Developer: Bitfield AB

Current Version: 2.2.2

Last Updated: 4 years ago

Download Size: 17.9 MB - Download


The easiest way to add hardcoded subtitles to your movies and tv-shows.

With Submerge you can easily 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. All this at the unbeatable price of $9.

Main 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 & 2 (.sub), SubStation Alpha (.ssa/.ass) and MicroDVD.
- Supports subtitles in right-to-left languages like Hebrew.
- 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.
- Super-fast exports using FFMPEG.
- 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/Simplified Chinese and Swedish.
- Works perfect with 10.9 Mavericks.

NOTE! Submerge cannot add hardcoded subtitles to movies or tv-shows purchased or rented in the iTunes store due to DRM protection.

• Please install Perian from to support more input formats like MKV and AVI.

• Sound problems with Perian and AC3 audio? There's an easy fix at 

• If you are having issues using Submerge, we want to help. Please contact us!


Release Notes:

- Fixed a bug where subtitle rendering could freeze at 99% done.
- Improved SRT subtitle parsing.

If you are feeling generous with your time please take a moment and give Submerge a rating/review in the Mac App Store. Your input and feedback really means a lot. Thx in advance :-)


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 2.0
Review by scampercom

Makes it easy - What a great little app. Just point it to your movie file, and the associated .srt (subtitles) file, and just wait a moment for the result. I've used it several times already, and even in the case where the original subtitle file was off by a few seconds, Submerge could handle the offset with ease. Recommend!

Found helpful by 4 out of 9 people
Version 2.0.1
Review by appleiiplus

Piece of junk - Does not work at all. I want my money back.

Found helpful by 3 out of 3 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 2.2.2
Review by Rumplestilts

Used to be a great app but... - No longer permits “Force…Aspect Ratio”. The commands are non-functional. No longer has a “Save as…” (which was useful if one wanted to alter the position of the video track within the frame). v1.9.6 was great but newer versions appear to default to using ffmpeg for encoding. The devloper says this increases the speed. True. But the app, which used to be great, is now substantially less useful and I am forced to find other apps to do what this used to do. I still have v1.9.6 so I can use it (although newer versions of OSX stop some of the presets from encoding; there are custom settings which will work, though). *sigh*

Found helpful by 3 out of 4 people
Version 2.2.2
Review by gulfcoastdude

Works Very Well for Me - This works great and does exactly what it is supposed to do. Highly recommended!

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
Version 2.2.2
Review by Dangrover

Works great! - After spending hours futzing with VLC and Handbrake, found this app and it worked perfectly within minutes. Rendered a video with subtitles in several languages. Huge time saver, and the presets for different devices worked well! My only complaint is that you must go through a lengthly “render” process to see what the subtitles look like with the given settings at all. For previewing, it should render on-the-fly, and then do the full render only once you’re ready to export.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
Version 2.2.2
Review by vbvb54grtbrfgb

Submerge 2.2.2 - it doesn’t even open a Video File…. I don’t know what is the problem… please fix this… thanks

Found helpful by 0 out of 2 people