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How to watch movies with subtitles?

…so you’ve downloaded subtitles for movies from one of the best subtitle site opensubtitles.org and…

To be honest, everyday I’m receiving one or more requests asking: how to see subtitles, how to watch movie with subtitles, how to use subtitles, guide using movie subtitles, how to display subtitles, how to add movie subtitles… After many replies I get bored and decided write mini how-to guide:

1. watch this video:

2. download GOOD video player:

And that’s all. As you can see, it is really easy, everything you have to do is rename subtitle file according movie file. So if you have “movie.avi” your subtitles must be located in same directory and renamed to “movie.srt”. Now open movie in your favourite video player and enjoy!

Tip: if you like to watch movie with 2 subtitles (switch them in video player), let’s say english and dutch, you just have to rename subtitle files like:

  • movie.en.srt
  • movie.nl.srt

Of course there exists millions ways how to watch subtitles, but this how-to is for begginers.

UPDATE: Many users are asking how they can add subtitles to DVD and watch in standalone DVD player – here is the link for the best software –  in this area (I am not only promoting something what I didn’t try, I was absolutely happy with this software) – try it here. They support every common format of subtitles, and also sub/idx files…Here is really nice guide for beginners.

592 Responses to “How to watch movies with subtitles?”

  1. My question might sound silly but I’ll try anyway: for most movies i can only found srt files named cd1/cd2. Now, my movies r often made of a single divx file, meaning the subtitles (‘cd1′) will stop halfway through it. I’m using VLC and i can’t find any way to have the ‘cd2′ file to start from halfway through the file. Any solution to this issue, pls? Did I make myself any clear at all? I hope so…

  2. What i often do is
    a) open the srt file 2, select the content, copy and close.
    b) open the srt file 1, click at the END of it, paste and SAVE.
    c) Rename the file. (Example: If the video is movie,avi , your subtitle should be movie.srt (No number) )

    That’s all.
    Good luck.

  3. Dear Developers,
    OpenSubtitles.org is a good site to get any movei subtitle, but there is a problem for certain search results.
    Same movei title with the same name in different languases eg.: Goal in hindi and in english bring out inappropaite results.Pliz rectify the issue…
    Thanks a lot.


  4. Thank you for your help but i’m a bit lost: what about the synchronization? I mean, cd2 sub file will start at 00:00:01 or whatever, so how is it gonna time out halfway through the divx file?

  5. Hi there

    Download Subtitle Workshop – this will help you synchronize any sub-titles that are out of sync.

  6. To Arale: try to find subtitle marked 1CD instead of CD1 and CD2 – (You cannot copy and paste SRT files – the time and numbering are not correct).
    Use “Magic Sub Edit” version 0.70 wich allow you to sync the sub with the film- This program is an extended Vobsub. If you use AVIDVDburner for making DVD’s then you can merge more AVI’s and SRT’s ( Movie1.avi and movie2.srt – and movie2.avi and movie2.srt can be converted to one DVD and plays that way.
    Good luck and greetings from Belgium

  7. Khaba: Please write here URLs, because I don’t know what you mean.

  8. Thank you so much, everybody, that was really helpful :)

  9. on my mpc player i have no database window in options do you know how to fix this thank you.

  10. yes, you have newer version of MPC, where they disable that function. Download it again from http://sourceforge.net/project/downloading.php?group_id=82303&use_mirror=mesh&filename=mpc2kxp6490.zip&20188002

  11. your a god send thank you very very much.

  12. i am trying to put the subtitles on pirates of the caribean worl ends, i did what was on the video, but it wont show :/

  13. Is there a way I can embed the SRT file into the movie file and then burn it to a DVD so the subtitles can be read when watched on a DVD player or TV?

  14. I was wondering if someone knows how to view the subtitles using your xbox 360 because I can’t do it that way and I’m talking about watching avi movies in the 360 not dvds

  15. Trevor there’s a very good program that I use is call convertXtoDvd you can put an avi as many subs you want, create a menu,convert it to dvd and burn it into a dvd

  16. I was wondering if I could use multiple subtitles (like english and dutch) in this way

    My divxplayer will recognize the srt with the same name as the movie. Just wondering if there’s a way to use 2 different ones…

  17. Ed: I am not aware, if on xbox 360 is possible watch movie with text subtitles. On XBOX (old) we have the best media center – XBMC (use google:)
    Tony: it is possible, just do following: rename subtitles.srt to subtitles.en.srt and subtitles.nl.srt
    I will write this to article.

  18. Thank you very much. My girlfriend loves you. Greets from us.

  19. HELP ME PLS I try to copy and paste 2 sub files into 1 but it failed as the timing does not connects. SO file 1 is 0-49 min and file 2 is 0-1hr 4minutes which is CD1 and Cd2 sub. HOW to combine them? Rewrite every timing????

  20. hi,

    can you recommend a good application for MAC to convert divx files to DVD that CAN include the subtitles?

    than you so much,


  21. is there a way that i can embed the srt file into the divx file and have be one so that i can make a data cd. so that when i am watching the movie the subtitles are there for it. i downloaded The Kingdom from fxg and the subtitles were there in the movie. i had this same problem with Eastern Promises and Pans Labyrinth.

  22. With VLC media player I didn’t have to rename the downloaded subtitles file or put it in the same folder as the movie. I downloaded subtitles as WinRAR zip files, extracted the file and just put .srt on the end of the extracted file. With VLC just use file – open file and you you will see a browse function which you can use to search for the movie file and which can be on your PC or on a DVD and below you will see subtitle options. Put a tick in the box and click on settings and you can then use the browse function for the subtitles file.

  23. @jeremy, you can only do it with a Matroska muxer and your movie’s extension will be .mkv . Download MKVtoolnix, its easy to use, you can add multiple subtiltes, audios, merge or split files.
    @WATEVER, use Subtilte Workshop, free and easy to use. You can join subtitles with that, and correct time codes easily or you can use BSPlayer Subtitle Editor. Synchronize both subtitles to your film and copy and paste the second to the first one.

  24. é mt fixe

  25. Well.. Im having a big broplem… I dont have/I cant download ( I dont know why!) java player so I cant watch any videos.. so im in trouble cuz I dont know how to use subtitles and there aint no way to get that info.. so could anyone help me??
    If you cant help me I’ll just find my brothers friend and drag him here to take care of things… 😀

  26. I download Persepolis, then downloaded the subtitles. I have a Mac and use MPlayer for this video. The subtitles aren’t showing up. Why is that?

  27. To Watever:you can’t copy and paste 2 subtitles files to make one.( I suppose you work with a PC and not a Mac) Use Sub MAGIC Editer ( I do) with this program you can open the first SRT sub file and then APPEND the second SRT file and it works.You can also sync the timing with the AVI film and change it if necessary.Program is 2.4Mb version 0.7 and it works 5 times better than Vobsub.
    Success! Johnvana

  28. You are a God . thanks for help!!!

  29. well, I downloaded dr. Strangelove estonian subtitled, and what I got was a .txt format file, no srt or something, I even tried to rename it but nothing, my videoplayer dont find it. I’m using TOTEM

  30. Use subtitle workshop to edit the subtitle.

  31. sir,
    I am not able to watch subtitles using the way you suggested through above video.
    please suggest me the proper way.
    I use windows media player, mpclassic.

  32. i have downloaded a few subtitle tracks and i use vlc player….the problem is either the subtitles do not synchronize with the dialouges going on in the movie….i hav tried the delay function but then also it is not working….what to do?

  33. @Emre, so after i do this will i be able to watch the movie on my divx/dvd player and the subtitles will be at the the bottom of the screen whenever there is foreign language? i usaually put up to six movies on one dvd+r disc. then watch them on my divx/dvd player and not my computer.

  34. hey . i tried to do as your mini intro. it doesnt work! :( has it something to do with the windows vista??

  35. xero, here works everything perfect, try to play it under other windows. I am sure it works under Vista too.

  36. hello every one ,
    please help me i can’t download any move so if any one knows how can do it .please send me .

  37. renaming the file exactly as the movie worked for me was having problems with Ichi the killer cause it had (eng)(subs)in the file name got rid of it and IT WORKED GREAT…thanks man

  38. I can only view DIVX Movies subtitle with VLC media player and not Classic Media Player, DIVX palyer, Window Media Player. I hope to get some tips soon.

    Thank You


  39. i’ve downloaded 30 days of Night in 2 files (cd1 and cd2). problem is that i could only find 1 file of subtitle for it. how do i use the same subtitle files to sync for both cd1 and cd2 movie?

  40. one titl for Pin…(1988)


    ZIP PASS: damir-beograd@hotmail.com

  41. why does the talking comes first before the subtitle?..

  42. Hi,

    Is there somebody who knows if it s possible to read a normal DVD (not divX) and put the subtittles.
    We just got “pride and prejudice” in DVD but there is no subtittles and there english is kind of hard to follow.
    Do you know how i can do?

  43. I transfer/convert all avi to mpeg2 format for dvd. Can anyone tell me how can I get the subtitles as well?

    Thanks 😀

  44. You can look on the internet for subtitles.Just search for subtitles and then download to the movie file.Subscene is one such site.You can then burn them with convertx.

  45. Hola oie muchas gracias! si me sirvio =D saludos

  46. luke, on January 23rd, 2008 at 2:15 am Said:

    With VLC media player I didn’t have to rename the downloaded subtitles file or put it in the same folder as the movie. I downloaded subtitles as WinRAR zip files, extracted the file and just put .srt on the end of the extracted file. With VLC just use file – open file and you you will see a browse function which you can use to search for the movie file and which can be on your PC or on a DVD and below you will see subtitle options. Put a tick in the box and click on settings and you can then use the browse function for the subtitles file.

    Thank you Luke, it worked perfectly. The VLC is the best player.

  47. i got a dvd of Three Colours Blue. Unfortunately i dint check for the subtitles and they’re missing.

    I downloaded the english subtitles from here and followed the instructions, everything is fine but THEY’RE AREN’T IN SYNC!

    H.E.L.P! S.O.S

  48. Is there a way to get English subtitles JUST for the Russian speaking parts of Eastern Promises? I don’t want to have them on when they are speaking English. I’m using VLC.

    Please help.

    Thank You

  49. can someone plz tell me that if only srt files are supported in dvd player? or sub smi files are also supported in dvd players? thanx in advance

  50. GUYS!
    you can set the delay of ur sub files by using “DivxLand”

  51. thanks

  52. hy everyone,i would like to know if there is a program that can convert a dvd file into a avi. file.I already got “Captivity” in dvd file and i can”t burn it to a dvd disc.Thanks from Italy.

  53. Hi everyone, I am watching Talvisota which has cd1 and cd2. The subtitles for cd2 start with the start of cd2 but those subtitles are meant for the frame which comes at around 4 minute. I have downloaded subtitles workshop but am unable to synchronize. How can i create a delay of 4 min so that subtitles are synchronized.

  54. how can do: avi+srt->avi, that is to embed subtitles into and existing avi file… I realy dont want to get a mkt file…


  55. hi..about adding subtitles on avi..
    1) i download 2 parts(CDs) of a movie.avi
    2)i downoladed 1cd str file for the same movie.avi
    3)i renamed the str file like the 1st movie CD
    it worked perfect( movie cd 1.avi —-movie cd 1 str)
    but i cant add subtitles to the 2nd CDmovie.avi…i tried to rename it with the same way like the 1st CD…but i get the 1st CDs subtitles ….what should i do ?? i only have one STR FILE..but 2PARTS (CDs) of the avi movie…thank you

  56. The 25-second lag:

    My movie file has the first 25 seconds repeated. so the subtitles aint syncin’. Any ideas on how to get over this? I don’ want to change all the time !! And I dont have a clipper too…

  57. i’m trying it for hours!! it doesnt works
    ca somebody explain me in different steps what i have to do

  58. Hi,
    You can download this codec and enjoy your lovely Windows Media Player with any format you want. Just search in google “CCCP” and download it. It is about 6MB.

  59. I have tried to get it work with the movie “American Gangster” and Greek subtitles from http://subscene.com/American-Gangster/subtitles-69885.aspx

    subtitles show up but is not in Greek…..seem like “chinese” to me…like something with the encoding is wrong. Tried to use subs downloaded from else where ,same problem.Used English subs,shows up OK. Any ideas whats wrong? I hate my new Vista and am afraid that is something wrong with them…obviuosly am not a computer expert..
    I have used MPC and subdownloader, didnt find any Greek subs,I downloaded 2 different subs from 2 different websites…..and the subs show up as some kind of wrong unicode or encoding. Same thing when try to play with VLC. Please help me.

  60. iv tried all the above stated ways on view subtitiles using VLC…..but it still dosnt work….help plsssssssssssssssssssss

  61. hi everyone. is there anybody know how to make subtitles for downloaded movie?

  62. okay. so i looked at the vid above which confused me more. and was playing around with it and somehow i got it.. hopefully this will help other people, but i downloaded the subtitle and saved it to desktop and put it in the same folder as the movie and opened vlc, clicked open file, browse. found the movie. and then clicked use a subtitle file, browse. found the subtitle location. and ok. so far its working

  63. I am hoping you know something about vobsubs submux?! Why is it that I can only successfully mux subtitles to avi files on some movies?? Sometimes after I hit mux it does nothing but save a 1 second file and I am doing the exact same thing and the same types of files as I do when it actually works and I can see that submux is working because all these numbers randomize where you hit mux. I am so frustrating because I have a few movies that I can not mux subtitles onto therefore I cannot convert them to dvd and watch them. I really hope that you can help me and would be very much appreciative.

  64. re:hoobastank: you can download them separately. search video name subtitles or go to one of the sites listed in other comments.

    re:yannis: you could try Jubler. it’s a free subtitle editing program in java (so it’s good for Windows, Mac OSX, Linux, etc.). It advertises that it supports every encoding supported by java, so you could open it in that and see if changing the encoding (save as) is what you need. Otherwise, the subs you downloaded may have just been mislabeled.

    re: deaconblues, paarth, harsha, etc: you can use the same program to easily shift subs as much time as you want till they’re in sync.
    re: theo rizos, jensen, etc: or to join or split subtitle files in two to match your video files.
    re: people still trying to use WMP: try VLC, some players just don’t support ‘soft’ subtitles.

