how do you get vlc to display subtitles?

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Thanks guest #20 !!!
the best methods are the simplest ones! reply

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@ Skyline, .....thanks so much! that was so easy, I feel like an idiot now hahha
cheers reply

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Been using vlc for awhile and only problem I have with subtitles is when I have 2 CD’s for the movie, and 1 sub file. When movie goes to second CD(automatically, when I start it in vlc using the folder), I lose the subtitles. Dragging and dropping the subs into the second CD while it’s playing doesn’t work, as the subs start over. I can’t find a 2 CD subtitle(swedish movie), and can’t advance the subs by 49 minutes and 38 seconds, which it would take. Any thoughts? reply

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ditto reply

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downloaded a movie on my mac. the movie file got downloaded along with another file .rar
how do i play the movie with the subtitles reply

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i have tried all these things but it’s not helping reply

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when i play a sub. it only showes time.. for examble 00:00:06,630 -> 00:00:11,175

I tried EVERYTHING! i hate that its should be simple, but doesnt!!!

someone with a correct answer?

please mail: dlindberg@live.dk

thx reply

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i can’t get it to work..
it says:

freetype: failed to load font file /System/Library/Fonts/LucidaGrande.dfont

what to do, plz? reply

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just downloaded movie Prophet and its not in english....anyway to translate the language or get a subtitle in english ...tried all of the above options to get the subtitle...nothin worked ...HELP !!!!???? reply

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forgot to mention....tryin all this in VLC player which i dwnloaded today... reply

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Had the same problem with an old foreign movie I downloaded, there are a few things you need to check:

1. As others have mentioned above, check to see your video file AND subtitle file have the same name, but different extensions (for example: a video file named “movie.avi” and a subtitle file named “movie.srt”), and that both files reside in the same directory on your hard drive;

2. Check the subtitle file contents to ensure the time format and dialogue text are OK;

3. Check to see if your subtitle font renderer is configured properly in VLC (Tools -> Preferences, click “All” at the bottom left, then go to Video -> Subtitles/OSD), the Text Rendering module should be set to “Freetype2 font renderer” (I initially changed this to “Dummy font renderer function” to avoid that annoying font cache rebuilding prompt, that was a mistake...).

It should work from there. reply

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MarcC wrote:

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3. Check to see if your subtitle font renderer is configured properly in VLC (Tools -> Preferences, click “All” at the bottom left, then go to Video -> Subtitles/OSD), the Text Rendering module should be set to “Freetype2 font renderer” (I initially changed this to “Dummy font renderer function” to avoid that annoying font cache rebuilding prompt, that was a mistake...).

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Thanks, thats it! reply

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Yasser Sultan, YOU ARE AMAZING
thanks so much for the help! reply

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Yasser Sultan wrote:
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.

THANKS IT WORKED IN MAC =D reply

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jman wrote:

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!

I’m on Mac 10.4 using VLC 0.9.10, and putting the srt in the same folder with the same name as the movie (but keeping their extensions intact) seems to work. reply

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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.........


It Worked!!!! reply

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

I suspect that there is more than one, probably one per language so, it would need to be the specific file that correlates to the language that one wants to see in subtitles?!

Furthermore, WHERE is the subtitle file?? Is it something that one has already dled, in dling the VLC player? Is it something that you get otherwise, such as in updates, or in some pay version? I’m using Windows so, hopefully it should work for me but, you are going to have to actually explain where the file is located, and/or where to obtain it if one doesn’t already have it. reply


last time i did that my computer showed me the Blue Screen of death! reply

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hell lotta thanx man!!! reply

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where do i find the subtitle file .srt.
i have tried all the ways suggested and can’t get any to work. reply

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