How to download subtitles while you watch a movie ?

We all are using subtitles while watching movies and i assume you know how to do that. But today i would like to teach you how to do it in a friendly way or in an easy way. We all are using one or another video player to play our favorite video content. I suggest you to always stick with VLC, because it is opensource, rock solid and it allow us to search for subtitles and download it while you watch a movie.

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How to do that ?

While you playing the movie, goto View->Download Subtitles

There are two options to find the subtitles

  1. Search by hash
  2. Search by name

Search by hash: It creates a hash of your movie file and make a search (This searching technique gives more accurate results).

Search by name: This is a traditional way of searching w.r.t the file name (This searching technique gives a plenty of results, but not sure whether it match for your video file or not).

What is the source ?

VLC is performing this operation with the help of an extension named VLSub, currently version 0.9.13. This extension searches on the database of opensubtitles.org, and output the results.

Is it stable ?

No, it is not. The extension seems to be buggy sometimes and it force vlc to crash.

How to make it stable (at least better) ?

You can download an alternate version or a updated version of VLSub from the git hub and put all those downloaded files (after decompressing it) into the directory %ProgramFiles%\VideoLAN\VLC\lua\extensions\

After copy those files into the ‘extensions’ directory, you have to restart vlc. After restarting you can see a new entry named VLsub under the View menu.

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