  65. How to video of Jubler (to edit subs): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rl_8hk6otK8
    How to video of avidemux (a bit harder, can burn subs to video or other effects): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aC7G4EkYFpk
    both are available on all (modern) platforms free.

  66. hello.
    may ask for some questions. i have movie pay it forward 2000 with format video avi. but there no subtitle. can you explain to me how i can this movie with indonesia language subtitle. cause i’m from indonesia. please can you tell me how ?
    thanks before, i hope you explain to me at : m4a1asgcarbine@yahoo.co.id

  67. Hello. I download the subtitle but it plays in wrong time..the subtitle appear later then the sound..what should i do?please help(sorry if I write with mistakes but i’m hungarian:))

  68. Yo, Got CDI + CD2 prob, im a mac, cant find sub magic editor or subtitle workshop for mac, how can i sync the 2 subtitle discs to the movie? If it was one file I have no problem. HELP!

  69. I wanna ask a question.
    i have a movie SAW 4 in .VOB formats(5parts)
    n i want to add subtitle to it. Hw can i do this?

  70. Im new at this! So can i have step by step please!!! I need someones help!! If you can email me it will be great! claudani_26@hotmail.com!

  71. Can anyone help me, I have rendition in ISO format and i am trying to get it to play so that there are subtitles for the Arabic parts ONLY. I downloaded, renamed, put them in the same folder, selected with VLC and still nothing or out of sync! driving me mental

  72. Oh never mind i just played in a dvd player and i can select the other english subtitle track. new to this

  73. i added the subtitle your way on how-to..but the timings are missing.how to put the correct timings..please reply as soon as u can

  74. Sometimes when I put a downloaded subtitle file i the movie folder and start the movie, it appears with a green line diagonal to the screen. It constantly stays there throughout the movie. Can anybody help how to fix this? I’m know well how to put subtitles on a movie but this problem is out of my reach, can anybody suggets something? Thanks in advance.

  75. How can i delay a srt-subtitle file.

    Is there any command in the *.srt-file syntax?

    Perhaps exist a sommand like ” -00:00:40,000″
    or something else?

  76. a command like “delay -00:00:40,000″ ?

  77. In every forum I go to, people explain how to do this and that… and it’s always for PCs. Macs are different – and I can’t get certain subtitles to work.

    I use the VCL Player. If I play an .MKV film, with subtitles (which have the .ass extension), it works fine. If I play an .AVI film, with subtitles (which have the .sub extension), it works fine. BUT, if I play an .AVI film, with subtitles (which have the .srt extension), it does NOT work. In short, subtitles seem to work, EXCEPT for those with the .srt extension. Again, I’m using a Mac. Does anyone know what the problem is? I know how to use the VCL Player and open subtitles, but .srt does not work on the Mac version of VCL.

  78. That’s VLC Player…

  79. hi. i use widows media player and real player. is it possible for me to watch a movie in either of these two players with subtitles? pease guide me. i m very new to this. if its not possible to watch the movie with subtitles, can i just download the movie script/ actual subtitles from any website in ms-word or .pdf format? anyone who can help me, please contact me at rave2go@yahoo.com. a million thanks!

  80. I can’t figure a way to attach the subtitle file, or, perhaps the right word is imbed the subtitle file into my avi movie.

    I can play any movie on my computer with subtitles -but I want to burn a Cd so I can watch the movie on my divx / cd / dvd / player that is attached to my TV

    I tried using Santa 4 but it didn’t work. It said it was going to include the subtitle and asked for its addition -but didn’t include it in the output file.

    Any ideas

  81. for anyone who wants eastern promises subtitles for the russian part only go here:)


  82. Hi can someone please paste the link to download “subtitle workshop”. The ones i have found on google dont allow me to download it for some strange reason. thanks in advance!

  83. hi every1,
    i use Nero Vision 4 to burn movies onto DVD’s and sometimes the movie that i add to burn audio goes out of sync. Is there something i can do to fix this? as some movies i add to nero vision 4 to burn work perfectly fine its only some movies that dont sync with the audio.
    Please help. thanks

  84. Hi people.

    I have just downloaded “Anthony Zimmer” and the Anthony Zimmer subtitles file, and i have down everything thing the video had said (renamed the file so it matched the movie name exactly) but it does not seem to work…I have put them both into the same folder and opened the movie file with Vlc, but still no subtitles….plz can anyone help?

  85. For players I normally use the Gom Player, if you are having problems with subtitles at any given time, make sure it’s the correct format (.srt) and that it’s a written document.
    Also make sure the subtitles are the exact same name as the movie, or else your player will not pick it up and you will not get subtitles for your movies, also make sure they are both saved in the same folder.

    Make sure you’re using a proper player and have the right extensions to play the movie. Some times if I cannot play the movie it’s because I am missing certain codecs in which case I downloaded a full codec pack which helped with certain movies and subtitles. I also use FFDshow for extra codecs to play certain movies that will not play or work properly on my computer.

    But i have done everything that is in this little blog for the past few years and it has yet to fail me, i suggest looking into what your computer might be missing if you are having problems with playing subs and movies on your computer.

  86. Hi, thx for the reply…

    I’m pretty sure i have done everything correct, but im not quite sure what you mean by “and that it’s a written document.” Here’s a picture of the folder which contains, both the subtitles file and the Movie…Can you spot anything wrong with it?


    Also, if that is correct, i’ll try downloading new codecs, can you possibly reccomend me somewhere in which i can download them?

    Thx in advance.

  87. Btw, i use VLC…

  88. What should I do if my sub aren’t in srt. but in txt.???
    Is there anything I can do???
    Btw, sub i downloaded from opensubtitles.org were in txt.

  89. mati162c, rename the txt to srt!

  90. costel:
    here is a program that can convert a dvd file into a avi. file:


  91. Costel: I have been successful with converting of DVDR files (vobs) into avi format using both Divx and Xvid compression using AutoGK. In the past you had to learn 5 programs and was quite complicated. What AutoGK does is install and run these various programs for you. Turning the task into a one click soluction (much like using convertXtoDVD for the opposite direction). Note that converting a full movie takes 3-6 hours depending on the computer (where the the opposite convert using convertXtoDVD is 45 min – 1 1/2 hours). AutoGK is opensource. Do a google search for it and visit its forums if you have any questions.

  92. Can anyone plz help me with my problem pleaseeee

  93. When I try adding Chinese subtitles to a movie, it shows up as a set of weird characters and not the actual chinese characters I’m hoping for. Is there something I didn’t do properly or another program I need? Will the same problem occur if I put it in a DVD player?

  94. hello and thanks for attention
    i need season 1 of friends (1994)
    what can i do?

  95. i can”t figure it out .can you tell me step for step what to do for getting subtitels with my movie?

  96. I have done like ur mini intro shows, but i cant see the subs in my movie, please explain me better.

  97. Can anyone tell me how to burn these two items on a dvd? The movie ánd the subtitles.


  98. i’m having probs with subtitles etc but mainly because vlc has installed in german. I get an option of languages, choose english, but still when i open a file with vlc the complete taskbar is in german. Any tips? cheers

  99. sorry i should add that my pc runs on german windows

  100. Thanks – got my subtitles working – a very useful guide for inexperienced users (like myself;-) on how to get these files associated with each other.

  101. I am using quick time to view movies in a MAC (OS X). I followed your directions for getting subtitles but they are not running with the movie. What can i do? Thanks for your help.

  102. Ok thats good but how i put subtitles at a tv show?i downloaded subtitles for heroes and there is a differend file for each episode how am gonna put the subtitles?????????????

  103. I have been trying to add English subs to the french flick “Hors de Prix” and even though I’ve changed the file names to be the same, it still doesn’t work. Is there a specific video program I need for this to work properly? It’s really frustrating…any help would be great. Thanks.

  104. Okay, I figured out that problem, so ignore my previous post. However, if I want to burn a DVD of that movie, can I do it so that the subtitles play automatically? How do you do that?

  105. Dear All,

    I am a new member in this site. Now, I got a problem that I cannot put the subtitle on the movie.

    Please advise how to put the subtitle on the movie?

    All of your help will be great.


  106. I follow the step in the “How to watch movie with subtitle?” guide above but doesn’t work out!

    Can some body help me? Do I miss any step?

    Do I have to burn to CD before adding subtitle?

    I’m new member, please help!

    Thanks a lot

  107. forgive me for being so stupid but i downloaded a film, then downloaded the subtitle, what now?!?!

    what is a srt file?

    do you have to put them both in a winRAR archive and wait for them to forget their differences. Please help me…

    everyone here seems to have gotten a hell of a lot further than me!!

  108. Hi all. I am very new to subs etc so please bear with me and hopefully it won’t hurt (me) too much. I downloaded the subs for War, changed the name to title of movie and I now have subs. YAY! BUT is there a way that the subs ONLY come up for the non-english speaking parts of the movie? I have them coming up even when it’s english speaking. No big deal I’m sure for many but I am one of those OCD and everything as you would know has to be perfect. Sorry if I sound like a pain or what I’m asking would be classed as menial.

  109. all you can do is download subs from another source and hope its set up how you want it. Most movies should come with automatic subs for non english parts(so just disable subs)

  110. or get a suitable program & edit the subtitles yourself

  111. Just use this program


    search for this program and u will see the legends on MP ;O

  112. your fucking subtitle bullshit sucks, its gives me the subtitles for the language I already fucking speak, when it comes to the language I don’t speak it’s 5 minutes fucking behind. Thanks for fucking nothing.

  113. can anyone please give me the link or torrent to download the “Rendez-vous”

  114. can anyone please give me the link or torrent to download the movie “Rendez-vous”

  115. Hi everyone! I am downloading DVD movies but I do not always find the subtitles for Spanish (my language)included in the DVD. Could you recommend a way to download those subtitles and tell me how to do in order to add them to the movie?

  116. OMG! I could never think it would be so easy. Thanx a ton, u saved the day. Just did what u said and I could see the results. Thanx again.

  117. Hi, is it possible to watch a DVD and to have Web-downloaded subtitles attached to it? Do I have to rip the DVD to a file before?

  118. @ Morno

    Yes that is possible

  119. good

  120. I’m having problems too. i downloaded the film, “3 needles” (.avi file), and was able to get a .srt subtitle work with my vlc player/mac version.

    how come .idx files works [and is in synch] well with 3 needles?
    .srt files does not synch with the dialogues in 3 needles! it’ appears either late or too early before the dialogue. im using a mac. how do i solve this? i need english subs for 3 needles!

    PLEASE HELP! ='(

  121. Thanks lot

  122. I have a problem. I cant find a text file with is divided into 2CD

    So i copy and paste the 2nd part of the dvd subtitiles into a new notepad divide and saved as the title of the 2nd CD.

    But the subtitles does not appear for the i copied?

  123. Hi, I have read all the comments and tired all the suggestions but still unable to get the sub file working.

    There is a sub file but it just does not seem to work http://www.mininova.org/com/1096766

    The .avi file is in the same folder that has the .srt file and I renamed them to be the same. I am using VLC. It plays fine just no subs, could you shed any light on to what I am doing wrong?

    Thanks!! Lauren

  124. If you are using VLC, check Video > Subtitles Track > Track 1 is selected, its seems to be working with me.

  125. To esh,

    Stan on Jan-08 has a suggestion, see if it will work for you.

  126. hey. to anyone who can help me and is bothered to open up this rapidshare link (i appreciate the help, if any). have a look at this first:

    that is the result of a movie i play in windows media player classic and real player. it is an avi file. in windows media player 11 it doesn’t even play.

    this only happens when there are subs in the folder. if the file is just on its own without srt files, it’s perfectly normal.
    if anyone knows what’s wrong and what i can do with this, please help!!! thanks so much peoples

  127. by the way, all the sub names are fine (the same as the movie) and the subs are displayed, it’s just screwed up on the player screen

  128. THE MOST SIMPLEST WAY TO PLAY A SUBTITLE FILE IN VLC PLAYER (One of the best players ever, plays almost any kind of file without any extra third party codecs, download it from here – http://www.videolan.org/) IS –

    > Go to the folder where the video file is present.
    > Right click on the file. Select ‘Open with’ option and under it VLC Player.
    > Once the video starts playing, just drag the .srt or any Subtitle file you have and drop it inside the VLC player that is playing the Movie. (Dragging means, right clicking the mouse button on .srt file, then without releasing the right click button pull the file into the VLC player and then release the right click button)

    This is the simplest way to do it. No need to rename the subtitle file into the movie name or even keep the subtitle file in the same directory as movie. Infact the movie can be in one folder and subtitle file in another with different names and it would still work.

    Comeon guys, now if you tell you aren’t able to still play the subtitle file then it would be insane. This is as simple as it can get. About out of sync subtitle files, you can use one of the softwares above and fix it, or the simplest way is find some other subtitle file. I’m sure you’ll find one that would sync to the movie you have :)

  129. this helped for the viewing part what about the burning part so I can view it on my dvd player cause there is times where I would head to a friends house and bringing a dvd is easier then a hardrive for them


    Well I guess you’ll find a step by step solution for this here –


  131. how to disappears the green line on the screen.
    this green line appear when i put the subtitle..

  132. I never hav encountered any green line ever while playing any subtitles. Try using Video Lan Player (VLC Player – http://www.videolan.org/).

  133. Hi, Can anyone help telling me how can I burn the movie on a DVD with the subtitles?

  134. Hi,
    is there a way to put subtitles bigger? When i watch the movie in the Divx player they look so small.

    Thanks a lot,


  135. Where can i get the sub magic editor??? Can someone give the link…Plzz…..


  136. I have a 0.8.6f VLC player. I tried to rename the .srt same with the movie file. But when I played it in the VLC player it doesn’t work. Can you help me please.

  137. i watch divx movies on Playstation 3.
    but can i put subtitels on my Playstation 3?

