How to add subtitles to a movie in iTunes?

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  1. Aneef macrumors regular

    Aneef

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    Hi there,

    I need to play a movie with subtitles in iTunes but don't know how to. I googled and found this link
    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202795

    but that 'Baloon' for selecting subtitle doesn't appear on my iTunes 12.3.1.

    Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
     
  2. Ritsuka macrumors 6502a

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    Does your file actually have subtitles? The balloon icon is shown only if the file has subtitles.
    If the file is a mp4 you can use Subler to add the subtitles.
     
  3. Aneef thread starter macrumors regular

    Aneef

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    I have an MP4 video file and a *.srt file with the same title as the mp4 file.
     
  4. Ritsuka macrumors 6502a

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    The open the mp4 in Subler, add the srt file, hit save and you are done.
     
  5. Aneef thread starter macrumors regular

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    So that means there is no other method to view subs with video file as you can do on other players like VLC player? Actually I don't want to use a third party app to add subs as I view a lot of movies, dramas and season episodes and it would be a pain to add subs to files again and again. I also don't want to use VLC as on battery the Energy Impact (Activity Monitor) of VLC is around 88, while Energy Impact of iTunes is just 37 while playing video files on my Mac.
     
  6. Ritsuka macrumors 6502a

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    No, there is no other way. iTunes is not meant to be used directly with whatever you find not always legally on the internet.
     
  7. gixxerfool macrumors 6502a

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    I use Visualhub to add them in. It's a great piece of software that is unfortunately long dead.
     

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