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How to Easily Embed Subtitles to MOV Videos on Mac OS X


You may need subtitles when you're watching movies, for example, those movies which don't speak your mother tongue, and a subtitle also can be necessary even the movies speak your language. But not all videos have subtitles. As we found, more than one guys are searching for solutions to add subtitles to MOV files:

"I want to add subtitles (srt files) to my MOV movies and watched by apple TV. Any suggestion?"

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


Here this article is the very one to tell you how to embed subtitles to MOV on Mac OS X with 3 possible options.

Solution 1. Embed Subtitles to MOV with iMovie

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.

Solution 2. Attach Subtitles to MOV with Handbrake

Step 1. You need to find your language subtitle from website.

Step 2. Attaching Subtitles to Movie by Handbrake

Using a common media player like Quicktime or VLC to play the movie, you can also display subtitles simply by putting the subtitle file in the same folder. The only requirement is that both the movie and the subtitle files should go under the same name but with different extensions. Something like "title.mov" and "title.srt".

Step 3. Open Handbrake and choose the source.

Step 4. Open the Subtitles tab and click "Add external SRT" button.


Now you have finished all steps of embedding subtitles to MOV movies by released Handbrake. After this simple operation, you can play foreign movie videos with home language.

Solution 3. Add (.SRT/.ASS/.SSA) Subtitles to MOV with Brorsoft Video Converter Mac

Since iMovie is not professional in adding subtitles and Handbrake can't add subtitles to MOV successfully all the time, you can get the best Subtitle to MOV Converter to get the work done. Overall, it is a powerful all-in-all video tool, which can both convert videos in all popular formats and customize subtitles for your movies. With it, you can add and load external subtitles(*.srt and *.ass, *.ssa) to MOV on Mac OS X(High Sierra, Sierra, El Capitan) effortlessly. It can not only attach subtitles to MOV, but also supports many other video formats, like MP4, AVI, MKV, WMV, etc. What's more, it also helps you to set the subtitle size, subtitle style, etc according to your preference. If you are PC users, please get Brorsoft Video Converter. Download the program now and below is the guide about how to attach subtitles to MOV movie videos.

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Step-by-step Guide: How to add subtitles(SRT, ASS, SSA) to MOV on Mac with ease

1. Import the MOV video

After you install and open the converter, you can directly drag the target videos to the program or click "File" to add the MOV videos. Make sure the subtitle and the video have the same name and they are kept in the same file.


2. Embed subtitles to MOV movie

Click on "Edit" button, the video editor will pop up. Tap "Subtitle" option and check the "Enable" icon. Then, by clicking on "Browse" to import your *.srt, *.ass, *.ssa subtitle file you've downloaded. Click OK to save the settings.


Tip: You can also add watermark, apply effects, and crop video in the above video editing window.

3. Start adding subtitles to MOV

If you need convert the MOV video files to other formats, you can select a format from the Output Format before the conversion. Or just keep MOV format. Then click Convert and the rest will be finished automatically.

After conversion, you can click Open Folder to locate the video and you'll get the output files with your preferred subtitles added.

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