  138. i have this movie and i know how to put subtitles but every subtitles i have tried is kind of wrong for that movie. all subtitles i have tried starts too early, you know. like that line what they say in that movie, has already been if you follow subtitles. i would like to have at least english subtitles, otherwise i dont understand very much about that movie.
    sorry, i dont know did i make my problem clear at all, i’m not very good in english.

  139. Thank YOU LUKE! I was blundering a bit cuz i cudnt figured it out, then this came up
    “With VLC media player I didn’t have to rename the downloaded subtitles file or put it in the same folder as the movie. I downloaded subtitles as WinRAR zip files, extracted the file and just put .srt on the end of the extracted file. With VLC just use file – open file and you you will see a browse function which you can use to search for the movie file and which can be on your PC or on a DVD and below you will see subtitle options. Put a tick in the box and click on settings and you can then use the browse function for the subtitles file.”
    I suggest to those who still dont get it, to use VLC. Simple as 1,2,3. Thank you also to the website for the subs and tutorial.

  140. When i have a mac and i have VLC player, why dose it not work? can someone tell me how to do it?

  141. thanks for every one . especially Edwin and Sreeraj

  142. I often download greek subs for my movies and on my pc work fine. But on a friend’s pc the greek subs appear as arabic,chinese etc and when i say “appear” i mean in every program i use for example bs player, gom player, windows player. Can you help me?

  143. I use mpc player with k-lite codec and it works just fine for me.
    1. Rename the subtitle exactly the same with the video name and add .srt at the end of the name (just copy & paste) even the file still in text document.
    2. Make sure they are in the same folder

    and u can watch your video with the sub.

    Thanks for the tips! Now I can watch La Femme Nikita with eng sub perfectly.

  144. Hi , how r u ?
    there is a movies i DLed it .. i can only open it with Real one player , when i renamed the sub. it doesnt show the subtitels .what show i do? is it bcz of my vidoe player .. is it any other player that can open RealAudio / RealVideo VBR files ??? i tried it with VLC , MPC , but still didnt work …
    plz help me .. tnx

  145. […] http://blog.opensubtitles.org/other/how-to-watch-movies-with-subtitles […]

  146. Ok

    Ive put the subtitle file and the movie in the same folder.

    Doesnt work. What am I doing wrong??

  147. GOTCHAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Mustve been a corrupt file. Thanks boss.

  148. I downloaded DirectVobSub.

    Thats mustve been it.

  149. i was wondering, if i have a version of the movie and the subtitles are out of sync how do i delay them??
    plz reply to my email if possible

  150. I want to use arabic subtitiles
    when I played the movie, the characters are showing in arabic but each one is seen alone (are not attached to each other)
    is there any way to fix it ?
    thanks in advance

  151. excelsior

  152. thankz bro. after u teach me how to watch movie with subtitle using MPC, i did not waste my money to buy CD or DVD any more….

  153. Is there a way to embed the subs into the avi without affecting the video quality of the file? I’ve tried adding the subs to the avi, then converting to dvd with convertx, later ripping it to divx but the end product is less than the original video.

  154. I am desperately trying to get subs to work. I watched video above and did what was instructed but what happens is that movie is blank upon play back (no sound, no picture). If I delete the srt file I am able to watch the movie but it is back to square one no subtitles. Why? Oh I am using Windows Media 11.

  155. I’ve a big problem..I want to burn my avi films WITH SUBTITLES on dvd or cd(if one dvix) disc,BUT how can i do that? have i need a special program? If yes, where can i find it? please if somebody know it, help me and write it step by step…
    PLZ help me people…
    and sorry for the mistakes i just learning English..:)

  156. Anyone know how to join subtitle(.srt) with movie?

  157. I’ve downloaded “4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (Romanian movie), and I’ve tried countless times to get the subtitles to work – no good.I use KM player, and usually have no probs. Any help?

  158. Is my question how I can do for for the inscriptions to the same rhythm as the movie? Since my film begins but the inscriptions do not go to the same time as the movie. I wanted to know how I can do that. it answers me in my mail

  159. be able to use me? I want to put subtitles in the same rhythm as the film advances but it does not walk because my film begins more quickly and subtitles do not advance all at once. How can I make so that it advances all at once???

  160. My subtitles are there avançe in comparison with the film how I make for in order????

  161. I have BLOOD DIAMOND of 900 mb and the subtitles are of 1cd (700mb) . In Movie subtitles comes along moviefor 20 min and then it is back from movie mean movie is forward and Subtitles are behind. What To DO Now?

    i Have Movie Of 1.3 GB And Subtitles Are In 2 Cd’s I Have Remaned First One and how To Rename Second one.kindly Reply me on my mail .

    Thanks in Advance

  162. Hey,
    How do I put a menu on my DVD so that i can burn it, then have the option to select the subtitle; or even burn 2 movies on the same cd.

  163. I have downloaded Scaramouche n the related subtitle file as well. I’m using the VLC player. i have tried renaming the file to .srt. Doesnt work. When it does, the timing is also haywire…I mean the dialogue-subtitle sync is not there. I am NOT a tech friendly human. So can any of you pls explain to me how to about this. Would be most obliged. Mail me at theasyrider@gmail.com

    Thanx in advance.

  164. hi … this was great help thank u …everything worked great =) .. but the only problem is that i downloaded arabic subtitles but they show in wierd characters that need encoding … how can i encode them ??

    thank u again

  165. My question might sound silly but I’ll try anyway: for most movies i can only found srt files named cd1/cd2. Now, my movies r often made of a single divx file, meaning the subtitles (’cd1?) will stop halfway through it. I’m using VLC and i can’t find any way to have the ‘cd2? file to start from halfway through the file. Any solution to this issue, pls? Did I make myself any clear at all? I hope so…

  166. Wow.. It did worked for me.. :)

  167. One stupid question.
    I have downloaded movie in .wmv format and this is not having any subtitles in it.
    How can watch movie in English subtitles?

  168. My question might sound silly but I’ll try anyway: for most movies i can only found srt files named cd1/cd2. Now, my movies r often made of a single divx file, meaning the subtitles (’cd1?) will stop halfway through it. I’m using VLC and i can’t find any way to have the ‘cd2? file to start from halfway through the file. Any solution to this issue, pls? Did I make myself any clear at all? I hope so…

  169. The Subtittle must be in the (srt) format.
    at the same time SUBTITTLE name must be RANAMED as particuler films name.

  170. jol

  171. thanks!

  172. Hallo every body,
    Any one out there who know to merge subtitle into an avi movie and thereafter convert the movie to DVD ? I have ConvertxtoDVD program but can’t see any where I can add the srt file :-(

  173. Thanks a lot buddy .. u solved a big problem .. 😛

  174. I can give u a good site which offers you to synchronize subtitles. The subs have to be in .srt format.
    choose or synchronize subtitles to change the fps of the srt
    the différence (offet+/-) from the movie and transform a srt in .sub
    But if u choose 1=2 CD
    supposing u have only 1 movie and two 2 subs files
    u can enter the name of the first srt
    then the other u click to proceed and u have your srt joined on your hard disk.

    More simple i never found out. And it can resolve some synchronizations pbm either.

    I hope i’ve helped !

  175. @cuti ! yes putting srt files into DVD in convertx2DVD is possible, i have done it myself. Just wait i reinstall this proggy and i will tell u exactly what to do to have your subs incrusted in your movie ( u can even have a few languages…).
    Won’t be long !

  176. @cuti
    if u have the proggy convertX2dvd version 2 or 3
    and u put the movie and the subtitles in the same directory with naturrelly the same name as it s said 1,0000 times in the different posts
    when u choose the movie u will have the the subtitles and then u can not add them but delete them.
    remember : movie.avi
    movie.srt (or movie.sub and movie.idx )
    maybe if u didn’t came back it is because u finally found out !

  177. RE:
    Mario, on January 8th, 2008 at 5:49 pm Said:
    What i often do is
    a) open the srt file 2, select the content, copy and close.
    b) open the srt file 1, click at the END of it, paste and SAVE.

    My question following: with what program I can open a filename extension “srt”, and then after editing to save again in an extension “srt”?
    I tried it to make by means of a notebook, but the file is saved in an extension “txt”, and its renaming in “srt” don’t give result.

  178. Aisha (re july 6th)

    D/Load a proggy called avirecomp. This will allow you to hardcode your subtitles in movie with ease.


  179. Vitalii,

    Open with notepad, save as (keep .srt extension)


  180. I tried to make it by means of a notebook, then to rename with extension “srt” but new file is not loaded as subtitles, unfortunately.

  181. Thanx alots guy ……… :-)
    I have succeded in embeding subtitle into my DVD movie :-)


  182. I renamed the subtitle file to .SRT (as in the video) but when I open VLC the subtitles are ignored. If I open them manually using menu I have to set FPS of my movie to 25 and the delay to -60 to get them working but the only time the text changes is when the subtitles change – periods of no speech mean the previous subtitles stay on the screen all the time. What is wrong? (btw I have “Adams Aebler.avi” and “Adams Aebler.srt”)

  183. Ok so here is my problem. I have some anime vids I downloaded in Japanese with the subtitles as a option to select in say vlc player. but when I converted it to put on my psp the subtitles are not there. What can I do to fix this problem? Please help.

  184. I have also a problem with some movies..
    the subtitels are to late. I see them speaking, an about 5seconds later, the subtitles come..

    how can I fix this???

  185. Robin, you might just need to download some other srt file, i’ve had the same problem a few times, and i’ve fixed it by downloading different kinds of files and trying them out. some of them work perfectly, some of them.. not that good.

  186. @robin the movie and the .srt subtitle must have both the same fps (frame per second) look with Gspot (a freeware)the fps of your movie before downloading subtitles. And i already said that there are proggy where u can change the fps of your movie.
    Bsplayer does it !

  187. it’s sound hardest way but will result sweet thing ,
    You can add .SRT to your .avi file using virtualDUB and SRT converter to SSA file .You can download that file at afterdawn.com (maybe(it`s free too)) and you can get how to add srt file to your avi guide there too!!
    may be this is the link you need (or if not you can googling it first ):


    (I recommend that you must download the latest virtual dub (maybe in opensourceforge))

    it s recomended that you’re movie.avi don’t have subtitle first or it’ll cross!

  188. This site helped me solve my problem, but for reference for others:
    I got VLC error “subtitle: failed to recognize subtitle type
    main: no suitable demux module for … [subtitle file pathname]”

    This error happened when I tried to load a *.sub file and a *.avi file both from the same CD rom folder, both named with the same names.

    If i use VLC’s File->Open command and explicitly tell it a valid *.srt file, it still gives me the same error.

    The solution was to copy the entire 700 meg avi file to my harddrive, and put the *.srt file next to it as described in the Howto above, ***and not have the problematic *.sub file next to the *.avi file***

    Good luck and thanks

  189. sorry 4 again asking the same i am unable to make the subtitle to work on with my movies.so early reply required

  190. is mediaplayer 11 a good player?? does it work with most srt files?
    Well I am asking because, I am running my movies in mediaplayer11, and some of srt files works great, but then again…some doesn’t…ex I downloaded the srt file to the mowie shutter and it should be the danish subtitles, well now when I am running the movie it’s english subtitles…what the…. I have tried this *movie*.da.srt and it does not comply?????

  191. can i watch a MPEG -4 movie with subtitles. if so how am i gonna do it.

  192. this was a great help to solve my problem of viewing a movie with subtitle. It became a knowledge tank about this subject.I must thank first

    While searching through the net I found this illustration most usefull to embed subtitle in an AVI file. You can write it in a CD or DVD and watch it using anything which play the video

  193. Hi Guys, i changed the subtitle file name as “movie.srt” & then i opened the movie file in windows media player 11 & other movie players, but still i am not able to view the subtitles, does anybody know how to merge subtitle into an avi movie ????? PLZZZZZ i need ur help guys

  194. Hi Guys, i changed the subtitle file name as “movie.srt” & then i opened in VLC player, but i am getting an Error Msg

    ” Unrecognized format for ‘C:\Documents and Settings\Mohamed\My Documents\Downloads\Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na\Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na.srt’

    Wat can be done ? help me

  195. Hey i need the english subtitles of the movie Riffa, la starring Monica bellucci. please can u help me to get it ……

  196. So far no one has responded to the needs of MAC users.
    What gives with you people?

  197. “We” people?

    We have Perian for Quicktime, mPlayer, VLC, Movist, Plex, XBMC and several others and they ALL play subtitles, same as “you PC people”.

    We somehow manage to not have issues. We know subtitles must be named the same as the movie. We know subtitles must be placed in the same place as the movie. Also the sames as “you PC people”.

    We also can deduct that if we have two subtitle files and only one movie file then we probably won’t be able to use that. In the end if a subtitle doesn’t work we can download another (using SubDownloader or others) or try to fix it. We can use Subs Factory or Jubler to fix it.

    I have followed the comments in this thread and I must say I’ve been surprised some people here even manage to start up their own PCs with some of the questions (and answers!).

    It’s amusing, as Mac users are generally considered to be “simpler” yet there are problems I see here I can’t even imagine hearing from a Mac user.

    Incidentally, I’m a Mac user who also uses Windows and Linux. I use Mac as a personal preference as I consider it the most balanced, useful and best-looking option of the three.

  198. eduo ++
    I just refused to answer of all of these questions, because it seems some people dont even know whats is text file :) But on other side I am happy, there are 200 responses to this guide, I wish I have more time to make more guides.

  199. i dont know how to instaall this

  200. hey there
    i have the windows media player at windows vista. i downloaded “horton hears a who”. i have also the windows dvd maker, i can add subtitles there, but the question is how??? i don’t have the right program to open the subtitle file before i add it to the dvd maker… please help me…

  201. i have a problem with subtitles because when i start a movie , subtitlle showed but not in the same time.when the actors speak the SYNCHRONIZATION showed later.if anybody can tell me something about that , i will be thankfull.

  202. All the srt file mentioned here is with …x srt and my problem is that which one to download. as many movies srt doesnot match with the voice while diplaying the subtitles.

  203. Thank u so much to the one who guided. Man! I would never come to know about this. It really helps a allot. thanks once again

  204. Hi everyone,

    What can I do to be able to read the Chinese subtitles in my movie? It just shows up as a bunch of wierd characters instead of the Chinese characters I was hoping.

    Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!

  205. If you are having trouble with the delay when using subtitle u should set the delay/timing in the MPC (vobsub) or at VLC
    One thing u must know that the framerate also effect the subtitle.
    Go to the movie properties and find out the framerate, usually 25fps. if u have a different framerate it will also couse u an out of sync. hmm gonna make some tutorial ill post the link here if i had done it.

    http://depthart.org ~ a Sharing Community

  206. Small comment:

    framerate ONLY comes into play when dealing with “.SUB” subtitles. “.SRT” subtitles are not affected by framerate since they point to specific timemarkers in the video. The same is true for ASS and SSA subtitles.

  207. Hi

    I want to burn the subtitle together with the film, but the sub is about 5-7 sec. before the speak. Why?


  208. Hi again

    The subtitle comes after 5-7 seconds.


  209. How do you get foreign subtitles to play? Im trying to get the japanese subtitles for rambo to play but it will not… does anyone know what is wrong? The srt and avi files are in the same directory. When i try to play the video, nothing will work in windows media player. The file plays in vlc player, but there are no japanese subtitles… any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

  210. I have also changed the computer setting to Japanese uni-code, and it still will not work =(.

  211. hey.. i try many time to watch the drama with eng sub..
    but still can’t…
    i don’t know what else to do..
    help me!!!
    i just wanna be crazy right now!!

  212. I can’t rename the files!!
    can enybody help me? please.

  213. Try this simple guide on how to watch movie with subtitle, very easy to understand and to use with MPC
    good luck guyz

    btw opensubtitles.org is the best place for downloading subs!

  214. i’ve done everthing but there was no audio… the subtitles is ok… movie is ok but without audio… help pls… i used submux. changed the filename…

  215. hahaha now i got it!! finally

  216. i have a problem…
    i´ve downloaded a video with the real player format, rv40, but i can´t put the subtitles in it, and i can´t fin no other player that plays that kind of video…

    help me please!

  217. Hi,
    I am a Mac user. I downloaded two subtitles for a film, did what was told here and it works fine. BUT. How can I switch the subs off? The QuickTime player shows ‘off’ in the View/Subtitles menu item.
    Thankx for the help.

  218. ladamus: To be able to use Quicktime you must first download Perian (perian.org) and install it. Quicktime can’t see these subtitles without it (the menu item you mention is for something else I don’t have the patience to explain here).

    On the other hand you can just download VLC or Movist and use those to see movies with subtitles, as they have subtitle support built-in.

  219. Thanx for the reply. I do have Perian and the subtitles work fine. I would just like to know how to switch them off.

  220. Ladamus: As I mentioned, you’d really make yourself a favour if you used Movist or VLC. They truly are superior players for what you want to do. Perian enables subtitles but doesn’t integrate them in Quicktime’s Subtitle menus.

  221. what do u do to get to the place where u change the file name?

  222. it doesn’t work. i am using the new wmp and my OS is vista. i have renamed the srt file and changed it to the same name as the pb title but it just doesn’t work. how’s that ???

  223. i had this problem for the first time: when i copy the sub to the same folder with one of my movie file and change the sub file name according to the mov file… And when i opened the mov file, there was nothing on the window media screen, totally black. Then i deleted the sub, the mov played well.
    I dont get it

  224. I have eng subs and korean for a movie and cant get them to both play at the same time. How can I do this?

  225. nekem semmi sem sikerül kapjátok be

  226. If do not want to have such a problems with subtitles as above, just use ALLPlayer !!!! http://www.allplayer.org

  227. how about just ONE geek embed the english subtitles and then UPLOAD that version?

  228. mr wysiwyg: Wow. You’ve really missed the whole point, haven’t you?

  229. […] you but I use different method like this —-> http://blog.opensubtitles.org/other/…with-subtitles Also, I have noticed that when movie’s name is "mymovie" and subtitle’s file […]

  230. I use your method and i have done all but movie is not playing. Screen is black. Whats wrong?

  231. I renamed my Arabic subtitle file as the movie name and it appears while I run my media player the only problem is that I get an unknown format like it is Chinese or something like that, does anybody know why?!

  232. pomozite mi kako da gledam strane filmove sa titlom na srpskom jeziku. Hvala unaprijed

  233. Hi. my problem is i cant seen to open the file once its downloaded …it just comes as a blank file….my winrar works fine with other files…and i have tried with other extraction software…..any advice much appreciated…

  234. my movie doens’t play anymore once I put the subs with the movie.
    Without them the movie plays. It happens the most with Axxo and fxm their movies.
    Does anyone else have this problem?

  235. Jonas, I do have the exact same problem that you do. at least with Windows Media Player. I use VobSub, and the movie just won’t play if the subtitle is added. but it plays fine with the subtitle when I switch to Divx Player or BS Player.

    The other huge problem that I get is that it seems like when subtitle is added, certain movies have their audio affected. like either the sound becomes too inaudible, or it is distorted. Does that happen to you?

  236. Hello,
    help me please:
    1. I use MPC for watching downloded movies. I know how to watch them with subtitles when I’m connected to the internet but I don’t know how to save them together for burning on dvd for example.
    I didn’t understand the short explanation movie.

    2. I downloded Apocalypto and when I use the subtitles database it found me only polish subtitles.

    3. The MPC doesn’t read the hebrew subtitles proparly.

    What should I do ? Can you help me ??
    Thank you for help.

  237. Hey man, thanks for the help! Really helped me out.

  238. Hi,

    I’m using VLC player to watch a complete season of a TV series and all the subs for each episode differ from the video. The video is a bit slower than the subs so it starts off nicely but little by little the subs keep appearing too early and by the end of the episode the subs have already appeared a minute before the actual lines.

    So far I have been correcting it with the “Advance of subtitles over video” function by changing it by like 5 seconds every minute. I’ve tried to use the “Speed of the subtitles” function but it doesn’t seem to have any effect on the speed of the subtitles. Am I doing it wrong or is there just no way adjust the speed? Also I haven’t been able to find a way to fasten the video by just a little so it could keep up with the subs.

    Any help would be much appreciated! :)

  239. Hi!

    sry!I have a question!i hope u can solve my problem….
    I want to watch 2 subtitles,AT THE SAME TIME…
    e.g english and persian,for improvement of my english speaking and vocabulary…

    is there anyway for it??

  240. sir please let me know how to play these subtitles in dvd player ? in computer these options work fine in vlc player, but what is to be done when i need to watch movie on my tv using dvd player. is there ne way to embedd subtitles in movie. pls help. thanks

  241. Thank you very much …..
    Realy, its very good

  242. Hi ,

    I’ve done all above , I’ve renamed the *.srt file and I opened both files movie file and SRT file in VLC , but it didn’t work , the movie was playaed without any subtitle . it seems that windows did not recognize the .srt files . please guide me through

  243. Hi

    I am Watching Vedio with Subtitle But the problem is Vedio turn into Updown site its happen if only subtitle file in the same directory what can i do plz someone tell to me

  244. Sorry for making such as this question. How do I “rename” the subtittle?? Because I’ve been trying a lot and it can’t be renamed, unless no into a rar file.

    Pleeaase! somebody help me.

  245. How do I put an additional subtitle for a movie that is already in DVD format that I’ve downloaded recently since the movie has only Spanish subtitle and I want to put the downloaded English subtitle. Should I convert the movie first into an AVI file and add the said subtitle, then convert it back into it’s original DVD format? Please help, how will I do it?

  246. I downloaded the subtitle and put it into the same folder as the movie.Then opened Neroshowtime,select to play that movie folder and hey presto the subs are perfect and in sync.Just have to figure how to get both onto a dvd now.

  247. Extract your downloaded subs file with Alzip,came out as a .srt file.By the way it’s free and a great little tool.

  248. hi,
    I am not able to find 2CD subtitles for the movie ” My Brother Nikhil “. Only 1 Cd is available. Plz give me the link for 2 CD.

  249. thanks for the guide on sybtitles.crisp,but made all the diffrence(4 us beginners). again, thanx.

  250. Just like that? My, it doesn’t seem simple till someone tell us how to do it :-) Thanks…

  251. Hello, i have problems with subs. I´m from Greece and i downloaded the greek subs..but subs go faster than the movie ! I did what the developer said, i renamed the file and then i played the movie, but still the subs go faster than the movie. Please help me ! :(

  252. I have VLC player and I want to watch movies with a japanese subs
    I can use english subs no problem its just the japanese ones that wont work. any help is appriciated. thanks

  253. hello, i got a problemi know how to put the subs on, and they work, but everytime i put subs on som kinda green line comes on my video, i tried many players and still doesnt work, help please!

  254. My problem is that I download videos from youtube and some of them have subs from the cc button. When I download them and play ’em on the flv player, the subs are not there. How do I download the subs with the srt thing?

  255. how to Syncronized subtitles with the movie??

  256. ok, i got the 1st step, that i have to rename the file into ”……srt”, but my problem is: where can i find thin ‘window” with the ‘movie.avi’ above the subtitle-file, so that i can finally rename it???

  257. I have film made of 4 parts and only one subtitles for that film how can i make subtitles not to stop after 1. part and resume them where they end in 1. part when watching second part? THX

  258. hi, there are any program for synchronize the film with the subtitles? I’ve the movie, but subtitle have an advance about 15 seconds. Thanks

  259. hey tq for the subtitle
    it’s really helping especially when watching dvd.
    the audio is really slow and with subtitles help me better.

  260. I was found out only russian subtitles for isreal film Ha Sodot. But when I look at this subtitles this is not russian language!!! I ,ve looked at some other subtitles which should be in russian or bulgarian (which both are in cyrylic of course )and all I,ve seen are not in russian or bulgarian language at all.So how it, s possible to read these subtitles?You are not in able to read the words,they are strange and funny:) Is this beacuse we use latin alphabet. What can I do to change this to really russian language to be possible to read it?

  261. how to Syncronized subtitles with the movie??

  262. thanx man! your a genius! >:D arigatou gozaimas!100x

  263. Another dumb question, but where it is the change in the subtitle srt of movie.srt? BS.Player but I have to open the loading of subtitles will not let me without opening the movie first.
    Thank you

  264. the movie file that i download is .rmvb, which mean, i played it using Real Player…how to attach the subtitle to the movie file..thank you

  265. Hei,
    My VLC media player sends me error like this / No suitable decoder module:
    VLC does not support the audio or video format “RV40″. Unfortunately there is no way for you to fix this.
    when I try to open move file and subtitle file.
    What is wrong?

  266. For arabic subtitles with wmp
    1) Unzip your file on your desptop
    2) right lick on it and choose open with Microsoft document and choose arabic windows
    3) ctrl+a and copy all and open a note pad and paste it there and save it as text but UNICODE…rename the file to the same movie file name. and save it in the same folder. Double click on the NFO file and ignore the message and then run the movie..enjoy

  267. hi guys
    i have a small prob viewing subtitles of my Band of Brothers DVD when I play it in kmplayer.it works fine in wmp11 ,but in kmplayer i cant see it. any ideas anyone?

  268. @katarzyna
    In BSplayer, after the film and subtitles have been downloaded, pause the film. Open BS preferences / subtitles / Font / Script. Choose Cyrillic from the list. Save.
    That’s all. Enjoy HaSodot.

  269. “JetAudio” is One of the best free video players.
    You forgot it. Please add it to “download GOOD video player”

  270. hi ,
    Thanks for the subtitles in this site
    i have found all the movie in this site
    but my problem is i am unable to play the srt file and .avi file together at the same time
    i mean i am getting the subtitles before he voice or after the person voice

    please replt for this solution i need very urgent

  271. how can i embed a subtitle file into an avi file?. which software do i use?.

  272. Arash: of course there are more GOOD video players. I just mentioned ones I know.

  273. Is the ‘directory’ the ‘folder’???

  274. Jack: Obviously.

  275. Fantastic job, guys of opensubtitles.org:
    Thank your very much for your works !
    It’s very easy, and I improve my english ! :-)

  276. guys i have a problem my subtitles be very late from the sound what i do ????

  277. Thank you, that was very helpful.

  278. Hello,

    I’d rented the CD of movie “Where Eagles Dare” some days back. Since I was unable to watch it instantly, I’d copied it and saved it on my PC. Now, I’ve it save in .dat format and want to watch it with English subtitles. Is there any way I can do it? If there is, please let me know ASAP. Thanks!!!

  279. Ron, just rename .dat to .mpg (it is VCD), then open it in any player mentioned and follow the guide.

  280. Thanks for replying os but I’m yet not getting it. Can you please explain it in detail if at all you don’t mind?

    Once again, thanks loads for replying. You guys are really doing a great job.

  281. Ron, here is guide:
    1. copy .dat file to your hardrive (should be around 700 MB)
    2. rename .dat to .mpg
    3. add in same folder subtitles, so you will have movie.mpg and movie.srt (or .sub as subtitles)
    4. use guide as is written in article – just open mpg in media player classic and thats it.

    Of course you can open .dat in any good media player, it will recognize it is mpg1 (VCD) and you can attach subtitles then (subtitles -> browse for subtitles or something like that). Just give a try.

  282. i always download my movies as vob files, so how do i get subs by that?

  283. jeoren: Media Player Classic can open IFO files (index files for vob files), so you open IFO, and then you attach subtitles, or just follow the guide.

  284. Go to this blog to learn how to watch just about any Internet video with subtitles. As a deaf person I’ve put a lot of research into the issue of Captioned Internet video. With the information in this link you’ll be able to watch any video you want with subtitles and not even have to download the video file.

    Go here:

  285. I have windows vista 64 bits but when i open the movie dont find the subtitles, can somebody help me?

  286. jorge: just follow the guide, use some good player, it should work exactly same on win32/win64

  287. doing the renaming doesnt work on my vlc, i have a mac im not sure if thats the reason, i have to manually upload the sub file form the open file window. i have a question, can i edit the sub file? for correction purposes? i want toshow some moveis in spanish with spanish subtitles for a class and many times what its beeng said is not whats in the subs and thats annoying for me but confusing for the students.

