How to Add Subtitles to Video
If you have recorded awesome videos for getting good views on social media. Remember one important thing to get great results – add subtitles to your video. Video subtitles, which are usually displayed at the bottom of the screen can help both native speakers and foreigners to understand video content better. First of all, we’ll take a look at some reasons you should add subtitles to your video, so you won’t be surprised why subtitles are so important. Later, we will also talk about how to add subtitles to videos.
Some Facts to Show You Why Your Video Needs Subtitles
Subtitles improve understanding. A survey reveals that most people prefer to turn captions on when watching videos, movies, and TV shows.
- Not everyone speaks your language. By translating video captions into any language, more people can watch and understand your videos easier. For foreign language learners, subtitles are helpful for them to increase reading speed and listening comprehension.
- Sometime when people don’t or can’t turn on audio when using their smartphones, iPad on the bus, in the dorm, or in some noisy environments, they can read the clear captions to understand the content of your videos.
- There are over 350 million people who are deaf or hard of hearing. Without captions, they cannot comprehend the videos well.You can do a little search and find some good software to add captions (or subtitles) to video. For example, you can use VLC, or you try the Windows built-in tool, Windows Movie Maker, to add subtitles to your videos. However, it is no longer available for download. You may have noticed that many forum users have encountered many problems like Windows Movie Maker is not working normally.Here we will show how to use the free Movie Maker alternative, MiniTool Movie Maker to add text to your videos. How to Add Subtitles to Video using MiniTool Movie Maker on Windows 10/8/7? MiniTool Movie Maker is a free and powerful video editing tool for beginners and semi-pros to add subtitles to video free, and do other basic video edits easier than ever, for example, video cuts, splicing, apply cool video effects and transitions, add audio-video, turn photos into a slideshow, remove audio, slow down or accelerate a video, reverse video, etc. Some paid premium video editing programs require more processing power and have a steeper learning curve, and many other free video editors may leave a watermark in the middle of the video. Therefore, if you are looking for an easy-to-learn, feature-rich free video editor without watermark, MiniTool MovieMaker is a great choice.Below is a step-by-step guide for how to add subtitles to a video.
Step 1. Import your video files to the software.
- Download and install MiniTool Movie Maker on your computer.
- Launch this free add subtitles to the video program.
- Click the Import Media Files option to import your video files into it, and then drag these imported files to the storyboard.
This tool supports importing different 4K, HD, SD video formats including.mkv, .rmvb, .mov, .avi, .flv, .mp4, .mpg, .vob, and .wmv.
Step 2. Add subtitles to video
Click the Text option on the toolbar.
In this window, you can see a lot of different text fronts, including title, caption, and end credits. (For instance, if you want to add a title to your video, you can drag and drop a suitable title mode to the timeline, and then enter your text.)
To add subtitles to video free, you only need to select a suitable caption mode, and then drag it to your video on the storyboard. Now you can enter your text.
After that, you can change the sizes, fonts, colors, outlines, and alignments of your subtitles to get the result you want.
Step 3. Export the video with subtitles
Finally, you are free to save your video file in different formats including .mkv, .ts, .wmv, .mp4, .avi, .mov, .f4v, .3gp, .mpeg2, .webm, .mp3 audio and .gif.