How To: Add Subtitles to DVD Movies

There is nothing more frustrating than sitting down to watch a new DVD movie but realizing there’s no subtitles in your language. To better understand the movie plot, it’s necessary to add subtitles to DVD video. Here the way to add subtitles to DVD with Pavtube DVDAid is introduced.

I bought my favorite DVD disc in Japan but it’s in Japanese, so is there any software can help me to add English subtitles to my DVD?

Before Adding Subtitles to DVD Movies

There is no doubt, the first thing you need to do is downloading subtitles for the DVD movies that you want to add subtitles. Fortunately, subtitles for hot DVD movies can be found online easily, you can download them from:, or

Read More: Top 10 Subtitle Download Sites For Your Movies & TV Series

To find suitable subtitles for your DVD movies, just search with "movie tilte" + "your preferred language" + "subtitle" on the above listed websites.

Pavtube DVDAid Helps You Add Subtitles to DVD Movies Easily

To add the downloaded subtitles to your DVD movies, a DVD subtitle editor software is needed. As an all-in-one and remarkable DVD ripper, Pavtube DVDAid enables you easily rip any copy-protected DVDs with subtitles. While you are ripping DVD movie to MP4, MKV, AVI, MOV, MPEG, WMV or ripping DVD to iPhone X/8, iPad Pro 2017, Samsung Galaxy Note 8, Xbox One X, etc. you are also free to add external SRT/ASS/SSA subtitles to DVD video.

Besides adding subtitles to DVD movie, you can also use the program to remove forced subtitles from DVD, trim DVD video length to remove unwanted parts or segments, split large DVD video into small parts or segments, merge separate DVD clips into one, crop movie file to remove black bars or unwanted area, replace/remove audio in DVD movie, adding video/image/transparent text watermark or apply special rendering effect to DVD video files, etc.

For Mac users, please turn to download Pavtube DVDAid for Mac to insert external subtitles to DVD video on macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra, Mac OS X El Capitan, etc.

How to use Pavtube DVDAid to add subtitles to DVD movies

Step 1: Import DVD movie files to the program

From "File" menu drop-down option, select "Load from disc" to add DVD disc to the program. You also can load ISO image file or DVD folder by clicking "Load IFO/ISO" or "Load from folder".

Step 2: Select output file format

Most DVD movies are commercial with copy protection, before adding subtitles to them, you will first need to rip the DVD to a common file format. You can choose one of your desired formats or devices from "Format" drop-down" list.

Step 3. Add subtitles to your DVD movie

Click the "Edit" icon on the main interface to open "Video Editor" window, under the "Subtitle" panel, check "Enable", then browse your local drive to import the "SRT/ASS/SSA" subtitles that you want to add to DVD movies.

Editor’s note: The subtitles that you add your DVD movies with our application is hard subtitles, which means the subtitles will be printed on the movies permanently.

Step 4: Start to add subtitles to DVD

Now all left is hit the "Convert" button to begin add subtitles to DVD. This program is very efficient, and very soon, you DVD file with subtitles is ready to use.

Editor’s Note:

This software supports SRT/ASS/SSA subtitle format and can add the external SRT/ASS/SSA subtitle to DVD video. People who have the needs to add subtitles to Blu-ray movies, just turn to: How to Add Subtitles to Blu-ray Movies?

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