  288. Hello

    I’ve downloaded the movie láventure cést l’aventure from mininova and the subtitles from this site. What should i do to burn a dvd with both(movie and srt subtitles

  289. Alejandro: it should work in mac also, I just tried it. Make sure you have latest version, movie.avi and movie.srt in one folder. Also you can edit subtitles, just open it in some text editor. If you want edit I use Subtitle Workshop, on windows, I am sure for mac also exists some nice program, just google “subtitles editor mac”

    Francisco: I wrote article about ConvertXtoDVD – they have some 20% off on their software, read here more: http://blog.opensubtitles.org/opensubtitlesorg/merry-xmas-with-year-stats

  290. alejandro: Renaming does work. If it doesn’t then it’s not being renamed properly. I use VLC all the time on my mac and have no issues, but you need to make sure the renaming is *EXACTLY* the same except for the extension (or the language andextension, like “.en.srt”) and you also need to make sure you enable the subtitles by going to the “Video” menu and selecting the subtitles (if the submenus in “Subtitles” are enabled, they would say “Track 1″ or “Subtitle 1″, if there are subtitles available).

    As for editing subtitles you can use either Jubler or Subs Factory, in mac. There are others, but these work great.

  291. where can I find the Download Subtitle Workshop – I need it to find out how to synchronize any sub-titles that are out of sync.

  292. How can we see subtitles for avi movie on standalone dvd player

    pls help ,me to find

  293. hello i tried today open subtitles for the first time, i found it amazing, but i have a problem, the movie is faster 5 sec than subtitles what can i do

  294. I’ve got a Windows Media Player. All fine searching for sub-titles with right speed matching dialogue delivery. Just couple of problems.

    1) Recently downloaded Ben Hur in two parts. Got the exact matching subs in SRT format. Problem is while CD2 plays well with subs on WMP, CD1 does not even start. Remove subs and all goes well. What seems the problem? Similarly, Curse of the Golden Flower, exact file names, subs matching, but the movie refuses to play with titles on. Remove subs from the folder or change the name and it plays, of course without subs.

    2) How do I make subs appear in my DivX enabled Philips DVD player? Subs just don’t get flash there. Nor are there any options to view them. How do I burn to have them played on my said DVD player?

  295. this is a great site
    where do we find the answers to some of the questions? i’m particularly looking to unscramble the chinese subtitles when i download. i see the same questions 2-3 times above but no reply.
    please advise
    i’m using windows vist, and windows media player.

  296. i could nt see a movie in my dvd player with subtitle.sugest me how to copy the movie to my dvd with subtitle

  297. […] To learn how to add subs to your movies goe here:- http://blog.opensubtitles.org/other/…with-subtitles […]

  298. One fundamental piece of information is missing from this video: the names of the subtitle file and the movie need to be EXACTLY THE SAME for the player to automatically use the subtitle file.
    But thanks so much…couldn’t have figured this out without your help!!

  299. Thank u!!

  300. […] To learn how to add subs to your movies goe here:- http://blog.opensubtitles.org/other/…with-subtitles […]

  301. Is it really that easy as just renaming the file. I fumbled for hours trying to find out how and found this website thank you so much. http://highqualitymoviedonwloads.info

  302. […] To learn how to add subs to your movies goe here:- http://blog.opensubtitles.org/other/…with-subtitles […]

  303. I tried to follow the same instructions as above. I use the VLC player. Strangely, the srt files didn’t work out for me but it was another kind of file named SUB file. Don’t know if anyone has heard of it. Anyway, is there a more detailed instruction? Like do you need to open the VLC first then go open file and click add subtitles or something? Cuz i tried lot’s of ways and it didn’t work out. Please help me out here. Thnx.

  304. HELP . . . HELP . . . HELP !
    What can I do to be able to read the Chinese subtitles (BIG5 or BG) in my movie? I am using VLC and MPC. It just shows up as a bunch of weird characters like machine codes or something instead of the Chinese characters I was hoping.

    Any help is greatly appreciated.


  305. hello
    I didn’t know this simple thing….thanks ….

  306. Ted,

    Use the latest version of VLC.

    Make sure the sub files (whatever format (.srt/.sub/.idx/etc) share the exact same name as the video (ex movie.avi and movie.sub) and that they are in the same folder together.

    Now play the video in VLC Player and click on ‘Video > Subtitle Track > and enable the track.

  307. Oh, and if you have .sub subtitle file you should also have an .idx subtitle file too. As far as i know they need to be together in the same folder and named the same as the video (ex: movie.mp4 and movie.sub & movie.idx) in order to work right.

  308. Hey, can watch a movie with subs on windows media player?

  309. with subs from this site*

  310. help! I made everything as is was written, but there are 3 green stripes on the film if i play it w subtitles. without subt its ok. with other subt, the same stripes come. why is it?

  311. hi there, i really need somebodys help….. every time i change the file name to srt then play the movie subtitles come up but in a complete different text…. its like a code text or something!! you can see that the subs are there buts its not even a language when it shows…. Help please????

  312. Does anyone know if it is possible to play subtitles on the xbox 360 with avi files?

  313. going through this lot gives me a headache,and we’ve got the same problem….mine is i want to put polish subs into the films that i download for the girlfriend(keeps her quiet) and then burn them straight on dvd, after reading most of these it seems like everyone watchs films on their pc/mac i just want to say that i DONT i just copy them straight to dvd and thats that,…reading more and peoples going on about srt’s cd 1 cd 2 but the movies im downloading hasnt got any of these files what so ever just an avi. EXAMPLE BELOW

    > AUDiO……[ MP3 48000Hz 128 kb/s CBR (2 chnls)
    > LANGUAGE…[ English
    > ViDEO……[ 962 kbps XviD 23.976 FPS
    > Q. FRAME…[ 0.168 bits*pixel
    > RESOLUTiON.[ 660 x 362
    > DAR……..[ 1.823 (31:17)
    > SUBS…….[ None
    > FiLES……[ 1
    > SiZE…….[ 700 MB
    > SOURCE…..[ DVD
    these movies are perfect and i dont want to bugger up the quality of these by putting subs in ,so what must i do eg software,i hear createxdvd or something like that is good for the good,any help would be gratefull indeed ta….

  314. ah thats just an example to the post ive just put up,when i open the folder that contains the film its just an avi thats what i meant to say…..

  315. hy people,
    may somebody help me finding italian or english subs of “what’s up, doc?”?
    who tells me where, wins my gratitude B)

  316. i have succesfully downloaded the movie… Harry Potter and the sorcer’s stone and the subtitles but the movie can’t accept. VLC can’t recognise the subtitles./……..:( what can i do?

  317. Thankyou. this was very helpful. i hope everyone figures out there problems!

  318. i change subtitle property name by adding .srt after mooviee name but even after i am not able to see subtitles.

  319. good evening;
    when we have 2 srt files, i try to rename both with the same name and the computer dont accept. How to do? when i have only one avi file


  320. i’m watching a movie that is a dvd, the movie isn’t a file. is there a way to get the subtitles to work when its on a dvd?

  321. Is there any video player that supports simultaneously two tracks of subtitles in the screen?

  322. If you have a movie file such as avi, or rmvb type, and you have two srt file, the only way you can see both subtitles is to combine the two files together.

    If you open the file using word pad and you see that each subtitle line started with a sequence number, followed by a start-end time of that line. The time in each of the two srt files should be 95% identical.

    One can combine them by hand but this will take a few hous. The other is to write a program to combine the two files and this is what I have done.

    It works great.

  323. hello! i got a litle problem, am dowmloading subitles for police academy but synchronize (speech and title) are completly diferent with delay. ive try to download almopust 50 same titles and still am stuck. tell me pls is there any other way to correct that ??? and becides .srt can it be .sub . if you can pls send me answer to my mail draz87@live.com am very gratidue for youre help thank you

  324. hi frnds,
    i have a avi movie and in the same directory a i have a nfo file conating the subtitles .whn i rename it with the .srt and try to load it in the vlc player .it shown a error, plese gve me some solution

  325. I just can´t put the movie and the subtitles together!

    i´ve already renamed them but i just don´t know how to put them together!
    is there any program that can do it?

  326. thanx mate!sreeraj

  327. how do the subtitles work with macbook.??

  328. Hello developer,
    i usually download the movie in one web-site and download the subtitles in the other. the problem is (usually) that if i download them in different website they don’t sync and the subtitles often appear 2-5 seconds after they are suppose to, how do i delay the appears of the subtitles? and the opposite?
    Secondly, how do I name a few different subtitle languages in the same name? (the comp says you cant)

  329. Hello developer,
    i usually download the movie in one web-site and download the subtitles in the other. the problem is (usually) that if i download them in different website they don’t sync and the subtitles often appear 2-5 seconds after they are suppose to, how do i delay the appears of the subtitles? and the opposite?
    Secondly, how do I name a few different subtitle languages in the same name? (the comp says you cant).
    Thanks alot
    and thank you for the great website

  330. Hey – to all those with synchronization problems and repetetive questions on how to synch subs with a movie – the answer is actually was given earlier in the thread. Subtitle Workshop! most movies synch up in few clicks.
    here’s a typical scenario – movie is 25 fps, subtitle is at pal/europe speed of 23.976. Preview the movie – you’ll see the discrepancy. Ok, in second drop down box type new speed 23.976, hit enter, change back to time mode if it changed to frames. Notice – the timings changed. Load movie preview again… see if it’s the right synchronization. Other popular speeds are 23.978, 29.760. (for more on fps in different formats (NTSC, secam, pal, etc – see wikipidea). I’ve dealt with a lot of european movies, they typically need 23.976 as new value in sub workshop.
    Also, if it’s a matter of simple synchronizaton with no FPS speed discrepancies – a monkey can synch it up with this program – open video preview, wait till the first words are spoken, pause, notice the timing – this is your end timings for the first line in subtitles. do a simple math (addition, subtraction) , select all, enter the delay difference.
    It really is not hard and very intuitive. I am so surprised you guys are having problems out there.
    By the way, the program also merges subtitles. Splitting subtitles is again a matter of three-four clicks. (select/delete unneeded – save as, and repeat for part two or three).
    And yes, start using VLC, it’s the better player.
    And if you have troubles watching AVIs – make suure you downloaded and installed latest codec packs. google video codec pack download or somethhing.
    This site has the absolute best web collection of subtitles. Wish it was a bit more stable server and collection grew even more and more towards better cinema, away from hollywood crap, eh well.

  331. thanx 4 giving the sub……. it’s very useful to us.

  332. Yes, But what is the actual writing which you have to put before the first subtitle to delay or fasten the subtitle. (can you give an example please)

  333. Amirt… umm, actually, if you like to type, then instead of menu ctrl+B (select all), then ctrl+D
    TYPE in the offset (again, please read above –
    if it’s a matter of simple synchronizaton with no FPS speed discrepancies… open video preview, wait till the first words are spoken, pause, notice the timing – this is your end timings for the first line in subtitles. do a simple math (addition, subtraction) , select all, enter the delay difference.)

    I am not sure what writing you are referring to – if the subtitles are 10 seconds ahead, subtract 10 seconds (EDIT _ SET DELAY menu, or ctrl+D) . etc, etc. that is you type a number 10 in seconds field… *cough*

    tip – use end timings in the subtitles, this synchs the dialogue more properly.

    Start with the basic stuff, please. I think you better download the program first… then open your subtitle file. I don’t think you’d have questions like these after you’ve done at least that.


  334. THANKS ensky
    What program you recommend i download?

  335. I like to watch my movies on the TV.
    I use the DIVX player to burn avi files, but can I also burn the srt files with it?

    I use DVD-R if that makes a difference?


  336. good morning, if i play my hard disk drive player connecting to the t.v. through rca cable. when the subtitle display becomes 3 paragraphs the 1st paragraph will just hang and display on the screen and there is no way to remove it. how do you go about this? thanks

  337. yeah… some movies don’t work…

  338. I meant:
    What program you recommend i download in order to delay the subtitles from appearing on the screen?

  339. thanks alot for the vedio and thanx 4 every one it’s really great and helpfull
    thank you very much
    i’m omar from Egypt


  341. i recomend using MPC 3.4 it’s a very good software for vedios
    it’s very good and easy to use

  342. it’s very good thanks

  343. Can somebody help me?
    I have 2 sub files but only 1 movie file.
    I downloaded “Subtitle Workshop”, as you all said, but i don’t know what to do after….how to combine them.!
    It would be helpful if someone could give me direct instructions…!

  344. Subtitle Workshop -Tools -join subtitles
    can’t be any easier
    Best player VLC – Plays everything, drop movie file in it, drop sub file and watch

  345. Hi there I have a little problem windows doesn’t recognize srt files what should I do????

  346. Hi!
    I have the original DVD of Roseanne and I have downloaded the subtitles. Is there any way I can see the subtitles without burning a new DVD. I have tried with VLC media player but it doesn´t work. Can anyone help me? Thank you!

  347. Thanks for the post, I think VLC is the best player from the list.
    I also think that watching a movie online will take out some of these stress.

  348. Name of the movie and sub must be the same and in one folder. Then on the dvd player must chose sub.

  349. Hi i dont know if this the place to ask but i have some spanish videos that i would like to have put with english subtitles but i cant speak spanish so i am not sure if there is a way that it can atomatically read and then put subtitles on the video. If you know let me know thanks!!!!!!!!!!!

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  351. Re ti pathame, tzampa egrafa tosh wra… Oso sixainomai na grafw me greeklish, toso yparxoun akoma sites pou den yposthrizoun ta ellhnika! Ftou!

  352. An yparxei kaneis patriwths pou exei katevasei to ”Amores Perros” mazi me ellhnikous upotitlous, as steilei mhnyma sto petros_1970@mail.gr parakalw…

  353. Hi,I want to fint just film subtiter.How can i do it? In advance thanks.(also movies by subtiter.)

  354. my bs or vlc is showing me my greek subs in a not correct language :S how can i fix it???

  355. Sir,
    i want to use subtitles on dvd player? some subtitles are visible but sometimes subtitle are not visible on my player?
    what i do now?@@@

  356. how do I combine the movie file with the subtitles to play on a dvd player?? Need english subtitles because I am hard of hearing..thank you.

