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How to Add SRT to MP4 (Windows 8 included)

An SRT file is a text-based subtitle file. It combines a video track to help users understand the video or movie better. If you've downloaded an MP4 file from Internet without subtitle, the video or movie can be very difficult to understand, especially when it is in a foreign language. This article will recommend 2 applications to help you to get SRT subtitle to MP4 videos.

#1 Video Converter Ultimate: Merge SRT & MP4 without Encoding

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Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate

  • Merge or hardcode SRT subtitle with and to videos in any format.
  • Perform like a professional video editing program by enhancing your videos with various effects.
  • All-in-one toolkit, working as a video converter, DVD burner and video downloader.
  • Add video metatadata to better organize your iTunes library.
  • Supported OS: Windows 8/7/XP/Vista, Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7 10.8, 10.9

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Merge SRT with MP4
You can combine SRT with MP4 at superior speed for playing in a DVD player with flash drive or for usb use, etc. The merged MP4 file is in high quality, ZERO quality loss.

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Enrich Videos with Effects
Before hardcoding SRT subtitle to MP4, you can import the file into this SRT converter, and then play your talent to personalize it by rotating, trimming, cropping and adding watermark, etc.

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Add Metadata to MP4
Want to make your downloaded videos like those purchased from iTunes? You can just try this application to add metadata to MP4 for better playback videos on Apple devices.

Advanced All-in-One Toolkit
It can not only be used to merge SRT to MP4, but also can help to convert videos in any format, burn DVD with many funny menu templates in different themes, and download YouTube videos.

Guide: How to Merge SRT & MP4

Before inserting SRT to MP4, you must have MP4 files without subtitles, your wanted SRT subtitle files and download and install the Windows or Mac version of SRT to MP4 merger. When you've prepared all the things, just follow the guide below to merge SRT with MP4 step by step. Note that this guide is mainly aimed at the Windows users, but is also suitable for Mac users, for the operation process on both versions is extraordinarily similar.

1.Run this app and import MP4 files

After you launch this app, just go to "Convert">"Add Files" option to browse your computer to import the MP4 files you want. If you've open the folder where your files are stored, just directly drag the target files from the folder to the program.

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2.Hardcode SRT to MP4

Hit the "Edit" button on one of video item bar. When you enter into the editing interface, you can notice there are four tabs on the left side. Just hit the "Subtitle" tab, click the "+" button to open the drop-down list, and then browse and load SRT files from your computer. Here, you can also do other settings like size, color etc. When everything is done, just hit "OK" to confirm it.

Note: Before exporting your files, you'd better to preview the effect in the viewing window on the right side of its main interface. Just hit the video item in the pane and then press the "Play" button under the preview window.

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3.Start to add SRT subtitle to MP4

When you're satisfied with the effect, you can export the new file. First, make sure the "Format" icon appears "MP4" format, or you have to click the "Format" icon on the right side to select MP4 from the format list as its output formats. Of course, you want to save the files in other formats, just select the format you want here. After that, press the "Convert" button to convert SRT subtitles to MP4 videos. When it's over, you can find the new MP4 file with the SRT subtitle in the output folder.

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Video Tutorial: How to Add SRT to MP4 with Video Converter Ultimate


#2 Wondershare Player: Add SRT to MP4 with

Video Converter Ultimate enables you to combine srt and mp4 into one file. If you just want add srt when viewing mp4 files, another free media player- Wondershare Player- can help you achieve this. It supports different subtitle formats such as srt, ssa and ass, but you need to bother importing subtitle to the player each time when you watch your videos. In this case, Video Converter Ultimate will be a better choice.

Guide: How to Free Add SRT to MP4

1.Run Wondershare Player and Open Your MP4 File

After downloading and installing Wondershare Player, click "Open Files" in the main interface to open your mp4 file.

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2.Add and Edit Your Subtitle File

When your MP4 file is being played, right click on the screen and choose Subtitles > Load Subtitles to add the subtitle file. If the subtitle file needs editing, choose Subtitles Settings to adjust the Front, Size, Position, Color and more as you like.

 

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Further Reading:

Convert VOB to MP4: Show you how to convert vob to mp4 losslessly, so you can play your favorite files with portable devices on the go.

Convert MOV to MP4: Learn how to convert MOV to MP4 in Mac/Win with the World's fastest MOV to MP4 converter.

Rotate MP4 Files: See how to rotate MP4 files 90 degrees with a great MP4 rotator to play perfectly on any media player.

Play MP4 on Xbox 360: If you have trouble in playing MP4 on Xbox 360, you can get the the reason and an easy solution here.

Convert MP4 to ISO: Convert MP4 to ISO image files for later burning and then play on regular DVD players.

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amanimh
(*_*) WOW!!!! It's really a great Video Converter. It doesn't reduce the quality of the MP4, and the subtitle is very clear. Thank you so much. <3 <3 <3
Christine_Smith
Hi Phillip, Can you send your files to our Support Team ? The specific technicist will help you test it.
phillipdinh
It won't let me merge my srt file to my mp4. It says " Failed to import files"...Why?
Christine_Smith
Hi Dan, thanks for your interest in our software. If you buy it and get the license, the watermark will disappear in your later-converted files.Please click the following page for purchasing: http://store.wondershare.com/shop/buy/buy-dvd-converter-ultimate.html
Dan
Only problem is the watermark using the free version of the program leaves...
Christine_Smith
Hi, Eyad, the subtitles file is very small compared with the video file. After choosing the output format, you can click the "Settings" button to adjust the bit rate, frame rate, resolution, etc. exactly as the original file. In this way, the output file won't increase too much of your video size. Hope it works for you. Best regards,
Eyad
how do I do that ?
Eyad
well hey I have a question, I only want to merge the subtitle with the video.. I don't wanna increase the size of the video... that's it
Christine_Smith
Hi, Driftking, this software can convert H.264 encoded MP4 file without decoding, so there is no any quality loss. If your MP4 file compressed by other codecs, you can always use the "Settings" to adjust the bit rate, frame rate, resolution, etc. exactly as your original file to compensate for the quality loss. Just download and have a try now, you can judge by yourself. Best regards,
driftking
BUT, the quality of the MP4 type movie will reduce, and will not have the same clear quality. RIGHT?
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