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How to hardcode subtitles in a M4V video in 6 steps

To make your M4V videos more sharable and accessible, you might want to hardcode subtitles into the M4V video before you post them. Most social media and advertising platforms play videos without audio defaulty enabled. Thus, by hardcoding subtitles into your M4V videos, users can easily read what is being said so your marketing messages will get to their intended audiences. Plus, with Sonix's powerful subtitling customizations, you can have the subtitles match your branding.

Step-by-step guide to hardcode subtitles in a M4V video

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A few years ago, to hardcode subtitles in a M4V video, you first had to type what was being said, then copy and paste each subtitle into a complicated piece of software like Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro, or Avid. Then, you'd have to adjust and reposition each subtitle. Finally, you'd have to wait for the final video to render. This entire process used to take hours to complete. But now, with Sonix, you just need to follow these six simple steps and you'll hardcode subtitles into your iTunes Video File video in minutes. It's accurate, fast, and really easy to hardcode subtitles in a iTunes Video File video with Sonix.

Step 1: Start by creating a free Sonix account

Get access to the leading speech-to-text technologies by creating a free trial account with Sonix. We stand by our product and think that you'll be amazed at the accuracy of the transcription especially if you have a M4V video that has high quality audio.

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Step 2: Upload your M4V video file to Sonix

Sonix will transcribe almost all video file formats including iTunes Video File (*.M4V) video files. Simply click on “Upload” in Sonix and navigate your computer and select the M4V files that you'd like for us to convert to text.

Step 3: Edit the automated transcript

Automated transcription isn't 100% perfect. Depending on the audio quality of your M4V video file, your automated transcript may contain a few errors. Please spend a few minutes correcting names and other proper nouns with our powerful in-browser editor.

Step 4: Split transcript into subtitles

Now, it's time to convert the transcript into subtitles. Tell us how you prefer your subtitles to be formatted and we'll automatically split your transcript for you. Just select ”Split subtitles” from the subtitle menu and we'll automatically split the transcript automatically by character count for you.

Step 5: Finetune and customize subtitles

Make small tweaks to your new subtitles to ensure that your subtitles are split correctly and evenly across different lines. You can makes tweaks so that subtitles end in a grammatically pleasant way. Be sure to use our preview feature to see what the subtitles look like when overlayed on your M4V videos.

Step 6: Burn-in subtitles and download completed M4V video

You don't need any expensive software to get the subtitles burned-into your iTunes Video File video. With Sonix, we'll use our servers in the cloud to automatically hardcode your subtitles into your iTunes Video File videos. Then, you can simply download a M4V video file in minutes after we've finished rendering it. Now, go off and share the M4V video with your friends or audience.

Hardcoding subtitles into your M4V videos is easy 🚀

Millions of users have relied on Sonix to automatically transcribe their iTunes Video File (*.M4V) video files. With our innovative editor, we have also helped thousands of users create subtitles and hardcode them into their M4V videos. Try Sonix today - it's free to get started.

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