how do you get vlc to display subtitles?

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08-11-2005 08:01 AM
TRoll

HI all
I need help i finally found player to play Smallville season 4 files - VLC (Video LAN) player but i can’t display the subtitles in it.
Which player should i use ? reply

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06-01-2006 12:51 AM
Michel Fabiano

Do you still use vlc? So double click on the vlc player, choose the movie, e then choose the legend. After you selected the legend, click on “advanced” just above the blank of the legend, then change the encoding of it. I use the JAVA encoding, you need to check the “active legend file”. reply

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04-24-2007 03:56 PM
bino

i cant see the subtitle of my dragonballz episodes..plzz help me reply

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09-15-2007 04:53 PM
kora

check this out
http://www.videolan.org/doc/play-howto/en/ch03.html reply

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11-27-2008 01:04 PM
SKYLINED

Easiest way is to just drag the subtitle file (.srt) onto the VLC screen itself as the movie is playing...simple reply

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11-27-2008 03:03 PM
maleficio

@skylined

nice tip, but it did not work on a mac... any other suggestions? reply

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12-31-2008 05:32 AM
karl79

Copy your subtitle file in the same directory of your movie file. Make sure both the subtitle file and the movie file have the same name (leave the extension off). Then play the movie with VLC and it should automatically show the subtitles reply

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03-31-2009 11:22 PM
jman

karl79 wrote:
Copy your subtitle file in the same directory of your movie file. Make sure both the subtitle file and the movie file have the same name (leave the extension off). Then play the movie with VLC and it should automatically show the subtitles

YES!!!! THAT’S HOW YOU DO IT FOR A MAC! THANK YOU! reply

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04-13-2009 09:53 PM
rrobin

I have the latest VLC version 0.9.9 for Windows. SRT titles play, but only the times show up. For example of the SRT line set:

1
0:00:05.000 --> 0:00:08.500
Hi, how are you?

What shows up on screen is “000 --> 0:00:08.500”

Same thing happens on the Mac version. Subtitles work fine in Media Player Classic and in Windows media Player through VOB Sub.

Any ideas? reply

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11-27-2009 04:59 AM
Chris T.

@rrobin
The problem is that the wrong decimal delimiter is used in the srt-file, a dot instead of a comma.
Your first line
0:00:05.000 — > 0:00:08.500
should read
0:00:05,000 — > 0:00:08,500

See also:
http://forum.videolan.org/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=57989 reply

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03-01-2010 09:27 AM
joni

could somebody give me a link to avatar subs for vlc, english german or hebrew pllz reply

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03-17-2010 02:55 PM
Yasser Sultan

hi friends. had a tough time figuring it out on new vlc 1.0.5. subtitles don’t work so easily!
1.open vlc
2.click media
3.c. advanced open file
4.“add” your movie
5.check “use a subtitles file”
6.c. browse and select your subtitle file
7.c. play below
8. IT WILL WORK. reply

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03-19-2010 07:57 PM
fucker

doesnt work Yasser Sultan i did all you said and got the same version reply

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03-22-2010 07:23 AM
kampion998

My problem is that VLC will move some words to a separate line, as in:

VLC will display
some
words in a separate line.

This poses a problem, as there are some 40 to 50 people viewing the AVI, and it is distracting. There are no hidden charaters, it displays properly in Subtitles Workshop, and I can not easily get around it. I can not predict when it will happen, some long lines display great. (These are long lectures, so there are 500 lines or more for me to sort through. HELP!) reply

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04-02-2010 12:45 AM
bad ass mofo

yasser thanks worked like a charm reply

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04-08-2010 01:30 PM
Pingors

How to burn a DVD with an AVI file with .srt subs? As far as I know, Toast doesn’t recognize the srt file as a subs file. Neither does Iskysoft software. Suggestions really appreciated! Thanks. reply

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04-12-2010 02:14 PM
Yasser Sultan

@fucker:
At step 6 above, while browsing for a subtitles file, in the option 'File of type' below, select “All Files(*). Then only it will show your subtitled downloaded or attached file. reply

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06-10-2010 02:35 AM
Guest

If you have VLC Version 0.9.8 or higher you just select VIDEO in top menu. Then select SUBTITLES TRACK. It will automatically be set to DISABLE. Just change to the track you need.

It’s that easy. reply

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06-22-2010 12:32 AM
Ryang24

Tried all of the above; and didn’t work. boo. reply

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07-13-2010 03:01 PM
guest

SKYLINED wrote:
Easiest way is to just drag the subtitle file (.srt) onto the VLC screen itself as the movie is playing...simple

Thanks man reply

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