Adding subtitles to a video is easier than it has ever been in the past. All you have to do is download the subtitles file and rename it to have the same name as the video file with the exception of the file extension. Then copy this renamed subtitles file in the same folder as the video file. Now as you play the video using VideoLAN VLC Media Player and it will load the subtitles automatically.
If you want to hardcode the subtitles into the video file itself, then you have many tools such as FFmpeg. Using this powerful open-source tool, we can merge subtitles in the video frame itself. This type of hardcoded subtitles cannot be removed later from that video. You cannot change the font or size of the subtitles either.
But if you want to add hardcoded subtitles with fancy effects and text styles, then you have to use Sayatoo Subtitle Maker. It is a full features subtitle editor for Windows. It is available for both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows. In this software, we can add effects to the subtitles which is where the power of this software lies.
The user interface of the Sayatoo Subtitle Maker resembles that of a standard video editor. In fact that is exactly what it does – it edits the video, applies visual effects and embeds the subtitles into the video. In the user interface, we have a timeline at the bottom, visual effects to the top-left and the preview of the edited video to the top-right of the software window.
After loading the video and its subtitles text file, we can apply effects to the subtitles, transition effects between the lines, visual effects for the animation of the text. For example, you can add the reading speed effect which changes the color of the text as you read through the subtitles.
Sayatoo Subtitle Maker is a great subtitles adding software for Windows. We can make the subtitles really stand out with animation and color effects. It is very good for adding subtitles to tracks for the Karaoke music.
You can download Sayatoo Subtitle Maker from http://en.sayatoosoft.com/index_en.html.