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Add Subtitles to AVI: How to Play AVI File with SRT Subtitles

I want to attach SRT file to a AVI video. I don't want only to use the SRT file, but to make it part of the video. In this way I can watch the AVI video with subtitles. - Yahoo Answers

How to insert subtitles in an movie(avi file)? Additional Details: Under subtitles I mean translation. If the movie is on German I need English translation. - Yahoo Answers

Subtitles stem from a transcript or screenplay of the dialog or commentary in movies, TV shows, video games, etc, with file extensions in .srt, .sub, and .sbv. Usually displayed at the bottom of the screen, subtitles help viewers, who have hearing problems or cannot understand the language, to follow the dialog. As a result, you'll need to add subtitles of your preference while appreciating a foreign movie, unless you know the language.

If you are having the issue and want to add subtitles to AVI movies or videos as aforesaid, find your answer here. This guide will focus on how to embed SRT subtitles to AVI file using MacX Video Converter Pro, which helps you not only merge SRT with AVI file but also add subtitles to MP4, MKV, WMV, MOV, FLV, etc, so that you can enjoy your AVI videos with subtitles.

How to Add Soft Subtitles to AVI Movie

Free download AVI subtitles merge software to add hardcode subtitles to AVI, MKV, MP4, WMV, etc and easily convert any video with internal/forced/external srt movie subtitles.

Part 1: Download External Subtitles for AVI Movies

So you've saved a heap of downloaded AVI movies, TV shows, etc in foreign language and feel like to put subtitles into AVI for better understanding? Before the process, you'll need to prepare the subtitle files for your AVI movie. But if you've got the subtitles beforehand, please directly move the part 2 to add subtitles to AVI file.

Step 1: Locate and download the subtitles file in the language you're looking for. (Tips: you can either google search your desired subtitles for AVI files or get the SRT subtitles from the popular sites like,,, etc.)

Step 2: Create a new folder and place the subtitles file into it.

Step 3: Take your AVI video file into the folder.

Step 4: Rename the SRT file to make it the same as your AVI file. For instance, if your video is Frozen.avi, change your SRT subtitle file into

Part 2: How to Add SRT Subtitles to AVI on macOS/Windows

In case you prepared the SRT subtitles, you can start to combine SRT subtitles with AVI file using MacX Video Converter Pro.

Tips: MacXDVD provides two versions of SRT to AVI merger. For Mac users, please download MacX Video Converter Pro for the SRT to AVI merging task. For Windows users, you can head over to the MacX HD Video Converter Pro for Windows to finish the task. Here we take the Mac edition for example.

Convert Video to MP4

Step 1: Free download and fire up this subtitles to AVI merging software on your Mac, import the source video by clicking "Add File" button. You can also add more than one AVI video files at a time.

Step 2: Choose AVI Video (MPEG 4 or H264) as the output format from the pop-up window.

Tips: This video converter for Mac also works as a monster to add SRT subtitles to MKV, MOV, FLV, WMV, etc. video files and is able to convert video to AVI, MKV, MP4, WMV, MOV, etc and add srt subtitles with movie files as you like.

Step 3: Click "Edit" button on the main interface of this tool. Go and hit "Enable subtitle" -> "External Subtitle File" and press "Add" button to choose your saved .srt file. Move the mouse to "Done" button and click it to finish adding .srt file to AVI video.

Add .srt subtitle to MP4

To edit AVI files with SRT subtitles, you have another choice-add subtitles to iMovie for AVI video editing after AVI to MP4/MOV conversion.

Step 4: Hit the "RUN" button to start to put subtitles on AVI video on your Mac OS X. After a few seconds, you can watch your AVI movies with your preferred language track.

For your preference:

I have some foreign language movies in .avi format. I downloaded the subtitles but when I play it, the timing of the subtitles are wrong. How can I integrate the subtitles to the movie file itself and adjust the timing again? Thanks :) - Yahoo Answers

Subtitle files can be a challenge in case the text doesn't synchronize with your AVI video, this especially happening in VLC subtitles video out of sync problem. This also holds true if you want to add personalized subtitles to your videos or recordings. To easily make your own .srt file before you add subtitles to AVI recordings, you can count on Notepad, WordPad or other text editor.

Make sure SRT comprises four parts including a number signifying the subtitle sequence, the time indicating the appearance and disappearance of the subtitles on the screen, the subtitles themselves, and a blank line for starting a new subtitle.

  1. Download MacX Video Converter Pro for Mac
  2. Download MacX HD Video Converter Pro for Windows

Author: Candice Liu | Updated on Jan 8, 2024

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