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Hardcoding Subtitles to a Video with Movavi Video Converter

Nowadays videos often don’t contain subtitles but utilize a separate file to store them. External subtitles in SRT format have become very popular, but the one caveat is that your player needs be able to recognize and use them – otherwise they won’t be displayed.

On some older players that can be a problem, which is why you may want to ‘hardcode’ your subtitles into your video instead. Essentially once your subtitles are hardcoded they will appear permanently within the video itself and will not require an additional file.

Although at first the idea of hardcoding subtitles to a video may seem complicated, all you really need to pull it off is Movavi Video Converter as it will simplify the process so that it just takes a few clicks.

How to Hardcode Subtitles

Assuming Movavi Video Converter has already been downloaded and installed, you can launch it. In the interface you should click on the ‘Add Media’ button and select ‘Add Video’, then choose both the video file and the SRT subtitles file.

The video that you added to Movavi Video Converter will be displayed in the main working area, and you should see a ‘No subtitles’ field in its output information. When you click on that field a new window will pop up and you can then click ‘Add’ and select the subtitle that you want to hardcode to your video.

All that remains is to select the format that you want your video to be in, and you can open the ‘Video’ tab and select the ‘MP4’ format – or any other format that you require. Be sure to select a preset that is labeled ‘Original Size’ to ensure that your video resolution remains unaltered.

Before proceeding further you can click on the ‘folder’ icon near the bottom of the interface and select the destination folder. After that just click ‘Convert’ and Movavi Video Converter will start to convert your video and hardcode the subtitles that you selected in the process.

For more complete instructions head over to www.movavi.com/support/how-to/how-to-add-subtitles-to-mp4.html.

Explore Other Features

Keep in mind that there are lots of other features present in Movavi Video Converter, and you should try to take advantage of them to:

  • Convert audio, image and video files between a wide range of formats.
  • Cross-convert different types of media files to create animated GIFs, extract audio tracks, grab screenshots, and more.
  • Resize the frame of videos using different methods.
  • Compress video file sizes by adjusting the bitrate or setting the desired output file size.
  • Edit videos using basic tools to trim, crop, add captions, enhance the video quality, and more.

Make no mistake the features listed above are only a small selection of the full scope of Movavi Video Converter’s capabilities. Suffice to say with it in your corner you will have a tool that enables you to prepare your media files in any way that you require, whether it is by hardcoding subtitles, converting their format, or performing other alterations.

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