How to add subtitles to movies?

Missing subtitles for a downloaded video, movie, or TV show? You can search the subtitles online, download them to your computer, then use a media player which support external subtitles to play the movie or video.

Many websites provide free subtitles you can download. For example, you can download movies subtitles from,, Subscene,, and so on.

Several open-source media player software you can choose from, such as KM Player, VLC Player. KM Player allows you to customize subtitles via a control box enabling you to sync and out-of-sync subtitle files during playback. VLC player is cross-platform and open source. You can download and use it for free on Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, Unix, iOS, Android. It is completely free, no spyware, no ads and no user tracking. See how you can add subtitles to movies in VLC player here.

In this article, we will introduce a handy tool you can merge subtitles to your movie or video file. Instead of keep the video and subtitle file separated, you mix them into one file by burning the hardcoded subtitles to your movie, video or TV show.

UniConverter is a media toolbox with many useful tools such as video converter, DVD ripper, DVD/CD burner, video downloader, screen recorder and more. We can use it to easily hardcode subtitles to MP4, AVI, MKV, MOV, MPG, VOB, WMV and etc.

Run the software on your Windows PC or Mac. Its Convert tab opens by default. Click Add Files button to find the movie, video or TV show on your computer and import it to the program. Then click No subtitle > Add subtitles to load subtitles to the software.

add, merge subtitles to movies, videos using uniconverter for Mac.

Then edit the subtitle, font, font color, font size, font style, transparency, position, see below figure.

edit subtitle using uniconverter mac
edit subtitle using uniconverter mac

Play and preview the video or movie. If the subtitle is out of sync with your video, movie or TV show, you can use this free online tool to adjust subtitles’ time stamp. Click Save button to save the changes you have made to the subtitles.

Choose the target video format or device, then hit the Convert button to add hardcoded subtitles to the movies, TV shows on PC or Mac using UniConverter.

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