How to Add Subtitles in VLC Permanently
How to embed subtitles into video permanently in VLC on Windows
How to add the VLC media player subtitles
How to create subtitles in VLC
How to add subtitles to a movie in VLC permanently on a Mac
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Frequently asked questions
How do I synchronize subtitles in VLC?
When using Windows, you can synchronize subtitles if they do not appear correctly. If they are already enabled, go to Track Synchronization under Tools. From there, use the Subtitle track synchronization under Subtitles/Video to adjust subtitles.
If you are a Mac user, the process is pretty much similar. Play the video and select Subtitle track under Subtitles to check if subtitles are turned on. Proceed to click on Track synchronization under Window and then select Subtitle track synchronization to adjust the subtitles.
Why are subtitles not working in VLC?
There are times you will notice VLC not showing subtitles, even if the video has a subtitle track. This usually happens when the subtitle file is in a different file from the video or the name is slightly different from the video file. When VLC is not playing subtitles, you can either transfer the SRT file to the folder containing the video file or manually load the subtitle file.
How can I edit subtitles in VLC?
If you want your subtitles to be something other than plain white text, the platform has tools that allow you to adjust VLC subtitle size and font. Go to Tools, then select Subtitles and OSD under Preferences. Here you can change the VLC subtitle font, font size, font color, background color, and vertical placement. Make the adjustments you desire, and then click Save.
What is the shortcut key for subtitles in VLC?
To make your work easier, there are shortcut keys for VLC player subtitles. These are G, H, and V, which help decrease subtitle delay, increase subtitle delay, and cycle through subtitles, respectively.
How to add subtitles to a movie permanently on Android?
To add subtitles to a film temporarily, you can use VLC. However, if you want to embed the subtitles permanently, you’ll have to use different software. Here’s one option of how you can do it:
Download both the movie and the SRT file to your device. Put them in one folder.
On Google Play, find, buy, and install FFmpeg CLI Professional.
Get FFmpeg CLI Professional
Launch the app, tap Open.
In the Input field, copy and paste the following line:
-i -i -vcodec copy -acodec copy -scodec srt -metadata:s:s:0 language=en
(If the subtitles you want to insert are not in English, change the language parameter accordingly.)
Move the cursor after the first “-i”, tap the + icon above the field, and select File Path (Browse by Yourself). Next, locate and select the video file.
Then, move the cursor after the second “-i” and repeat all the same actions selecting the subtitle file this time.
Set the cursor at the end of the line, tap +, choose Directory Path, then select the destination for the output file.
When the app asks you to enter a file name, tap Yes, enter the desired name and file format (e. g., .mp4), and tap OK.
Finally, tap Run. After the processing is done, the subtitles file will be stored in the target folder.
How to add subtitles in VLC on iPhone?
VLC has an iPhone version that works well for watching movies with subtitles:
Here’s how to add subtitles to a movie that you’re watching on an iPhone:
Before launching the film, download a matching SRT subtitle file from any website you’re usually using.
Drop the file into the same folder as your movie is and name it the same way the movie file is named (minus the files’ extensions).
Launch VLC and open the movie.
The app will ask you to select a title track. Select the middle option.
How to add subtitles to a movie on a laptop?
You can use VLC to add subtitles to a movie on a laptop. Just make sure that both the film and the subtitles are in the same folder and have the same file name except for the extensions. In this case, when you open the movie in VLC, the app will launch it with the subtitle track automatically.
If you want to merge the movie with the subtitles permanently, it’s easier to do with Movavi Video Converter:
Next, drag and drop the movie file into the program’s window.
Select the desired file format. You can choose the same as the original movie or a different format.
Open the Subtitles dropdown menu, click Add, and select the SRT file you want to embed.
To launch the process, click Convert.
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