How to Burn Subtitles in Nero

By Zach Dexter

Legend has it that the Roman Emperor Nero played the fiddle as Rome burned. The Nero Burning Rom is a play on words in this respect; it can be used to burn all kinds of files to all kinds of different media. If you want to create a subtitles track for a video file, Nero gives you a powerful and intuitive interface for doing so. Ready-made subtitles files can be in .srt or .sub format. You can find subtitles files on the Internet for nearly all well-known movies and some lesser-known movies. Sometimes these files need minor editing, also made easy by Nero's Recode module.

Things You'll Need

  • Movie in Nero-supported format
  • Subtitle file in .srt or .sub format
  • Blank DVD-R

Step 1

Open Nero StartSmart and start Nero Recode. Click "Recode Videos and DVDs to Nero Digital."

Step 2

Click the "Data Files" tab. Use your computer's file browser to navigate to the folder where the video file you wish to burn is stored. Drag and drop the file into the workspace under the "Data Files" tab to import it.

Step 3

Click the "Subtitle" tab. Use your computer's file browser to navigate to the folder where the .srt or .sub subtitle file is stored. Drag and drop the file into the workspace under the "Subtitle" tab to import it.

Step 4

Use the preview area to make sure the subtitles are properly aligned with the video. Click "Edit" to make any necessary changes to the subtitle file and click "Next."

Step 5

Click "Destination" in the Burn Settings window and select your DVD burner. Select your burn speed and number of copies you wish to burn. Click "Burn" to start writing the newly subtitled video to DVD.