Burning subtitles into video is the most direct and permanent method to fix subtitles not showing correctly on TV, as well as to make the video reachable to a wider audience on social platforms. But how do you burn subtitles to a video? If you have no idea, follow the next part to find a quick solution.
WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro is an all-in-one video toolbox to deal with all sorts of video-related issues, and it can help burn subtitles to videos very easily and quickly. It supports SRT, ASS, PGS (for MKV), VobSub (for MKV), and more subtitle formats and can add the subtitle file to all mainstream videos. For example, you can use it to burn SRT file into MP4, add VobSub to MKV, etc. Besides subtitle burning (also called hardcoding subtitles), this program can embed soft subtitles to MKV, MP4, and MOV as well. It can also be used to remove subtitles from videos. The whole process is only a couple of clicks away.
Launch HD Video Converter Factory Pro on your PC and enter the “Converter” module. Next, drag your video file into the interface, or you can click the + button to import the file.
Optional. At the bottom of the interface, click the triangle button to choose an output folder in advance.
Click the format image on the right side of the converter to open the output format list. Then, go to the “Video” category and choose your preferred video format. You can keep the original format or convert the file to a different format. This software allows you to convert videos with subtitles, e.g. MKV to MP4 with subtitles.
On the video task profile, make sure that the “Subtitle Type” is switched to the Hardcode mode (H), and then click the left + button to load your subtitle file.
Finally, click the “Run” button to finish the whole process.
Burning subtitles into the video means the subtitle is integrated into the video image. The video data is changed and the process involves video re-encoding. Hence you can’t burn subtitles without re-encoding or converting. But you can add subtitles without re-encoding if you wrap the subtitle as a separate stream in the video container, such as adding soft subtitles to MKV.
VLC is a good video editor that can add subtitles to movies. Yet, merging subtitles with videos permanently in VLC is a bit circuitous. For more info, please refer to the article How to Add Subtitles in VLC?
HandBrake also offers an effective way to burn SRT file to MP4 and MKV videos. It can select subtitles from the multi-tracks and import subtitles from external sources. Beginners might find HandBrake a little difficult to get started. But with a simple guide, you can easily burn subtitles with HandBrake.
Some online video editors can help you encode subtitles into video, too. Take Clideo as an example. Upload your video to Clideo > upload the subtitle file (or add text manually) > edit and burn subtitles into the video > download the subtitled file.
Note. The upload file size is restricted to 500MB maximum. The final video will be exported with a Clideo watermark.
You’ve come to the end of the post. We have shared how to burn subtitles to a video permanently with a powerful video program. Hopefully, you find the method useful. Thanks for reading!