How to add subtitles to a movie or a video so that a movie displaying in a foreign language makes sense to you? Suppose there is a movie in the format of MKV, how to add subtitles to an MKV file? Here I will introduce some powerful MKV subtitle editors, helping you add subtitles to MKV free and easily.

1. DVDFab Toolkit (One-click Solution to Add Subtitles to MKV Videos)

DVDFab Toolkit is a one-click solution to add subtitles to MKV. It is very easy to learn how to add subtitles to an MKV file with this free software. Let’s witness how powerful it is.

Steps on how to add subtitles to MKV with a subtitle adder:

(1) Download and install DVDFab Toolkit on Windows

After launching this MKV subtitle editor, click Render Subtitles under Subtitle Tools. Then you will be navigated to import your MKV video. This is the best program to add subtitles to video.

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(2) Add subtitles to MKV and edit MKV subtitles

After importing MKV video, you will be asked to insert subtitles and set its mode: Direct render to video or Remux into file. Then you can customize the language, charset and any other part listed by this "add subtitle to video software".

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(3) Start to add subtitles to MKV

Set an output directory and click the button Start. DVDFab Toolkit is subtitle editor freeware. How to add subtitles to MKV with it?Follow the steps above and you will make it. 

2. DVDFab Video Converter (Mac/Windows MKV Subtitle Editor)

How to use srt files with MKV, or how to convert MKV to MP4 with subtitle?DVDFab Video Converter is more than an MKV subtitle editor. It not only helps you add subtitles to MKV, but also allow to customize your MKV file by cropping, trimming it, or adjusts its playback speed, video properties, etc. with a built-in MKV editor. What’s more, this MKV subtitles editor is able to convert videos or audios from one format to another. So if you choose DVDFab Video Converter to learn how to add subtitles to MKV or how to edit existing subtitles, there will be many surprises waiting for you. Now, let me show you how to use this MKV editor.

Moreover, you can also choose if you want soft or hard subtitles for your file, which is always a useful feature to have.

Steps on how to add subtitles to MKV video using this subtitle converter Mac/Windows

(1) Download and install DVDFab Video Converter

Open DVDFab 12 and select Converter in the top menu. DVDFab Video Converter is one of the modules of DVDFab 12  as the best program to add subtitles to video.

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(2) Add MKV videos in batches or single

Drag & drop the file you want to add subtitles to this subtitle converter Mac. You can use the “+” icon or the option of “Add from Local”. This MKV subtitles editor supports batch conversion, so you can import more than one MKV file to this free software. Then, you can add subtitles to MKV videos in batches fast.

(3) Locate external subtitles ready to be put in the MKV video

How to add subtitles to MKV? Under the option of “Subtitle”, you will see an “little triangle” icon in this subtitle adder. Click it and select “Add External Subtitle”. Then find your the external subtitles you have downloaded and add subtitles to MKV video. Here you can add srt to MKV video for smooth playback.

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(4) Choose the mode to add subtitles to MKV

How to add subtitles to a movie? On the main interface of DVDFab Video Converter, there is a “Advanced Settings” option featuring a “wrench” icon. Click it and scroll down to the bottom. You will see the “Subtitle” option and choose one of the modes you want to add subtitles to MKV.

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(5) Convert MKV to MP4 (optional)

As you know, DVDFab Video Converter is more than an MKV subtitle editor. So after you add subtitles to MKV, you can also convert MKV to MP4 or other formats like AVI, WMV, FLAC using the “Profile Switcher” option. Otherwise, MKV files need a special MKV player for their unique container format. You can convert MKV to MP4 with subtitle using using this subtitle adder.

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3. MKVMerge GUI

How to add subtitles to MKV? If you want to add subtitles to MKV movies Windows or Linux, choose MKVMerge GUI, part of the MKVToolnix package. But framkly speaking, this MKV subtitle editor is not that easy to use. Choose the "Add" button for the first time to load your MKV video. Then, tap "Add" second time to add subtitles to MKV. Select your mother tonuge by clicking "General Track Options". At last, start Muxing and add subtitles to video.

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4. WonderShare UniConverter

How to add subtitles to a movie? This MKV subtitle editor is compatible with Windows and Mac. You can use it to add subtitles to MKV following such steps. First, import MKV video by dropping it or click the button “Add Files”. Second, how to use SRT files with MKV? Add subtitles to MKV by clicking the subtitles you have prepared in a format of SRT, SSA, or AAS. Third, set the MKV output format and start to add subtitles to MKV using WonderShare UniConverter. Compared with DVDFab Video Converter, the interface of this software is not that beautiful,

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5. Apowersoft Video Converter

How to add subtitles to MKV? Apowersoft Video Converter is a Mac MKV subtitle editor. You can use it to add subtitles of SSA, STR and ASS. When you add subtitles to video of MKV format using this program, get it launched in your machine, and load your file by clicking “Add Files”. Tap the button of “Subtitle” and add subtitles to video. After it is finished, click the option of “Convert” and output the file as MKV format.

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6. Conclusion

Have you learned how to add subtitles to MKV with any of the top 5 best MKV subtitle editors? DVDFab Toolkit and DVDFab Video Converter are the most user-friendly and easy-to-use software. Hope you can find the best way to add subtitles to video, including but not limited to MKV file.

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