  357. sir,
    I got the persian subtitle for some movies. but when i open it with movie , it will come as garbage sentences.
    plz help me how to open it. tanx

  358. Hey guys,

    Alright, so I do what the video says to do. Then I try opening the movie with VLC media player, and the movie runs fine, but the subtitles do not run as they should. I was wondering if anyone could tell me where I’ve gone wrong. Thanks a bunch in advance!

  359. Hey! :) I have a movie and downloaded the English subtitles and I want to embed it in the movie so I can watch it in my psp. What can you advice?

  360. I have downloaded the VLC player to be able to watch a movie with subtitle. I downloaded it with winrar and extracted it, and put it in the same folder as the movie. Then I changed the name as well.
    In the previous post I read that you should go to file, the open file and browse and tick the box for subtitles. But I have no such option on my VLC player!? I can only chose between media, audio, video, playlist, tools and help.
    can somebody please help, I been trying to play this for 2 days!!

  361. Ok so I found where to open file and tick the box for subtitles and browse to select the correct subtitle file, but it still dosent work… The movie is a dvd rip (img file) and has already got some subtitles in other languges, is that why it wont work?
    Plz help!!!

  362. I downloaded subtitles for “A few good men”, when i tried to play the movie, the subtitles would come but they won’t be in sync wit the movie. they are running some minutes ahead of the actual dialogue. What do I do???

  363. I cannot seem to rename or use any subtitles with my VLC Kill Bill. Not eve the subtitles that came WITH the movie will work. I dont understand how to change the name, and the subtitles that came with the movie are IDX format. I am a noob when it comes to stuff like this. PLEASE HELP.

  364. i’ve got a question. i’ve downloaded movies. and want to see them with sub on my xbox 360. but i don’t wont to burn the file in to a cd. i want it to stream as normal? anyone who can help?

    maybe it’s possible to make the sub a part of the movie file?


  365. Found this article very useful, so I thought I’d try to help. If the subtitles aren’t in sync, that might be because the video started being recorded at a different time than the subtitles. Try downloading the subtitles from another source.
    I found myself having trouble at first renaming the subtitle file, so what I did was this: instead of just opening the ZIP file, I right-clicked and extracted the files. After this, I was then able to rename the subtitle file.
    After that, to watch the movie on my computer, I just hightlighted both the subtitle file and the video file and opened them together. The subtitles appeared just as normal. Hope this helped anyone.

  366. i did what ur guide give to us it did work a bit cause when i right clicked it, it says play and then etc. but when i clicked the play the player says “cannot play media. its either corrupt or the application does not support the format you are trying to play.”


    tnx in advance

  367. as you said that the srt. file must be at the same location of the avi. file.

    my problem is when i downloaded it in withs2.com its only srt. then i followed the guide that you have given, then it work a bit cause when i right clicked it, it says play then under of it open with and then etc. but when i clicked play it doesn’t work cause it says “the media cannot be play. its either the file is corrupt or the format wasn’t supported by the player.”

    pls. help me i’m dying of longing to watch the movie

    plssssssss…… i really want to watch it! and i’ll do anything in return

    plss…. help me

    but i already downloaded the zipped subtitles cause when i downloaded it, it is already zipped.

    pls. tell me how to play!

    thank you so much in advance i am really expecting your reply.


  368. Sometimes, when I download a subtitle, the letters of the legend is too big, covering all the screen.
    What can I do to reduce the size of the letters to a normal size ?


  369. I’ve been trying to watch this movie in VUZE with the subtitle but I can’t. I’ve tried everything. I’m using a mac. and I’m really not familiar with torrents and since the movie is and the sub isn’t….
    please help


  370. Kevin: Use a real player. Use VLC or something else. Stop using that scammy Vuze thing.

  371. Cheers for that – big help!

  372. HI Everyone!
    I downloaded a movie and next to a subtitle. I wrote the subtitle’s name over. But this subtitle isn’t produced for the version of film, I downloaded. So subtitle be late about 5 seconds next to the voice. What can I do?

  373. Necesito los subtitulos en español de la pelicula Quicksilver (1985) con Kevin Bacon, Jami Gertz.



  374. Hello.
    My Windows Media Player (version 11) has recently stopped showing subtitles as it used to do ever since I installed it. When trying to play any movie file with matching subtitles file in the same directory (I mainly use the SRT format), I can see the writing ” acquiring codec” on the left side and below the above player until it disappears and the movie is played without subtitles.
    Can anybody help with this problem?

  375. Hi
    I have a mac and I have a problem with the subtitle!!
    i have cd1/CD2 and don’t know why but the CD2 is never working and i don’t know what to do plz help

  376. Hello,

    If you have GOM Player you can play your subtitles without actually having to rename the sub file:

    While the movie file is open (or even running) press Alt-O to show a pop up window where you can select the subtitles file you wish to be run along with your movie. Select the desired file and click open. And that’s all

  377. To Matt:

    If your subtitles are running out of synch you should use a tool to synch the movie and subs file. Subtitle Edit (www.nikse.dk/se) is a very good choice. You only have to visually synch the very first line of dialogue with its corresponding subtitle line and do the same with the final dialogue and sub lines. Synchronization is made visually and you have all the needed controls (like displacement bars, play/pause/stop/fwd/rew/ buttons including frame displacement controls) to make it in the easy way.

  378. hey i m not able to play subtitles with vlc media player.even if i name them same as the given video and open the video, there comes a message showing ‘unrecognised format for file’. plz help me

  379. Hi!

    Is there a tool or program to edit subs in SUB-IDX format? I don’t mean editing times but text. Tried with Subtitle Workshop (gr8 program, thnx for the tip!) but it won’t recognize them.
    thnx for helping!

  380. Saruji: SUB/IDX subs are not text, they’re images. You can’t edit them their text. You have to regenerate them from scratch.

  381. Thnx for answering. Thought it would be easier…

  382. hi, i downloaded a movie with the format VP70, which VLC doesn’t open, or support, and media player classic does, but i cant see the subtitles with it. what player should i download???
    thanks a lot

  383. thanks, buddy. your tips worked well. now i see the subtitles. just i extracted the srt file in the same folder of the movie, renamed the file by right clicking the srt file, wrote the same name of the movie file and lastly added .srt. thats all. it was so simple. it worked. i hope this information will be useful for beginners like me.

  384. hi guys i want to download the moovie ”Sin Tetas No Hay Paraiso” i have try to download the moovie but nothing…help me please..

    Thank you!!!

  385. if you could find it my mail is: christaras212008@hotmail.com

  386. Nice… I never knew this, i knew how to do it but not this existed

  387. I have read all the answers to this question an i have the best advice, trust.

    Ok all you need to do is go to http://www.moovida.com
    When you download Moovida for free it adds additional information to your media files such as since were talking about movie files it inriches your movie files adding fan art work, an a synopsis on the movie.
    Also giving you the option to turn on SUBTITLES in a large choice of languages.

    Enjoy it i do……..

  388. Hi,

    In case you’re having sub synchronization problems when watching a movie in VLC, this is one quick way to fix it:

    Open the movie and subtitles files (movie starts to play)- click Pause – click “Show extended settings” (one of the grey buttons at the bottom of the VLC screen) – “Adjustments and effects” – choose “Synchronization” – and then make the necessary time adjustments in “Advance of subtitles over video” or “Speed of the subtitles”(e.g. my subtitles came 5 seconds after the audio, so I changed it to minus 5,000s in “Advance of subtitles over video”).

  389. I just read your instructions for adding subtitles. I downloaded subtitles for XXY. I have KM player and flicked through and it all seems to have worked! So easy! thank you!

  390. Is There a way to move the Subtitles to the top of the screen?

  391. I am using the WD HD TV media player for viewing foreign movies (with English subtitles), that has limited support for displaying subtitles. Some ISO files will display subtitles (but others don’t), and when VOB files are used no subtitles ever! There are no separate SRT files , so I had to either download them from this site, or had to generate them myself from the VOB files using SubRip, (that appears to be generating a “proper” SRT file as far as I can tell.
    I understand that the SRT file must have the same filename as the main movie, but since there are several (4-8) VOB files and I have only one SRT file, I do not know what could work. But even if I force the SRT file name to match one of the VOB files (exactly), and the WD HD TV may detect that there is a subtitle track, it will not display it! Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

  392. I’m watching a movie in .avi format. I have 2 .srt files I want to use for subtitles. Now, I can get them both to play at the same time, but they overlap eachother so neither can be read. Is there a way to make it so they appear in different parts of the screen?

  393. hello,
    I have a problem.
    Idownloaded the subtitle workshop, but I don´t know how to manage it. I pasted my subtitle file (SRT) to workshop, but I couldn´t open the movie file. What shall I do? Please help.

    Liis from Estonia

  394. Zoltan: SRT files are not supposed to work with either .bin or .vob or .iso files. Some players will pick them but in reality they’re not supposed to.

    Do things right and either get the files in a proper video file format (ISO, VOB and BIN aren’t) or submit to the limitations or your preferred format.

  395. thanks man

  396. I m also facing the problems with subtitles. I have an .ISO file movie having default subtitles ( Language:Holland). Now I want to change and upload the english language subtitles. How th do the same. Please help me.

  397. eduo:
    Thanks for the information regarding the issue of SRT files. I did not know that SRT files are not supposed (or guaranteed) to work with .bin or .vob or .iso files. As far as I know the standard default format for DVD movies is the VOB format, so I try to save my files in the same, to prevent any data loss. (ISO copies also supposed to be bit to bit replicas.) These files work just fine in any software DVD player, (I’m normally using PowerDVD), without any SRT file.

    But my WDHDTV will NOT handle subtitles embedded in VOB files! They explicitly require the creation of SRT files when the media is in VOB format, subject to the same requirement publishe here: the must have identical file name, as the VOB thus the only difference is the filetype.

    I did succeed to create working subtitles with a smaller chunk (only the first 1GB VOB file). But as you mentioned it can’t be guaranteed that they will be always detected. This is a limitation of the WDHDTV hardware (firmware really) and I just try to work out a solution for it. Do you have experience of full DVD VOB structure conversion to other formats? Aren’t yu experiencing some degree of signal deterioration?

    I have the highest standards for video quality and would not want to loose any picture information. I am watching all my movies in 1080P format, even though of course some older movies have to be upscaled to that , since their original recording was done is inferior quality.

    Thanks again for you help.

  398. hello. I finally managed to burn my movie with subtitles to a dvd. I used convertxtoDvd 3, but i hava a problem with that. There is notice on screen wchich appears occasionally—if you want to convert without this notice buy the product—Is there any way to get rid of it or re there any other programmes for burning dvds with subs.
    Thanks in advance.

  399. hey….!! i have got a problem. like when i save the subtiles in 1 cd format its play fine ..!! but when i save subtiles and the format of the movie is 2 cd like human trafficking so its not working .!! subtitles is not cuming..!! if there is any other way to save subtiles in 2 cd format or wat the problem any body knows so temme..

  400. hi have a little problem with wmp 11 i’ve downloaded directvobsub so that i can play subs but there are now 2 subtitels the normal big ones and under the screen on the left little one’s how can i get those away?
    greetz wesn

  401. I would like to see English movie with English subtitels

  402. Here’s a trick using VLC player that might be useful to some people who have a burnt DVD without the subtitles, and have downloaded the subtitles they need.

    With VLC player, and the DVD loaded in, when you click on video/ subtitles/browse it doesn’t seem to work with a burnt DVD. But there’s a way around.

    With an open window with you subtitle files, just drag them with your mouse on to the the VLC player and then when you right click video/ subtitles/ you will see them there to select from.

  403. Hi, you’ve got a very useful website. I’ve found the easy way to watch subtitled movies on my PC, but my question is: is it possible to record the movie with the downloaded subtitles to watch it on a DVD player afterwards (and not only in the computer)? Thanks in advance.

  404. hello. I finally managed to burn my movie with subtitles to a dvd. I used convertxtoDvd 3, but i hava a problem with that. There is notice on screen wchich appears occasionally—if you want to convert without this notice buy the product—Is there any way to get rid of it or re there any other programmes for burning dvds with subs.
    Thanks in advance.

  405. Valeu Brother !!!!!!!!!!!

    Valeu pelos subtitels e pelas dicas !!!!!!!!!!!

  406. i have a movie with 8 parts but i didn’t find subtitles for it then i found subtitles for 2 cds but it doesn’t work coz the movie consists of 8 parts what can i do?

  407. Hello!
    I have the same problem as many:I can’t get the subtitles to run when I play movies on dvd player but when I play it on PC all is OK. I’ve tried ConvertxtoDVD,not bad but I’m looking 4 a cheap solution so pls,help.
    Many thanx and regards from Croatia !

  408. it work, thank you.

  409. Hallo,

    Ik heb de film Mighty Joe Young DVDRIP.AC3.6CH. [JJ] gedownload. Nu wil ik er Nederlandse ondertiteling bij. Waar kan ik deze vinden en hoe zet ik hem eronder?

  410. hi. how can i use the 2 subtitle files ( i mean .srt files) into a single movie? please reply.thanks

  411. These are the worse subtitles ever, what do you just put the originals in google translate? The ones I saw are barely in English, and that’s a shame cuz I would love to watch DikkeNek with my non French speaking friends.

  412. hey i just wanted ask a question im using VLC media player and am getting my subtitles for hindi movies in english but no matter where i get my subtitles from i always have the words coming way before or way after what they say for some rare movies it works but for others its completely out of sync can anyone give me some tips thanks =]

  413. hey, someone pls help me, I tried to find english subtitles of A Perfect Getaway, I couldn’t find that which is matching with the movie, pls is there any solution I can make myself???

  414. the subtitles do not start with the movie they appear later. what I should do? the movie is mona lisa smile

  415. I can’t seem to understand how to see subtitles at all, and the instructions don’t help either. Can someone please explain in plain english how to download and view?


  416. Hi,

    Anyone knows how to enlarge the subtitles? Or is it not possible?

    I want the words to be bigger, now they are really small…

    I’m using DVIX Player.


