Extract subtitles from mkv file

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Install mkvtoolnix.
http://www.bunkus.org/videotools/mkvtoolnix

Use mkvinfo to find which channel contains the subtitles you want to extract:

$ mkvinfo movie.mkv
...
| + A track
|  + Track number: 3
|  + Track UID: 1234
|  + Track type: subtitles
....

Then:

mkvextract tracks movie.mkv 3:movie.srt

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