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How to Remove Hardcoded/Soft Subtitles from MP4, MKV, AVI Video on Windows (10) and Mac

Remove subtitles from MP4, MKV, AVI. Ultimate guide on how to remove hardcoded subtitles or soft subtitles from MP4, MKV, AVI, etc. on PC and Mac.

Q 1: How to remove subtitles from an MP4 file?
Q 2: How can I remove subtitles from a movie?
Q 3: How do you get rid of subtitles from a video?
Q 4: How do you remove hardcoded subtitles?
Q 5: I downloaded a MP4 movie online and I found its subtitles are in Spanish. How can I remove it to be able to put my language subtitles?

Subtitle is the transcript or screenplay of a movie video that are always displayed on the bottom of the screen, with the aim of helping the hearing impaired or translating dialogs to other languages. If the movie subtitle is your mother language which you can perfectly understand and you don't want it to appear on the screen, you can remove subtitles from MP4, MKV, AVI or other videos with a movie/video subtitle remover.

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>> How to Remove Hardcoded/Soft Subtitles from MP4

Difference Between Hardcoded Subtitles and Soft Subtitles

Subtitles are categorized into two kinds: Hardcoded subtitles and soft subtitles. Let's first figure out the difference between Hardcoded subtitles and soft subtitles.

Hardcoded subtitles: This kind of subtitles normally cannot be removed or turned off for the subtitles are irrevocably built in video, as a part of the video images. But there is a way to remove hardcoded subtitles from MP4 (MKV, AVI, etc.) movie video, discussed later in this tutorial.

Soft subtitles: This type of movie subtitles is not embedded in video images. It is an independent stream and can be easily turned off/on. Viewers can also freely select subtitles based on their needs if there are multiple language subtitles tracks in the (MP4) movie video. Soft subtitles are mainly used on DVD/Blu-ray.

Difference Between Internal and External Subtitles

Besides, movie subtitles can be classified into internal and external subtitles. Internal subtitles are embedded in a file container along with video and audio streams, while external subtitles are separate files that are easier to edit and change. This post will also discuss how to add external subtitles to MP4 (MKV/AVI) video.

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Step-by-step Guide: How to Remove Hardcoded/Soft Subtitles from (MP4/MKV/AVI) Movie/Video on PC/Mac

Free download and install WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe on Windows 10/8/7 computer or free download its Mac version in seconds. You can then follow the detailed steps below to remove hardcoded or soft subtitles from (MP4/MKV/AVI) movie video.

Remove Soft Subtitles from MP4/MKV/AVI

Step 1: Check the MP4/MKV/AVI movie video subtitle is hardcoded or soft

Launch WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe and click "+Video" button on the main interface to add the source MP4 (MKV, AVI) video into the program. Then choose an output file in the pop-up Output Profile window. You can select MP4 or other output formats according to your need.

Click the Subtitle drop-down icon to see whether the MP4/MKV/AVI video file has a soft subtitle like English, French, etc. If it has, then you can remove the soft subtitles from MP4/MKV/AVI directly. If not, the video only displays "No Subtitle" or "Add External SRT…", then it means the subtitle in the MP4 movie video is hardcoded which is a part of the video image, you can't remove it directly.

Step 2: How to remove soft subtitles from MP4/MKV/AVI movie/video

If the MP4/MKV/AVI video has subtitle tracks like English, French, Chinese, then you can click "Disable Subtitles" to remove all unwanted soft subtitles of the MP4/MKV/AVI movie video.

Remove Hardcoded Subtitles from MP4, MKV, AVI

Step 3: How to remove hardcoded subtitles from MP4/MKV/AVI movie/video

If the subtitles are hardcoded, you can click "Edit" icon and tap "Crop & Expand" option to crop the video frames and thus to remove the hardcoded subtitles from MP4/MKV/AVI video file.

Tick "Enable Crop" and a video crop frame with dotted line will appear on the video. You can just drag and adjust the crop frame to crop the video clips in any aspect ratio you like, or set specific crop value in the boxes: Left, Top, Width, and Height, to crop and remove subtitles from video. Then click "Done".

Start Removing Subtitles from MP4, MKV, AVI, etc

(Optional) Step 4: How to add external SRT subtitles to MP4/MKV/AVI movie/video

WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe also allows you to add external SRT subtitles to MP4/MKV/AVI video. Click "Edit" and "Subtitle" button. Tick "Enable Subtitle" and "Extra" button, and then click "Add" to select and add your desired external SRT subtitles to the video.

Step 5: Start removing subtitles from MP4/MKV/AVI

When everything is settled, click "Browse" button to save the MP4/MKV/AVI video to specified computer folder. Hit "RUN" to start removing hardcoded or soft subtitles from MP4/MKV/AVI movie video.

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Related External Source:
Subtitle (captioning): Subtitles are derived from either a transcript or screenplay of the dialog or commentary in films, television programs, video games, and the like, usually displayed at the bottom of the screen, but can also be at the top of the screen if there is already text at the bottom of the screen...

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