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Solved: Adding subtitles from srt file to a video

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by clearcomms82, Dec 15, 2011.

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  1. clearcomms82

    clearcomms82 Thread Starter

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    I am trying to help a friend add English subtitles to a German video. I have the subtitles (srt or ssa as required) and an avi of the video. I can therefore play the subtitled video in VLC player without problems.

    I am now trying to burn a video that includes the subtitles permanently. I've tried various bits of software - most recently avidemux, which seemed pretty simple - and every time I get the video perfectly, but no subtitles on it.

    Can anyone tell me either

    a) how to get the titles permanently onto the video - format not too critical, or

    b) how to burn a DVD with the subtitle file on it so it can be viewed with subtitles.

    This is a family-use thing - original video in German, family wants to watch the DVD with English subtitles so they can understand it! This is legal here in France, and I don't think I will be breaching forum rules!

    If I am, I apologise in advance.
     
  2. fairnooks

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    Try DVDFlick if you haven't already; once you add a video there is an edit button for that video and one of the edits is to add a subtitles file (srt for sure, ssa not sure). I haven't tried it to know if it actually works but its there.
     
  3. clearcomms82

    clearcomms82 Thread Starter

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    Really good suggestion, fairnooks. How do I know?

    I tried it a few hours before your suggestion, and not only did it work, but it was much easier than the alternatives I had previously tried.

    So anyone who nreeds to do this should definitely try DVD Flick - free, simple and effective
     
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