August 4, 2017

How To Add Subtitles Permanently To Movie Videos With MKVToolNix GUI That Definitely Works 2017


There are many blog posts and tutorials on YouTube, teaching you how to permanently embed or hard-code subtitles to videos or movies.

I know many of you are disappointed to find out that some of these tutorials are confusing or/and useless. They do not work.

Don't worry or be angry.
 
Let me show you a simple and workable way to embed subtitles permanently to videos or movies.

I have tried it myself and it works perfectly.

Let's get started...

Besides having your video file and the subtitles file on your computer, you need to download a free tool called MKVToolNix GUI.

This software will help you to mix the video and the subtitles together easily.

Download software MKVToolNix GUI


1. You have to download the free tools called MKVToolNix.

2. Click  here to download and install it onto your PC.

3. After you have successfully installed it, click on MKVToolNix GUI.

4. Immediately you will see the MKVToolNix GUI interface. (see visual below)

how to add subtitles permanently to movie videos with MKVToolNix GUI

5. First, click on "Add source files" button which is at the bottom of the interface.

how to add subtitles with MKVToolNix GUI guide 2017

6. A box will pop up.

7. Select the video/movie file and click on it.

8.  Then click the "Open" button.

9. Instantly you can see two rows of information about the audio and video. (see visual below)

embed subtitles permanently to videos with MKVToolNix GUI
10. Next you click on the "Add source files" button again.

11. This time, you select the subtitles file.

12. Click on the subtitles file.

13. Then click on the "Open" button.

14. Again instantly you can see a row of information of the subtitles right below the audio and video file details. Now there are three rows of information. (See visual below)

how to add subtitles permanently to movies with MKVToolNix GUI

15. Then you need to select where you want to save this newly created file.

16. Click on the icon next to "Destination file". (see visual below)

how to embed subtitles to videos permanently tutorial

17. A box pops up. If you want to change the place where you want to save your newly-created file, you can delete away the details at "Destination file:".

18. Then select where you want to save the file. (Desktop, Libraries, etc.)

19. Click on your option.

20. Type a name of the movie video in the box next to "File name:". (see visual below)

how to add subtitles to videos permanently with MKVToolNix GUI

21. Click the "Save" button.

22. Finally click on the "Start multiplexing" button below.

embed subtitles to videos permanently tutorial

23. You can see the small start icon (triangle inside a circle) drifting left towards the "Job output" icon.

24. Click on the "Job output" icon and you can see the green color band lengthening.

how to add subtitles fixed to videos permanently with MKVToolNix GUI

25. It is multiplexing in process.

26. In other words, the tool is embedding the subtitles to the movie clip.

27. The process will complete once it indicates "100%" next to the green color band.
 
28. Once it is completed, you can close the MKVToolNix GUI interface.

29. Now you can the movie thumbnail together with the small sized VLC orange color cone logo.
how to add subtitles to movies with MKVToolNix GUI
27. Click on it and now you can watch the movie together with the embedded subtitles.

28. That's all. Enjoy your movies...

Note: Here are two sites where you can get a good list of subtitles in different languages.

Subscene and Opensubtitles.


Written by: Kher Cheng Guan