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Three Wonderful Tools to Extract Subtitles from MP4 with Ease

Author by Lisa

June 27 , 2019

For various reasons, many people would like to extract subtitle from MP4.  It is common to see there are many extractors for MKV on the market while few for MP4. Therefore, I am writing this article to introduce you three practical tools personally tried before to extract subtitles from MP4 easily as well as how to use them.

Q: “I got an assignment of retrieving subtitles from a MP4 file with English, French and Spanish closed caption and subtitles. Someone recommended MKVToolNix for this work but it does not work for me. Anything on the subs extraction would be greatly appreciated.”

Sometimes, you may want to extract subs from MP4 file for a variety of reasons. There are sorts of subtitle extraction tools on the market now, however, most of them are only for MKV videos and fail in extracting SRT from MP4 because they cannot support MP4 format or have not been updated for a long term. If you just want to export subtitle from MP4, next, I will recommend three excellent tools to solve your problem on how to extract subtitle from MP4.

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Three Methods on How to Extract Subtitle from MP4 with ease

The subtitle of video can be categorized into two types: hard subtitle and soft subtitle. The hardcoded subtitle has been already embedded in the video and cannot be closed, it cannot be extracted. Therefore, the three methods I will introduce below mainly aim at extracting soft subtitles from MP4 videos.

Method 1 - Extract Subtitles from MP4 with WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro

WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro is highly recommended to extract the subs from MP4. It can not only allow you to extract from MKV, MP4, etc. or download YouTube subtitles, but also support to add subtitles to videos.

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Step by Step Guide on How to Rip Subtitles from MP4

Run the software and click “Subtitle Extractor” Icon

Before start, please free downloadfree download the software.

Step 1: Run WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro and Click “Subtitle Extractor” Icon

Please run WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro and enter the main interface, in which you need to tap "Toolbox" icon among the five functional icons. Then, you will enter a new popup window - Toolbox window. Then find “Subtitle Extractor” icon and click it.

Click "+ Add Video" button to add your MP4

Step 2: Add the MP4 Video with Soft Subtitle

After that, the Subtitle Extractor popup window will appear. Click "+ Add Video" button to add your MP4. The program will read all built-in subtitle tracks; just select one you want to extract. Then you need to select SRT (SubRip Text) as output subtitle format by clicking the inverted triangle icon under the “Extract subtitle as format:” box.

The process for extracting subs from MP4

Step 3: Start to Extract Subtitles from MP4

After the steps above, click the inverted triangle icon on the bottom of the interface to select the output path for saving the subtitle file. Lastly, click the “Extract Subtitles” button to extract SRT from MP4. You can check the subtitle from the output folder.

Method 2 – Use the CCExtractor MP4 Subtitle Extractor

CCExtractor MP4 file subtitle extractorCCExtractor MP4 file subtitle extractor

CCExtractor Extractor is a fast closed captions extractor with a very clean and simple interface. You can also use it to get subtitles from MP4.

You can download it from the site: https://www.ccextractor.org/public:general:downloads

Step 1. Run CCExtractorGUI.exe. Then drag MP4 file into it under the “Input file” tab bar.

Step 2. Under the “Output (1)” tab bar, select the output type - .srt (SubRip). Then enter the Output (2) tab bar and choose “UTF-8 Encoding”.

Step 3. Click the last tab bar – “Execution”. Then hit “Start” button. The SRT file will be generated near to the source video under the same folder.

Method 3 - Extract Subs from MP4 with SubtitleExtractor

Extracting subs from MP4 with SubtitleExtractorExtracting subs from MP4 with SubtitleExtractor

SubtitleExtractor is a simple tool used to extract subtitles including multiple subtitle tracks from MKV, MP4, M4V, etc. into SRT subtitle files.

You can download it from the site: https://www.videohelp.com/software/Video-Updater-Tools

Step 1. Launch SubtitleExtractor GUI.exe, then drag and drop MP4 File on the green text – “Drag and Drop Files Here” into the program.

Step 2. After that, the software will automatically generate a subtitle file in the folder where the original video file locates. One thing you need to wait for the Pause button turning into gray and unclickable, which indicates that the extraction has finished.

The Best Program to Rip or Add Subtitles from/to DVD Videos

The Best Program to Rip or Add Subtitles from/to DVD Videos

WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro

If you want to know the best solution on how to rip subtitles from DVD and how to embed subs to your DVD movies, WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro is a good choice for you. The software can assist you in converting DVD to digital video formats and adding subtitles into your DVD videos. Besides, it can help you to convert ISO and VIDEO_TS folder to MP4, bypass CSS, region code, Sony ARccOS, UOPs, APS, RCE, Disney X-project DRM, etc.

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