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How to Add Subtitles to a Movie/Video on VLC

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Most of you like playing movies and videos with subtitles. So this article is about inserting subtitles on VLC media player.


  1. 1
    Check if you have any subtitles track of the movie/video on your computer. If you don't, download it from internet.
  2. 2
    Play your movie/video on VLC media player.
  3. 3
    Click the video button on the menu bar.
  4. 4
    Select the 'subtitles track' option and select the 'open file' button. (a dialog box appears.)
  5. 5
    Select your subtitle file of that particular movie/video.
  6. 6
    Click the open button.
  7. 7
    Watch your movie/video with subtitles. Enjoy!

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  • I have VLC on my phone. How do I use its subtitles?
    wikiHow Contributor
    You need to download subtitles, then start a video on VLC. Once it's playing, drag and drop your subtitle file onto VLC.
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  • You must first make sure that you have the subtitles track.

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