how do you get vlc to display subtitles?

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first get the encoding of the SRT(subtitle) file that allows it to be read well in arabic
to get that
open the SRT (subtitle) file with internet explorer
then right click and see the encoding setting, read it and keep in mind to use it later in the next steps
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now go to VLC
i had version 1.1.11
select tools
preferences

subtitles & OSD
adjust default encoding
this time it worked well with Arabic (Windows-1256) reply

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Changin the font. Thanks Trixie for the advice. Stupid bug, must be fixed. Greetings from Argentina. reply

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hi, i have a problem with subtitles as well, but as i understood this is because when i download substitles my computer see it as .rar and not as .srt so it cant be read at the moovie, so can anyone help me about that? :) reply

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Finally, a useful advice. Thanks a lot! reply

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I meant to say thanks to MarcC:

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...). reply

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Thanks a lot reply

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thanks very much it works with me reply

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Mac Book Pro
Version 1.1.8 The Luggage (Intel 64bit)
There’s .sub and .idx Sub files but neither doesn’t work. reply

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english translation all movie i can play reply

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Changed the font. It work for me. thanks a lot. reply

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i want to ask how you can display english subtitles for hindi movies if doesnt have one reply

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how to watch video with subtitles reply

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that was awesome..thanks reply

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1) Start playing the movie.
2) Click on 'video' drop down menu
3) Click 'subtitles track'
4) Open the subtitle file

worked for me. reply

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my vlc doesnt detect downloaded subtutle. so which extension need vlc to detect? all above ideas are not working in my system...so ssd. any idea there? reply

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Jesus christ, after all the hours trying to mess around with this crap, out of all the advice Ive heard, you just made me look like a complete retard.

I tip my hat to you kind sir reply

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That was directed to SKYLINED btw reply

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buddy i hv vlc 1.1.8 what should i do??? reply

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