Adding sub titles?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by ChrisA, Dec 22, 2014.

  1. ChrisA, Dec 22, 2014
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2014

    ChrisA macrumors G4

    Jan 5, 2006
    Redondo Beach, California
    I have a video and a .srt sub title file. I've gotten Handbrake to combine these two files into a new MP4 video that has a text stream inside and now I can turn the sub titles on and off when I watch the video. Works well except:

    1) Handbrake re-encodes the video and the process is slow but worse, it changes the size of the video by quite a lot in either direction depending on how I set the compression. I want it to NOT RE-ENCODE. All I want is the keep the video UNCHANGED and multiplex the text into the file. Is there some app, better than Handbrake for adding the text stream? Or maybe Handbrake has a setting where it can be told to use the video as-is with no receding?

    2) I want to add subtitles to my own videos. Soft titles that can be turned off and on. I'm using FCPX. Can I edit a text stream in FCPX?

    3) is there a way to add a text stream that has formatting information so I can specify things like italics
  2. daybreak macrumors 6502a

    Sep 4, 2009
    Open Inspector in FCP-X and look at the Titles List.
  3. Ritsuka macrumors 6502a

    Sep 3, 2006
    You can use Subler to add subtitles to a mp4 file.

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