Saturday, June 27, 2009

How to Add Subtitle in Movie for Media Player & VLC Player

Manoj 4_0

If you got any movie without Subtitles don’t worry, we have a solution for this

Let’s see how to add Subtitle in Movie

Downloading the Subtitles

There are lot of website offering Subtitles, but I am concentrating only on one website

  1. Open Browser and go to this site opensubtitles
  2. The website provides Subtitles for various languages including Hindi
  3. You can search for the desired movie and download the same
  4. Save the Subtitles in the same folder, where the movie file exists and rename it exactly with the same name of the movie file

E.G. movie filename: c:\movies\movie_title.avi or movie_title.mp4
subtitle filename: c:\movies\movie_title.sub or

Point to note :

  • There might be a chance of your movie and Subtitles not in a sync, to do that note the Frame Rate of the Movie file : Right Click –> Properties –> Summary Tab and you can see Frame Rate
  • Try downloading the Subtitle which matches your Frame Rate, this scenario might happen occasionally

Adding Subtitle in Windows Media Player

Windows Media Player by default support Subtitles, which are burned with Video file, but to add extenal Subtitle you need as special software called DirectVobSub.

  • Download the software DirectVobSub and install in your PC
  • After installation this software runs in the taskbar directvobsub .
  • Then Switch on the Subtitle feature in the Windows Media Player ( if Required) wmpsubtitle
  • Then open the Movie file, here goes your Movie with subtitles

Adding Subtitle in VLC Player

VLC media player is a highly portable multimedia player and multimedia framework capable of reading most audio and video formats (MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264, DivX, MPEG-1, mp3, ogg, aac ...) as well as DVDs, Audio CDs VCDs, and various streaming protocols.

There is no need to download any special software, what you did for Windows Media Player, VLC by default overlay Subtitles

  • Download the Subtitles and place in the same folder, as instructed above and VLC Player will automatically read the Subtitles


  • Also add subtitle files through the ‘Advanced File Opening’ or the ‘Browse for Subtitles…’ options - located respectively in the File and Video dropdown menu’s.

The VLC Player can be freely downloaded from the site. There are also portable versions of VLC media player available. You can find the Windows version here, and the Mac version here.

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Nur syera said...

i followed your instructions here.but it ends up showing nothing.same goes for both player.vlc and windows media to add the subtitle actually???

Nur syera said...

i followed your instructions here.but it didnt come to add the subtitle actually???

Dyuti said...

following the instructions results in nothing.....???