How to Remove Subtitles from MP4 Video Files on Mac/Windows

Posted by Candice Liu to Video Editing | Updated on Dec 6, 2018
Remove subtitles from MP4

As countries all over the world are getting closer and closer, the introduction of foreign films has also been a commonplace. Based on this, subtitles, basically the translation of a foreign language, are quite essential for those who are willing to see the film originally as it is.

Of course, if you go to the theater, the subtitles will never go wrong. But if you download MP4 movies on Macbook, Windows PC, or iPhone iPad Android, you have a fair chance of downloading movies with non-native language subtitles. Or rather, you may not even want to download subtitled MP4 movies at all since you can comprehend what's happening on the movie. Given this, to remove subtitles from MP4 is necessary and all-important for you. But how? Keep reading.

How to Remove Both Soft and Embedded Subtitles from MP4

To delete subtitles from an MP4 movie video, you need a MP4 subtitles remover primarily. MacX Video Converter Pro (Windows version) is precisely your best aid, allowing you get rid of both soft and forced subtitle files from MP4, MKV, AVI, FLV or any other formats videos. On the other hand, if you'd like to watch movies with subtitles, you can add SRT subtitles to MP4, AVI, FLV, MKV etc. as well. Besides, you may also be impressed with some other editing features like trim, crop, merge, adding watermark etc.

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[Tutorial] Remove Subtitle Tracks from MP4 via MacX Video Converter

No matter you wanna remove soft or hardcoded/embedded subtitles from MP4, MKV or AVI, to download the MP4 subtitles remover for Windows or Mac version for Macbook Pro/Air, iMac is always the initial step. And as is known to us all, hardcoded subtitles cannot be removed as easy as soft subtitles. For example, you can remove or add soft subtitles via Handbrake, VLC, but they are not applied in hard subtitles. Thankfully, this MP4 subtitle remover guide you to remove both soft and forced subtitles as below:

Remove soft subtitles from mp4

1 Remove Soft Subtitles from MP4

Step 1: Launch MacX Video Converter and load MP4 video or movie by drag and drop or clicking "+Video" button.

Step 2: Tap the subtitle track menu then there appears disable and add subtitle options. Click "Disable Subtitles" to remove all unwanted tracks from MP4 video.

Step 3: Hit "RUN" button to start removing MP4 subtitles.

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2 Delete Embedded Subtitles from MP4

Step 1: Go the same steps to load your MP4 video.

Step 2: Click "Edit" button to check the box of "Enable Crop" and move the mouse cursor and drag the crop frame to a position where there is no subtitles. Then press Done button.

Step 3: Press "RUN" icon to get MP4 hard subtitles removal done.

You can also add your free downloaded srt subtitles to MP4, MKV, AVI under the Edit panel. Simply choose subtitle option, then Enable subtitle -> External Subtitle File -> Add and choose the srt subtitles you want to add to MP4.

Actually, this program is more than a MP4 subtitles remover, but also a video converter for Mac and Windows to convert any video formats, a YouTube offline downloader for 4K, 1080P/720P HD YouTube videos download, as well as a video editor for all kinds of videos trimming, cropping, merging etc.

Types of Subtitle: Hardcoded vs Soft Subtitles

Firstly, to remove MP4 subtitles, you need to make out what type of the subtitle. There are typically two kinds of subtitles: hardcoded subtitles and soft subtitles.

  • Hardcoded subtitles (also forced/embedded subtitles) are the ones that are already embedded in the movies and the user cannot use tools to remove this option. These subtitles are irremovable and cannot be changed or removed altogether in theory.
  • The soft subtitles are the ones that can be removed or added by users. If you wanna add subtitles to movie, this can be done by overlaying the subtitles onto the film that is available. On the contrary, you can also remove subtitles from MKV, MP4, AVI etc. formats if you prefer a clean movie.
  • So, it basically means that hard coded subtitles are part of the video images and cannot be got rid of whereas, soft subtitles are primarily an independent stream and can be turned on or turned off as per the user's wish.

MacX Video Converter - Best MP4 Subtitles Remover

MacX Video Converter Pro is the best MP4 subtitles remover, which enables you to remove both soft and hardcoded subtitles from MP4, MKV, AVI etc. and on the contrary add .srt subtitles to all knids of videos and movies.

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