How to play an AVI file with SRT subtitles?

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Hey, I’m having some trouble playing an AVI file with SRT subtitles I downloaded. Usually I just put the srt file in the same folder as the avi, and it plays fine with the DivX player.

For some reason, this time it just won’t work. I’ve tried in VLC player, but no luck. I downloaded VobSub, VSFilter, but none of them are doing the trick. I’ve changed the name of the srt file to the exact same title as the avi file, but still no luck.

Does anyone know what I might be doing wrong? reply

03-22-2008 01:30 AM

i have the same problem. I use VLC on a macbook. help is appreciated. reply

03-28-2008 12:15 AM

I had the same problem. Fixed it by making sure the .avi file and the .srt file were in the same folder and that they had congruent names. This should fix your problem. reply

12-31-2008 06:27 PM
Brady Fish

in the top of vlc media player open the “video” menu and there will be an “subtitles track” menu click that and browse the srt file for that video....and select the srt file for that video.... reply

09-03-2010 09:47 AM

I have a related problem. I have 2 cd movie, and 1 cd subtitles. When the movie goes to the second cd, I lose the subtitles. If I just open the second cd, add the subtitles, it starts the subtitles over, and I see the subtitles about 50 minutes off, as they start over. I can’t advance them that far, and can’t find 2 cd subtitles. Any ideas? I’ve done subtitles about 50 times, but can’t figure out this problem, other than viewing subs in total and scrolling along with movie, having the movie and the subs in separate screens, minimimized a bit, side by side. A real pain. Basically, I need to advance the subtitles to catch up with the movie but can’t seem to figure it out. reply

09-05-2010 12:43 PM
2 posts

Worked for me! love you guys! reply

08-09-2011 04:34 AM

Put the “file.avi” + “” together in the same folder and BOTH WITH SAME FILENAME.

Use this Compile codecs: reply

09-25-2011 10:21 PM

One option is to join the avi’s to make 1 large avi. Then the srt should read fine. Link below for a 7 day free trial of a avi joiner.

11-27-2011 08:54 PM

Above post was directed at mjb54 question reply

11-27-2011 08:55 PM

Morons... the Original Poster said they checked the srt filename was the same as the avi, and still you trolls say “make sure the filename of the srt...". Dumbarses. I have this same problem and, HAVE ENSURED FILENAMES are the same, stilll no subtitles. If you don’t know, stay off the web. I am sick of wading through ill-informed and idiotic postings. reply

12-26-2011 07:46 AM

Too bad moron! reply

01-19-2012 12:11 AM

you made to install a codec for your media player. u can google one. i am using k-lite codec reply

01-23-2012 10:25 PM

I was facing the same problem with my Windows Media Player (Windows 7) and Cyberlink PowerDVD9.
Firstly I installed DirectVobSub2.40 x64 but unsuccesfully.
After that I’ve uninstalled it and installed the former DirectVobSub 2.39 version with installer.
Now, all of them are perfect. reply

01-28-2012 07:51 PM

Use VLC > Video > Subtitles Track reply

04-21-2012 01:46 PM

,llll';' reply

07-31-2012 09:03 PM
Mohammed M.Hanafy

I found that my avchd files would not work with my srt sub files until I converted them to avi you might be having the same problem check you vid file make sure it is avi if it is avi I know that the subs from work as long as you use avi format on your vid files
just do remember to put them in the same folder with same name as vid file reply

09-22-2012 11:58 PM
1 posts

THANK YOU!! You’re the first person to recommend the 2.39 version of DirectVobSub over the 2.41 version, and this solved all my problems. Everyone else just kept repeating “make sure the file names are the same." No shit guys, that’s the first thing I checked... but yes, using the 2.39 version worked perfectly. reply

10-20-2012 11:54 PM
jimbo slice

you’re an asshole aren’t you? Finding it hard to keep your temper under control do you? Stay off the web psycho reply

12-25-2012 02:46 AM

I fixed the problem by opening the .srt file in notepad and saving it as *.* all files. It was set to .txt reply

01-05-2013 11:46 AM

When I open the video in vlc it shows the subtitles but it lowers the quality of the video. Does anyone know how to fix that? reply

01-08-2013 01:03 AM

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