VLC is one of the greatest, trusted, and most used media player on Android, the exception of that I can’t overlook the fact that VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player that plays most multimedia files as well as discs, devices, and network streaming protocols. Also, all formats are supported, including MKV, MP4, AVI, MOV, Ogg, FLAC, TS, M2TS, Wv, and AAC. All codecs are included with no separate downloads. It supports subtitles, Teletext, and Closed Captions.

How to Easily Add Subtitle to Video on Android Using VLC

To get started, follow the below steps:

  • Download and Install  VLC from Google PlayStore but if you have it downloaded already, make sure to update it to the most recent Version 2.0.6.
  • Now navigate to the video you wish to download subtitle for. If you are using VLC as your default player, you can proceed but if not click on “Open With VLC“.
  • Now click the message like button which is on the left of the play and pause button and finally, click on “Download Subtitles“. Your subtitles should be downloaded within 30 seconds depending on how strong your internet speed is.

How to Easily Add Subtitle to Video on Android Using VLC

How To Go About Subtitle Not Found?

Since this feature is still new in VLC, not all movies or videos subtitles are currently available and that’s why sometimes you might get the error of Subtitle not found. There’s no need to panic because I just found another simple way to get this done:

  • Download and Install Subtitle Viewer from Google PlayStore, open it and then search for the subtitle you’re looking for then download it. Boom you’re done.  But, Sometimes when you try this method, the subtitle might be overlapping e.g subtitle text comes earlier or later than the sound, in this case, all you have to do is patiently find out how many seconds late or early the subtitle is and then download and Install Subtitle Editor Free and use it to open the subtitle .srt file then you click on Resync then input the number of seconds the subtitle is either early or late than the sound and screen. Don’t forget to click the save button.
  • You can use MX Player to play the video, the subtitle will be download automatically if available.
  • For YouTube Videos, you can use Vidmate.

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