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How To Create Your Own Video Subtitle with Text Editor and VideoPad

How To Create Your Own Video Subtitle with Text Editor and VideoPad

YouTube has been pushing upgrades to the site in slow doses (in the form of a nifty, basic editor, for example). Now you can even request auto-captioning of your Youtube videos to reach a larger audience (anyone that speaks a different language, wants to learn English or experiences some kind of hearing impairment).

It’s actually not that hard to manually put subtitles into your videos. It often just takes a bit of time, but soon enough, you’ll be able to translate videos to improve accessibility (especially when subtitles in your language aren’t available on the Web), or when you just want to be funny (like some of the English-subtitled Hitler spoofs on the iPad).

How To Create Your Own Video Subtitle

Here we will create own video subtitle with or without software or your can say simple text editor and VideoPad. There are many others ways but these are the best ways to create your own video subtitle so let’s take a look at these both methods.

1. Steps to Create Your Own Video Subtitle Using Text Editor

For this article, we’ll be using the built-in Notepad text editor in Windows to make basic subtitles with no additional color or font customization. Open Notepad and save your file with the .srt extension and is in UTF-8 (especially if you’re inputting special characters).

First of all, you need to right-click anywhere on desktop and then select “New Text Document” or else search for Notepad in a search box.

New Text Document

Now you need to enter your details in the following format on Text editor.

  • Subtitle number
  • Start time –> End time
  • Subtitle texts
  • Blank line

Subtitle Number: 1,2,3,4 (depends on how much lines you want to add)
Subtitle time —> End time: 00:00:19,000 –> 00:00:22,600 (Hour, Minutes, Seconds, Milliseconds)
Subtitle Texts: The text that you want to display in the video
Blank Line: To separate the text files.

For example

For example:

00:00:19,000 –> 00:00:22,600
Hey Vishal Rana are you in market now ?

00:00:24,900 –> 00:00:27,700
Oh sorry, I forgot to go there?

00:00:29,600 –> 00:00:33,600
Don’t tell me sorry. It was really urgent ! !

After that once you have completed adding all lines, now click on file in Notepad and select option “Save As”

Save As

Now save file in any name but must be in .SRT format and in encoding select “UTF-8”.


That’s it! You are done, this is the easiest way to create subtitle for your video without any tool. You can now play this file using any video player.

2. Steps to Create Your Own Video Subtitle Using VideoPad

Designed to be intuitive, VideoPad is a fully featured video editor for creating professional quality videos in minutes. You can use this tool to create subtitles.

First of all, download and install VideoPad Software in your Windows and after that run program on your computer and click on Clips ->Add file.

Clips -Add file

Now select video file in which you want to insert subtitle of your choice. Now video will start importing into your program.

select video file

After it gets completely imported, right-click on it and select Place on sequence there.

Place on sequence

Now at Home click on subtitle and a new subtitle windows will appear.

click on subtitle

There you will see editing screen below, there write your favorite subtitle and apply them with according to timings of a video.

write your favorite subtitle

That’s it! You are done, now video subtitle will get added to video with each time duration set by you.

With these methods, you can easily add any of your favorite subtitles to any movie or video clip with this handy tool. Also, you can edit videos professionally through this tool. Hope you like our work, do share it with others too. Leave a comment below if you need our help at any step.

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