Submerge
Submerge
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Submerge

3.6
16 October 2019

Add hardcoded subtitles with ease.

Overview

Submerge is the easiest way to add hardcoded subtitles to your movies and TV shows. The subtitled movie will play on almost anything, like your computer, smartphone, portable device, or game console. Submerge supports many text-based subtitle formats as input, and you can export the subtitled movie for the most common devices in just one click. Submerge also has a built-in subtitle search-and-download tool that makes finding the right subtitles really easy. It also has a fullscreen player built-in, so you can watch the subtitled movie directly within Submerge.

Features
  • Create subtitled movies that are playable on your computer, smartphone, portable device or game console.
  • Add subtitles to almost any visual format like MOV, AVI, MKV, MP4, etc.
  • Supports the major subtitle file formats like SubRip (.srt), SubViewer 1 and 2 (.sub), SubStation Alpha (.ssa/.ass) and MicroDVD.
  • Find subtitle files easily using the built-in subtitle search tool.
  • Exporter presets for iPhone, iPod, iPad, Apple TV, Cellphone, PSP, PS3, Wii and Xbox 360.
  • Force aspect ratio to 16:9, 4:3 or 3:2 to use your monitor space more efficiently.
  • Watch subtitled movies in fullscreen without leaving the application.
  • Merge multiple movies together using simple copy and paste.
  • Localized in English, Italian, French, Finnish, Spanish, Greek, Portuguese/Brazilian, Dutch, German, Slovak, Russian, Polish, Traditional Chinese, and Swedish.

Note: Submerge cannot add hardcoded subtitles to movies or TV shows purchased or rented in the iTunes store due to DRM protection.

Note: This application contains in-app and/or external module purchases.

What's new in Submerge

Version 3.6:
  • Finally works on macOS Catalina. Phew! No more black movies with subtitles only
  • Removed some legacy export presets.

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28 Submerge Reviews

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Smokingkid
13 December 2009

Most helpful

Really a great app, fast to coding and deadly simple to use. I did some test with my iphone, ipod, ps3 and xbox (using program's presets) I encoded 2 h.264 avi file and a full-hd mkv file for my tests, all with an external .srt source for subs. Iphone: Very fast encoding for all 3 videos, the output files were flawless. Ipod: Same as Iphone, fast decoding and perfect output. ps3 (used both 480p and 720p format for the mkv's conversion, custom for the avis): the 480p files were perfect, the 720p file is fine (a little too much pixelating,I think using custom options will make it perfect). Xbox: The 3 files were perfect, oddly I had to recode an .avi (seems corrupted on my first try, but i think it was a computer's fault, not program) 5/5 for this beautiful piece of app, the best both in Mac/Windows environment (I have not found a software in windows capable of the same performance)
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Version 1.8.4
Mikael-B
23 November 2015
Why would I want to use this, when free Subler makes full iOS compatible text subtitles from VOBSUB or let you burn in the subtitles should you want that? I don't see why burn-in should be preferable.
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Version 3.2.3
jimleff.ny@gmail.com
15 October 2015
It works. Definitely watch the (brief) screencast on the app's homepage for orientation. Developer is friendly and engaging.
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Version 3.2.3
info-511
15 March 2015
I really liked Submerge initially and used it quite a few times. However I am finding I brings my Imac to a grinding hold by taking more than 10 GB of memory (says Activity Monitor) and Sometimes just says "Waiting......." and does nothing else but Claiming memory... Seems like some serious issues in an app that I payed good money for... :( Nothappy!
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Version 3.1.1
1 answer(s)
Bitfield Ab
Bitfield Ab
11 May 2015
You unfortunately got bitten by the bug where a malformed font tag in the subtitle file would set Submerge in an endless loop where it would eat huge amounts of memory. Sorry about that. This has been fixed in version 3.2 and in general it will use less system resources than previous versions.
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ryu-jp
17 December 2014
I have the 2.2.3 Submerge version and it`s been pretty helpful to hardsub videos for my translations. It takes a long time though to export the video. The new version Submerge 3.0 came recently and I`ve been wondering why do I have to purchase the program again if I already purchased the previous version? It doesn`t make sense..
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Version 2.2.3
3 answer(s)
Affekong
Affekong
31 January 2015
I’ve been wondering that myself, too...
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Jogga
Jogga
03 February 2015
Because Submerge 3 is a completely new application rewritten from scratch. It doesn't depend on QuickTime or AVFoundation or any other plug-ins or system extensions to do it's magic (goodbye Perian). You can preview your subtitles instantly without rendering. It supports styling. It downloads metadata. It exports faster. It's a better app in every aspect. More info at http://www.bitfield.se/submerge
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Michael-Spencer
Michael-Spencer
22 November 2015
Because developers need to eat, as it turns out.

In fact the general policy of free upgrades that we all enjoy is remarkable. I don't give clients free upgrades, and while comparisons aren't direct, neither does anybody else.

Not saying that Bitfield Ab is rich–I have no idea– but a rich developer is a good thing.
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MisterE
27 August 2013
Suggestions: All this app needs is a basic editor and some sync / timing features and I could delete all the other apps I have for working with subs.
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Version 2.1.2
lolitac
25 April 2013
this is an amazing product. i had been looking for something like submerge for quite a while, meaning to add my own subs to home movies, and everything i got to was either too expensive or plain bad. submerge is VERY fast, VERY easy to use, has great features. Support was really amazing. I had made a mistake when purchasing and sent an emotional e-mail thinking i would get no answer, was answered within minutes, and helped out-- even out of the way, to my utter satisfaction. i highly recommend it!!!
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Version 2.0.1
ben-marko
11 February 2013
Overall a good program with some very poor customer support. My copy of Submerge stopped working suddenly (quitting right after I began the application). I contacted Bitfield, and they told me that I would have to buy the newer version to receive support. That sucks...guess their support for prior versions vanishes right after an update. I'm avoiding their stuff in the future.
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Version 2.0.1
1 answer(s)
Jogga
Jogga
25 April 2013
Dear Ben, you don't have to purchase a new version to get support. What I told you was that the older version was no longer in development and no longer supported on new systems, and that's a totally different story. I support all customers whatever version of my software they use.
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Kareem-Arafat
03 May 2012
Submerge has saved me in the very last few hours of my deadline. It's a brilliant product, and I appreciate so much the fact that you can insert subtitles (.srt files and possibly others) to a video (14 minutes of 1080p) and flatten it in just under 2 minutes. The ability of also choosing whatever font you want, and the plate feature are just amazing. Thank you for building such a beautiful product. :)
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Version 1.9.6
Yaniv-Eidelstein
12 February 2012
Great piece of software. Works as advertised. I use it to subtitle movies for clients and it paid back its cheap price many times over. Also: great support from the developer.
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Version 1.9.6
jape
24 January 2011
The apps (Submerge and iSubtitle) run perfectly – and so does the support: competent, friendly and (perhaps most important) 100% patient. Thanks to Jörgen!
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Version 1.9.4
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3.8

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