Merge your subtitles with movie file VLC Media Player vs MKVMerge Software

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Many people love to watch movies, and subtitles may be needed for you to able to understand, especially if the sound and video quality are bad, or if your hearing is not great. When you turn on subtitles in the movies that you watch, it can help you to understand the whole movie story. If you want or need subtitles on the movies you watch, you can merge the subtitle file to your MKV file so that the subtitles will always be available to you. You will need an MKV file of your movie for this merging process will work. But don't worry if your movie file is not MKV because you can convert it to an MKV file.

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We've included an additional method using VLC Media Player, which is also free, and will work with multiple video formats, not just MKV. Remember that you need to have your subtitle file (SRT file) in the same location as your video file, and they both have to have identical filenames.

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Method 1: VLC Media Player

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    Launch VLC Media Player.
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    From the top menu, click "Media", followed by "Stream".
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    On the Open media window, click "Add".
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    Browse to and open a video file.
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    Notice the .srt file in our example has the same filename and it's in the same location.
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    Once your video file is open, click "Stream".
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    In the Stream Output window, click "Next".
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    Next on the Destination Setup window, click "Browse".
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    Now you can browse to a location to save your new video file (with hardcoded subtitles).
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    Once you've picked an output location, click "Save".
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    Next on the Destination Setup window, confirm that the location is correct, then click "Next".
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    Here on the Transcoding Options window, make sure "Activate Transcoding" is checked, then click "Edit selected profiles".
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    On the Profile window, click the "Subtitles" tab.
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    Here on the Subtitles tab, ensure both "Subtitles" and "Overlay subtitles on the video" are checked
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    Also, from the drop-down, select T.140 as the codec, then click "Save".
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    On the Transcoding options window, be sure "Activate Transcoding" is still checked, then click "Next".
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    On the Option Setup window, we need to delete the following text from the Generated stream output string
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    "scodec=t14," without the quotes.
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    Once you've removed the text, click "Stream".
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    VLC will now begin to hard code your subtitles into your video file
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    You will see the video's timer counting, but the screen will remain blank.
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    When VLC completes merging your subtitles, you will see your new video file in the location you chose earlier.
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    To make sure your subtitles are hardcoded, open the video file in VLC
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    You should see your subtitles displayed along with the dialogue.
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    To verify that the subtitles are hardcoded, right-click and select "Subtitles". If there is no option to turn them off, you've successfully merged your subtitle file with your video.
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Method 2: MKVMerge Software

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    MKVMerge Software
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    This software is free, and you can get it at http://matroska.org/node/50.
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    Video Converter Software
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    There is a paid version available, but the free version is good enough. Get it at http://www.freemake.com/free_video_converter/.
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    Your Movie and Subtitle File
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    Just search the subtitle file on Google.(Note: The subtitle should match the charset so that it will able to synchronize the voice and the text subtitle.
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Instructions

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    Convert Your Movie to MKV File
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    If you already have the MKV movie file, that's good! Then skip this. If you have an FLV, MP4, AVI, or MPEG4 movie file, then you must convert it to an MKV file, using the software mentioned in the requirements section above.
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    Merging Your MKV and Subtitle File
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    This is the process of mixing or merging the two files. Remember to add the two files individually and click the "Start Mixing" button below it. The process will take a couple of minutes.
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Requirements

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    Download the AVC converter
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    Download the subtitle you want to attach
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    Download subtitle.JPG
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How it is done

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    Click the "Add video(s) button
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    Click to add video.JPG
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    Choose the desired video.
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    Click the "No subtitle" button
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    Click to add subtitle.JPG
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    Choose the subtitle
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    Choose sub.JPG
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    Click the "Convert Now" button
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Questions and Answers

How to combine movie and subtitle YIFY files?

You will have to download subtitles directly from YIFY. You don't have to do anything else. You can just download the subtitles along with the movie.

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You can see the Download Subtitles tab on the site itself.

When downloading from YIFY, you should see an option to "Download Subtitles". It will be at the top to the right of the movie cover.

How to merge subtitle with movie?

Hi can you help me to combine movies with subtitle if they are two different files, as I want to play via my TV through pen drive.

Nowadays the most formats of the movies are in MKV extensions meaning Matroska. It is quite popular for it is quite small but has high pixels and dimensions. The first thing to be able to merge the subtitle and your movie, you will just need some software. You could use first a video converter to be able to convert first your video file to Matroska or mkv. You can use free video converter download it here

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http://www.freemake.com/free_video_converter/

And convert tour video file. After converting the video file, you also need an mkv merger download it here

http://matroska.org/node/50

After successfully installing the mkv merge, just simply run the software and then add your subtitle then click merge as simple as that then you're ready to go.

