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How to edit video files with subtitles



  By Olga Krovyakova - modified February 16, 2024, created March 29, 2019

This guideline is intended to help you understand how to easily save media file with subtitles using lossless video editor SolveigMM Video Splitter.

Starting version 5, Video Splitter allows saving multiple external and embedded subtitles from various file formats and save several audio tracks from video files.

The supported embedded subtitle formats are UTF8, ASS, SSA, GAB2 for AVI, MKV and WEBM files. External supported subtitle formats are ASS, SRT  for AVI, MKV, WEBM, MP4 files.

Video Splitter allows to save all subtitle streams contained in the file or only selected streams, the same is for audio tracks.

Just follow these simple steps to find out how to easily save all or only selected subtitle streams for MKV file.


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1. Download and install the product on your computer.
2. Launch Video Splitter from its icon on the desktop or follow Start -> All programs -> Solveig Multimedia -> SolveigMM Video Spliter Home Edition.
3. Open the file containing subtitles in Video Splitter. Possibly such file also has several audio tracks. Use "Add files to the Media library" button on the left side or move the file to Video Splitter main window using drag & drop or use the File -> Add Media Files... menu item.

4. The file will be opened in the Media library of Video Splitter.

5. Move the file from the Media library to timeline.


6. You can select streams for preview and editing of your file.

For this, open the "Please select streams for preview & trimming" window from Control / Select streams menu.



You can set the desired subtitle tracks for preview and editing here. The icon with an eye indicates the stream chosen for preview. The scissors icon next to the enabled icon indicates that this track is selected for editing and will be contained in the output video file.
By default Video Splitter selects all subtitle tracks for editing. If you want to save only one subtitle track out of several, disable all other tracks by clicking the "scissors" button to disable them.
If you want to set another track for preview, set that track by clicking the inactive icon with the picture of an eye to enable it.
In our example we save all subtitle tracks from the video file (all scissors enabled) and preview the first ASS subtitle track in English (eye enabled).
7. Now select fragments you want to be saved to the output video file.
Use Video Splitter slider and the marker button to set time positions for fragments you would like to be saved.
Set the first marker to indicate the beginning of the fragment and then set the second marker to the right of the first marker to select the end of the fragment.


8. In the same way select start and end time positions of other fragments that you want to keep. You should get this view of the timeline (or similar, of course).


9. Select fagment you want to delete by moving the mouse cursor between two markers and clicking the scissors button that will apear under the fragment.

The fragments color will be changed to brown.



10. Mark with the scissors button all other fragments you want to be deleted.
Note: If you decide to invert the timeline, you can use "Invert Time Line Fragments" button.
In our example, after clicking this button, you'll see such view of the timeline.


11. Now press the "Save" button to start the actual editing process.


The Save as… dialog box will open. Now select a folder for saving, set the name of the output file and click the "Save" button.


The editing will be started. You will see the appropriate window that shows the progress of it.


After the process is finished you will have a video file that contains all fragments you have selected, with all subtitle tracks the original video file contained.

To open the folder with the output file click the "Browse output" button.


That's all! Have fun with your editing projects and thank you for reading!


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  • https://www.solveigmm.com/en/howto/how-to-select-streams-for-preview-and-editing-in-video-splitter/
  • https://www.solveigmm.com/en/howto/how-to-edit-media-file-with-several-audio-tracks/


 About the author

imageOlga Krovyakova is the Technical Support Manager in Solveig Multimedia since 2010.

She is the author of many text and video guidelines of company's products: Video Splitter, HyperCam, WMP Trimmer Plugin, AVI Trimmer+ and TriMP4.

She works with programs every day and therefore knows very well how they work. Сontact Olga via support@solveigmm.com if you have any questions. She will gladly assist you!