How to Add Subtitle to AVI Files in Mac/Win (Windows 10 included)

This tutorial will lead you through a few very simple steps of adding subtitles to AVI videos. I bet you wouldn't enjoy the movie if you don't understand the language of it. The best way to solve this problem is to simply add a piece of subtitle into the movie. In 10 mins from now, you can master this trick and use it for the rest of your life.

Part 1: How to add downloaded subtitles to your existing AVI movies

After getting subtitle files from internet (most of subtitle files are with .srt, .ass and .ssa file extension.), we need a tool to add subtitle to AVI video. Here we recommend Video Converter Ultimate, which can help you make it with only a few steps. Now download, install and run it.

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Below is a step by step guide on how to load your desired subtitles to AVI movie:

Step 1: Import AVI or other video files

Import video files to this Video Converter (Windows 8 supported) by dragging video into the interface or you can click "Add Files" button to import video files.

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Step 2: Add subtitle to AVI files

Click "Edit" button and you will get the video editing window. Go to "Subtitle" section and check subtitle drop-down list. Now you can add subtitle to video from your computer, and have a preview on the editing window. If everything goes well, click "OK" button to confirm settings and close the editing window.

Note: You also can edit the video here by cropping, applying effects or adding watermarks.

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Step 3: Start conversion

Before conversion, you can select desired output format from the output format list if you want to preserve your AVI videos in other formats. Now, just click the "Convert" button to start converting video. That's it. The subtitle file will be added in the output video.

Only few steps with Video Converter (Windows 8 supported), you can add subtitle to AVI videos. That's simple and easy for everyone. To learn more details, you can go to the User Guide of Video Converter.

You can also refer to the video tutorial below:

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Part 2: How to edit your own subtitles and add to AVI movie

You can also create a subtiltes file of your own to add it to your AVI movie. To do this, Wondershare Filmora (originally Wondershare Video Editor) is highly recommended. With it, you can select from rich text resources and apply it to your video in a single mouse click. What's more, tailored subtitles will make your video impressive and unique.

Try Wondershare Filmora (originally Wondershare Video Editor) for free now:

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This program is cross-platform, and below guide takes Windows version to show how to add subtitles to AVI movie. If you want to burn subtitles to AVI video on Mac, just download the Mac version to do the same.

Step 1: Import your original AVI video

After you launch this program, and select "16: 9" or "4:3" aspect ratio and go to "Full Feature Mode", you'll come to a very intuitive primary window, shown as below. To import your source AVI movie, simply click "Import" to browse your file folder on computer or drag your AVI videos directly to its primary window. The loaded video clips will show as thumbnails in the left item tray. When you add all files, drag and drop them to the video Timeline one by one.

Note: The files in the Video Timeline will be merged together without any stop.

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Step 2: Add subtitles to AVI video and further customize it

Click "Text" tab above the Timeline, and pick up your favorite template to the place you want to add. Immediately, there will be a text thumbnail "T". Right click it and select "Edit" in the pop-up menu. Now you can type in your own words, change its font, color, set zoom in/out effect, and more.

A side-by-side previewing window is availble to let you view the effect in real-time. Furthermore, you can adjust the A Timeline Zoomer to locate the place you want accurately.

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After that, click return to get back to the primary window, and drag the text playing duration to sync for your video.

Step 3: Export your creation

When you're satisfied with the final resut, simply hit "Create" to save a new AVI movie with your added subtitles. In the output window that appears, you can choose from a varity of options. For example, select "AVI" from the "Format" tab, or pick a configured preset like "Zune" under the "Device" category.

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Now you've learned two methods to burn subtitles to AVI video that will save you a lot of time and effort. Get started now. If any questions, please let me know in the comment.

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So ... when will it be able to add multiple subtitles? You said you would include it in future versions three years ago :-(.
You can use Video Converter Ultimate and follow the instructions of part 1.
hi i want to add subtitles to an existing video file (.mkv) without changing the format or converting the file...how can i do it
hello, I'm sorry. This function hasn't been implemented. Let's wait patiently for any upgrade.
Any chance the program's been changed to adjust subtitles' position? Thanks.
It seems hard to say where the problem was. You can send your sub files to our Support Team .and the specific technicist will help you test it.
Hi, Sheila, was your original subtitles fit for the whole video frame or just part of it? If yes, please kindly send your subtitles file to our support team to fix the problem asap.
I converted a tv show using .sub files, the first episode I did worked perfect, but the next 5 episodes only put the sub in the first half of the movie. what could I have done wrong?
Hi Kantonan, if you want to write subtitle to the video, please check the text function in Video Editor
I cannot write in the subtitle box.i can write at the watermark box but not the subtitle what do you think is the problem?
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