movie filmIn previous tutorials I have described How to add subtitles to .mkv files using MKVToolnix, How to hardcode subtitles to AVI files using AVI ReComp and How to embed/hardcode subtitles in your videos using VirtualDub. This time I will describe how to add subtitles to AVI files using AviAddXSubs. The differences with the previous guides is that the output video file is to be played only on the PS3 and DIVX DVD players, the subtitles are switchable and no reencoding is needed! So, download AviAddXSubs, extract it, run the application and let's get started!

This is the main window of AviAddXSubs.

First select your video file. Make sure your video and subtitles file are on the same folder and have the same name. Also select the output directory.

In Configuration 1 tab make sure that XSUB is selected. If you are in Europe under Subtitle Bitmap select 720 x 576 (PAL) and if you are in USA select 720 x 480 (NTSC). You can set the Font type, size, bold and outline size. You can make a few tests and end up with something you prefer. You can use the Preview button to check how your subtitles will look like. If you want to add more than one subtitles files with different settings for each sub make sure that in the SRT extension edit you have the correct extension. To make it more clear let's say you have a movie.avi and 2 subtitles movie-en.srt and movie-gr.srt. In SUB 1 you would add -en and in SUB 2 -gr.

In Configuration 2 tab you have some more options such as to delete the original video file, or time shift the subtitles if they aren't correctly synched with the movie. In general you don't need to change anything in this tab.

Now go back to the Create XSUB or Idx/Sub tab and press Start button. The whole process is pretty fast since no reencoding is needed.

Now you can test the result in and DIVX DVD player or on your PS3!

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Another use of AviAddXSubs is to output idx/sub files
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I'm glad to see the guide. I've been using AviAddXSubs for a few years. Another good use for the program is to input srt subs and output idx/sub pair of files. I have WD HDTV player. It doesn't support XSubs but the idx/sub support is much better than for srt. With AviAddXSubs I can choose font, outline thickness and placement etc.. Also AviAddXSubs can act as a quickie .divx creator with chapter points every 5 minutes if you have an UltraDivx DVD Player. A very nice utility.
MilesAhead , October 20, 2011
How to select 2 different .srt files?
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Hello! I've been reading your guide and I'm not sure I understand this step correctly: "First select your video file. Make sure your video and subtitles file are on the same folder and have the same name." Now, if I have 2 subtitle files which I want to add to an avi file, how should I name them? Obviously, they cannot have the same name (in the same folder). However, if I have a "Movie.avi" and I name my subtitle files, say, "Movie.srt" and "Movie.ru.srt", respectively, and put in the "SRT extension" for the "Sub 2": "ru", then the process ends with a failure: "'Movie.ru.avi' not found", and the new avi is generated just with the first subtitle. So, how to add a second (or any subsequent) subtitle? Thanks in advance!
Aleks , February 02, 2012
How to select 2 different .srt files? --> Solution
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Ok, in the meantime I found the solution to my own question:
1) Rename all the subtitle files you want to add to match the name of the video file, only with appropriate extensions, i.e.: "Movie.avi" --> "Movie.en.srt", "Movie.ru.srt" etc..; they all have to be in the same folder with the movie file.
2) Select (or drag-&-drop) JUST the movie file into AviAddXSubs - and NOT the subtitle files!
3) In the Sub1-8 configs, in the "SRT extension" for each subtitle, write ".en", ".ru" (WITH the dot), or without any extension (for e.g. the default subtitle).
4) Start the process

AviAddXSubs will find the subtitle files automatically, according to the specified SRT extension. smilies/grin.gif
Aleks , February 02, 2012
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axel
Hi Aleks, you found the solution before I could read your comment. I had written in the guide how to add multiple subtitles but it seems it wasn't clear enough. smilies/smiley.gif
axel , February 02, 2012
please help
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can i use this software to add subs to other files??? Thanks in advance!
sam , March 25, 2012
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axel
axel , March 25, 2012
destruction derby
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try to do a review for an online subtitle database, 1ike odbc. afterall some dvds may plug directly to the web to get subtitles, 1s 1t?
paul sgr , April 24, 2012
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can i use this to add subs to an mp4 file without the need to reencode?
I'm trying to make the subs work on my sony bravia.
kams , June 01, 2012
for PS3 .. not Xbox?
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Will this form of hardcoding work on the xbox 360?
I'm using AVI recomp so far, but reviews state that this procedure is faster. But then if it doesn't work on xbox. there is no point.
garb , June 04, 2012

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