How do you add subtitles in VLC for Android?

Osama Javaid February 5, 2013

How do you attach subtitles to a video in VLC on Android? The movie file has the same name as the subtitle file but it is not automatically attaching to the movie. Any ideas?

  1. Osama
    February 9, 2013 at 11:29 am

    i am talking about VLC FOR ANDROID

    • metaltapimenye
      May 29, 2013 at 10:40 am

      rename your .srt same as your "movie file name".srt

      • akash
        September 26, 2014 at 2:57 pm

        renaming the srt file works

    February 7, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    use mxplayer

    • Osama Javaid
      February 7, 2013 at 2:02 pm

      MX player is not giving smooth playback on my device. I use VLC because it gives smooth playback of videos.

        February 7, 2013 at 2:13 pm

        try this

        open VLC - go to "File" - >"Open file" - under tab "file" you have "Open" (movie) and "Use subtitles file".

        • Osama Javaid
          February 7, 2013 at 2:21 pm

          Are u telling about 'vlc for android' ?

  3. Erlis D.
    February 6, 2013 at 10:38 am

    You should also check the subtitles that are supported by the player. Usually it's .srt format. But, I recommend you check the subtitle of that video you wanna play with.
    Also, check the options as ha14 suggested. If none works, and this problem is only with only that movie, probably it has to do with the subtitle format.

    • Osama Javaid
      February 6, 2013 at 5:40 pm

      it is in srt

      • ha14
        February 6, 2013 at 8:47 pm

        ?Subtitles support, embedded and external, including ASS and DVD subtitles

        The "hide non-media files" option must be disabled (find this checkbox in the third tab of vlc direct)??

        • Osama Javaid
          February 7, 2013 at 2:03 pm

          I do not use VLC direct pro, I use "VLC FOR ANDROID BETA", and I want it to attach .srt subtitle file to the movie file.

        • ha14
          February 7, 2013 at 4:05 pm

          perhaps it is a bug

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          This version is not perfectly stable and is slower than the final version.

          did you tried it in VLC on windows to see if the srt will be played also?

          try bsplayer android and see if it will read the srt, so you get an idea that the srt is not corrupted.

  4. ha14
    February 6, 2013 at 9:07 am

    perhaps is not configured to do it automatically, check if there is an option available to display automatically subtitle?

  5. Junil Maharjan
    February 6, 2013 at 5:56 am

    use mxplayer which plays .srt subtitles files when you play the movies. it is a great app.

    • Osama Javaid
      February 6, 2013 at 5:39 pm

      MX Player constantly hangs and jerks when playing video

    • Osama Javaid
      February 6, 2013 at 5:44 pm

      MX is attaching it automatically but MX player do not play video smoothly so I use VLC which plays the video smoothly but it is not detecting subtitles...Any other good media player suggestion??? OR any other method to attach subtitles in VLC?

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