How to Add Subtitles to A Movie

Sometimes you need subtitles when you’re watching movies, for example, those movies which don’t speak your mother tongue, and a subtitle also can be necessary even the movies speak your language. But not all videos have subtitles. Then adding a subtitle to movie turns to be a good idea. When you have an external subtitle in srt, ass or ssa for your movie, you can easily add subtitles to a movie.

But subtitles can’t be loaded to all videos: you can only add subtitles to videos in MKV, MP4, AVI or other video format which has the ability of adding subtitles. Well, it’s not a tough work if your movie isn’t in the proper video formats, you can convert the video to MKV or other available format first, then add your subtitles to movie. iSkysoft Video Converter for Mac is a powerful video tool which can both convert video in all popular formats and customize subtitles for movies:

Take Pirates of Caribbean movie file and the srt subtitle for example. If your original video isn’t MKV, AVI, MP4 or other subtitle-supported format, you can convert video to MKV first as the step 1 shown, If your movie is in the proper format like MKV, you can go to step 2:

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Convert video to MKV on Mac (Lion included) (Option)

Open the Mac Video Converter, drag your source movies and drop to the Mac app. Batch conversions are supported. Then click the format icon to open the format list and choose MKV as your output format, click Convert to start the conversion. Detailed info: User Guide of Video Converter for Mac.

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Load (reload) the MKV movie to the Mac Converter

Load your MKV movie or reload the output files you just get in the step 1 to the Mac app.


Add subtitles to movie

There is a subtitle box besides the thumbnail of your movie on the video info bar. Click it and you will see a drop down menu where you can choose Add subtitle, load your external subtitle.

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Start the subtitle adding task

After the subtitle added, you need to set the default output format to MKV, click Convert at the right bottom of the main interface. The Video Converter for Mac also provides other available formats like MP4, AVI.

After the task, you will get a MKV movie with subtitle.

Note: After the subtitle task, you are unable to remove the subtitle from the converted movie.

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