How to Add SRT/ASS/SSA Hard Subtitles to Blu-ray Movies?

Diana Joan

Jul 22, 2015 06:36 am / Posted by Diana Joan

Subtitles are playing an important role during movie enjoyment. It is very annoying to watch movies without subtitles that you don't understand. For example, when traveling, some people maybe buy foreign movies on Blu-ray from their home countries. The problem is that some of these might not have subtitles in English, which make you can't understand the movies. To fix this solution, many people would like to add external subtitles to Blu-ray movies. They often download the subtitles from some websites ahead of time and then insert the subtitles to Blu-ray videos.

You can search your Blu-ray movie subtitle by by entering "movie title" +"your preferred language" + "subtitle". There are many subtitle download sites which offer you large range of video subtitles. Below are the top sites to download subtitles for your Blu-ray movies.

Top Subtitles Download Sites

#1 Subscene

From all the best subtitle sites over the web, Subscene stands out. Subtitles are grouped by movies or show seasons. You don’t search for subtitles, but for those pages. Once you’re there, you can scan the page or use a simple (Ctrl+F) to find what you need. Languages can be chosen by specifying a language filter and selecting up to three preferred languages.

#2 OpenSubtitles

In many respects, OpenSubtitles is similar to Subscene. Once again, you’ve got a large multilingual database of subtitles, which are grouped by movie and TV series. There are a few different accents that differentiate OpenSubtitles.


Here you can find subtitles for the most popular movies and TV films. Subtitles are available in multiple languages. All subtitles here are packed with WinZip, you must unpack to use it. The largest collection of subtitles for movies Here you can find subtitles for the most popular movies and TV films.

#4 Subtitles Box

Get the newest movie subtitles, download box office movies trailers, news & gossip. Subtitles Box prepared for your use divx subtitles for your favorite movies, free subtitles downloads, movie & subtitles news and gossip, actors and celebrities profiles update, hot new stories about movies and movie stars, a divx subtitles calendar with all the hot dates in movie industry this year.

#5 Get Subtitle is the one of the largest subtitles database in the world today, well almost I came say. At Get Subtitle you can easily download all the subtitles for your DVD movies and DivX movies. You can also download subtitles for TV Series in Get Subtitle.

How to Add SRT/ASS/SSA subtitles to Blu-ray movies?

After you download and save the subtitle files to your local computer, you still need a program to assist you to insert the subtitle file into your Blu-ray movies. Here, you can download Pavtube BDMagic to have a free trial, this great application not only enables you to add SRT/ASS/SSA subtitles to your Blu-ray movies, but also helps to convert copy protected Blu-ray movies to common file formats to play on computer or transfer to portable devices. The subtitles will be hard burn to the Blu-ray movies then when you play the video on TV, PS4 Pro, Xbox one S, your multimedia devices don't need to read both video and subtitle files, which can avoid the subtitle video out of sync issue.

What's more, this Blu-ray Ripper also can add external SRT/ASS/SSA subtitles to DVD videos cause it can read both protected and unprotected DVDs. Mac OS X users can attache subtitles to Blu-ray movies with Pavtube BDMagic for Mac and you can read the review to learn more about BDMagic for Mac.

Step 1: Load Blu-ray disc to the program.

Insert your Blu-ray disc into your Blu-ray optical drive, then connect the drive to your computer through its USB cable. Install and launch the program, click "File" > "Load from disc" to load Blu-ray disc to the application.

Load Blu-ray disc

Step 2: Choose output file format.

From "Format" bar drop-down list, select one of your desired formats to convert to, here, to keep a balance between video quality and file size, it is ideal for you to output Blu-ray to H.264 MP4 format.

Output blu-ray to H.264 format

Step 3: Add subtitles to Blu-ray movies.

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 the Blu-ray movies.

Add subtitles to blu-ray movies

Tips: The subtitles that you add your Blu-ray movies with our application is hard subtitles, which means the subtitles will be printed on the movies permanently.(difference between soft subtitles and hard subtitles).

Step 4: Start Blu-ray movies adding subtitles process.

Go back to the main interface, press the "Convert" button in the right-bottom to start the conversion process.

When the conversion is done, click "Open output folder" to locate and find the generated files, then will be able to watch Blu-ray movies with English subtitles easily either on your computer or portable devices.

People who have the needs to extract SRT subtitles from Blu-ray movies to insert into other online downloaded movies for private use can achieve it with our Pavtube ByteCopy application.

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