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How to Add Subtitles In VLC Media Player For Movies/Videos

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  • How To Add Subtitles In VLC Media Player For Movies/Videos If you have subtitles on whichever movie or video you are watching, you can easily make out what is being said in that particular movie or video.

Ever found yourself squinting at the screen, trying to make sense of a movie’s dialogue? Or maybe you’re diving into a foreign film but alas, you’re not quite fluent in French. Fear not! Adding subtitles to VLC Media Player is a game-changer, and it’s super easy. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the simple steps to make your movie-watching experience a breeze. So, grab your popcorn, and let’s get those subtitles rolling!

How To Add Subtitles In VLC Media Player For Movies/Videos
How To Add Subtitles In VLC Media Player For Movies/Videos

If you have subtitles on whichever movie or video you are watching, you can easily make out what is being said in that particular movie or video. But, the only problem to have these subtitles added to any video or movie in the VLC media player is the method which one needs to follow to get these subtitles.

Most of the people are not familiar with the techniques required to do so. Hence, here we are going to discuss with you the proper methods along with their steps which will assist you in adding subtitles in VLC media player. In our previous article, we have listed the methods which you can use to create your own subtitles hence, if you are hoping to add subtitles to your self-made videos, you won’t find the subtitles anywhere but, you will have to create your own.

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How To Add Subtitles On VLC Media Player For Movies/Videos

The 2 methods are quite easy to understand as well as execute. So let’s take a look at these methods and the steps listed below.

Method #1: Download The Subtitles

Add Subtitles On VLC Media Player
Add Subtitles On VLC Media Player

In this method, you just need to click on some options and you need to download the subtitles if you don’t have them.

Step 1: Play the video or movie you want to watch on the VLC media player.

Step 2: Then from the menu bar click on the option which reads ‘Video‘.

Step 3: A Dropbox will now be visible on your screen with many more options. Here, select the option that reads as ‘subtitles track‘ and then click on the ‘Open file‘ option.

Step 4: Now, a dialogue will appear from which you still have to select the subtitle file for that movie or video that you had downloaded.

Step 5: After you have selected the appropriate file, click on the ‘Open‘ option which you will find at the bottom of the dialogue box.

That’s it! The subtitles for the video or movie you are watching will be added to the VLC media player if you have downloaded the proper subtitles.

Method #2: Using VLSub Subtitles

Add Subtitles On VLC Media Player
Add Subtitles On VLC Media Player

In the method, we are going to use a very useful, highly rated VLC add-on known as VLSub to download and apply the required subtitles. When this plugin is downloaded and installed, it automatically searches for the subtitles for the current movie or video you are watching and shows the best results fur you to choose from. However, this plugin works only with the VLC 2.2 version so, if your VLC player is not updated then, please do it before you proceed any further. The steps required in this process are listed below.

Step 1: Install the VLSub plugin from here.

Step 2: A new menu will be added which is ‘View > VLSub‘. Click on this newly added option and specify your search criteria which is either by hash or by name. Once you select an option, the search results will be displayed.

Step 3: Select the most appropriate search for the movie or video that you are watching.
Now, when you play the video, you will notice that the subtitles are successfully added in the VLC media player.

Method 3: Adjusting Subtitle Settings

Sometimes, subtitles can be a bit off-sync or not to your liking in terms of appearance. Here’s how to tweak them:

  1. Synchronize Subtitles: If the subtitles are out of sync with the audio, tap ‘G’ or ‘H’ on your keyboard while the video is playing. This will delay or hasten the subtitles respectively.
  2. Change Subtitle Appearance: Want bigger, smaller, or differently colored subtitles? Go to ‘Tools’, then ‘Preferences’, and under ‘Subtitles / OSD’, you can play around with font size, style, and color.

Conclusion

Adding subtitles to VLC Media Player is a straightforward process that can make your viewing experience much more enjoyable. Whether you’re watching a foreign language film, trying to catch every word of a fast-paced show, or need subtitles for accessibility reasons, VLC has got you covered. So next time you’re gearing up for a movie night, remember these simple steps and enjoy your show to the fullest!

Aditya Kashyap
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Aditya is a Senior content writer at itechhacks. He likes to cover topics related to How-To, Windows 10, Android, iOS and interesting gadgets. He has over 5 years of experience in tech and troubleshooting.

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