In Short Hacks: While watching a movie or a video on the VLC media player, you might encounter some trouble understanding some of the dialogues may be due to its different accent or external noise disturbance, etc.  Whatever the case maybe, the only solution to such a problem is the subtitles. In this tutorial, you will learn How To Add Subtitles on VLC Media Player. So go through the article to know more about it.

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 which 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 which 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 subtitle.

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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 VLCub 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 which you are watching.
Now, when you play the video, you will notice that the subtitles are successfully added in the VLC media player.

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Wrap Up: These were two of the many methods which you can use to add subtitles to the video or movie which you are watching the VLC media player. We are pretty sure that, either of these methods will surely be of some help to you in adding subtitles. If you get sick at some step or if you have any better method which one can use then, obese let us know about it in the comments.

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.