Is it possible to add a subtitle file (srt) to an existing mkv file?
I can easily embed the srt file in a new mkv file, but it is quite time-consuming.
If it is not possible just to add a srt file to the mkw container can anyone explain why?
Iím using MKVToolNix ver. 9.5.0
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MKVMergeGui and add the SRT. Then remux - no encoding of video or audio and for an average length movie takes about 3 minutes.BeyonWiz T3 PVR ~ Popcorn A-500 ~ Samsung ES8000 65" LED TV ~ Windows 7 64bit ~ Yamaha RX-A1070 ~ QnapTS851-4G
MKVMergeGui and then click "Start Muxing". This will result in a new mkv - output.mkv.
But if I understand you correctly it is possible to avoid the creation of the output.mkv?
I'm adding srt files to 2160p movies so creating of output.mkv takes time....and requires a lot of HD-space if I want to queue them.
As smitbret said yes you will get a new file when you remux - delete the original after checking the file if you are not already doing this. For bulk work I believe this program works quite well https://www.videohelp.com/software/MKVBatch haven't used it myself but like you I have converted to MKV and transferred around 1500 discs and counting, Blu ray and DVD's and off air TV Documentaries to my NAS. Most media players will show subtitles if you simply include the SRT file in the same folder as the MKV as long as the sub has exactly the same name as the video file. ie movie.mkv + movie.srt My Popcorn A-500 doesn't care which way so when I get lazy I just put the sub in the same folder - job done....BeyonWiz T3 PVR ~ Popcorn A-500 ~ Samsung ES8000 65" LED TV ~ Windows 7 64bit ~ Yamaha RX-A1070 ~ QnapTS851-4G
Thanx for all answers.
I would have been nice if I could skip the output.mkv (time-consuming) but now I now it's not possible so I won't waste more time trying.
Some tv' don't support extern srt file even if the have the same name/folder location.