In attempt to hardcode subtitles on video files (mp4, mkv, etc) with a mac; I discovered that most video encoding/converter software had no proper settings to adjust the subtitles — with a different (bigger) size and font.
These are macOS native apps that I’ve tested so far.
Currently the only viable known option is to use FFmpeg’s command line — but haven’t bothered with it so far. At least AFAIK.
Also I have yet to test VLC.
– No font type settings
+ Have settled with this so far but size is smaller than desired
– Cannot adjust subtitle font or size
Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate for Mac
Aimersoft Video Converter Ultimate
iSkysoft Video Converter
+ Can change font type, size & subtitle position in encoding settings
– But no way to configure text outline or shadow (thickness, or the color).
+ Easy to transcode the video with the same quality as source
Video Converter Platinum
AnyMP4 Mac Video Converter Ultimate
– Poor to non-existant subtitle features (no way to add external subtitle files to video)
– No automated encoding settings
MacX Video Converter Pro
– Only possible to add subtitle, no settings, no preview possible.
– Complicated encoding settings
Total Video Converter Pro
– Only adding subtitles without any settings
Video Converter Movavi
+ Automatically convert to same quality as source
– Only adding subtitles with position. No font or size selections.
Xilisoft Video Converter Ultimate
– No support for subtitles
Suggestions, ideas? — comments most welcome!