how to add subtitles to .mov videos?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by wilde, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. wilde macrumors newbie

    Jan 7, 2009
    Hi all,

    I have some .mov video clips and want to add subtitles to them. How to do it?

  2. scienide09 macrumors 65816


    May 5, 2007
    iMovie has a feature that allows the user to insert subtitles. It's not very advanced (i.e., don't expect it to look like professional video), but it gets the job done in a pinch.

    You'll have to import your .mov file as a clip, then manipulate it from there. Within iMovie, the subtitles option is under Editing > Titles, then scroll down.
  3. wilde thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 7, 2009
    all right, I'll try it.

    btw, is there any application that can do this job on pc platform?
  4. Makosuke macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2001
    The Cool Part of CA, USA
    Seems like soft subtitling is most often done with MKV files these days (at least, that's what I always see), and if you're willing to go that route yes, there is Windows software available. I can't tell you WHAT software, but it does exist.

    On the mac, have a look at Miyu: can add subtitles to any file that Quicktime can open, and then export to a variety of formats. I've used it successfully on a couple of projects, it's free, and once you get used to the interface it's pretty easy to use.

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