I love to watch movies, and VLC Media player is one of my favorite media players. At times I require subtitles for various movies, and the whole process involves searching for a subtitle across the web. The process is highly time consuming and often produces inaccurate results, may be due to different video configurations of various movies. If you are one of those who love to use subtitles while watching their favorite flicks on VLC Media Player, we just have the right thing for you. Now you don’t need to manually search for the subtitle files across the internet. A little .LUA file, or call it an extension for VLC Media Player will automate the whole process, and will download the exact subtitle file for your movie instantly. Here’s how to use it, right after the jump.
How To Download Exact Subtitles While Watching Movie In VLC Media Player
The whole process is easy, and can be followed by anyone capable of using a mouse and a keyboard. We are going to download an extension file for VLC Media Player, and place it in the root directory, i.e, where VLC Media Player is installed. Once the .LUA file is placed in the directory, you will be able to search and download subtitles from within the VLC Media Player while watching a movie.
- First of all, make sure you have the latest version of VLC Media Player. The latest version can be downloaded from here. Once you have updated the media player, you can move to the next step below.
- Now you need to download the .LUA file which is an extension for the VLC Media Player. We will be using VLSub 0.6 add-on which is the .LUA file. To download it, navigate here. In case a code is shown to you, simply copy the code and paste it in a NotePad file and save it as vlsub_0-6.lua while making sure that All Files(*) option is selected otherwise the file would be saved in .txt format which is of no use to us.
- Once you save the vlsub_0-6.lua file, you need to place it in the directory where VLC Media Player is installed. A reference is shown below.
*Windows (all users): %ProgramFiles%VideoLANVLCluaextensions
* Windows (current user): %APPDATA%vlcluaextensions
* Linux (all users): /usr/share/vlc/lua/extensions/
* Linux (current user): ~/.local/share/vlc/lua/extensions/
* Mac OS X (all users): /Applications/VLC.app/Contents/MacOS/share/lua/extensions/
(create directories if they don’t exist)
- That’s it. Close the directory after placing the file, and open your favorite movie. To download the subtitles, navigate to View>>VLSub and select your language preference and other settings. Your subtitles will be automatically downloaded and applied. Here’s a screenshot:
VLSub for sure is one of the fastest ways of adding subtitles to movies while watching them in VLC Media Player. Let us know your views via the comments section below. For more, keep subscribed.