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How to Attach subtitles to MKV files on Mac OS X

      Summary: Wondering how you could easily add subtitles to MKV under Mac? In the following pages, I mainly show you how to embed SRT/ASS/SSA subtitles to MKV videos on Mac OS X in a simple way.

If you want to add subtitles to videos downloaded from Internet or your family movie you made, specifically MKV formats but you don’t know the basics of doing it, this article will give you some hints. Read below and discover the basic steps to add subtitles to MKV on Mac . It’s not a complicated task overall.

MKV format supports subtitles which make it be more popular in saving movie files. But not all MKV videos have subtitles of course. So if you wanna attach subtitles to MKV videos, you are in need of a professional tool. Here Brorsoft iMedia Converter for Mac is highly recommended, which can help us achieve that effortlessly. With this smart converter, users can add subtitles in *.srt, *.ass, *.ssa to MKV videos on Mac(Mavericks included) with just a few clicks. It can not only add subtitles to MKV, but also supports many other video formats, like AVI, MP4, etc. Besides adding subtitles to movies, it is an easy-to-use and all-in-all program with many other functions, which enables you to edit videos, convert videos(MKV, AVI, WMV, MOV, VOB, MPG, FLV…), rip Blu-ray, DVD movies quickly without quality loss. Just download the program and follow the guide below, you’ll find it is really simple to embed subtitles to MKV video.

How to add subtitles to MKV with ease

Note: Before adding subtitles to MKV, first find suitable subtitles from free website like Moviesubtitles.org . And then make sure your MKV video and subtitles names are the same.

1. Import MKV files

Run the subtitles to MKV embedding tool. You can directly drag the target videos to the program or click "File" to add the MKV videos.

2. Merge subtitles to matroska .mkv

Click on “Edit” button, the video editor will pop up. Tap “Subtitle” option and check the “Enable” icon. Then, by clicking on “Browse” to import your *.srt, *.ass, *.ssa subtitle file you’ve downloaded. Don’t forget to click the OK button to make a confirm.


1. Only SRT/ASS/SSA subtitles are supported by the add subtitles software for Mac and please make sure the video files and subtitles files are in the same folder.
2. If you like, you can also add watermark, apply effects, and crop, trim your MKV files in the above video editing window.

3. Start MKV subtitles task

If you want to convert the MKV video files to other formats, you can select a format from the Output Format before the conversion. Then click Convert and now you have finished all steps of embedding subtitles to MKV videos in Mac OS X. After conversion, you can click Open Folder to locate the video and you’ll get the output files with subtitles added.

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Source: Adding subtitles to MKV files on Mac OS X

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