How to play an MP4 or MKV file with SRT subtitles on the PS5

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How to play an MP4 or MKV file with SRT subtitles on the PS5

The PlayStation 5 doesn't support SRT files. The solution is to merge the video file with the SRT file.

You can use a free program called MKVToolNix for merging MP4 and MKV video files with SRT subtitle files.

How to play an MP4 or MKV file with SRT subtitles on the PS5

1. Open your web browser.

2. Go to mkvtoolnix.download.

MKVToolNix website

3. Click Downloads in the top menu.

MKVToolNix downloads

4. Click your operating system, like Windows or macOS.

MKVToolNix operating system menu

5. Install MKVToolNix on your computer.

How the installation process works depends on your operating system.

6. Open your file manager, like File Explorer on Windows.

Windows 11 File Explorer

7. Go to the video.

8. Make sure the video and SRT file are in the same folder.

9. Make sure the video and SRT file have the same file name.

Video file and SRT subtitle file

10. Open MKVToolNix.

11. Click Add source files located at the bottom of MKVToolNix.

MKVToolNix Add source files

12. Select the video and SRT subtitle file.

13. Click Open.

Open video and srt subtitle file in MKVToolNix

14. A window will appear, and in this window, you click OK.

MKVToolNix Adding multiple files options

15. Click Start multiplexing located at the bottom of MKVToolNix.

MKVToolNix Start multiplexing button

16. You can see the progress in the bottom right corner.

MKVToolNix progress bar

The process is ready when the progress bar is 100%.

The result will be an MKV video file.

You can play this video file from an external hard drive or USB flash drive on your PS5, or stream it from your PC to your PS5.