How to Add Subtitles to AVI Effortlessly

Published on by Chris King

Want to add subtitles to AVI video? This article will introduce a simple way to insert subtitles( *.srt, *.ass, *.ssa) into AVI movies easily.


There is a problem has troubled me for days. I wanna watch some wonderful AVI movies(in foreign language), but find there is no subtitles. It is quite annoying for I can’t understand it without the subtitles. Well, to watch a movie in a foreign language, subtitles could be the only way to help us enjoy better. Luckily, I’ve worked out an easy way how to add subtitles to AVI videos. If you have one or more AVI videos, and want to add SRT subtitles to AVI, just read on to find the way I share below.

First search and download the subtitle in the language of your choice that match your movie from any of the subtitle sites online and download and install Brorsoft Video Converter.

Besides converting between various video or audio formats, this video converter app also can help you to add subtitle to videos. It supports attaching may kinds of subtitles to AVI video like in .srt, .ass, .ssa. It also helps to set the subtitle size, subtitle style, etc 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 AVIs and etc. Moreover, all the above functions also apply to other video formats like MKV, MP4, MPG, WMV, MOV, 3GP, VOB, FLV. The following is a step by step guide on how to insert subtitle .srt to AVI video file with the help of Brorsoft Video Converter. If you are on Mac, please get Video Converter for Mac.

How to add subtitles(SRT, ASS, SSA) to AVI with ease

Note: Before loading source video, you need copy .srt file to AVI video folder, rename .srt file according to the video name. And if you add more than one .srt files to the AVI folder, you can rename the .srt file name like this: if source AVI file name is “michael.avi”, the .srt file names can be “michael001”, “michael002”, etc.

Step 1. Import AVI video > Click "Add" button to import the AVI video file which you want to add subtitle .srt or .ass/.saa to. Or simply drag and drop the AVI video into the interface of program.


Step 2. Embed subtitles into AVI video > Click on "Edit" button, the video editor will pop up. Tap "Subtitle" option and check the "Enable" icon. Then, by clicking on "Browse" to import your *.srt, *.ass, *.ssa subtitle file you've downloaded. After the subtitle is loaded, you can preview it.


Tip: You can change the subtitle size, style, font if necessary. When everything is done, simply click "OK" button. Plus, you can also add watermark, apply effects, and crop, trim your AVI files in the above video editing window.

Step 3. Set output video format > To add subs to AVI (to keep the output video as AVI with subtitle), click the "Format" drop-down button to select AVI format from the Common Video profile. If you want to change AVI format, choose a proper output from the format drop-down list.

Step 4. Finish AVI subtitles merging > Click the "Convert” button to start adding SRT or ASS, SSA to AVI video.

After the conversion, the subtitles file will be embedded into the output AVI video. Now you can play your AVI files with subtitles anywhere.

Where to find the subtitle for the movie?

Free website on the top for download the subtitles:, These sites will provide you subtitles in multiple languages for the most popular movies and TV films. Enter the movie title in the Search field and choose subtitle in the desired language.

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