How to Use VLC to Download Movie Subtitle

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How to Use VLC to Download Movie Subtitle

If you ask me what’s my favorite media player, I would be firmly saying VLC. Not just because it’s available for most major platforms such as Linux, Windows and Mac. The other reason why I really love this media player is because it can play almost all multimedia formats. And of course, it’s available for free.

VLC comes with a number of features and integrated extensions. However, I am pretty sure that not all of you know all of its features. One of lovely VLC features is VLSub which allowing us to download movie subtitle easily. In the old VLC version this extension is not included. But if you use the latest version of VLC you don’t need to install this extension anymore because it’s already included as the default extension.

VLC uses as its source so your subtitle will be downloaded from that site. Here’s how to download movie subtitle with VLC. Please note, I use VLC version 2.2.2 running on Ubuntu 16.04.

  • Open your VLC and load your movie you want to watch.
  • Go to the View menu and choose Download Subtitles.

  • On the VLSub window you can choose multiple languages so you can choose which one you speak in. Once you set your language click on the Search by name button next to the movie title. Once the downloading process is done, you can see several subtitles. Choose the one that match your movie, highlight it and Download selection button. You will be asked where you want to save your file. By default, it will be located on your movie directory.

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