vlc logoSearching for the correct and synchronized movie/video subtitles is always a boring thing to do. However if you are using VLC you can use VLSub. VLSub is an extension which allows you to search and download from opensubtitles.org using the hash of the video currently playing or his IMDB title. The extension should work with VLC 1.1.0+ and the new VLC 2.0 on Linux, Windows and Mac OSX. I have tested it under Linux.

To install it download VLSub

In Windows copy the .lua file in C:/Program Files/VideoLAN/VLC/lua/extensions/

In Linux copy the .lua file in ~/.local/share/vlc/lua/extensions/

In Mac OS X copy the .lua file in /Applications/VLC.app/Contents/MacOS/share/lua/extensions/

Now restart VLC and start playing a movie or a TV series episode. You should see a VLSub option under View menu.

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Here choose to search for subtitles by using the video hash and your desired language.

 vlsub 2

Select one of the subtitles that were found and press Ok.

 vlsub 3

VLSub will automatically download the .srt file and rename it to match the video filename making it ready for playback.

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VLSub Windows setup
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You can find VLSub for Windows here:
http://windowsbro.blogspot.com/2012/09/subtitle-plugin-for-vlc-vlsub.html
Nekk , September 22, 2012
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Works great! Thank you.
mb , October 09, 2012
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How can this work on a Mac when the Mac version of VLC doesn't have a View Menu? Would really like this functionality. Thanks!
Mouse , February 16, 2013
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on mac see the VLC > Extensions Menu
Lars , March 20, 2013
How Wonderful when Things work!
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smilies/grin.gif With delight and glee, i'm happy to say
I Love It When a Plan comes together
. On first attempt the script worked perfectly and the cause of this outpouring of joy is its with VLC media player 2.0.5 Twoflower...
R$CHiĀ£ , April 03, 2013
doesn t work :/
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i downloaded vlsub but the file goes on document and any ( extentions file ) exist in lua

it is normal ?
sara , August 23, 2013
doesn t work :/
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i downloaded vlsub but the file goes on document and any ( extentions file ) exist in lua

it is normal ?
sara , August 23, 2013
help
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'' In Mac OS X copy the .lua file in /Applications/VLC.app/Contents/MacOS/share/lua/extensions/ '' I didnt quite understand.. Where am I suppose to copy this? :/ PLEASE HELP
Christina , September 27, 2013
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For MS Windows users...just create Extensions folder if there isn`t any and put .lua file in there.
LitilDivil , November 26, 2013

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