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Four Simple Ways to Merge Subtitles with Videos

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December 17, 2019

Subtitle is a good approach for foreign-language speakers and hearing-impaired people to get deeper understandings of movies or other types of video content. We have summarized four ways to merge subtitles with videos, which allow users to make a subtitle to be time-synchronized with a video and better enjoy the video. Scroll down if you are seeking the same solution. The easy subtitle merger is also worth a try:

Some movies may provide users with only a few options for subtitles. For a better understanding of the dialog among roles, one can download the corresponding subtitle from the Internet and add the subtitle to video. To display subtitles on the screen for good and all, more people would like to merge subtitles and make them a part of videos. Here are some effortless approaches for you to complete the task. Let’s go deeper into each method.

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Method 1: Merge Subtitles with Videos with the Dedicated Subtitle Maker

WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro is for simplifying the way to merge SRT/ASS subs with videos and encode videos to over 500 digital file formats as well as devices. One striking feature of it is automatically activating the lightning mode and Hardware acceleration, which can make the software perform at 50X faster conversion. In this way, you are able to effectively merge subtitles with full-length movies and TV series in the shortest time. Plus, it will never cause damage to the outputs. Here is how to use HD Video Converter Factory Pro to merge your subtitle and video.

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How to Merge Subtitles with Videos

Enter Converter and Import Videos

Before start, please free downloadfree download the subtitle merger and install it on PC.

Step 1. Import Videos into Video Converter

Run this software, head to “Converter” and a new Video Converter window appears. Click on “Add Files” on the top left corner, browse and select videos you want to add subtitles to. You’re also allowed to drag and drop files into the window directly.

Add Subtitle into the Video

Step 2. Merge Subtitles with Videos

Under each inputted video, you will see a “T” button, click on it and select “Add subtitle”. Then find the subtitle file matching with the video and add it. Click the video in the program to preview whether it renders the needed subtitle effect.

Encode Video and Start the Conversion

Step 3. Choose a Video Format

Press the big format icon on the right side, then go to the Video tab and choose an output format. You can export the video in its original format or convert video to MP4, AVI, MKV, WMV, MOV, FLV, MPG, iPhone, iPad, Huawei phone, etc.

Step 4. Export Videos with Subtitles

Move to the bottom of the window and click on the inverted triangle icon so that you can specify the output folder for outputs. Next, click on Run to finalize the process.

Method 2. Integrate Subtitles with Videos in VLC Media Player

VLC media player never let users down to handle kinds of tasks related to media files, such as encoding video/audio, streaming files, creating playlists, recording screen, and so forth. This powerful media player can also play videos with soft and hard subtitles. If you need to insert a subtitle into a video permanently, turn to the Stream feature in VLC.  

Add a Video in VLCAdd a Video in VLC

Step 1. Put the single subtitle file and the video into a folder and name them the same except for the extensions.

Step 2. Head to Media > Stream. A new dialog pops up. Click on “+Add” for importing the video, then press “Stream”. Ignore the stream wizard and select “Next”.

Step 3. Open the File tab, click on “Browse” to choose an output path and rename the exported file.

Enable Subtitle Encoding Enable Subtitle Encoding

Step 4. Check “Activate Transcoding”, open the “Edit selected profiles” panel, move to “Subtitle” and check both “Subtitle” and “Overlay subtitles on the video”. You also need to choose the subtitle codec as T.140. Click “Save” for saving the changes.

Step 5. Click on “Next”. It will direct you to a new window. Now, select “Stream” to finish the whole process. The processing time depends on the video size and the profile you choose. When it finishes the encoding, open the output folder and check whether the video and subtitle are integrated together.

Method 3. Merge Subtitles with Videos with HandBrake

I guess Handbrake needs no introduction here. Like the well-known and multiple-purpose VLC media player, Handbrake deserves to be one of the most popular and useful open source video converter. By mean of the Handbrake SRT merger, you’re able to add hardcoded subtitles into videos and export videos as MP4 and MKV files. Here is how-to.

Steps of Merging Subtitles in HandBrakeSteps of Merging Subtitles in HandBrake

Step 1. Put the subtitle and video in a folder and give them the same file name.

Step 2. Open Handbrake, and you will see the “Source Selection” menu on the right side, select “File” to find and import your video.

Step 3. After the video loading process is complete, choose MP4 or MKV under the Summary tab, head to the Subtitles tab, click on “Import SRT”, select the corresponding subtitle file, and make sure the Burn in box is checked.

Step 4. Locate to the bottom of the window, hit “Press”, specify the name of the file and output path.

Step 5. Click on the top green “Start Encode” button to merge video and subtitle together.

Method 4. Merge Subtitles and Videos Online

In case that you seldom need to merge a subtitle with a video and prefer online methods, we have rounded up several online subtitle mergers for you.   


Veed can both merge a local subtitle file and make a subtitle by means of its generated subtitle tool. Meanwhile, there is a wide range of subtitle styles you can apply. Veed supports MOV, MP4, AVI and more formats yet its free plan only permits users to upload maximum 50 MB file size. For uploading large videos, one needs to upgrade to the Pro plan.

2. Substital:

Substital is a special extension for both Chrome and Firefox, which offers users a handy way to add subtitles or closed captions to videos online. Therefore, users can easily get the gist of different types of video content. Major platforms are supported and you’re able to search for subtitles for displaying or load your own subtitle files.

3. Kapwing:

Instead of a subtitle merger, Kapwing works more like a subtitle maker that supports MP4, MOV, WebM, OGG and MPEG files, and allows you to create/write your own subtitle, fine-tune your subtitle file, for instance, change text position, background, size, adjust the timestamp of subtitle, etc. If you’re interested in creating your own special videos with subtitles, you can give this tool a spin.

In Summary

I have walked you through each method on how to merge subtitles with videos. Hope this post will help you in some ways. Now you can get started and integrate desired subtitles with your local videos or videos online.

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