I am looking for a tool (for Windows), that I can use to add subtitles to a movie. The movie is a movie that I made myself, and obviously the subtitles contains the translation to a different language.

From this tool I expect the following functionality:

  • Select start/end/duration of a certain subtitle
  • Possibility to export subtitles embedded in the movie and in srt or similar format
  • Automated placement of the subtitles

I would prefer a gratis tool, but do not hesitate to answer with paid alternatives.


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Subtitle Workshop is a great software that I used. I do not check its latest versions though.

It supports any kind of subtitle adjustment, smart line adjusting etc. It had an integrated video player so you can add-edit-adjust-check at the same time on the same window. Also it supports many subtitles formats, nearly all formats hat are used.

But it does not support embedding subs to the movie.

If you think using a second tool for embedding subtitle, I may advice you VirtualDub. It have many features. Since you have your own movies, you can re-encode it with any codec you want or place a logo or similar thing that is either visible or blinks fur a duration. It have filters that can be used for different effects and purposes. It have Subtitler filter for adding subtitles. Since it supports SSA subtitles, you can have many effects in your subs (SSA is a fewly used format that supports text effects on subs)

But as I said, it makes 2 free programs.

  • This is a free tool, right?
    – Bernhard
    Feb 8, 2014 at 10:50
  • Yes. It is free.
    – Mp0int
    Feb 8, 2014 at 10:52

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