How to Easily Add Subtitles to MP4 Videos

This tutorial shows you how to permanently add subtitles to MP4 videos, including how to convert AVI, FLV, MKV and more to MP4 and add subtitles to the video.

As we know, MP4 is a popular video format supported by various media players, video editing apps, online video websites, etc. The same as MKV and AVI, it is a container format that can include video, audio, subtitle and other information.
If your MP4 videos already contain subtitle track, you can always show it in the compatible media player KMPlayer or VLC Media Player. But if you’ve your MP4 video doesn’t come with subtitles file, you may want to add subtitles to your MP4 video so that you can better under the movie. In this tutorial, I will show you an easy way to add subtitles to MP4 videos without any hassle.

To load your desired subtitles to any format movie you have, we highly recommended Brorsoft Video Converter (available for Windows and Mac users). With it, you can add subtitles to MP4 video for saving to a video file to play virtually anywhere. No installation of third-party tools is needed.

Before starting to show you how to add subtitles to MP4 video, see what video formats and subtitle formats are supported, so you can get them prepared. For downloading subtitles, you can visit here for more details.

Video formats: MP4, AVI, MKV, WMV, MPG, MPEG, VOB, TOD, MOD, FLV, and all regular video formats.
Subtitle formats: SRT, ASS, SSA

Now walk through easy steps to add subtitles to MP4 video. The guide below uses Brorsoft Video Converter for Windows screenshots. The way to attach subtitles to MP4 files on Mac is almost the same. Just make sure you’ve downloaded the right version according to your needs.

Step 1: Import MP4 videos to add subtitles

After installed this subtitle to subtitle to MP4 converter, run it and import your MP4 video by dragging video to the primary windows, or by clicking “Add Files” button to locate MP4 video from a popup browse window.

Note: make sure the subtitle and the video have the same name and they are kept in the same file.

Step 2: Embed subtitles into MP4 video

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. After that, you can have a preview of the subtitle effect to make sure all goes OK .

Tip: You can also add watermark, apply effects, and crop, trim your MP4 files in the above video editing window.

Step 3: Export MP4 video with Subtitle

Now it’s time to stick subtitle to MP4 video permanently. To do so, choose a desired output format by clicking the “Format > Common Video”. All popular video formats are supported, including MKV, MP4, AVI, MOV. You can also directly choose a device to save MP4 video with subtitle to play on the device (e.g. iPhone, iPod, iPad). When everything is ready, click “Convert” button to start conversion. The subtitles will be exported permanently to a video in specified format.

The converting would add subtitles to the output videos at your will. Then you can transfer the subtitles-included videos to your own portable devices for enjoying.

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