, find the subtitles online at Opensubtitles or Subscene (you have other options) by searching for the movie's name and the language you'd like. When you find suitable subtitles, make sure your MKV video and subtitles names are the same.
Then, get an effective subtitle to video converter. Brorsoft Video Converter Ultimate is the right choice. With this smart converter, you can add subtitles in .srt, .ass and .ssa to MKV videos with just a few clicks. It can not only attach subtitles to MKV, but also supports many other video formats, like AVI, MKV, MOV, WMV, etc. What's more, it also helps to set the subtitle size, subtitle style, etc according to your preference. Besides adding subtitle files to your video, it is an all-in-one program with many other functions, which enables you to edit videos, convert video, rip Blu-ray/DVD easily and quickly, etc. If you are running on Mac OS X to add external subtitles to MKV, MP4, AVI, etc, turn to Brorsoft iMedia Converter for Mac.
Download Subtitle to MKV Converter:
(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5.8)
1. Import the MKV video
After you install and open the converter, you can directly drag the target videos to the program or click "File" to add the MKV videos.
Note: Before loading source video, you need copy .srt (or other subtitle file) to MKV video folder, rename .srt file according to the video name. And if you add more than one .srt files to the MKV folder, you can rename the .srt file name like this: if source MKV file name is "michael.mkv", the .srt file names can be "michael001", "michael002", etc.
2. Embed subtitles into MKV video
Click on "Edit" button, the video editor will pop up. Tap "Subtitle" option and check the "Enable" icon. Then, by clicking on "Browse" to import your *.srt, *.ass, *.ssa subtitle file you've downloaded. After that, you can have a preview of the subtitle effect to make sure all goes OK .
Tip: You can also add watermark, apply effects, and crop, trim your MKV files in the above video editing window.
3. Start adding subtitles to .mkv
Before conversion, click the "Format" bar and keep the MKV format. Or, you can also directly choose a device to save MKV video with subtitles to play on the device (e.g. iPhone, iPad, Galaxy Tab, PS Vita, etc). And then click the Convert button and now you have finished all steps of attaching subtitle to MKV videos.
The converting would add subtitles to the output videos at your will. Then you can transfer the subtitles-included videos to your own portable devices for enjoying.
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