  417. use BS-player, plays subs if the .SRT filename is in the same folder as the .avi movie . Subs being to soon or too late can be adjusted .

  418. confussed on how to synchronize the subs with the movie. have sub workshop but still dont get it. put subs in with movie convert to srt and then what? how do i make the subs go with the talking? A mystery to me

  419. easy does it did it in 10 seconds nice post thanks

  420. hello. Anyone, someone maybe alive for help ;-))
    Need some help with synch subs to the movie. I already have sub workshop but cant figure it out yet. Example got cd1 and cd2 on the good the bad and ugly. the cd1 with the sub1 which i converted to srt worked great. The second cd though with the second srt well it was way off. Since i cant figure out how you send replys i will take a chance and live my email hoping someone smart will respond mairoulaz@hotmail.com

  421. my friend i try to use the subtitles in the movie but after a little time the words are late in through the movie!please help me

  422. Thanks so much for the tip it works like magic it took me less than five minutes to download rename and watch 2012 wc was in Germany i really appreciate

  423. hy.please help me.i download a mouvie from piratebay.i checked all sites vith subtitles.and vhen i download a subtitle it dont work on winamp or windows media player or real player or divix player.please help me.the film is fast and furious.the latest part.sorry on english.thank you.

  424. Wonnnnnndddderfulll !!!!

    It Works for me !!! :-)
    Great Man !!!
    Thanks alott

  425. The legends (words) of movies “The Fastest Gun Alive” and”Rebecca”, are too big, covering all the screen, being imposible to see the movie!
    What can I do reduce them?



  426. Thank you

  427. Is there any way I could watch movies with two different subtitles in the same time? Like, let’s say french and english?

  428. Roope Kanninen:

    “Tip: if you like to watch movie with 2 subtitles (switch them in video player), let’s say english and dutch, you just have to rename subtitle files like:

    * movie.en.srt
    * movie.nl.srt”

  429. hi
    am having problem with my mac in Arabic subs,i do everything correct and use VLC as player but always when i play the film the subs compleatly deiffrent from Arabic!! also notice somthing the subs file show zero kb i dont know why !!! so plzzz help me really appreciate.

  430. Thanks Sofia, but I had noticed those advices. With them I get more subtitleoptions, but only one still show at a time. I would like to have different subtitles showing in the same time, so that my girlfriend can watch movie normally, while I can develop my understanding in swedish and french.

  431. Thank you!!

  432. it’s not working!!!!!!

  433. hi there…..i am using vlc media player.bt if i open my downloaded sub during playing the movie,it is working for 1 cd correctly bt its not for cd2 and cd3.note;for my dvd movie…. pls help me…………….pls…….

  434. Hi
    Well, I’ve a problem with the subtitles…
    I save the subs with the same name of the film, but “.srt” like it’s explained… but next when I watch the film it appears with two equal subtitles one above other… how can I put only one sub??? Tks =)


  436. I downloaded the movie “Mystic River” and the subtitles for it. It works fine, but the subs are about 3 seconds late !! Why is that?

  437. I’ve downloaded Ghost in the shell 2cd and subtitle is late. hard to keep watching..

  438. I use GOMplayer on a windows computer. I rented a DVD from the store, and downloaded a foreign subtitle that isn’t included on the original DVD itself. Is there anyway to play to rented DVD AND the subtitles that I downloaded from online on my laptop? I can’t seem to find a way, as when I enter the DVD into the CD drive, there is no single video file that I can instruct GOM to play. Thank you so much in advance for the help, I really appreciate it!

  439. The problem is:

    to some movies (few) it worked well.
    but for months I am trying to watch subtitled movies using this way and I am very confuse because it doesn’t work anymore.
    this method was ok until some day… then, I never more could put the subtitles in the films. I DON’T KNOW WHY!!!
    I know that it should work, because I DID IT some times. but now, nothing works. I rename the archives and play (WMPlayer, WMP Classic, Winamp) but the film still with no subtitles.

    could you give me a light?

  440. my problem is that my computer doesn’t recognize the srt-file, i can open de srt file at all.
    could you give me a light?

  441. I dowloaded one movie with english subtitles. Its AVI file but only single file. subtitles are showing up but not synchonized. subtitles comes 4second before the voice. How can i synchronize?

    There is only one file downloaded that is .avi only no srt file or other


  442. Hello,
    My question is about how to add more than 1 subtitle to a movie AVI or DVD player movie and being able to choose the subtitle. Example: I have a movie AVI in french. I download the subtitle in french, english and spanish. I can add the subtitle to the movie, i can convert the movie AVI to watch on dvd player, but is there a way i can choose if i want subtitle, and which subtitle? how to do that please? Thanks

  443. is there japanese subtitle for the last samurai movies 2003?? please help, titomaozh@gmail.com

  444. hi i downloaded the movie but i cant open it i exctract wiyh win rar but they are jusht files it says open with web ! i am not very good with com can any one help me please thanks to all

  445. hi i download subtitles for kill bill 1 and i am using windows media player but the subtitles did not show off what can i do?

  446. […] Torrent (Tamanho: 1.4 GB, qualidade: DVDScreener) – Legendas […]

  447. Lots of people seem to have trouble with Chinese subtitles in VLC. I think I have it figured out. The problem is the font VLC uses to render the subtitles. You need to use a specific font, namely Arial Unicode. This font came installed on my computer in the directory C: WIndows/fonts. However, Windows won’t allow VLC to use this font directly from the windows directory. In addition, windows won’t let me copy the font and paste it to another directory. BUT, it WILL let me drag it (you MUST drag, don’t copy and paste) to my desktop and then copy it to any other directory. Strange huh? SO, copy the font file to whatever directory you want and then open VLC. Go to tools/preferences/subtitles & OSD. Where it says font, click browse, find and select the Arial Unicode font. Then, under default encoding, select Universal Chinese and restart VLC. This should do it. If you get Chinese looking characters that still don’t make sense, try another encoding. There are 2 for Traditional Chinese, 2 for Simplified CHinese and one called Hong Kong Supplementary. Universal Chinese and Traditional Chinese (Big 5) seem to be the most common. Hope this helps

  448. As for sync problems with subtitles, in VLC, go to tools/track synchronization and the rest is self explanatory. SOmetimes the sync is progressively worse. I.e at first its only a second off and by the end of the movie its 20 minutes off. I have not found any fix for this. Has anyone else?

  449. I recentley downloaded many english movies with greek subtitles. Some of them work no problem. Others movies have the subtitles but it is not greek. I don’t think it is any language. It is just symbols and weird lettering. Is it my computer that can’t read it? How come my computer can read some and others it can’t?

    Any suggestions?


  450. this is just to say: Thank you so much for this!

  451. Thank you so much!!! All’s working. I was surprised!

  452. Hey guys,
    i have a question, probably a silly one,
    but i’ve downloaded the subtitle for the movie skyfighters, but i dont know how i can use the subtitle in the movie… its an SRT-file. I dont know much about these things…can anyone help me??

  453. thank u so much, thats very useful…. i got it.

  454. Do you know some useful site where I can download complete subtitles of recently released movies online? I would be grateful if anyone can help me on this..

  455. Hi mozi, you can try http://www.fsubs.com, it seems nice

  456. Valeu as dicas que encontrei neste blog,felicidades a todos

  457. Thanku boss….yu are better than my Teacher……

  458. Hi everyone If you have a movie that has SRT subs with it and you cannot get the subs to come up when playing the movie, you dont have to download any software all you do is, Say your movie is called “Bobsleigh bill DivX avi’ and your sub file says
    ‘Bobsleigh bill Eng Subs SRT” what you do is go to the AVI file and rename it just put, no commas or anything put, Bobsleigh bill now go to the SRT file rename it exactly the same Bobsleigh bill now go to your movie player mine I use Gom player,and your subs will come up when you play the movie by putting the exact same thing for each file it’s like it is one file so you dont have to combine them, also I found doing it this way when you come to burn it to DVD it asks if I want to add the subs I use AVStoDVD to burn my dvds, now if you put Bobsleigh bill avi and Bobsleigh bill srt Like alot of people have been saying to put it does not recognize it as one file so when I went to burn it to DVD it didnt recognise any subs for the movie. hope this helps took me ages to work that one out without having to download any software to combine it.

  459. hello
    i have a silly problem ,my vlc player plays srt files but in silly characters,i tried changing the name of the file,and also tried a different player,but nothing worked.
    do you have a solution?

  460. alright look i will suck you off if you can help me my problem is that i have the new avatar film in a blueray download i have put it onto my playstation its a top notch copy but when the aliens speak the are no subtitles now i dont want to put the film onto disc just want to keep it on my ps3 . ihave the subtitle srt file and i just wanted to no if it is possible to add the srt file to the film so that it will work on the playstation ive tried renaming it n all that bolloks but no luck someone must no how to do this or at least tell me if it is possible…….>>>?

  461. Thanks for the How To…

  462. I really have no idea why it doesn’t work :'(
    Can somebody help me please..? Thank you..

  463. Hi,
    I did everything you said here and my subs work only they are the wrong one’s.. Its a driffrent thing what they say and what the subs say. I’ve also downloaded the right subtitle file and still its not working!!

    Please help me!


  464. thanx thanx thanx thanx a lot simply awesome…… the video guide helped me a lot.. the software toooo thanx once again

  465. Ok here’s the deal. I have no problem downloading or making the subs work, but instead of proper subs i get something like this:
    +u_ov= gi8ue o?i

    the subs are supposed to be in Greek and my windows are English.
    Is this a windows problem? It doesn’t seem to have problems when i work on word with Greek but i have seen the same thing happen when i tried to convert pdf to doc.
    Any help would be very welcome..

  466. Aside from the newbie crap that is covered in the videos/FAQs (RTFM) …

    I have read through most of these posts and there is one question repeated often that is not covered:

    ***Concerning the issue of making FOREIGN subtitles work (I.E.. not play in characters such as “+u_ov= gi8ue o?i”

    I could not find anything solid and tried messing with the font/OSD settings in VLC to no avail.

    I personally am trying to get THAI subtitles to play.

    Off a local thai website, I found many users sharing the same frustrations.

    They recommended to try JET AUDIO BASIC player – apparently it “just works” with foreign subs.


    Giving it a shot now ..

  467. All the subtitle files i have ever used only show the subtitles for the speech in the language of the subtitles. My first language is English so i don’t need subtitles for the english speech but in films with other languages as well is it possible to get a subtitle file with only the other languages translated into english if they are not hardwired into the movie already?

  468. i cant figure out why the subtitles are not working.. anybody having any idea help me please i m getting frustrate

  469. thanks my dear friends.. but the problem is i m using VLC player and the subtitles are too late i find subs at the end

  470. hey friends.. there is a problem..the subtitles are not exactly simultaneous with the action…!!

  471. You could try the windows app at subsscribe.webs.com.

    It lets you amend the timing of subtitles to make them show sooner or later. It also lets you translate them using google if the language you need isnt available.

  472. Apparremment, whoever can put down a subtitle and you not the verified not!
    I opened that of the American Friend of Win Winders and labarbeapapa has no report with the movie…
    Also for Ashes and dimants of Wajda or it is the subtitle of the Dolce vita of Fellini…

  473. i have problem with my computer,the SRT file is opened with notepad,i notify that the movie will retrieve the subtitle if it is not have any program that open it.now,how i gonna solve this?to remove the notepad from SRT file…all SRT i have on my computer are open with notepad..please help me on these..

  474. I’m trying to get subtitles to work in Korean. My subs are scrambled code, I think html sorta stuff. I used word and it uncodes it into Korean characters. If I copy it over the script doesn’t go over, it becomes a bunch of question marks. How do I make the Korean script work on my media player? I’m using VLC.

  475. I’m actually having the same problem with russian subtitles. When I try to watch a movie with russian subs, downloaded from this site, I only see these symbols like “Îíà ïðèìåíèëà ìàãèþ!” Any ideas?

  476. thanx a lot man… i was beginning 2 worry tht i’d never get 2 watch amores perros 😀

  477. Thanks!!!!
    But when I use greek subs it doesn’t show them in greek but in english mixed letters….
    Do u know if there’s a way to fix that?????

  478. It’ exactly the same as with Raccoon…..

  479. And why it doesn’t work for .rar files???

  480. hey guys for that problem you should download your language that support your madia player …


  481. for .rar files as it’s shown in video above … just extract the sups from the rar and rename is ….
    that’s all


  482. i have a question about subtutles….i use windows media player how can i put subs in there??

  483. How to synchronize subtitle with video?

  484. hi my sub title are not going with the move sound

  485. i have quesrion about subtitles: when i use an english subtitle it shows it but when i use persian subtitle on my player(km player)it shows some nonsense words what should i do?

  486. hi there! my subtitle delay! could you help me?! By the way…there are 2 subtitle!

  487. why when i load and rmvb file in MPC player it show everything good except the voice what shall i do ?
    i have tried to rename it and used a lot of another names like MP4,avi,3gp all works but no voice.

    also could u tell me how can i view the subtitle in my real player

    and thx


  488. hey i’m from sri lanka. i tried to create sinhala subtitle for a movie. when i was playing it using VLC and MPC i can see only ???????????? insted of sinhala subtitle i craeted. wat did i do wrong?

  489. how to display arabic subtitle in vlc player because it show it as malformed carracters


  491. Dears I copied the subt.file for 13 Tzameti, the 3 alternatives, and only one was accepted eventhough was out of time. Tvm for your help. The site es great!

  492. I have downloaded an arabic subtile but when i place it in a movie ( using vlc player ) . it is showed in a weird shape .. nto arabic .. can i know the reason ?

  493. ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    awesome!! I am seriously happy I stumbled onto this..
    I never knew how to work it out. and its so easy!
    thx ^^

  494. I downloaded subs that aren’t in .srt they are in .rar. I have no idea what to do?

  495. In my opinion VLC (videolan.org) versions prior to 1.0 is hands down the best media player, and it’s free and customizable. I have yet to find something that beats it.

