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Some time back I had written about UMPlayer which is good alternative to VLC Media Player. Thing that I liked about UMPlayer is the ability to search and download subtitles of movies, TV shows from the software itself. Subtitles are very useful and it helps in understanding movie dialogue better. It is not true that subtitles are useful for person who has weak English, it is a fact that due to different ascent in countries it is sometime hard to understand the audio. Most of the movies comes with bundled subtitles but some of them are out of sync and that irritates a lot. In that case you have to open your browser type movie name and search of subtitles which needs to be downloaded and tested separately to find the best one. To free from such situation, a little extension known as “VLSub” comes handy allowing you to search and download subtitles from player itself.

Download subtitles automatically in VLC Media Player with VLSub Extension

Using VLSub is very easy and it actually doesn’t need any installation, you just have to copy and paste the correct file in correct folder. Follow the step by step tutorial given below to download and install VLSub extension.

1. Download the extension from link. Look for a button with Download .zip file written. See image below

VLSub Extension

VLSub Extension

2. Extract the zip file and copy a file named vlsub.lua from the extracted folder

3. Go to the installation directory of VLC Media Player and navigate to following path

C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\lua

4. Create a new folder “extensions” and paste the copied vlcsub.luad file into it as shown below

download subtitles automatically in VLC

download subtitles automatically in VLC

5. Now when you open a movie and want to search for subtitle navigate to view->VLSub 0.9.9.

VLSub 0.9.9

VLSub 0.9.9

6. A New window will open and show two options to search subtitles either by name or by hash value. For test i have checked with name and it works perfectly fine.

subtitles automatically in VLC Media Player

subtitles automatically in VLC Media Player

Conclusion: A Must have an extension in VLC Media player. It saves a lot of time in searching subtitles all over the internet, with one click you can easily search, download and use subtitles in VLC.

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Achin Jain is owner and passionate blogger of Technokarak from Delhi, INDIA. He is an Engineer and loves to discover and learn new things on Internet. At Technokarak, he writes articles on Wordpress, SEO, Mobiles, Tablets and other technical stuff.
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