Add the subtitles and watch movies without converting anything?

I don't want to convert mpeg4 files, just to add the subtitles and watch movies without converting anything. is there a player for that?

To watch a movie with subtitles, you need to have the KM Player program installed on your computer. KM Player is one of the best programs for watching movies with subtitles.

If you don't have this player on your PC, follow these steps to learn how to install KM Player and use it to watch movies with subtitles:

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    On your PC home screen, open your web browser.
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    On the website, click on 'Download Now'.
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    After the setup file is downloaded, open and install it on your PC.
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    When the installation process is completed, open KM Player.
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    To play a movie, simply use drag and drop
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    To do this, drag your movie file and then drop it on the KM Player program.
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    To find and download a subtitle for your movie, go to the SubScene website.
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    Once on the SubScene website, type your movie title in the search bar and click on the 'Subtitle Search'.
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    Select your movie from the list.
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    Now you should see a list of subtitles for your movie, select the one you want, and click 'Download file'.
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    After you've downloaded a subtitle for your movie, you can simply drag the subtitle file and drop it on the KM Player program to add it.
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    Now you can enjoy watching your movie with subtitles.
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If you need any additional help installing the KM Player program on your PC, let us know in the questions section.

See more questions like this: Can I download movies from Amazon Prime, convert them and add YIFY subtitles

How can I find the AVC converter program?

I need the link to download a trusted AVC program. Thanks in advance!

Here is the link to download AVC: AVC Ultimate.

Once you evaluate the program, you will need to purchase it for $49.95 on PC or $54.95 on Mac. It is available on the Any Video Converter Web page. Click "Buy Now" to purchase the fully functional version.

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Is there a way I can add subtitles to a movie that I want to burn on a Blu-ray?

I have already downloaded the movie off torrents and know how to burn to Blu-ray but wanted to know if there's a way to add subtitles to the Blu-ray disc itself to show when watching the movie

There are many ways to burn a movie on a Blu-ray disc. One of the best ways is to use the Leawo Blu-ray Creator program. With this program, you can convert your MKV format movies to the Blu-ray and add subtitles to them. When the movie is converted to Blu-ray format, you can then burn it to disc. To start with, you'll need to follow the steps in our main article to convert your movie to an MKV format using the FreeMake program. After that follow the steps below on your PC to install and use the Blu-ray creator program:

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    On your computer desktop, open a web browser.
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    The file will automatically begin downloading to your PC.
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    When the setup is downloaded, open and install it.
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    Once the Blu-ray creator program is installed, open it.
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    Click on the 'Add video' option, on the top left side of the program, to add your movie.
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    When the movie is added to the Blu-ray creator, click on the 'A' icon to add subtitles to your movie.
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    Insert a blank 'BD25' or 'BD50' disc into your PC.
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    If you like to edit your Blu-ray movie and add a menu, click on the 'Edit' icon, which will be on the right side of your movie, at the end of the movie timeline.
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    Once you've edited the movie, click 'Burn'.
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    Select your disc on the menu.
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    In order to proceed; click on the 'Burn' icon.
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    Wait to for the process to complete; depending on your movie, it can take between 5 to 20 minutes.
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    Enjoy your Blu-ray movie.
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If you need any extra help, let us know in the Q&A section.

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Here is the case, I already downloaded the movie and the subtitle, I put them both (movie & sub) in 1 folder and download it to my USB, the movie is okay, it works but no sub appearing. Can you help me out?

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Make sure your video and srt files have identical filenames.

See more questions like this: How to merge subtitle (.srt) to a movie (.avi) permanently

I have an .mkv file and .srt file. I want to watch the movie with subtitles?

How can I watch the movie with an extension .mkv and subtitle file .srt

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    Navigate to the codec Web page.
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    Download the codec from a mirror.
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    Install the K-Lite Codec Pack with all of the default settings.
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    Now, press the Windows key and type "media player classic"
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    Type "Enter".
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    Click "File".
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    Click "Open File..."
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    Click "Browse..." for the "Open" field and choose your "MKV" file.
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    Click "File".
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    Click "Load Subtitle..." and select your "SRT" file
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    This will show you the video with the subtitles. Note that the program will load the subtitle file if the file names match. You can always set Media Player Classic as your default video program.
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