MKV subtitle extractor is indispensable to solve problems like these. “How to extract subtitles from MKV”? “How do web developers extract subtitles from a streamed video”? “How do you extract subtitles from YouTube in doc, docx, txt, rtf, odt or pages formats”? “How do you extract subtitles from a hardsub video"? "How do I extract subtitles from iTunes movies”? Here I will introduce 5 programs helping you extract subtitles from MKV or any other formats of videos. If you are also interested in how to add subtitles to video, read another article.

Table of Contents
2.DVDFab Video Converter (Windows/Mac)
3.MKVToolNix (MKVExtracGUI-2) (Windows/Mac/Linux)
4.Uniconverter (Windows)
5.VideoProc (Windows)
6.Extract Subtitles from MKV VLC

1. DVDFab Toolkit (Windows)

DVDFab Toolkit is a class act to extract subtitles from MKV. Of course you can also use it o remove subitles in other formats. The source video formats this MKV subtitle extractor supports include MP4, 3GP, 3G2, AVI, DIVX, FLV, F4V, M2TS, MTS, MOV, M4V, MPEG, MPG, DAT, MKV, OGM, RMVB, RM, TS, TP, VOB, WMV, WTV, ASF, DVR-MS, and WEBM. So you can extract subtitles from any videos based on your needs. Now let's learn how to extract subtitles from MKV with this free MKV subtitle extractor.

(1) Download and Install DVDFab Toolkit

DVDFab Toolkit is compatible with Windows. You can get it launched with just three clicks.

(2) Import MKV Video(s)

Click the option of "Extract Subtitles" under "Subtitle Tools". Then follow the navigation to import your MKV video(s). DVDFab Toolkit support batch adding of source videos.

(3) Choose Subtitle’s Language/Format

Choose your subtitles’ language and format before "extract subtitles from MKV file". 

(4) Set an Output Directory

Where to find your file after you extract subtitles from MKV? Choose the default option or create a new folder to store your file. After that, click the button of “Start”.

DVDFab Toolkit is very easy-to-use, even you are a beginner to extract subtitle from MKV. If you are Windows user, this free MKV subtitle extractor is a good choice. If you're a Mac user, continue to read and try DVDFab Video Converter.

2. DVDFab Video Converter (Windows/Mac)

DVDFab Video Converter is very versatile. It is more tan an MKV subtitle extractor. Also it is a powerful MKV subtitle editor and video converter. So you can use it to extract subttiles from MKV, edit MKV, convert MKV to MP4 or any other mainstram video or audio formats. Here, let's get down to its use of extracting subtitle from MKV.

(1) Get DVDFab Video Converter launched in Windows or Mac

Open DVDFab 11 and choose the "Converter" module as DVDFab Video Converter is just one module of DVDFab 11. Load the video and prepare to extract subtitles from MKV.

(2) Extract Subtitle from MKV

With the file now loaded, click the option of "Advanced Settings" featuring a "wrench" icon. Then head toward the button for an additional sub-menu related to subtitles and select “Extract to idx/sub file” to extract subtitles from MKV. Also, you can use the "Video Edit" button to edit MKV files such as cropping, trimming, adjusting the playback speed and video properties as well as adding text, watermark to your MKV videos.

(3) Convert MKV to MP4 or other formats (optional)

If you want to output your file in other format rather than MKV, DVDFab Video Converter can also do that. There are numerous output formats for you choice like MP4, MKVAVI, FLV, M2TS, TS, WMV. So you can extract subtitles from MKV while converting MKV to other digital formats.

(4) Set an Output Directory

Now, we come to the last step to extract subtitles from MKV. You need to decide where to save your file. There are three choices: Mobile device, folder and YouTube/Vimeo/Facebook from left to right. Then click the button of "Start".

3. MKVToolNix (MKVExtracGUI-2) (Windows)

MKVToolNix is a  tool package designed to help users edit, merge, split, demux and extract subtitles from MKV. If you are a new comer, I suggest you learn how to use this MKV subtitle extractor in advance, since it's intimidating to inexperienced users. However, you can make things a lot easier by combining MKVToolNix with GUI software like MKVExtract or Inviska MKV Extract. We recommend Inviska because it’s minimalistic and very easy to use.  This is how to extract MKV subtitle with MKVToolNix blelow.

Steps on how to extract subtitles from MKV:

• Download and install the correct version of MKVToolNix for your specific operating system and then do the same for the Inviska MKV Extract software.

• Open Inviska and click File -> Add Files to load the files to extract subtitles from. Under File, there’s also a Preferences option that lets you make certain changes to the files so use that as well if needed.

• In order to extract subtitles from MKV, click the little arrow next to one of the files to open up a new menu. Check the box next to the subtitle track you want to extract (you can select multiple if available). Or, use the batch extract options on the right if you’re working with more than one file. Also, use "check the Extract timestamps" and "Extract cues boxes" if necessary, when you extract subtitles from MKV.

• Click the little folder icon at the bottom to select the destination folder and then hit "Begin to extract subtitles" from the MKV files you selected.

4. Uniconverter (Windows)

How to extract subtitles from MKV with Uniconverter? Here are steps you need to learn about. First, import MKV files to this MKV subtitle extractor. Second, enable the option of “No subtitle” under “Target” tab. Third, choose the checkbox on the side of “Export subtitle(s)”. At last, click the button of “Add” to save the changes. This is the end of “extract subtitles from MKV”.

5. VideoProc (Windows)

If you want VideoProc as your assistant to extract subtitle from MKV, get this MKV subtitle extractor launched in your Windows or Mac. Then click the button of “Video” on the interface and import your MKV file. Then choose “Export Subtitle" option from “ToolBox”. Set the output format of MKV subtitle and the duration of the video. Then hit the button of “Run” and start to extract subtitles from MKV.

6. Extract Subtitles from MKV VLC

How to extract subtitles from MKV VLC? I am sorry to tell you that VLC only allows you to disable MKV subtitles instead of extracting subtitles fro MKV. So if you accepts to disable MKV subtiles, follow the steps below. First, import your MKV video to this MKV subtitle extractor. Then launch VLC and click the button of “All” > “Video” > “Subtitles/OSD” and uncheck the option of “Autodetect Subtitle”. Maintain the two options of “sub-picture” and “on-screen display”.

7. Conclusion

How to extract subtitles from MKV? Have you got the best answer to this question. With such 5 MKV subtitle extractors, you can extract subtitles from MKV free and easily. There are MKV subtitle extractor Windows and MKV subtitle extractor Mac. Based on your operating systems and choose one. If you want to extract subtitles from MKV using the least efforts, DVDFab Toolkit is the first choice. If you desire to edit MKV files and convert MKV to MP4 or other fomats while extracting subtitles, ask DVDFab Video Converter for help.

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