  496. For all info and program to watch subs en make video whit subs go to weethet.nl also in english to……ta

  497. how we can watch full movies with greek subtitles??? please if you now tell me

  498. sorry about my poor english..

    hepl me someone…

    if the movie is dow mp4 and the sub.srt.
    how to add the subtitle?convert to .avi?

  499. hey i did as told .. downloaded vlc, changed the name. still it isnt working

  500. Same as Hudha, i changed the name and it’s an srt file but when I open the subtitle option on VLC, it’s not considered as an srt file, I can only find it with “all files” and when I open it, it doesn’t work…

  501. Hi,

    I have a couple different movies that I have subtitles and I use TVersity to stream movies that I have downloaded onto my computer to my XBOX360, but I cant get the subtitles to work on the 360 nor on my computer. I use Windows Media to play the movies on my computer but I really dont use my computer for that purpose really. Whats most important to me is that it shows up on my TV via 360. Am I doing something wrong? I already renamed the srt file according to the movie name.

  502. thanksssssss!!!!!!!! the video was really really helpful…..:)
    if the subs don’t work then the movie downloaded is a waste…..thank you so much


  503. hey dude..i turned on the subtitle option ‘on’ in my windows meida player..the video and the file name is same..and even installed the direct vob sub..but im not getting the subtitle in windows media player..i can get the subtitle in vlc player.wat might be the pdlm…

  504. how can i combine the movie and the srt file into one file that i can play in itunes

  505. for my computer and ipod video. plzz

  506. Hi, I am Eng/Arb translator, Do you require my services?
    feel free to send me an email


  508. My friend, the video is everything! thank you very much! i did it as the video (re-name the srt file) and play it with Media Player Classic, right click and chosed the srt file;it was shown in bottom of the role menu… great! thanks!…

  509. Hello…I want the subtitle of THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION CD2…none of them is OK with cd2…my rip is dvdrip ofcourse…

  510. hello… i need a program that can open ARABIC subtitles… i downloaded MKV player… im opening arabic subtitles. and all i see is weiiird characters, nooot arabic… please heelp and tell me what to do

  511. hi……opensubtitle is a gr8 site…….but i hav a problem sometime subtitle fast…….subtitle r display five minutes ago n scene has later….

  512. hi guys i have a problem
    everytime i start a movie with its subtitles it shows strange characters and not greek sub like i put…..plz help

  513. the timing of subtitles dont match with mvie..
    what to do??

  514. guys most of you are having problems with the sync. Here is why

    The movies is given by fps (frame pr. second) you can check it by rightclicking on the file and in properties. The subtitle has to match the fps the movie is shown in. Allways browse after the qualyty your movie is in. That is the easyest way. There is fx no idea of downloading blu ray subs to a cam rip.
    took me long time to figure out

  515. i could’nt still solved subtitle problem


  517. the timing of subtitles dont match with mvie, with GOM set the subtitles | 0.5 sec(s) faster or slower then save the current sync

  518. does this work with pirated cd/dvds??

  519. thanks guy’s,its works,bt there is a little bit of problem i m facing some time related to timings,bt not all time,thanks.

  520. the simplest way is go to your ‘file’ tab of your media player and look for ‘ load subtitle ‘ ….no need to rename ur subtitle. if its out of sync choose another subtitle until you find the appropriate one. enjoy

  521. Heiil,,, thankss,, :DD

  522. any one suggest me which software to download on desktop so that i can see the subtitles in English.
    kindly write in steps.

    Thanks in adv.

  523. Thank you very much!



  525. Anyone help?

    Trying to run srt subtitles with a film on VLC 1.1.6 or Opensubtitles.

    The subtitles are out of synch and even after being lined up with the VLC keyboard shortcuts, inevitably creep back to the delayed time.

    Have Subtitles Editor but can’t understand what to do – even after checking some of the similar posts.



  526. ….That should be Subtitle WORKSHOP…

  527. Anyone?

  528. I have downloaded a video on Vuze, when I play a video ( battle los angeles )that he did not have subtitles … how I wish there was video malay subtitles in it?

  529. Hello, I use VLC player and I’m trying to watch Star Wars… I have the .mkv file and the correct subs; however, I just want the subs when the Hutt’s talk or whoever isn’t speaking english. The movie is in english, I don’t need to read the subs when they’re speaking english, I just want to see the alien languages translated. It does this when I stream through the xbox360, but not when i use my computer, this seems quite silly. How do I fix this problem, do I need to convert or something?? Plz help!!!!

  530. Hiii…

    Thanks a lottttt…………
    Its worked out for me…….
    I am very happy…………thanks a lott for this solution…

  531. how do i add subtitles in my dvd on gom player? i have bought a pack of 5 foregin films in one. nw how do i put their subtitles in???

  532. There is much more to it than your “I got bored” explanation, and you know it. Subtitle files come in various forms, including RAR. They names of the subtitle files rarely indicate the movie or the language. It depends if the the subtitle file is .sub or .srt and so on. Worse, every site that deals with the topic only provides a fractional explanation. Your smug tutorial is no better. It is great for the person who only needs what you provided, otherwise it’s ‘explanation’ is more distracting useless BS.

  533. Thanx a lot dude. It solved a problem which always panicked me. Once again thank u.
    God Bless u.

  534. i have downloaded subtitle and i have attached it with srt …everything is fine but am getting all the title before the scene is going to happen ..titles are coming after some particular scene .what to do with this sir .

  535. My LG tv plays .SRT subtitles just fine but only the ones named “MOVIE.SRT”… if its “MOVIE.EN.SRT” it doesnt work.. thing is I see the option to change subs language in the menu but its all grayed out…….. so is there a way to have 2 SUBTITLES inside a single one, named “MOVIE.SRT”? How in the hell this LGLD460 reads multiple subtitles? thanks in advance 😉

  536. Hi,

    I have downloaded from megaupload avi files as well as .srt file for the subtitles.

    I have no problem watching it on my computer but when i played it on my WD media player to TV, the subtitles are too small to read.

    Is there any way that I can make the subtitle bigger/clearer when played on WD player on TV viewing?

    Appreciate so much your kind assistance.

  537. i have downloaded all subtitles and thanks for you

  538. Thanks a lot dude. i got it


  540. I understand how to get subtitles to work, but the subtitles play even during the english speaking parts. I only need it for the german speaking parts, and I am not sure how this works. The Pianist is the movie I am referring to.

  541. […] ovaj program i riješio si problem… Subtitle Workshop… Evo ti i koristan link… How to watch movies with subtitles? : Subtitles blog – blog.opensubtitles.org Odgovor sa […]

  542. heeey guys
    i have a problem
    now i did the steps above and it worked but in indian words !!! and i asked for another language i tried more than one subtitle and i had the same problem…
    Is it problem from my computer or the subtitle ??
    what is the solution??
    plzzz i need help guys :(

  543. Thanks a lot dear, it worked perfectly for me :)

  544. Thank you very much! It’s very help me..

  545. thank u so much…..its really nice..

  546. ÿþ|

  547. great work. thanks

  548. quero assistir filme asas do desejo legendado

  549. I try to learn English my choice is going to watch english movies and read the subtitle. Great subtitles thanks for sharing it.

  550. Thanks bud ! I thought I’d never understand how to place subs into a movie. Thanks for the tutorial !

  551. I’m finding troubles playing those subs. Sometimes they are coming after the scenes and dialogues, and sometimes far before.Is it the problem with the .srt file or my playing? Should I download another file? Please find remedy. Its not cool…….

  552. not a good guide

  553. Hey can u suggest me where to get subtitle 4 da latest muvis???? its driving me insane searching for it…

  554. faxe tutoral

  555. To Arka Mukhopadhyay: It’s very easy. The only thing you have to do is to download the “Time Adjuster” program. Follow the instructions and that’s all.

    Guys, anybody can ask me anything. I work too much with subtitles, every day!!

  556. To Arka Mukhopadhyay: The “Time Adjuster” is free. You can download it from the Web.

  557. hey tnx 4 d video…….it worked!:-)

  558. where do you go on the computer to rename the file? :S And the files not avi. its mp4

  559. To yolo: Right click on the mp4 file, click on “rename” give a new name, and…that’s all.

  560. Were and how to doawnload the time adjuster

  561. my problem is that after downloading subtitle my subtilte doesnt display along with the sound ..can we edit the file as a whole..can we decrease or increase the time of ech line??need help

  562. zip file cannt be played by my vlc 1.1.11 latest verson

  563. BEWARE!! Installer wants to add a gd toolbar unless you hit ‘cancel’ during install. Freakin’ arsehole schmucks!
    Thanx for keeping me employed cleaning this crap off peoples’ machines, but i don’t need the help, jerks.

  564. That would be the ‘Open Subtitles MKV Player’ installer, BTW

  565. Hi,

    Subtitles came after talking like 15Sec after.
    What should I do?
    Thanks for your help.

  566. Hey all, I have a subtitle, & when I m trying to play the subtitle with MPC or VLC, they r showiing some DirectX kinda stuff… Help plz

  567. Hi,

    I add greek subs at my movies and I can play them perfect at my Mac but when I try to play the movies at my media player WD TVLive the subs appear not readable. What can I do?


  568. […] http://blog.opensubtitles.org/other/how-to-watch-movies-with-subtitles […]

  569. Dear Sir

    I switched to MAC recently. My goal is to watch DVD Disc (I have a large collection with Discs) on my Mac and see dual subtitles (for language learning), say English and Spanis.

    When using PC i used to watch those discs with PowerDVD 10. It has the capability to view two subtitles (MAIN and SECONDARY).

    Now, PowerDVD does not exist for MAC.
    VLC-MAC > only let me view one subtitle at a time.
    Movist-MAC > there is NO option to open a Disc! Obviously I cannot rip 1000+ discs to other formats (like MKV) just to be able to see dual subtitles at the same time…please help


  570. First sorry on my bad English :) You can watch online movies with subtitles here http://thisyearmovies.com there is a lot of free movies and you can easy add subtitle to any movie :)

  571. I’ve downloaded a number of films now with terribly translated subtitle files. Is there a reason for this? It’s really hard to watch a film with my partner knowing it’s all wrong and some of the English is illegible. Who the fuck makes these things?

  572. How can i play .avi format movie in VLC Player with .rar subtitle file ?

  573. Hi,
    Friends, I want to delete a question, please.
    I download a movie with the release below:
    Release: Battleground.2012.1080p.BluRay.x264-HD4U
    It happens that in my movie folder I change the name of this movie:
    Battleground (2012)
    By the time I use OpenSubtitles to locate the legend, at xbmc, I always find several subtitles, but all out of sync.
    My question is:
    It is important to keep the name of the release so that I get the download, or you can keep my change?
    Grateful for any hint.

  574. thank you sooooooooooooooooooooooooo much

  575. […] you don’t know how to watch a film with subtitles, see instructions here. A good program for editing and adjusting subtitles is Media Subtitler. This entry was posted […]

  576. how do you burn a movie to disk and have the subs go with it?

  577. I just can’t find subtitles in portuguese-br for the film “From the Terrace” (1960). Can you help me ?
    Antonio-Rio de Janeiro-Brazil

  578. help me please….i want to watch online movies..bt 4 dt i need subtitles….is it possible to add subtitles to online movies??…..i use google chrome…..btw….adding subtitles to a download movie worked..;)thank you

  579. I am able to easily mux movies and subtitles together however when I play those videos (in other players) or burn them onto a dvd…. the subtitles are dark gray.

    How do I keep my sutbtitles yellow? I can see yellow the best and its set as my default, plus before I mux the videos/srt, it’s yellow in the first place.

  580. I am using android smartphone for watching movies .. I have downloaded movie in two part plzz guide me how to set subtitles for second part on android.. I am using mx video player for watching movies

  581. wat abt whn watchng an online movie?

  582. Please people -_- i downloaded an online video with the internet download manager and i have download open subtitles player and also th arabic subtitles and i renamed the subtitles as the movie but nothing happens , no subtitles appear but please help me -_-

  583. how to move the subs in the movie????????means how to move it in movie if subs is not in the movie?

  584. magyarul nem tudná valaki átküldeni?:d

  585. the subtitles are not in proper sync..
    it doesnt match wid d dialogues said

  586. I still do not understand.


    Make sure that the frames per second number (FPS) for the movie matches the FPS for the subs. Download sites will usually give the FPS for the movie. For the subs, it’s often in the title of the sub file. Some subtitle sites also provide it in the ‘details’ section for the individual subtitle file (subscene for example). Equal FPS is the only criteria for subs and films which will work together. If the FPS is not the same, the film will not sync with the subs. (Some players force you to use a subtitle name which matches that of the film, in which case you must rename the sub file, but this has nothing to do with the FPS issue.)


    A lot of the instructions for using subs state that the title of the sub file and of the movie must match. They give this instruction thinking that this is a way to deal with the FPS problem. This is a MISTAKE because it eliminates using sub files with titles not matching that of the video file. True, if the two titles match, you are guaranteed equal FPS. But you can use a file which does not match the movie on name, as long as the FPS is the same. (23.976 and 25.0 are the only frame rates I know of.)

    A related trick. If you have a video without the FPS info and/or a sub file without the FPS info, you can find out if there is a match on FPS as follows. Get the run time for the video. Open the srt file and look at the time for the last subtitle. If these are close, you have probably got a matching pair. To be exactly sure, do the following. Find the time for the last subtitle. Go to that time on the video. If the content of the audio at that point on the film matches the content of the last subtitle, you are guaranteed that the subs will work for the video.

    In some cases, even if the FPS is the same, the subs must be either delayed or moved forward to get them to sync with the video. At least some of the players enable this, e.g., smplayer. This fact of course complicates the techniques described in the previous paragraph.

  588. the sub and speaker didnot match
    how can i match them

  589. i am watching video with chinese subtitle in 56.com. How to convert chinese subtitles into english or hindi subtitles.

    I am asking that how to convert subtitles while watching video online.


  590. Es muy bueno, ya que no todos sabemos o dominamos varios idiomas y con los subtítulos el audio es el original.

  591. Muy buena, me parece perfecto!

  592. whenever i add subtitles they appear 4 or 5 seconds later than the original talk happened. what is the problem ? how can it be solved ?

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