How to Download Movie Subtitles Automatically within VLC Media Player
There is a piece of extension called as Vlsub which you can get from the website Github and the link provided below.
Download VLsub Extension
Step 1 : Download the extension from the above link and extract it using Winrar or with your favorite rar extracting tool. Also take a look at other best windows softwares that one must have.
Step 2 : Copy the vlsub.lua file and paste it in the extension folder of VLC. In windows operating system you can find the folder under
NOTE : Create an new folder and paste the extension if the extension folder is not present.
Step 3 : Now open VLC media player and play your movie file. Right click on the interface and select View>VLsub and that should open up a new window.
- Search by Hash (Recommended) : Search the subtitles using this and you will end up in more precise results and the best part is most of them would sync automatically according to your video.
- Search By Name : This search would end up in showing several subtitles out of which you can select one and download it.
Step 5 : When your search is complete select the subtitle file and click on the download selection button.
There is no step 6 and once the subtitle has been downloaded it gets loaded automatically. If you are searching for a video show with episodes then you can specify the episode number along with the search title.
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You can manually load a subtitle in VLC by clicking “Video” => “Subtitles Track” => “Open File” from the Menu bar.
Having both the video file and the subtitle file (Extension : Srt) will automatically load your subtitle file while you are watching the video in VLC player.
If your subtitle is not synched properly then i have a small tip for you. Go to “Tools” => “Track Synchronization” and vary the values of the subtitle to sync it with the video and click on the refresh icon to see the effect. If you are more into video editing then you can have a look at 4 best video editing softwares.