The subtitles dialog allows you to import, export, create, and edit subtitles for the current sequence. To add subtitles to a sequence, first ensure that the sequence has one or more clips added, then select Tools -> Subtitles, or click the Subtitles button on the Sequence tab's tool bar.
Note: Subtitles for a sequence are not shown when the sequence is used as a clip in another sequence.
Importing and Exporting
You can import a subtitles file by clicking the Load button at the top of the subtitles dialog. Note that some text effects, such as Karaoke, will not load correctly in VideoPad due to differences between subtitle formats, but the subtitle text will still be displayed.
You can export a subtitles file by clicking the Save button at the top of the subtitles dialog.
VideoPad supports the loading and saving of three subtitle file formats:
Fixing Imported Subtitles Display Problems
If the text is too big or small, select it in the main subtitle list by clicking on it, then adjust the size using the Size control, found in the Format tab.
If the text is a good size but some of it is cut off or overlapping, try editing the subtitle by clicking the subtitle in the list and adding some line breaks (by pressing Enter on your keyboard) to the text in the subtitle entry box at the bottom left of the dialog.
Auto Generate Subtitles
To generate subtitles automatically using the voice recognition, click Auto Generate button in the toolbar. The subtitles will be generated with corresponding timestamps and added to the subtitles list.
Adding Your Own Subtitles
To create a subtitle, first click the Add Subtitle button in the toolbar, then type some text into the subtitle entry box at the bottom left of the dialog. You can adjust the Show and Hide times by clicking on the times below the preview, or by dragging the red and blue brackets on the timeline.
To edit a subtitle's text, first select it in the list, then change the text in the subtitle entry box at the bottom left of the dialog. You can also adjust styles such as bold, italic, underline, color, outline color, background color and size by using the controls in the Format tab. Show and hide times can also be adjusted for existing subtitles.
Delete subtitles by selecting one or more subtitles in the list, then clicking the Delete button in the toolbar.
To swap a subtitle's text, first select it in the list. Then to swap the selected subtitle with the one above it, use the Move up button and for swapping the subtitle with the one below it use the Move down button.
If you wish to redo or undo your actions, just click on Redo or Undo buttons.
You can hide all the subtitles from a sequence by deselecting the Show Subtitles button in the toolbar. Note that any videos you export while this box is checked will not have the subtitles visible.
Set subtitle default duration
You can set default duration when adding a subtitle, by click Options button
Add/Remove a subtitle channel
To add a subtitle channel, first click the Add... button in the toolbar, then type in the new channel name and click OK.
You can remove the added channel by selecting in the Channel pull-down list then press Remove.
Please take note that MKV is the recommended export format for multiple subtitle channels.