Extract Subtitles from MKV, MOV, MP4, AVI, TS, WMV, MPG etc on Mac and Windows

Easily Extract Subtitles from MKV, AVI, TS, MP4, WMV, MPG etc with MKV Subtitle Extractor

Jul 29, 2014, Updated by Andrew Smith

Tips about Subtitles

In video files, there are two kinds of subtitle: hard subtitle and soft subtitle. Hard subtitle is a part of the video images, and you cannot disable or hide it when playing the video file. Soft subtitle is an independent stream, and you can turn on or turn off it when playing. Most commonly used video formats such as MP4, MKV, can contain several subtitle streams in different formats or languages in one file. You can switch between them to select the best format for your player and the language you want.

How to Extract Subtitles from MKV, AVI, TS, MP4, WMV, MPG etc?

In order to extract subtitles from MKV, AVI, TS, MP4, WMV, MPG, etc, you need a wonderful Subtitle Extractor. Faasoft MKV Subtitle Extractor is your best choice, since it supports extracting subtitles from MKV, AVI, TS, MP4, WMV, MPG, and more video files.

Besides extracting subtitles from MKV, AVI, TS, MP4, WMV, MPG, etc, Faasoft MKV Subtitle Extractor can also save the subtitle from the above files as SRT format.

Better still, Faasoft MKV Subtitle Extractor is also a powerful and professional subtitle editor. With it, you can add independent subtitles like SRT, SSA/ASS, and IDX/SUB to videos, and encode them into hard subtitle, so that you can play the video with subtitle in various kinds of popular players on PC, Mac, or your mobile devices.

Steps on How to Extract Subtitles from MKV, AVI, TS, MP4, etc

Free download and install Faasoft MKV Subtitle Extractor and then follow the three steps to extract subtitles from MKV, AVI, MP4, etc to SRT format. Here we'll take extract .srt from MKV files as an example.

Step 1 Add MKV to Faasoft MKV Subtitle Extractor
Just drag and drop your MKV files to the main interface of Faasoft MKV Subtitle Extractor. Or click "Add File" button of the program to open MKV files.

Step 2 Open the Properties window
Click "File" Menu of the program to select "Properties..." to open the file property window.

Step 3 Extract subtitles from MKV
In file property window, look for subtitle stream. If the stream is a text subtitle stream, you will see a button named "Save As" near it. Click this button, and you can save this text subtitle stream into a SRT file.

More Information about Subtitles

There are many subtitle formats in two categories: image and text. Image subtitle such as VobSub, is saved as images in the video file, you cannot change its font when playing. Text subtitle such as SRT, SSA, is saved as text in the video, when playing the video file, you can change text font, size and color easily. However, your system need more space to store font files, and need more CPU power to render text into image on the screen.

SRT is the most commonly used text subtitle format. It is very simple and easy to use. If your MKV file has text subtitle, you can extract it and save as SRT file, then copy its text or edit it.