I have created a tutorial video on how to burn subtitles into a video using my web app and a subrip file. It is on my Shotcut Tutorials YouTube channel:
The web app takes the subrip file and creates an MLT project file from it. You then open this MLT file as a clip on a track in your original project with the video in it and hey presto the subtitles appear as if by magic!
I have another web app that you can use to create the subrip file, or you could use another app, like Aegisub, or even a simple text editor. For more information see the description for the YT video here:
Okay I have found a solution. A little more work but serves the purpose. After it says missing some files (it gives every time I try to export a file with subtitle from your tool), I click ok. Then save the project. If I open the file again, it offers to locate the missing files
I then double click on the file path and locate the subtitle mlt which I originally downloaded using the subtitle burning tool. Shotcut creates a repaired mlt file and opens automatically. I can edit and export that, no problem.
All in all I can finally burn srt into videos using Shotcut. Thank you very much @Elusien for the tool.
Shotcut sometimes has problems if files reside in the Windows’ “special” folders like “Desktop” “Downloads” etc. due to Windows’ User Access Control system. It is best not to use these folders for input/saved/exported files. Copy or move files to your project folder (or elsewhere) instead.
I did not know that. I will keep the exported files in one of my external hdds. Thank you so much for your help and your srt tool. It is helping me so much. I have one request about the web app. After uploading mlt and srt files, a small preview is shown by default. I have to click on the subtitle to see the actual size preview. Could you make the actual size preview show up first by default? It would be very helpful.
I’ve checked out your tutorial on the Shotcut Tutorials channel, and I must say, the method to burn subtitles into a video seems quite straightforward. Good job on that!
I started working on larger projects, and I’ve collaborated with some experts in this that does the subtitling part for me. They whip up the subtitles real quick and send them over within hours. You can read about these subtitling services here if someone needs subtitling for large quantities.
I have been using the srt to mlt generator and it is amazing. But I am having problems with a very few srt files. Some srt files are like 54kb and should be around 800kb as subtitle mlt after using the subtitle mlt generator. But comes out as 4kb. The subtitle that comes shows up as only a few seconds in the shotcut preview. It is weird. I am not having any problem with most srt files. Only sometimes one or two srt files are showing up like this.