Description: This guide introduces how to add srt/ass/ssa subtitles to video in animation codec, and convert it to iPad playable format.
Animation format is a video compression format and codec created by Apple Computer to enable playback of RGB video in real time without expensive hardware. It is generally found in the QuickTime container with the FourCC " rle ". It can perform either lossless or lossy compression, supports color depths from 1 to 32 bits, and is one of the few video codecs that supports an alpha channel.
“Once I got a video in Animation codec shot by a friend. It has two audio tracks; but it’s in English while my family spoke Germany. So I need to add Germany subtitles to it. Moreover, kids like to watch movies on iPads but it seems iPad does not appreciate the animation codec as it’s not an importable clip. Is there any workflow can fix all these above?”
Yes Quicktime Player does not include a decoder for Animation codec so that you cannot play it on iPad. Basically if you want to watch Animation video on iPad with subtitles, you need a converter to transcode it to multi-track QuickTime MOV, like Pavtube Video Converter.
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How to add subtitles to video in Animation codec and convert it to iPad
Step 1. Import video clips
Click the top left icons to load the entire folder or load from video clips. Drag-and-drop are also supported.
Step 2. Choose format
Click the drop-down format list and choose “Common Video>MOV – QuickTime(*.mov)” as the most compatible format that works on both Mac and iPad.
Step 3. Add subtitles
Click the pencil-like “Edit” icon to enter Video Editor; switch to “Subtitle” and check “Enable”, click “Browse” to add *.srt/*.ass/*.ssa subtitles. Don’t forget to click “OK” to confirm the change.
Step 4. Start conversion
Back to the main interface and click the big “Convert”, click it to start converting animation codec to quicktime mov for mac and IOS devices. After the conversion, click “Open” or “Open output folder” to quick locate the converted video.
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Now transfer the converted video to iPad or other iOS devices via iTunes 11.
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