Unable to remove subtitles using mkvmerge

Tried specific -s “X”, and --no-subtitles => mkv file stubbornly holds onto the subtitles. I also tried handbrake, with export to mp4 and clearing the subtitles - still no good. VLC with Subtitles-Disable still shows them. Any idea on how I could get rid of them?!?


Well, if you cannot even turn them off in the player, then chances are they’re hardcoded-subtitles (hardsubbed) — meaning they’re encoded into the video & cannot be removed at all.

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