29 July 2016

SMPlayer - Sync Subtitle to Audio or Video

How to sync (Synchronize) subtitle with SMPlayer using Keyboard shortcut or hotkeys

The SMPlayer is a very powerful and popular media player. It plays almost if not all video and audio files throw at it. It is an excellent player due to the fact that it is free.

The SMPlayer stands strong among major media player for Windows.
The SMPlayer also allows users to download subtitle online from opensubtitles.org and view subtitle while video is playing using the player, but most or sometimes, downloaded subtitle are off sync with the video. That is sometimes the audio might be faster than the subtitle or the subtitle faster than the audio.
The SMPlayer has a way to solve this problem, in fact using Hotkeys or Keyboard Shortcut Keys. But first let’s learn how to load subtitle into SMPlayer in order to be able to sync or synchronize the subtitle perfectly.
1.   First of all, launch the SMPlayer. (Open the video, you want to synchronize (sync) the subtitle).

2.   Right Click on the SMPlayer Window, Click on Subtitles and then Click on Load OR on the Menu Bar, Click on Subtitles and then Click on Load.
SMPlayer Load SubtitleSMPlayer Load Subtitle 2

3.   A window will open, go to the location where downloaded subtitle was kept or where the subtitle file is and select it in order to load it by clicking on Open
Subtitle Location

In order to sync the subtitle for the SMPlayer, This is what you are to do:

Keyboard shortcut or hotkeys are used to sync or synchronize subtitle in the SMPlayer. These shortcut keys are:
x  :To make it faster (It is always close to the shift key): This should be used when subtitle is slower than the audio (100 milliseconds)
z :To make it slower (It is always close to the shift key): This should be used when the subtitle is faster than the audio (100  milliseconds).
g  :To show previous line of subtitle
y : To show next line of subtitle
SMPlayer Subtitle Syncing in Action

To prevent make sure you download subtitle file with the same name as you file, the same audio type and the same quality (as in 480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K) and download subtitle with high up vote. 

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