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How to make and add subtitles to videos in Aura Video Editor?


Subtitle is just a small .srt file which can be added to any video player like VLC and KM player while playing the video or movie. SRT file does not contain any video data, it is a simple text file you can edit by any text editor (translate subtitles into another language). The purpose of srt subtitle file is to use it with desired movie file together to display subtitles when you play video file by any player supporting srt subtitles.

Adding subtitles to your videos and movies would help you more relaxed and enjoy the movie better. Anyway, subtitles are necessary and important for a good video. Aura Video Editor would allow you add subtitles from source videos, especially adding external subtitles for videos. Making or adding subtitles to videos in Aura Video Editor is very simple.

The tutorial will teach you how to make and add subtitles to videos in an easy and fast way. Now download Aura Video Editor to make and add subtitles to video files!

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Key Features of Aura Video Editor

  • Supports editing video and other common video formats, audio formats and images
  • Supports trimming video and other videos
  • Unique Timeline & Storybox panels
  • Provides transition & video effects
  • Overlay video & mix audio
  • Add watermarks & subtitles
  • Save movie for various devices like iPod, iPhone, iPad, PSP, Zune, etc.
  • Burn to DVD and Blu-ray disc
  • More features...

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How to make and add external srt subtitles to videos

Editing requirements

  • video files; audio and images(optional)
  • A computer runs Windows system(incl. Windows 7)
  • Editing tool: Aura Video Editor

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Easy steps to Make and Add External SRT Subtitles to Videos

Step 1. Edit a .srt file

You can either download a .srt file from website and then modify it, or create .srt format subtitles totally on your own.

To make .srt format subtitles, you can follow below steps:

1. Open Notepad, WordPad or other text editor;

2. Edit subtitles shown as below:

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Notes: SRT consists of four parts, all in text.

a. A number indicating which subtitle it is in the sequence.
b. The time that the subtitle should appear on the screen, and then disappear.
c. The subtitle itself.
d. A blank line indicating the start of a new subtitle.

Step 2. Save subtitles to .srt format

In Notepad, please click menu File->Save As; change file name to “xxx.srt”; set “Save as type” to “All Files”; set “Encoding” to “ANSI” or “UTF-8”.

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Notes:

1. Save .srt file as “ANSI” if using English subtitles;
2. Save .srt file as “UTF-8” if using non-English subtitles.

Step 3. Import media to Aura Video Editor

Run Aura Video Editor. Click the Import button within the Main Library pane to load the desired video files, audio files, or image files.

Select the necessary media files and click the Open button.

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Step 4. Add video or image to the Timeline

To put subtitles on video files, you should place your video clips to the Timeline area, first of all. So, select your video in the file area (enter the Video category if you are not in it) and without releasing the left mouse button drag it to the very first row of the Timeline and only after that release the button to drop the video there:

Add video or image to timeline

Step 5. Add external srt subtitles to the video

Double click on the Subtitle panel to add a srt subtitle from your hard drive to the movie.

Add external srt subtitles to videos

After adding an srt subtitle file to the video you can preview the applied effect in the Preview Area. If you do not like the .srt file you add, you can Remove it.

Preview subtitles of the videos

Still got questions about how to make and add external srt subtitles to videos? See more tips below:

  • Why I cannot convert the external subtitles into the output file?

Please be sure to select the external subtitles from the Subtitle option on the bottom of the main interface in Aura Video Editor.

  • How I can change the font in the subtitles?

In Notepad, please click menu Format->Font; choose the font style and size you like, then click OK to save font changes.

More questions? Please contact us at support@aura4you.com

What else can you do with Aura Video Editor:

Editing video with music, subtitle, effects and watermarks

Aura Video Editor enables users to add almost all kinds of video formats, audio formats and images. It provides numerous transitions and video effects for editing video under two kinds of editing mode: Storybox mode and Timeline mode.

You can also add subtitle and watermark to the video, cut off the parts you don't need. And it's interesting to use the video editing program to overlay one or several videos on the first video, add watermark, and choose video aspect ratio from 4:3 and 16:9 to fit your output device.

Creating professional MP4, WMV, FLV, 3GP...video for iPod, iPhone, iPad, PSP, mobile phone and more

Aura Video Editor supports almost every video format as output. You can edit video and convert to MP4, WMV, 3GP, FLV, MPG, MPEG2, MKV, M2TS, ASF, etc. videos.

The output profiles of Aura Video Editor includes many popular media player devices like iPod, iPhone, iPad, PSP, Zune, Wii, Xbox 360, iRiver, Archos, Nitendo Wii, mobile phones and more. You can also simply customize the video settings on your own. There are video codec, frame size, bitrate, frame rate, audio codec, etc. editable for you.

You can create a video with image, music, subtitle, effect, etc. in your own style. And watch the video slideshow anytime on the go!

Making amazing video-photo-combined SWF slideshow

Aura Video Editor allows adding video, images and subtitles, it also provides plenty of wonderful transitions and effects and SWF output format, all these enable you to make a amazing video-photo-mixed slideshow.

Make a different video slideshow and then upload to YouTube, social websites, or transfer to your media player devices. The easiest way to share your home-made video with your friends and family.

Editing and converting YouTube videos

Searching for a program that can eidt and convert YouTube videos? Aura Video Editor is your best choice! After download YouTube videos, add them to the video editing software, add some images and music if you want to. Then apply transitions and effects to the YouTube video, trim and add watermarks, at last convert it to other formats you like!

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