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How to Solve the Issue of VLC not Showing Subtitles Easily

Author by Rocabella

Mar 19, 2019

Recently, I found that VLC not showing subtitles when I watch videos. Why is this? How can I solve this problem? If you are experiencing this issue, please follow this article to get different ways to quickly resolve the problem of VLC subtitles not working. In addition, the following software can permanently embed subtitles into your video, just free download it here:

VLC Not Showing Subtitles? Please Help!

Subtitles are essential for watching and understanding non-native movies or videos. And most of us are used to having subtitles when watching movies and TV shows, but sometimes we encounter VLC not showing subtitles when playing with VLC media players. In this case, first of all, confirm whether your video file has built-in subtitles or another separate subtitle file, and then follow the corresponding method below.

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How to Get Subtitles to Work on VLC?

Case 1 - Video with One or Multiple Built-in Subtitles

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If VLC not showing subtitles contained in a video, then it is likely that VLC's subtitle function option is not enabled by default, which can be solved by the following method.

Step 1. Open the VLC player, click Tools > Preferences on the menu bar, or directly press the shortcut key Ctrl+P.

Step 2. Click on Subtitles/OSD Tab and check the Enable subtitles option.

Step 3. Click Save to save the settings, restart VLC to play the video should be able to solve VLC subtitles not working. If not, go to the next step.

Step 4. During the video playback, click Subtitle > Sub Track on the menu bar. If it is the default Disable, then select the built-in subtitle you need.

Case 2 - Video with a Separate Subtitle File

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If the video is played along with a separate subtitle file, such as .srt, .ass, .ssa, .sub, etc., but VLC subtitles not working. This is because VLC usually reads subtitle files in the same folder as the video with the same name. There are two ways to solve VLC subtitles not showing issue:

1. Place the video file and subtitle file in the same folder and keep the names consistent.

2. While playing the video, click Subtitle > Add Subtitle File on the VLC menu bar, select your subtitle file and add subtitles to VLC.

Another Solution - Hardcoding Subtitle into Video

I believe you should be able to solve the problem of VLC not showing subtitles through above methods. In addition, there is a permanent solution to add subtitles into the video as part of the video. WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro is not only a fast video converter but also a tool that can successfully add subtitles to videos like add subtitle to MP4, add subtitle to MKV, etc. with a few clicks without changing the original quality. Now, you can give it a try!

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Tutorial on How to Hardcode Subtitle to Video

How to Add Subtitles to Video

Step 1: Load Video into Program

First of all, free downloadfree download, install and launch WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro on your PC. You can opt to click the "Add Files" button to add the video to the program. Or drag and drop the video to the program.

Step 2: Add the Subtitles that You Like to Hardcode

Click the T button and select Add subtitle. Next, find your subtitle file like .srt. Select the subtitles you want to embed and click Open.

Step 3: Hardcoding Subtitles to Video

Now, set the path of the output video with subtitle and finally, click on Run button to start to hardcode subtitle to your video.

In this way, you can permanently embed subtitles to the video to easily solve the VLC player subtitles not working problem.

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I hope this article will work for you to solve the problem of VLC not showing subtitles. If you have a better solution, please feel free to contact us and we will keep the content updated. Finally, you can share this article with more people.

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