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How to Add and Embed Subtitles to MP4 Files

You may have source of foreign movies in MP4; while, if some of them lack of your native language subtitle, then it is possibly you will drop them to the corner. Do you want to attach your preferred subtitles to the MP4 movie files, so that you can play and watch them easily? This article is going to offer two possible solutions to adding subtitles to MP4 videos that you've downloaded or got from other sources.

Solution One: Attach Subtitles to MP4 with Handbrake

Step 1. You need to find your language subtitle from website.

Step 2. Attaching Subtitles to Movie by Handbrake

Using a common media player like Quicktime or VLC to play the movie, you can also display subtitles simply by putting the subtitle file in the same folder. The only requirement is that both the movie and the subtitle files should go under the same name but with different extensions. Something like "title.mp4" and "title.srt".

Step 3. Open Handbrake and choose the source.

Step 4. Open the Subtitles tab and click "Add external SRT" button.


Now you have finished all steps of embedding subtitles to MP4 movies by released Handbrake. After this simple operation, you can play foreign movie videos with home language.

Important Note: In our tests on inserting subtitles to some downloaded movies using Handbrake on Mac, but not having much success. When tired to add an .srt subtitles to an .mp4 file that we have already converted in Handbrake, Handbrake immediately thinks it has already converted the movie and hence does not add subtitles.

Solution Two: Add (.SRT/.ASS/.SSA) Subtitles to MP4 files with Brorsoft Video Converter Ultimate

Since Handbrake can't add subtitles to MP4 successfully all the time, you can get the Ultimate Subtitle to MP4 Converter to get the work done. Overall, it is a powerful all-in-all video tool, which can both convert videos in all popular formats and customize subtitles for your movies. With it, you can add and load external subtitles(*.srt and *.ass, *.ssa) to MP4 effortlessly. It can not only attach subtitles to MP4, but also supports many other video formats, like AVI, MKV, WMV, etc. What's more, it also helps you to set the subtitle size, subtitle style, etc according to your preference. Besides adding subtitle files to your video, it is an all-in-one program with many other functions, which enables you to edit videos, convert video, rip Blu-ray/DVD easily and quickly.

If you are running on Mac OS X to add external subtitles to MKV, MP4, AVI, etc, please turn to Brorsoft iMedia Converter for Mac. Download the program now and below is the guide about how to attach subtitles to MP4 movie videos.

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Step-by-step Guide: How to add subtitles(SRT, ASS, SSA) to MP4 with ease

1. Import the MP4 video After you install and open the converter, you can directly drag the target videos to the program or click "File" to add the MP4 videos. Make sure the subtitle and the video have the same name and they are kept in the same file.


2. Embed subtitles to MP4 movie Click on "Edit" button, the video editor will pop up. Tap "Subtitle" option and check the "Enable" icon. Then, by clicking on "Browse" to import your *.srt, *.ass, *.ssa subtitle file you've downloaded. Click OK to save the settings.


Tip: You can also add watermark, apply effects, and crop video in the above video editing window.

3. Start adding subtitles to .mp4

If you need convert the MP4 video files to other formats, you can select a format from the Output Format before the conversion. Or just keep MP4 format. Then click Convert and the rest will be finished automatically.

After conversion, you can click Open Folder to locate the video and you'll get the output files with your preferred subtitles added. Enjoy.

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