Subtitles Dialog

The subtitles dialog allows you to import, export, and edit subtitles. To open the dialog, click the Subtitles button on the toolbar at the top of the screen.

Importing and Exporting

You can import a subtitles file by clicking the "Open" button at the top of the subtitles dialog. Please note that some text effects, such as Karaoke, will not load correctly in VideoPad, 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.

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" bar at the top of the dialog.

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, then adding some line breaks (by pressing Enter on your keyboard) to the text in the box at the bottom of the dialog.

Adding your own Subtitles

To Create a subtitle, first click the "Add" button in the bar below the subtitles list, then type some text into the white box at the bottom of the dialog. You can adjust the Show time, Hide time, and Duration of the subtitle by clicking on the times above the box you are typing in.

To Edit, first click the subtitle you want to edit in the list. Then make the changes to the text by changing the text in the white edit box at the bottom of the dialog, or clicking the Show, Hide, or Duration times above the edit box. You can also adjust options like bold, italic, underline, color, outline color, and size by using the controls at the top of the dialog.

You can Delete subtitles by first clicking on the subtitle, then clicking the red cross button (next to the Add button in the bar above the edit box). Note you can select more than one subtitle by clicking one, then holding the Ctrl key on your keyboard and clicking another one. Alternatively, click one subtitle, then hold the shift key and click another subtitle to select all subtitles between them.

Hiding Subtitles

You can hide subtitles by ticking the "Hide Subtitles" box in the bottom-left corner of the dialog. The subtitles will be invisible until you un-tick the box. Note that any movies you export while this box is ticked will not have the subtitles visible.