26 November 2016

VLC Media Player – Load External Subtitle File


How to load external subtitle file or closed caption in VLC Media Player to use while watching movies, videos.

Subtitle are transcript of movies, video files that are usually displayed in the screen (usually bottom of the screen) which can be the exact language as the video or a translation to another language to enable users of the language to go along with the video.



Closed Captions are used for the deaf or those with listening disabilities.

Subtitles comes in different format, They are as follow
.srt – SubRip text file
.ssa or .ass – Advanced Substation
.usf – Universal Subtitle Format
.cdg -
.idx – VobSub
.sub – MicroDVD or SubViewer
.utf
.aqt – AQTitle
.jss – JacoSub
.psb – PowerDivX
.rt – RealText
.smi – SAMI
.txt – MPEG 4 Timed Text
.smil
.stl – Spruce Subtitle Format
.dks
.pjs – Phoenix Subtitle
.mpl2
.mks
.vtt
.gsub – Gloss Subtitle

Using Menu Bar

1) Launch VLC Media Player with the Video you want to watch.
2) On the Menu bar, Click on View, Then click on Add Subtitle
VLC Add Subtitle

3) Go to the location where the subtitle is placed, Select it and Click on Open and subtitle track is added.
Subtitle Location

Right Clicking on VLC Media Player Window.

1) Launch VLC Media Player with the Video you want to watch.
2) Right Click on the VLC Media Window, Click on Subtitle, Then click on Add Subtitle File
VLC Add Subtitle

3) Go to the location where the subtitle is placed, Select it and Click on Open and subtitle track is added.
Subtitle Location

Hope, You have been able to add external subtitle file to video on VLC Media Player.

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