Why do you need to hardcode subtitles?
How to hardcode subtitles with Movavi Video Editor
Movavi Video Editor makes it easy to burn subtitles into a video to ensure that everyone can enjoy your videos, with or without audio. With this robust video editing software, you can add and customize subtitles and captions to get the look and feel you want without a lot of hard work. And you can do it all in just a few steps.
Step 1. Download and install Movavi Video Editor
First, download Movavi Video Editor for Mac or PC. Then, follow the prompts to install the program and launch it on your computer. This should only take a few moments.
Step 2. Add your video file
Once you have Movavi Video Editor Plus installed, launch the program and click the Add Files option in the main panel of the application. This will open a browser window. Browse for your video file and select it. Your file will automatically be added to the Media Bin. From the Media Bin, drag and drop your video into your Timeline.
Step 3. Select and add the subtitles
From the menu bar on the left, choose the Titles tab. A selection of static and animated caption styles will appear. Choose the style you like best and drag it into your Timeline. You can preview any of the styles in the media player window before making a choice, and you can always change styles or add different subtitles in different scenes, too.
At this point, you can also add other enhancements from the Stickers and Filters tabs on the left.
Step 4. Customize your subtitles
Customizing your subtitles can make them more legible and enhance the look and feel of your video. To do this, double-click the title in your Timeline and open the Text tab in the upper left corner of the application. Here, you can enter the text, choose its font, text size, and how it appears and aligns on the video. Next, open the Clip tab next to the Text tab to adjust how long your captions appear on the screen. This tab will also allow you to change the text and background color for your captions, and you can make edits to specific words or parts of the subtitles, as well. For example, if you want to change the color of the subtitles to visually differentiate between two people speaking in your video, you can do that here.
Step 5. Export and save your video
When you’re happy with your video’s subtitles, it’s time to export and save your video file. Click the Export button. From here, choose your preferred video file format, check the presets and make any changes that you want, and then click Start to save your video. Now, you have a video with hardcoded subtitles that will play with captions on any platform or media player.
Movavi Video Editor
*The free version of Movavi Video Editor may have the following restrictions depending on the build: watermark on exported clips, 60-second video or 1/2 audio length limit, and/or some advanced features unavailable when exporting videos.
How to hardcode subtitles online
In some cases, you may not be able to download video editing software to burn subtitles into a video, or you may need to have access to editing tools on different computers without downloading and saving your video files. If you need to figure out how to add subtitles permanently online for any reason, we recommend Fastreel. With this online video editing tool, you can hardcode your subtitles in just a few easy steps.
Step 1. Get started with Fastreel online
First, make sure that you can access your video on the computer or device you’ll be using to add your subtitles. In a compatible browser (such as Chrome or Firefox), go to Fastreel’s website. Next, either drag and drop your video file into the indicated area or tap the + Add Your File button to browse for your video. If your video is saved in Dropbox or Google Drive, you can click the blue dropdown arrow next to the + Add Your File button to retrieve it.
Step 2. Upload your subtitle file
Next, click Upload SRT to add a subtitle file to your video. From here, the program will allow you to edit your subtitles, and you can change fonts, colors, sizes, and styles to customize your captions. If you want to save your subtitles file for later use, you can also click Download SRT to save it.
Step 3. Save your video with hardcoded subtitles
Once you’ve finished customizing your subtitles, just click the Export Result button, choose an export option, and download your finished video file.
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Frequently asked questions
Can I hardcode subtitles online for free?
Yes, it’s possible to hardcode subtitles online for free with an online video editing tool like Fastreel. Most free tools will include a watermark on your finished video. They may also limit the length of your videos and/or the features that you can use without paying for a premium version.
Can I remove hardcoded subtitles?
Hardcoded subtitles are integrated into the video file and cannot be removed unless you have the original raw video and SRT file(s). If you have a video project that you’ve hardcoded subtitles onto, you may be able to remove or modify your subtitles in your video editing program, but you won’t be able to remove the subtitles from a finished, exported video file. Permanent subtitles are good for platforms that don’t have auto-generated subtitles, such as most social media sites.
How can I hardcode subtitles without losing quality?
You can add hardcoded subtitles to a video without losing video or audio quality by utilizing a professional-level video editing program. With a program like Movavi Video Editor or Fastreel, you can hardcode professional subtitles that don’t change the quality or resolution of your video.
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