Add Subtitles (Captions) to your Video on Mac

You can upload your SRT file (VTT, TXT, or other subtitle files) and merge it with your MOV file or QuickTime video in a few easy steps. Or, we have a magic button - Auto Transcribe! This automatically generates a transcript of your video’s original audio or uploaded audio file, and creates a timed subtitle track. You can also manually type your own subtitles, and make edits to the text of your uploaded subs, or auto-generated subs.

How to Add Subtitles to Video on Mac

How to Add Subtitles to Video on Mac
  1. Select a video file

    Click the blue button above to select your video file. You can add it from a folder on your Mac, Dropbox, a URL, or just drag & drop. It’s that easy

  2. Upload subtitle file (optional)

    If you have a subtitle file to upload (like an SRT file) then click ‘Subtitles’ > ‘Upload Subtitle File’

  3. Hit Auto Transcribe (optional)

    You can automatically create a text transcript from your video by hitting the magic ‘Auto Transcribe’ button

  4. Make Edits & Download

    Edit the subtitles, or type your own, by simply clicking on the text box and starting to type. When you’re finished, hit ‘Export’ and your new subtitled video will render in seconds

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‘Add Subtitles to Video on Mac’ Tutorial

Hardcode Subtitles

You can add subtitles to your video and ‘hardcode’ them to your new video file; this means they will always be visible. This is the same as Open Captions. (Closed Captions are subtitles you can turn on/off.)

Automatically Generate Subtitles

You can automatically generate subtitles for your video on your Mac using speech recognition. Add subtitles with a single click, using VEED’s magical software

Manually Add & Edit Subtitles

You can type your own subtitles, and easily make edits to SRT files. Click, type, edit. It’s as easy as that.


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I Add Subtitles to my video on a Mac?


You can either upload a subtitle file that you already have, Auto Transcribe subtitles from video’s original audio (using our speech-recognition software).

How do I make edits to my subtitles?


Easy. Once you’ve uploaded your SRT file or auto-generated your subs, you simply click on the text box (there is one text box for each line of subtitles) and start to type. The changes will happen in real-time, and you can adjust the timing of each subtitle as well as the text.

How do I change the style of the subtitles?


You can change the text color, background color, font, size, and more - simply click on ‘Subtitles’ > ‘Styles’, and all the options are there. We’ve even created some template styles for you!

How do I burn (hardcode) the subtitles to my mp4?


Once you’ve added your subs, to hardcode, or burn them to your mp4 file, all you have to do is hit the ‘Export’ button. That’s it! Your subtitles and video will automatically be saved as a single mp4 file.


What are hardcoded subtitles and Closed Captions?


Hardcoded subtitles are subtitles that cannot be turned off by your viewer. They are always visible while the video is playing.

Closed Captions are subtitles that you can turn on/off. They are the opposite of hardcoded subtitles (sometimes known as Open Captions).

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I love using VEED as the speech to subtitles transcription is the most accurate I've seen on the market.

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