How can I extract subtitles from MKV files?
Can VLC extract subtitles?
How do web developers extract subtitles from a streaming video?
How do you extract subtitles from YouTube in doc, Docx, txt, RTF, ODT, or pages formats?
How do you extract subtitles from a hard sub video?
How do I extract subtitles from iTunes movies?

MKV subtitle extractor is indispensable to solving these problems. Here I will introduce 5 programs to help 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 I have recommended here.

1. DVDFab Toolkit (Windows)

DVDFab Toolkit is a class act to extract subtitles from MKV. Of course, you can also use it to remove subtitles from other video formats as well as to convert mks file. 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 formats of 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. It is safe to use and free for up to 30 days.

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(2) Import MKV Video(s)

After launching this MKV subtitle remover/extractor, click the option of Extract Subtitles under Subtitle Tools. Then follow the navigation to import your MKV video(s). DVDFab Toolkit supports batch adding of source videos. Remember Toolkit can also extract subtitles from MP4. Feel free to operate according to the operation instructions.

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(3) Choose Subtitle Language/Format

Choose the language and format of your subtitle before ripping subtitles from MKV file. 

(4) Set an Output Directory

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

DVDFab Toolkit is very easy-to-use, even if you are a beginner to extract subtitles from MKV. If you are a 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, the best Mac subtitle extractor.

2. DVDFab Video Converter (Windows/Mac)

As the best free video converter, DVDFab Video Converter is more than an MKV subtitle extractor, but a powerful MKV subtitle editor and video converter. So you can use it to extract subtitles from MKV, edit MKV, convert MKV to MP4, or to any other mainstream video or audio format. Here, let's get down to how to extract SRT from MKV with DVDFab Video Converter.

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

Open DVDFab 12 and choose the Converter module on the top as DVDFab Video Converter is just one module of DVDFab 12. Then, load your video and prepare to export subtitles from MKV.

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(2) Extract Subtitle from MKV

After this subtitle extractor analyzes your file, click the option of Advanced Settings featuring a wrench icon.

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Then scroll down to find the Subtitle option and click Mode. Select Extract to idx/sub file to extract subtitles from MKV. Also, you can use the Video Edit button on the main interface of this subtitle extractor 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.

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

If you want to output your file in another format rather than MKV, DVDFab Video Converter can also do that. There are numerous output formats for your choice like MP4, MKV, AVI, FLV, M2TS, TS, WMV. So you can extract subtitles from MKV while converting MKV to other digital formats. This subtitle extractor is the best answer to how to convert MKV to MP4 with subtitles.

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(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 from left to right. Then click the button Start.

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You can follow the same steps to extract hardcoded subtitles from MP4. DVDFab Video Converter, the best free YouTube closed caption ripper, does a good job in MKV extract. You can convert MKV to MP4 with subtitles easily. 

3. MKVToolNix (MKVExtracGUI-2) (Windows)

MKVToolNix is a  tool package designed to help users edit, merge, split, demux and extract MKV subtitles. If you are a newcomer, 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 below.

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Steps on how to rip 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 rip subtitles from MKV using this subtitle ripper, 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.

Follow the steps and you will extract subtitle from MKV easily.

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4. Uniconverter (Windows)

How to extract subtitles from MKV with Uniconverter subtitle ripper? Here are the 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 how to extract subtitles from MKV.

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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 Video on the interface and import your MKV file. Then choose the Export Subtitle option from ToolBox. Set the output format of MKV subtitle and the duration of the video. Then hit the button Run and start to extract subtitles from MKV.

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6. Extract Subtitles from MKV  with 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 from MKV. So if you accept to disable MKV subtitles, 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.

How to extract subtitles from MKV Handbrake? Or say, How do I extract subtitles from MKV using handbrake? If you have enough time, go and try out this open source program as needed. 


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 effort, DVDFab Toolkit is the first choice. If you desire to edit MKV files and convert MKV to MP4 or other formats while extracting subtitles, ask DVDFab Video Converter for help.