How to make lyric videos

The correct version of the quote above is "See that girl, watch that scene, dig in the dancing queen" from ABBA’s "Dancing Queen". It’s just one example, but there are many more.

So, if you want to post your favorite clip on YouTube, it would be a good idea to add the song's lyrics. This way your followers will be able to enjoy the music and fully understand the meaning of the song.

Fortunately, you can easily put lyrics on a video with the help of our Subtitles Creator. It may seem a bit more complicated than other tools of ours, but with our simple and detailed manual, you’ll sort it out in no time.

Read on and get to know how to create lyric videos.

  1. Upload video

    Open the Add subtitle tool in any browser. Make sure your internet connection is stable and fast enough.

    Hit the "Choose file" button to upload a video from your device or call a drop-down menu to import it from cloud storage accounts.

    Upload file to add lyrics to video
  2. Add lyrics to video

    Choose one of three ways to create lyrics:

    • Add manually
    • Upload .SRT
    • Generate automatically
    Select way to add lyrics to video

    We don’t recommend the last option as the subtitles may be inaccurate because of the music.

    After that, you’ll be transferred to the editor, where you can add new subtitles, edit them, and change their timing manually or by dragging along the timeline.

    Add lyrics to video

    In the "Styles" tab, you can set up alignment, font, size, background color, and other settings.

    Change style of lyrics in video

    Don’t forget to choose an output format before processing the project. It will depend on the platform where you are going to post your clip, but in general, MP4 and MOV are the safest choices.

    You’ve done a great job, and now you can save your lyrics in a separate SRT file. Just click the "Download .SRT" button and save it to your PC or smartphone. This way, you can use it with other footage (but the same audio).

    In the end, hit the "Export" button and give the tool several seconds.

  3. Save the result

    Give your project a final run to ensure everything is just like you want it to be. If you are happy with the result, save it to your device, Google Drive or Dropbox. If there are imperfections, hit the "Edit" arrow and make the required changes.

    Save video with lyrics

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