MP4 Video Editor
1.1 MP4 Video Editor
1.2 Free MP4 Cutter
1.3 Free MP4 Joiner
1.4 Upload MP4 to YouTube
1.5 Compress An MP4 File
1.6 Add Subtitles to MP4

How to Add Subtitles to MP4 Video With Ease

Add Subtitles to MP4

Watching videos is a good way for you to relax yourself at leisure time. And usually these videos are saved as MP4 format. However, it would be frustrated that the MP4 video does not have a subtitle, especially when it is a foreign video. So, it is necessary to add subtitles to MP4. If you do not know the right method, you have come to the right place. This article is going to show you how to add subtitles to MP4 videos.

Part 1: What is Subtitles

The extension .SRT, the caption files of SubRip, is a basic subtitle format that includes formatted lines of plain text in groups divided by a blank line. And the purpose of adding subtitle files to MP4 video file is to display subtitles when you play the MP4 video by any player.

And normal subtitles are usually divided into two types: one is hardcoded subtitle and another is soft subtitle. Below are the same and difference between these two subtitles:

Types Same Difference
Hardcoded subtitle Is supported by most software video players and subtitle creation programs; the time format used is hours: minutes: seconds: milliseconds, with the milliseconds field precise to three decimal places; does not contain any video data, it is a simple text file you can edit by any text editor, A part of the video images, displayed usually at the bottom of the video images, and you cannot disable or hide it when playing the video file, you are allowed to add soft subtitle to MP4.
Soft subtitle An independent stream, totally separated from the videos, and you can play, pause, stop, turn on or off it when playing the video, and but you cannot add hard subtitles to MP4.

When you find that your MP4 file does not conclude any subtitles, you can download a suitable subtitle and merge it with your MP4 video file. As for how to download a desired subtitle, here this post provides two nice websites for you to access: subscene.com and yifysubtitles.com.

Part 2: How to add subtitles to MP4

Now let's start to learn how to add subtitles to MP4. And here you need to use a professional video-editing program: AnyMP4 Video Converter Ultimate. AnyMP4 Video Converter Ultimate is a comprehensive and excellent MP4 editing program, which is highly recommended to you. Except merging subtitles to the video, this software is also good at controlling the subtitles' display duration, the fonts and colors used, and the size of the text. Follow the step-by-step guides below to add subtitles to your MP4 video.

Step 1: Download Video Converter Ultimate

Firstly download and install AnyMP4 Video Converter Ultimate on your computer, then launch it. It is available for both Windows and Mac.

AnyMP4 Video Converter Ultimate

Step 2: Import MP4 video

Before starting adding subtitles to MP4, click the Add File button to import the MP4 video into this program. Or you can directly drag the video file to the main interface.

Add video

Step 3: Add an external subtitle

When you see the thumbnail of the MP4 appears on the primary window, choose the "T" mark and open the subtitle drop-down list to load a downloaded beforehand subtitle file. The subtitle files can be found at two website mentioned above.

Add an external subtitle

Step 4: Preview the MP4 with subtitles

Then you are allowed to preview the MP4 video at a suitable time with the loaded subtitle in the preview windows. The program will choose the default subtitle style for you, and you are allowed to customize it you are not satisfied.

Preview video

Step 5: Save the newly created MP4

Make sure you have added the subtitles to MP4 correctly, and then you can export and save the video with subtitles to your computer. Just click Convert button in the bottom right corner.

Convert video

Part 3: How to remove subtitles from MP4

However, sometimes you may get troublesome about the built-in subtitles in a MP4 video, and you want to remove subtitles from MP4. As the hard subtitles are embedded in the MP4 video, so you will see "No Subtitles" when you hit on the "T" mark. That is why you need to adopt another method to take off the embedded subtitles. Do not worry, AnyMP4 Video Converter Ultimate can also help you get rid of the subtitles. Let's start to learn how to remove subtitles form MP4:

Step 1: Enter the editing screen

After importing the MP4 files into this subtitles remover, click Editing to enter the editing interface. Then hit on the Crop option to crop the MP4 video as the picture shown below to remove embedded subtitles.

Step 2: Crop the MP4 video

You will see a temporary window will show up, and there will be two same MP4 videos in these windows. To remove subtitles from MP4 videos, you can adjust the dotted box on the upper screen to crop the part including hard subtitles.

Step 3: Export the MP4 without subtitles

When everything has done well, click "Apply" button and back to the primary interface. Then click the big Convert button to start to remove subtitles from MP4 and save it to your local computer.

Convert video

Conclusion:

Above is the whole content about how to add subtitles to MP4. Both the method mentioned above are easy to operate and can help you save a lot time. If you need, AnyMP4 Video Converter Ultimate can also help you make other video edits, such as trim, clip, rotate, adjust contrast, apply visual effects and add watermark and so on. Now that you have learn how to add subtitles to MP4, go to enjoy your newly created MP4 video! Hope this passage can help you to some extent!

author Posted by Ted Klarso to Editor
July 17, 2018 16:00TwitterGoogle Plus

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