Last updated on June 24th, 2017
Which kind of blog does not require a video? Well I think mostly all sorts of websites needs videos to be promoted or steps to be shown as tutorial. If you are running a website which requires steps to be shown as tutorial then it is very necessary to add subtitles to video which adds clarity to it. Check out how to add subtitles to a video.
HOW TO ADD SUBTITLES TO A VIDEO
Let us see the example.
I am having a video named ‘COLOURS’ in VLC player.
As you can see the snapshots of the video, not having any subtitles.
Steps to create srt subtitles file and sync it with vlc player
1. CREATE A TEXT DOCUMENT
Create a text document by clicking on New or go to Notepad and create an blank text document.
Name the text document with ‘SAME’ name as the video.
In my example it is ‘COLOURS’
2. CREATE SRT FILE FORMAT
Next we need to create a srt file format with the same file name as the video.
Click Open your text file.
Go to File> Save As
In the File Name put .srt extension. And select All Files.
Choose UTF-8 for encoding and Save it.
Now you have got your srt file format. You can delete the text file if you want. You will be needing only the srt file format to add subtitles to the video.
3. THE SRT SUBTITLES
Open the srt file.
Write down your subtitles in the following way.
00:00:00,000 stands for Hour, Minutes, Seconds and Milliseconds.
00:00:00,000 –> 00:00:02,000 – Till 2 seconds the particular subtitle will be displayed.
This is Red Colour – This is the subtitle which you want to add.
This is Red Colour
00:00:03,000 –> 00:00:05,000
This is Green
00:00:06,000 –> 00:00:07,000
This is Blue
HOW TO SYNC SUBTITLES IN VLC MEDIA PLAYER
To sync the subtitles in VLC player just make sure that both the files are located in the same folder or drive.
It is recommended to make a separate folder and keep both the files.
After putting the files in the same folder, play the VLC video and you can see the subtitles in the video.
The only problem in this method is that we will always need the srt file along with the video. So check out how to add the subtitles permanently to the video.
CHECK THE YOUTUBE VIDEO FOR THE SAME
HOW TO ADD SUBTITLES TO A VIDEO PERMANENTLY
If you want to add the subtitles permanently and would like to change the format to MP4 or anything else then download Ice Cream Screen Recorder.
The first 5 mins is FREE. So if you are making shorter videos for your blog or on YouTube then it will work fine. For longer videos you need to upgrade it for $29.99 and that is a ONE-TIME FEE.
HOW TO USE ICE CREAM SCREEN RECORDER
1. After downloading the app go to capture video.
2. Next you can select custom area or can select the full screen to be recorded.
3. Once you have selected the previous option, start recording and play your VLC video along with the subtitles.
4. On completion, click stop.
5. This is a very important step as you need to put the same file name which was in your VLC video. In my example it was ‘COLOURS’.
6. Now play the IceCream screen recorder video. You will find that this video already contains your subtitles and is perfect to publish videos to YouTube, Skill-shares and others.
7. If you wish to convert it to other formats then go to Convertio.
You can upload your video from computer, drop box or G-Drive.
Click Convert and your converted video is ready to be downloaded.
This was the easiest way to add subtitles to a video. There are many soft wares and other processes but they are time consuming. Here you can easily add your subtitles according to the time frames.
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