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Extract subtitles from mkvs
Oct 18, 2011
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If you have a device (such as my Samsung TV) that will gladly play matroska’s but ignore subtitles tracks, here’s an easy way to extract them to a separate .srt file:

First, find the track id of the subtitles you’re interested:

There are 2 tracks containing subtitles as you can see from the output above. What I’m interested in this case, is track 4 which contains the Greek subs. Now, to get them in an srt file:

That’s it. The -c flag tells mkvextract to dump them in ISO format, rather than UTF-8, since that’s what most devices understand.

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