how to add subtitles to .mov videos?

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

  1. wilde macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,

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

    thanks.
     
  2. scienide09 macrumors 65816

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    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

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    all right, I'll try it.

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

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    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:
    http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/27215

    ...it 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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