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How to Permanently Add Subtitles to MP4 Videos in SRT, ASS and SSA

Sometimes people cannot hear conversions in the video clearly. To understand the video, it is important to add subtitles. By adding subtitles to your MP4 video, you can find that the bounce rate of MP4 video reduces a lot. More people can watch the entire video. Moreover, the possibility of video sharing will increase 15% or so after adding video subtitles. Subtitles also help when you watch MP4 video with a foreign language.

No matter you want to watch or post MP4 video, adding subtitles is a good idea. Therefore, this article will show you how to add subtitles to a MP4 video on your computer step by step. Just read and follow to add downloaded subtitles to your video in MP4 and other formats.

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Part 1: How to Add Downloaded Subtitles to MP4 Video

By using Tipard Video Converter Ultimate, you can add external subtitle or audio track to a MP4 video. The supported subtitle formats include SRT, SSA and ASS. Actually, you can add, remove, replace video subtitles. You can disable the original subtitle and replace it with a new one. Moreover, you can edit the video subtitle including font style, size, position, opacity and delay. You can personalize the downloaded subtitle before adding to MP4 video.

Furthermore, the built-in video editor can also help you make the MP4 video look better. You can enhance video quality, crop, rotate, flip, merge, add effects and filters. In addition, you can also add background music to your MP4 video. It is supported to add downloaded subtitles, audio tracks and background music to any video file with ease.

  • 1. Add subtitles to MP4 video in .srt, .ssa or .ass extensions.
  • 2. Enable or disable the built-in subtitle. Or replace the original subtitle with the matching subtitle.
  • 3. Edit the subtitle of font style, color, duration, position, opacity and delay.
  • 4. Monitor the real-time subtitle effect in the preview window.
  • 5. Select the subtitle language while watching.
  • 6. Apply video editing filters, effects and presets to your MP4 video.
  • 7. Work with Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP and Mac OS X 10.5 or above.

Step 1 Free download and install Tipard Video Converter Ultimate from its official site. Launch the program after the installation.


Step 2 Click Add Files on the top left corner. Import your MP4 video into the subtitle editor software. There will be a Subtitle Disabled option under your MP4 file. Click it to access the subtitle editor.

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Step 3 In the popping-up subtitle editing window, you can click + next to Subtitle to add a subtitle to MP4 video. The added subtitle can match your video automatically. Then adjust the subtitle display effects with on-screen options. You can see what the subtitle looks like in the MP4 video instantly through the preview window. Click OK if everything goes on well.

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Step 4 If there are multiple subtitles in different languages, you can set the default Subtitle Language in the Preference window. It can be found within the General window.


Step 5 Unfold the Profile list and set the output video format. You can convert your MP4 video with subtitle to any other format. At last, click Convert All to complete the process. You can add subtitles to a MP4 video permanently successfully.

Part 2: Where to Download Subtitles for Free

Then where can you download subtitle files that match your movie? During this time, you can visit OpenSubtitles, Addic7ed, Podnapisi, YIFY Subtitles, DIVX Subtitles, Subscene and other online sites to download movie and TV show subtitles for free.

What you can get from an online subtitle download site? For instance, you can download subtitles with over 50 languages from OpenSubtitles. It is one of the largest websites that you can download over 5 million of subtitles. You can see the user rate, upload date, comments and name of each subtitle file. Of course, you can get similar sites to download subtitles for free.

Part 3: FAQs of Adding Subtitles to MP4

Can you add subtitles to a movie in iTunes?

There are already default subtitles in your iTunes movie. You can navigate to its information page to enable it again. If you want to import additional .srt subtitles into iTunes videos, it is not supported to do directly. You can merge subtitles into MP4 video using Tipard Video Converter Ultimate instead.

How to add subtitles to MP4 without encoding?

When you add subtitles to a video using Tipard Video Converter Ultimate, you can set to keep the original video settings. Later, you can skip setting the output profile. Just export the video to embed subtitles to MP4 without re-encoding.

How to add subtitles to movies on iPhone or iPad?

To put subtitles to MP4 on iOS device, you can open the Settings app. Choose General and then select Accessibility. In the Media section, choose Subtitles & Captioning. Then turn on Closed Captions + sdh to get subtitles on iPad. Or you can use VLC for iOS to encode subtitles to MP4 on iOS devices.

That's all to add subtitles to MP4 on Windows and Mac. You can integrate subtitles in SRT, ASS or SSA formats with ease. What's more, you can apply video editing effects to your MP4 file as well. The intuitive interface is friendly to all users. Thus, even beginners can put subtitles, add audio tracks, crop, trim, merge, rotate, flip, add text/image watermark and more with easy steps. If you want to quickly make a video, you can free download the program to have a try.

Posted by Kenny Kevin to Edit Video
May 31, 2020 11:03
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