How to Add / Change / Delay / Disable Subtitles in VLC Media Player?
Figure 1: VLC Keyboard Shortcuts (Hotkeys)
There is an Interesting Feature in VLC Media Player That you can easily Add, Change or Disable Subtitle Languages in VLC Media Player.
Note: Make sure you have subtitle File for your video file.
For Example, I have Two (2) Subtitle Languages and “Sample.mkv” is your video file.
Follow these steps to add a new subtitle in video file.
Step 1: Open your video file by double click on it.
Step 2: Open "Subtitle" Option from Menu.
Step 3: Select "Add Subtitle File".
Alternative: Press keyboard Shortcut [Alt + T + S].
Acutally by Pressing Alt You will see Highlighted secound "t" of "Subtitle" menu and S in "Add Subtitle File".
Step 4: A window named "Open Subtitles" will be opened from where you can browse your subtitle file.
Step 5: Locate and select your subtitle File.
Subtitle File Extension Support in VLC Player:
There are numbers of extensions support to VLC in which (.SRT, .SUB + .IDX) are most popular. The (.SRT) Subtitle file Extension contain only a single language whereas (.SUB + .IDX) that contains multiple subtitle file languages up to (32).
Step 6: Then press Open Button.
Step 7: You will see a Notification "Subtitle Track Added".
How to remove subtitles from vlc.
In the following step you will learn How easy to Hide / Remove Subtitle in VLC.
Step 8: Press [V] button to Show, Switch, or Remove Subtitles from VLC.
Congrats, You have successfully added a Subtitle Language.
Repeat All above Steps to add another Subtitle Language. I'm Adding another one in VLC that is Indonesian language Subtitle. Press [V] button to Show, Switch, or Hide Movie Subtitles. Watch the Complete Video on Youtube.
Note: Burned-in subtitles can’t be changed.
How to customize subtitle delay in VLC Media Player:
You can easily Increase or Decrease VLC Subtitle Delay of Playing Video by pressing keyboard shortcuts [G] / [H].
Figure 2: Press [G] To Decrease VLC Subtitle Delay for 50ms
Figure 3: Press [H] To Increase VLC Subtitle Delay for 50ms
How to Capture Screenshot In VLC Player:
Open > Video From main menu of VLC media Player.
Select “Take Snapshot” from drop down list.
Figure 4: Take Snapshot in VLC by Frame
Alternative: [Alt + V + S] is a shortcut Key to take a Snapshot in VLC.
See the Following Table for All VLC Keyboard Shortcuts (Hotkeys)
[Ctrl] + [V]
Enter URL or Path to the Media You Want to Play
[Ctrl] + [Up arrow]
[Ctrl] + [Down arrow]
General Shortcut Keys
Show Time Played/Time Left
[Ctrl] + [T]
Go to Time
[Ctrl] + [M]
[Ctrl] + [W]
Empty Now Playing List
[Ctrl] + [G]
[Ctrl] + [S]
Video Playback Shortcut Keys
[Ctrl] + [O]
Select One or More Files To Open
[Ctrl] + [F]
[Ctrl] + [D]
[Ctrl] + [N]
Open Network Stream
To Play Previous Item
[Shift] + [Left Arrow]
Very Short Backwards Jump On 3 Seconds
[Shift] + [Right Arrow]
Very Short Forward Jump On 3 Seconds
[Alt] + [Left arrow]
Backwards Jump On 10 Seconds
[Alt] + [Right arrow]
Forward Jump On 10 Seconds
[Ctrl] + [Left arrow]
Medium Backwards Jump On 1 Minute
[Ctrl] + [Right arrow]
Medium Forward Jump On 1 Minute
To Play Selected file
Change Zoom Mode
Frame by Frame Playback
[G] / [H]
Increase or Decrease Subtitle Delay
Manage VLC, Playlists and Special Commands
[Ctrl] + [H]
Hide / Unhide Controls
[Ctrl] + [P]
Preferences / Interface settings
[Ctrl] + [E]
Adjustments and audio / Video Effects
[Ctrl] + [B]
[Ctrl] + [C]
Open Capture Device
[Ctrl] + [L]
Open / Hide Playist
[Ctrl] + [Y]
[Ctrl] + [I]
Current Stream and Media Information
[Ctrl] + [J]
Media Information: Information about what your media or stream is made of. Muxer, Audio and Video Codecs, Subtitles are shown.