How can I add softsubs to my mp4 files in Handbrake?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by marcel-v, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. marcel-v macrumors regular

    Oct 25, 2006
    How can I add softsubs to my mp4 files in Handbrake?
  2. Dougr macrumors newbie

    Sep 16, 2007
    Use the "add external srt" button in the subtitles tab, this will give you the option to choose a .srt file from your hd.

    If you do not have a .srt file you can use D-subtiter on a mac to extract the subtitles from the original dvd.

    Can't help you if you use windows I'm afraid maybe someone else can chip in.
  3. GermanSuplex macrumors 6502a


    Aug 26, 2009
    If your video has a closed caption file, select that in the subtitle dropdown, make sure the burned in option is not ticked, and add the file. They'll end up as subtitles that you can turn on or off in iTunes or iPhone/Apple TV/etc.
  4. marcel-v thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 25, 2006
    are there any other applications other than d-subtitler? it seems to take a very long time.
  5. mr666 macrumors regular

    Sep 14, 2009
    Instead of extracting an SRT file from the original DVD, search for the film title at
    Always test the SRT file to be sure the timing is correct. To adjust the timing try "Sears". Any SRT hosted by allsubs has an advertising subtitle entry at the beginning and aniother at the end of the entries. You can erase the adverts and save in TextEdit, being sure not to "save as" a TXT file.

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