4 Best Ways to Add Subtitles to Video on Windows 10

Last Updated: 2022. 11. 10

Want to add subtitles for better view experience? Looking for ways to add subtitles to videos for free? This post lists 4 best ways to add subtitles on Windows 10 for free. Now let's look at this guide now!

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Part 1. Manually Add Subtitles to Short Videos on Windows 10

Supposing you're making a short video like a wedding invitation, lyric videos, promo videos, using a versatile online video editor will give you more flexibility in font styles and animation effects.

FlexClip, an easy-to-use and powerful video editor, has loads of editable text styles and eye-catching animation designs that you can use in your subtitle videos. Besides, it offers hundreds of professional-looking video templates with stunning subtitle designs to help you create high-quality videos in clicks.

Step 1
Upload Your Footage to FlexClip Video Editor

Click on Create a Video icon to upload your clips and add them to the timeline.

Upload Clips to FlexClip

Upload Clips to FlexClip

Step 2
Manually Add Subtitles to Your Short Video

Hit the Text icon to pick the style you like, be it a static subtitle or dynamic subtitle animations like wedding titles, birthday titles and more to perfect your video. You can customize your subtitle's font, color, size, position and motion graphic.

Add Your Subtitles to Video Manually

Add Your Subtitles to Video Manually

Step 3
Export and Share

After checking the edited video, you can export the video with subtitles as an MP4 video or share the perfect creation to your YouTube channel with one click.

Part 2. How to Add Subtitle in Windows Video Maker

The default Windows Video Maker doesn't offer a feature to add subtitles to your videos. But it's still possible to achieve this goal using a function called Title Overlay, and let's follow the steps to see how it works.

Step 1
Import the Video

Open Windows Video Maker on your computer and import the video to which you want to add subtitles. Your videos will be visible in the collection folder.

Import Video to Windows Movie Maker

Import Video to Windows Movie Maker

Step 2
Change the View Mode to Timeline

Turn the window view to timeline so that you can adjust the position and check the timing of your subtitles. Click on the View tab on the menu bar and confirm that Timeline is selected on the menu options.

Change the View Mode to Timeline

Change the View Mode to Timeline

Step 3
Drag the Video to the Timeline

Here you'll find three editing timelines that run horizontally across at the bottom. From top to bottom, they're Video, Audio and Title Overlay parts accordingly. Here you need to tap the video file in the Collections folder and drag it into the editing timeline labeled "Video."

Step 4
Apply the Video Overlay

Click the Titles and Transitions button located on the left side of the window. Then choose Title on the selected clip option.

When you are asked to enter the text for the title, input the subtitles you want to add to the video into the field.

Then click on the option Change the title animation, and find the Subtitle overlay.

Apply the Subtitle Overlay

Apply the Subtitle Overlay

Step 5
Edit the Subtitles as You Like

If you want to change the font, size or color of the subtitles, click on Change the text font and color option to edit as you like. Besides, adjusting the text position is easy as you only need to drag and drop it to the right position.

Edit the Subtitles as You Like

Edit the Subtitles as You Like

Step 6
Save the Project

After finishing editing the project, you can save the movie file on your computer as a Movie Maker Project or export it as a Windows Media Video along with the subtitles you added.

Part 3. Use the Add the File Option in the Movies & TV App

Microsoft Movies & TV brings you the latest HD movies and TV shows on your Windows 10 device. If you're watching a foreign language video, this application offers an option that allows you to add a subtitle file to the currently opened video to help you understand video better.

Step 1
Open and play the video you want to edit.
Step 2
click the “Show menu for subtitles” button and select “Choose a subtitle“.
Step 3
Add the subtitle file you want to use. Once added, Movies & TV app will display the subtitles accordingly as it plays the video.
Add Subtitles to Video Using Movies & TV App

Add Subtitles to Video Using Movies & TV App

Part 4. How to Add Subtitles to Video on Windows 10 Using VLC

For those who love listening to music and watching videos on their computer, VLC is arguably the most popular option as it's compatible with all types of video and audio files.

Besides media playing, VLC is also a good tool to add subtitles when you already have an SRT file. Follow this guide to learn how to add subtitles to videos on Windows 10 using VLC.

Step 1
Download VLC app to your desktop and finish installation.
Step 2
Open and play the video you want to add subtitles.
Step 3
Click Subtitles and choose Add Subtitle File option, then insert your subtitle file.
Add Subtitles Files to VLC

Add Subtitles Files to VLC

However, with this method, the subtitles track is only visible while watching this video as it's not embedded into the video permanently.

If you want to add subtitles to a movie with VLC permanently, do as follows.

Step 1
Open the Media > Stream option and hit the Add button to select your video.
Step 2
Now it's time to add subtitles. Check Use a subtitle file box and click Browse, then find your SRT file. Once you add this file, click Stream and then Next.
Step 3
Decide the folder you want to save this video with subtitles. Select File > Add and in the new window, click Browse and type the name for your video. Remember to end the filename with “.mp4” or another extension name.
Step 4
Click the Activate Transcoding box, hit the Wrench icon and open the Subtitles tab. After that, check the boxes Subtitles and Overlay subtitles on the video. Click Save and then Next. In the new window, click Stream.

Congratulations! Once the processing is done, you'll find the video with subtitles in the selective folder.

Add Subtitles to a Movie with VLC Permanently

Final Words

That's all the ways to add subtitles to video on Windows 10 for free. To manually add text, you can try FlexClip and Windows Movie Maker. While adding a subtitle file, VLC and Movies & TV App will help you. Now it's your turn to add text to the video to complete your video.

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