3 Easy Ways to Add subtitles to Videos


This tutorial will be teaching you three easy ways to add subtitles to videos. It is very easy to add subtitles to your videos, you can either download external subtitles online and apply it to a video, or customize and make your own subtitles for videos. Even if you’ve published your videos to Youtube, there’s still a way to add subtitles to existing Youtube videos. Read on after the jump to find out how.

Part1: How to Add External Downloaded .srt Subtitles to a Movie

One of the most preferable tools for adding external .srt subtitles to a movie is Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate. Once you have downloaded your subtitles from any online source then you need to follow these simple steps to merge them into your videos:

Step1: To get started, download Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate from the link above. After installation, launch this program on your computer.

Step 2: Now import the movie file from the folder where you stored it. You can either import it via “Add files” option or simple drag and drop the files onto the media library.

Step 3: Hit the “Edit” button available on screen so that video can be brought to editing panel. After this go to subtitles tab that is on top of the screen and click “+” button in order to import your subtitles file that may be in .ass, .ssa or .srt format. Check the position of subtitles and adjust it as per your need; it is possible to check everything with preview option before you hit the OK button.

Step 4: You can even burn the edited video to a DVD with this tool and this tool give you the opportunity to do it directly from software window.

Part2: How to Make Your Own Subtitles and add to video:

The most preferred tool for adding own subtitles to videos is Movavi Video Editor as it allows users to create their subtitles in their own languages and merge them with standard videos. Below are easy-to-follow steps for How to Do Subtitles by Yourself and Add to Videos:

 Step 1: First of all get your software from the download link above and download it to your computer. Install the setup and launch it to proceed.

Step 2: On new window, select aspect ratio to be 4:3 or 16:9 and then import your video with drag-and-drop method onto the primary window.
Step 3: Above the timeline you will find “Text” tab; hit that button and then select your template type either by using drag and drop feature or by applying it directly with right click. A “T” icon will start appearing on your screen that can be dragged to any portion of screen as per need and then double click over “T” icon in order to move to edit area where subtitles with any font, style, colour and animation type can be added.
Step 4: Once you have created your subtitles in Text window then it is time to apply them into movie; for this you have to hit the Export option available on screen- it will save your new file. The software will ask you for type of output file format where you can make selection out of a huge collection as like MP4, WMV, MOV and AVI etc. It is also possible to burn edited videos directly to DVDs as per need.

Part3: Add Subtitles to Existing Youtube Videos:

Those who are interested to add subtitles to their YouTube video collection are advised to make use of YouTube Video Editor Tool. The easy to follow steps are discussed as below:

Step 1: First of all download your video to which you want to edit your subtitles.

Step 2: Now open your browser and in address bar type:; the website will get opened with box on the top where you can type name of your video file for which you need the subtitles.

Step 3: Once you press enter after typing name of your video file; a big list of files containing subtitles will appear below this box on your screen. Now you have to select the desired file out of it.

Step 4: Download that particular file onto your system and save it in the folder containing your video file.

Step 5: Now close the browser and go to the folder containing video and subtitle file. Right click on win.rar format of subtitle file and click on extract here option.

Step 6: Once extracted file appears on your screen then go to VLC media player and open your video file in this player by using browse option.

Step 7: Exactly below the browse option you will see a text box “Use subtitles file”; check it and then add your extracted subtitles file to this window. Hit OK and the subtitles will be added to your video file automatically.

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