Saturday, March 15, 2014

Automatically Download Movie Subtitles in VLC media player

Posted by mohd aamir
VLC media player is one of the best media player which supports almost all audio and video file types. Many people use VLC media player for watching movies because of its support for multiple audio/video file formats. You may need movie subtitles when watching movies in a language which you are not familiar with. Anyhow, there are many websites like moviesubtitles, opensubtitles to manually download subtitles for movies. But it will be simpler Downloading movie subtitles automatically when watching movies. In this article, I will show How to Automatically Download Movie Subtitles in VLC media player.

How to automatically download movie subtitles in VLC media Player


Follow the Steps given below  to Automatically Download Movie Subtitles in VLC media player

How to Automatically Download Movie Subtitles in VLC media player

You need to install an extension called VLSub to automatically download subtitles in VLC media player.
  1. You can download the VLSub extension from following link for free.                             Download VLSub extension for VLC Media player
  2. Extract the downloaded zip file of VLSub extension.
  3. Now create a folder with name extensions in following directory                                              C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\lua\
  4. After creating the folder, copy the extracted vlsub.lua file to the folder extensions which was created in previous step. (vlsub.lua file should be copied to  C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\lua\extensions)
  5. Now play any video in VLC media player and then open VLSub from View->VLSub.                    
    VLSub to automatically download movie subtitles in VLC media player
          
  6. When you click on VLSub a Dialog box opens like the one shown below from which you can search for subtitles using two options Search by Hash and Search by Name. The option search by hash is recommended because using this you can get more precise results. Whereas by searching using second option search by name you get many subtitles from which you have to select one and download it.                                                                                                                                            
    VLSub Dialog box
  7. VLSub will  automatically recognize the movie name. You can even change it in the title box. Now click on Search by hash or Search by name and select the subtitle which looks precise, then click on download selection.
  8. Now you can see subtitles while playing a movie in VLC media player.
  9. If subtitles are not syncing properly go to Tools -> Track Synchronization and vary the values of subtitles to sync it with the Video and click on refresh.
Also  see : How to edit videos in VLC media player

2 comments:

  1. which VLC version is needed

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  2. The extension works with VLC 2.2 on MAC and Linux. But if you are using windows you have to install older version of VLC (for example 2.0.8).

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