I commonly use videos with .srt subtitles. Recently, somebody gave me a dvd player wich only accepts closed caption subtitles, so I can't play those videos.

Is there a way to convert .srt subtitles to closed captions subtitles? Is there any software to do this task?


VobSub should be able to help.

Thorough directions.

  • no, it doesn't help – eKek0 Aug 21 '10 at 1:54
  • Link titled "thorough directions" currently looks like a page filled with ads. – user332827 Aug 2 '15 at 7:14

MovieCaptioner can import SRT files and export SCC closed captions that are embedded into a QT movie. Requires QT Pro and the free ClosedCaptionImporter.compent plugin for QT from Apple.


There's a difference between regular ol' subtitles and Closed Captioning. Producing true closed captioning is extremely difficult.

The only software I've stumbled across that does closed captioning and doesn't cost a small fortune is QuickTime Pro.

Relevant links (some content is duplicated):

PDF link: http://www.ksd.k12.ky.us/trt/Closed_Captioning_with_QuickTimePro.pdf



Interesting side discussion on CCing: http://forum.handbrake.fr/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=500&p=25841

Discussion on converting DVDs with CC to MP4 with subtitles: http://forum.videohelp.com/threads/303281-DVD-s-with-closed-captions-to-MP4-s-with-subtitles


Here is a tutorial to add closed captions and subtitles with QuickTime.

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    Link only answers are frowned upon. Can you add more detail? – soandos Feb 13 '12 at 14:15

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