Sunday, March 11, 2012

Playing subtitles with VLC

In this post we will show you how to play external subtitles with VLC media player. There are two ways to do that.

Method One:

Change the name of your subtitle file to match the name of your video file. Lets say if you have a video my_movie.avi then you should rename your subtitle file to you don’t need to change the file extension just the name of file. So if you have subtitles in some other format lets say .ass then your subtitle file name would become my_movie.ass. Now make sure that your video and subtitle files are in the same folder. Then open your video with VLC media player, right click on the video screen go to Subtitles and you will see that your subtitles would already be enabled.

Method Two:

Open VLC media player go to File > Open File. In the Open... dialogue box press the Browse button to select your video file, then check the box "Use a Subtitles file" you will see that the File field below will get activated. Now press the Browse and locate the subtitles file on your computer. Press Ok and enjoy your video. This method is particularly useful if you are not happy by the font positioning or if your subtitles are out of sync. You can press "Advanced Settings..." button while selecting your subtitles file and adjust positioning and subtitle delay settings.

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