How to Add SRT Subtitles to MP4 in 4 Ways

Subtitles are always in demand for many reasons where the biggest one is globalization. There is a need to add subtitles to MP4 files to make the videos accessible for anyone in the world. Here are the recommended tools to help you add SRT to MP4 with ease.

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Jane Zhou

Updated on Apr 07, 2024

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An SRT file (SubRip Subtitles file) contains plain text about subtitles along with the starting and ending time codes. These codes ensure that the subtitles match the audios for a smooth experience. Subtitles are a need of the hour for various reasons. 

The marketers add SRT to MP4 files to make the ads more inclusive. People may need subtitles for watching their favorite shows in their native language. Also, people may be deaf and can only enjoy a video while viewing. Whether you belong to marketing or are a binge-watcher, you need to add SRT to MP4 files.

In this situation, people will need tools to embed SRT in MP4 files. Here are 4 ways to do so on Windows, Mac, and online with efficient software.

How to Add SRT to MP4 on Windows 10

There are different software available to add SRT to MP4 files, but EaseUS Video Editor stands at the top of all.

It is the smart, quick, and efficient Windows software for various editing operations. No matter if you want to embed SRT or ASS subtitle files in MP4 files, this program can help you finish the task quickly. Besides, with its help, you can edit the captions or even extract subtitles from MP4 or other videos with ease.

Moreover, using this software, you can save your time and work like a pro by getting quick access to different unique features, i.e., 50 transitions, visual effects, and drag & drop features. In a word, you can add unlimited magic to your videos before sharing them with others with its aid.


  • Import and edit subtitles easily
  • Text & speech function availability
  • Mix music tracks at your ease
  • Export the edited video to any desired device format

Here is how to add SRT file to MP4 video on Windows via EaseUS Video Editor:

Step 1. Firstly, download and install the tool if you don't have it already. Otherwise, you only have to open it. A pop-up of the setting aspect ratio appears while opening. You can adjust accordingly.

Select aspect ratio

Step 2. Double click the "Media" section to import both MP4 and SRT files.

Import files

Step 3. Hover on the files one by one and click "plus sign." Both the files will automatically get placed on their respective area, i.e., Video and Subtitle. 

Add SRT to video

Step 4. Now, click the "Export" button, adjust the settings, and again click "Export." The video will get downloaded in the Output Folder of EaseUS Video Editor!

Export video file

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How to Embed SRT Subtitles in MP4 on Mac

Whenever you need to do any media tasks on Mac, VLC Media Player is your way to go. Being open-source software, it can work on any device and support any video, audio, or subtitle format. You can add SRT to MP4 free of cost, without any ads, spyware, or user-tracking.

Step 1. You only have to open it if you already have the player installed on your Mac OS. Now, Click File > Stream.

Open file

Step 2. Add the MP4 file along with the SRT file by ticking the subtitle button. Click "Stream" and then "Next."

Import both video and subtitle files

Step 3. Now, click "browse" to choose the destination file folder. Tick the "Activate Transcoding" box. 

Select the saving path

Step 4. Press Settings > Subtitles and tick the "Overlay Subtitles on the video" box, and click Save > Next > Stream.

Don't close the player until the file is ultimately saved; otherwise, it won't be played.

Embed SRT to MP4

How to Add SRT file to MP4 Online for Free

The market is full of free software when you need to add SRT files to MP4 online but finding an ideal one is tricky. Let's discuss the two best software!


VEED.IO is considered the best one for adding subtitles to files because of its advanced range of functions. It helps you embed SRT in MP4 files and supports many subtitles formats like SSA, VTT, TXT, and others.

You can merge the subtitle file to any video format by following some simple steps. The unique function is that the subtitles can also be edited before merging with the video files. The software lets you edit the color, text, size, font, and even shape of the subtitles as per your requirements.

Step 1. Open the online tool on your device. Click "Choose File," and you will get on to a new dashboard. Import the MP4 file by choosing any option, i.e., "Device," "Record," "Dropbox," or "URL."

Step 2. Now, select Upload Subtitle File > Import Subtitles. Do all the editing as required by choosing any option from the left menu bar.

Import SRT subtitle online

Step 3. Otherwise, click the "Export" button, choose the video quality, press the "Export Video" button, and download the MP4 file. Now, you are done!


If any dedicated and secure subtitle editor is available online for free, it won't be other than Happyscribe. The software aids you in adding SRT to MP4 files along with the offer of adjusting subtitles setting according to your demands and makes it ready to publish anywhere.

Not only sharing but also there is the option of downloading the direct video with burned subtitles. Its CPL and CPS management allows you to customize your subtitles as it suits you. Automatic translation of subtitles to various languages is not a difficult task anymore. Moreover, there is no uploading limit along with the support of any popular output format.

Step 1. Open the Happyscribe on your search engine, i.e., Chrome.

Step 2. Select your MP4 file and SRT file by clicking on "Select File" for each.

Step 3. Click "Add Subtitles" and then download the file once the process gets completed. That's all.

Add SRT to MP4 online

The Bottom Line

SRT files are becoming more popular because of business globalization. Their main purpose is to enhance the ads' accessibility. Also, people need subtitles for watching daily videos in their native language.

In this regard, the above-mentioned 4 ways about embedding SRT in MP4 can aid you in carrying out the whole process easily. EaseUS Video Editor for Windows proves efficient because of its advanced features; however, there is also other software for Mac and Online. Choose your desired one now!

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