"I have a film in .mp4 format, subtitles in .srt and I can watch it perfectly on my Mac, but now I want to put everything on a dvd. I can easily add the movie in idvd but how can I add subtitles to video before burning DVD?"
If you like watching favorite movies and dramas, burning them to DVD is good choice, so that you can playback on TV set with DVD player. But what bothers us is that there are no subtitiles in the videos, how to make us better understand them? I think Most of us can’t live without subtitle/captions in a video. At this time, it is necessary for us to add the SRT subtitle files to video before burning to disk. In this article, you would learn well about how to add subtitles to DVD.
Notes: There are lots of ways to add subtitles into video, but where to get the SRT files. Here we will show you two free ways to download movie subtitles. Please go to find and download the subtitles firstly.
We had better resort to some professional DVD burning tool that supports adding subtitles files, like Cisdem DVDBurner for Mac, it is a well-reputed DVD burner for Mac, which not only lets you add external subtitle in .srt format to video, but also burn DVD. It offers more useful features you can enjoy, like make nice DVD menu, edit videos for better visual looking.
Now, Let's begin our media tasks. Firstly please insert a blank disc into the Mac slot, download and launch the free trial version of Cisdem DVDBurner on Mac. And you can start to add and burn subtitles to DVD.
Load videos with two ways. One is to click to fetch video files from your local folder on Mac, another way is to directly drag-n-drop local video files to the interfaces of this programme.
Notes: The speed is faster than average level. You will see the video's thumbnail appearing on the right column of the main interface.
Double-click the thumbnail and switch to video editing window, you can edit, crop, create special effects, add image/text watermarks, rotate, as well as subtitles. Go to "Subtitile" and click to load the already downloaded subtitles .srt files. And then click the button "OK", it would begin to write subtitles to DVD.
Tips: You can click the to preview your video if meets your requirements or not.
If you don’t have need to make a DVD menu, you can skip this steps. Click the burning icon“” and go to the output window, you can select the output DVD format (DVD disc, DVD Folder, ISO File), and preset some output parameters for higher output quality.
iMovie is Apple's flagship program and helps you create and edit movies on your Mac. Here I just want to talk about its function of add subtitles to videos, but it is unable to burn subtitles to disc.
1. Open iMovie on Mac. Click File > New Project > Create, and add a new project.
2. Clicking File > Import > Movie to import your targeted movie or music video into iMovie. And drag video clips from the event browser to the project.
3. Select T for titles from the toolbar. Choose one title style in its lower part and aplly to your project where you'd like to add caption. Type "Title Text Here" box with subtitles contents.
By the way, it allows you to change the fonts, color and size of words, and adjust the start and ending point.
Some Video/Movies don't come with captions, but we can search and download them with website tool or with a free Subtitle Downloader by ourselves, and then embed them into our video before burning to DVD with a DVD burning applicatio. Here I would like to introduce some sites and downloader which provide subtitle searching and downloading service.
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