Handbrake is really a great multi-platform DVD ripper that deserved to own by any multimedia user. In this article, you will learn another great feature of Handbrake - add subtitles to movies.
Imagine that when you have a video or movie you like very much. However, it's not your language and you cannot understand it at all. On this occasion, you may think of adding subtitles to the videos or movies. Fortunately, Handbrake can help you do it for free. Just follow this guide to learn how to use Handbrake subtitle function to add soft or hard subtitles to videos and movies as you like.
Adding hard subtitles with Handbrake is often used for Blu-ray and DVD movies. Remember that Handbrake cannot deal with decrypted commercial DVD and Blu-ray movies. If you have some decrypted commercial DVDs and Blu-rays, you should first crack the protection with third party software. For Blu-ray, you can use Aimersoft Blu-ray Ripper. For DVDs, you can use DVD Copy and protected DVD ripper.
Open the DVD files and Handbrake will read those files. Type in the name and the save path of your destination files and click the Subtitle tab. If there are more than tracks in the drop down menu of Track, you'd better test the one you choose to make sure it goes right and is just the right one you want.
First, you need to download the subtitles in the language you need from the Internet. Usually, movie scripts can be downloaded from websites though some may be hard to find. When searching subtitles files, you can type in "movie title" + "language you want" + "subtitle" as the search strings.
Subtitle files downloaded online are usually ".srt" and ".sub" text files with time codes telling where and when to display what text. After downloading the subtitle files, hit Subtitles > Import SRT to add the subtitle files you download and choose it as the track.
After that, you can play the movies with the subtitles in your preferred language! Just enjoy yourself!
Tips: As has been mentioned above, Handbrake cannot deal with encrypted commercial DVDs. If you have many copy protected DVD movies and want to back up them for better preservation, you can turn to Aimersoft DVD ripper for PC and DVD Copy. DVD Ripper can help you rip any DVD to all regular video formats like MP4, MOV, WMV, AVI, FLV, etc. while DVD Copy can help you copy DVD movies,including protected ones to DVD disc, DVD Folder or ISO image file.