31 October, 2016

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Adding Subtitles In VLC Media Player For Any Movie

If you watch lot of foreign language movies without subtitles, you don't know what are you missing. Subtitles allow you to understand the conversation without problems of local accent and in your known language.

Subtitles can be added to VLC media player for any movie. Using VLC media media player make it matter of just few clicks. Subtitle files are very small in size and free to download.

Let's start:
  • Obviously you need VLC media player
  • There are two way for adding subtitle files to VLC. One is to download the subtitle file manually. 
  • Head over to OpenSubtitles or Movie Subtitles to download the subtitles file. Once you download the file, first start playing the video. 
  • While playing the video, go to subtitle menu >> add subtitle file. The file have extension like .SRT, .SUB, .SBV, .CDG, .CDX or many other formats also. VLC can read them all. 
  • The subtitles will be automatically synchronized with play time.
  • If you want, VLC to pick the subtitle file without manual selection, put the video file in the same folder where your video file is. Don't forget to give the same name to subtitle file as of the video.
  • Next time when you open the movie file, subtitles are automatically loaded.
  • You can customize the font style, background and other aspect of subtitles.

Update: Do not download this extension: It is crashing. There is no active development and I causes crashing of Google Chrome. 

Download subtitles from within VLC:

If you don't want to visit the subtitle downloading repository, a VLC media player extension "VLSub" can download it for you.
  • If you are using Windows OS, navigate to C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\lua\extensions and paste it there. Where C: is system partition.
  • Now added extension will be found under 'view' menu.
  • Select your preferred language and search by movie name.
  • Select the file you think best suites your need and it will automatically download.

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