"Some DVD movies contain no subtitles - or some subtitles that are not on the DVD may be needed. Is there a way to see or add external subtitles when watching a DVD movie?"
DVD movie subtitles always aid you to understand the movie plot or learn a foreign language. But nothing is more frustrating than sitting down to watch a new DVD or video file and realizing there's no subtitles in your language. Actually, it's a very common problem since a DVD cannot cover all languages, and let alone those native DVDs in other countries. More, even native speakers want to add subtitles to DVD movies or TV shows just so that they can more clearly understand what the actors are saying. If you're looking for ways to add external subtitles to DVD videos, you've come to the right place. Below are two easy ways to help you achieve your goal smoothly.
To get the job done, a subtitle adding software is necessary. If you've no idea about that, you're recommended to try EaseFab LosslessCopy (available for Windows and Mac users). The program can easily rip any DVD with subtitles. While you are ripping DVD movie to MP4, H.265, MKV, AVI, MOV, MPEG, WMV or ripping DVD to iPhone X, iPad Pro, Microsoft Surface Pro 4/3/2, Samsung, etc. Moreover, it also supports subtitles in in *.srt, *.ass and *.ssa formats and helps you add subtitles to DVD.
PS: Before we start to add subtitles to DVD, you'll need to download subtitles you need from the internet. You are suggested to download movie subtitles from Moviesubtitles.org, OpenSubtitles.org, Subscene, etc. For more subtitles download sites, you can refer to this article - Top 10 Sites to Download Subtitles for Movies and TV Series
Besides adding subtitles to a DVD, you can use LosslessCopy to extract SRT subtitle from a DVD or a Blu-ray quickly and easily.
Simple Steps to Embed Subtitles to DVD
Step 1: Load DVD movies.
After you open EaseFab LosslessCopy, click Load Disc button to add the DVD files.
Step 2: Select the output format.
Click Format bar and select the format you want from the drop-down list. As you see, all regular video and audio formats like MP4, MOV, MKV, WMV, AVI, FLV, MP3, WMA, WAV, M4A, etc. and multi-track video like MKV, MP4, MOV & AVI are provided. If you want to convert your DVD movies for play on portable devices, including iPhone, iPad, iPod, HTC, Samsung Galaxy, Nokia, Sony, PSP, Xbox 360 and more, you can simply browse to find the icon of your device and select it as the output format to get videos with optimized settings.
Step 3: Add external subtitles to DVD video.
Click the Edit button on the tool bar of main interface to enter the "Video Editor" window. On the Editor Window, you can play and preview the original video and output effects. Also you can flip video, trim, add effect, reset, and adjust volume. In Video Editor, there are seven edit tabs: Trim, Crop, Text Watermark, Image/Video Watermark, Effect, Audio Editor. Of course, you can add subtitles to DVD video by moving mouse cursor to the "Subtitle" area by clicking. In this tab, you can add *.srt or *.ass/*.ssa subtitle-files to the video as hard subtitles.
Step 4: Start to Rip DVD with Added Subtitles.
Now just click Browse button to change the destination folder of your ripped DVD video. And then tap Convert button to start ripping DVD with external subtitles.
If you just want to add subtitle during the DVD playback, subtitle players like VLC can help. It natively supports subtitle overlay. When you are watching a DVD movie or video, simply go to Video/Subtitle Track/Load File to add subtitles to DVD/video.