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Whats are the best softwares to add subtitles, so that I would have a new movie file with the subtitles inside? I need to run it in sony 3 and tv.

Thanks for your suggestions (: !

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you can use avidemux.

To install

sudo apt-get install avidemux

The procedure:

1.Launch avidemux.

2.Open the .avi file.

3.Select a video encoder from the pull-down menu on the left pane, where it says Video.

4.Configure the encoder by clicking the "Configure" button.

5.Add a subtitler filter. First click on the "Filters" button in the left pane (under Video).

7.To finalize the process, click Save and type in a name for the output file.

More You can use VLC

  1. Make a new folder and keep the movie file inside that folder.

  2. put the subtitle file into the folder that you have created.

  3. Rename the subtitle with the movie name and use .srt extension at the last

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try Handbreak. HandBrake is an open-source, GPL-licensed, multiplatform, multithreaded video transcoder, available for MacOS X, Linux and Windows. it allows users to add subtitles as a part of the movie with the option to turn the subtitle on and off. Something like DVD movie subtitles.

To install HandBrake from Ubuntu PPA:

  1. In terminal window enter: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:stebbins/handbrake-releases Your system will now fetch the PPA's key.
  2. Now just update the list of software repos, including the PPA you just added, by using apt-get: sudo apt-get update
  3. Open "Ubuntu Software Center" and check your "Sound & Video" category. You can also filter results by clicking the small down-arrow on right-side of "All Software" option and select your PPA.


If you are using Karmic (9.10) or later, you can just click on "Technical details about this PPA" link on the PPA page and select your Ubuntu version. sources.list entries hence shown can be added directly to your system's software sources: System Setting > Software Sources > Other Software(Tab).

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you can even use vlc's convert/save feature to hard-sub videos. –  ad33l Apr 5 '12 at 21:48
I couldn't install handbrake. I add the ppa and update, should I also add the lines frome here: launchpad.net/~stebbins/+archive/handbrake-releases to the system software source? If do, how? –  yinon Apr 6 '12 at 7:47
just updated my answer, just check it. similar instructions can be found on HandBrake Releases page. –  ad33l Apr 6 '12 at 13:10
Handbreak is not yet available for 12.04. Only daily non-stable snapshots. I recommend waiting a bit for it since they are fixing a couple of saving issues. –  Luis Alvarado May 11 '12 at 10:31
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i recommend Bigasoft Total Video Converter. Besides converting between various video or audio formats, Bigasoft Total Video Converter also can help to add subtitle to AVI video files. It supports adding all kinds of subtitles to AVI video whatever the subtitle is in .srt, .ass, .ssa, .idx, .sub and etc. It also helps to set the subtitle font, subtitle color, subtitle size, subtitle style, subs transparency, subs vertical position according to your preference. Aside from adding sub to AVI, it also can add watermark/effect/audio track to AVI, trim AVI, crop AVI, merge AVI and etc. Moreover, all the above functions also apply to other video formats like MKV, MP4, MPG, WMV, MOV, 3GP, VOB, FLV and etc.

The following is a step by step guide on how to add subtitle .srt to AVI video file with the help of Bigasoft Total Video Converter at http://www.bigasoft.com/articles/how-to-add-subtitles-to-avi.html

This guide also applies to:

Add subtitle .ass to AVI video file
Add subtitle .ssa to AVI movie file
Add subtitle .idx to AVI video file
Add subtitle .sub to AVI video file
Add all kinds of subtitles to other video formats including MP4, WMV, MKV, FLV, MOV, MPEG, M4V, RMVB, 3GP, ASF, WebM, WTV and etc.
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we need a Ubuntu based solution, not winodws or anything else. –  tuxtu Dec 3 '12 at 3:58
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