If you don’t have subtitles for watching a movie ready with you, there’s an easy way to download them. It’s called VLSub, and it is an extension of the VLC Media Player for downloading the subtitles available on opensubtitles.org, right from the video player itself. Getting subtitles for VLC is a very easy task. Read on…
VLSub does not work on VLC 2.1.x, so make sure you are using VLC 2.0.x or 2.2.x.
Downloading and installing the VLSub VLC subtitles plugin:
2. Check whether you have the “extensions” directory in the following location:
- Windows (all users): %ProgramFiles%\VideoLAN\VLC\lua\extensions\
- Windows (current user): %APPDATA%\vlc\lua\extensions\
- Linux (all users): /usr/lib/vlc/lua/extensions/
- Linux (current user): ~/.local/share/vlc/lua/extensions/
- Mac OS X (all users): /Applications/VLC.app/Contents/MacOS/share/lua/extensions/
- Mac OS X (current user): /Users/%your_name%/Library/Application Support/org.videolan.vlc/lua/extensions/
3. Open the downloaded zip file and extract the file named “vlsub.lua” into the “extensions” directory (If there is any error in directly doing this, extract the files in a different location and copy paste the “vlsub.lua” file into the “extensions” directory).
Using VLSub and getting the subtitles:
Now, you can enjoy any movie with VLC subtitles. You can click on the “Show config” button and search for subtitles in various languages. You can also choose what to do with the subtitles, i.e. Load and save or Manual download.
Go ahead and start watching your favorite videos with subtitles!