How To Add Subtitles To A Movie On Android Phones.

Watching movies/videos on your android phone has its own advantage, you can watch them anywhere with a single tap. The portability is attractive, but it also means you may also end up in a crowded area where listening to the sound can be a bit difficult. 

This is where subtitles help, you can ready everything being said in the video in real-time. So, even if you missed anything, you can easily read it.Subtitles are quite handy for many reasons, you can use them to understand a movie in foreign language, or may be you just want to make sure you don’t miss anything. Getting subtitles for the videos on your android phone is just an app away. You can either download subtitles file separately and add it to your video player or use an app to download subtitles automatically.

Here is how to add subtitles on Android

  • Add Subtitles Using VLC Player for Android (Manually)

May be not, your phone’s default video player app, but most of the video/movie player apps on Google Play Store support ability to add subtitles. Subtitles actually come as a separate file from your video file and can be downloaded and added separately. So you can easily download a subtitle file and attach it to the video, or the video player can do this for you.
Before we add subtitles to VLC video player, we need to actually get the subtitles file in our phone. There are many websites that will let you download subtitle files of movies, TV shows and music videos. Most of them are completely free to use and offer subtitles in different languages. Some of the popular websites are mentioned below.
Go to one of these websites and search for the movie/TV show of which you would like to download subtitles. Once found, tap on download to download it on your phone.


NOTE: 
If you're done downloading it, it's going to be on .zip file format. you have to extract it. i guess you know how to extract it. 
 Now that you have the subtitle file (most probably with .srt extension), it is time to add it to your video in VLC player.

Open VLC player and play the video of which you downloaded the subtitles file. 
In VLC for Android, if the subtitles file is in “Downloads” folder, it will be automatically added to the video. 

If it is not in “Downloads” folder or not added automatically, then tap on subtitles button on the left of “Play” button and then tap on “Select subtitle file”.


Here, you need to navigate to the location where you saved the extracted subtitle file. If the file is in your SD card and you can’t see it, then tap on the “Settings” on the top right corner and from there check the option “Display advanced devices”.
You should be able to see both your SD card memory and internal memory, now just navigate to the exact location and tap on the file to add it. Now you will be able to see all the subtitles in real-time.

  • Add Subtitles Using MX Player for Android (Manually)
STEP: 1
Download MX Player On Android 
If you don’t have MX Player installed on your Android device, you can download the app using the Link below. DOWNLOAD MX PLAYER FROM PLAYSTORE
STEP : 2
Go to one of these websites and search for the movie/TV show of which you would like to download subtitles. Once found, tap on download to download it on your phone.
  1. www.tvsubtitles.net
  2. www.opensubtitles.org and lot more
NOTE: 
If you're done downloading it, it's going to be on .zip file format. you have to extract it. i guess you know how to extract it. 
 Now that you have the subtitle file (most probably with .srt extension), it is time to add it to your video in MX player. 


Step :3 
Launch MX Player and open the video or movie that you want to watch. 

Step :4 

Select Subtitle In MX PlayerTap on the Menu button and select Subtitle.



Step 5 – Add Subtitles
Tap on Open, navigate to the directory where you transferred the subtitle file and select it. That’s it! You have successfully added subtitles for your video or movie.



  • Add Subtitles Using MX Player for Android (Directly)
Let’s say you don’t have a subtitle for a video on the SD card. MX Player will still be able to help you.After you start playing the video, Tap the three doted menu and select Subtitle settings. Here, tap the option Get subtitles online to search and download the suitable file from the internet.

One of the points to remember here is, if the name of the file is not appropriate to search, you can type in the search string. Example: if the file name is GOT s5E10.MP4, either rename the file to Game of the Thrones s05E10.

The tool will give you a list of matching subtitles that the search string returns and you can download the one you desire. All the subtitles will then be saved to the MX Player Subtitle folder. 

It will be added automatically.


Post a Comment

0 Comments