Watching movies / videos on your Android phone has its own advantage, you can watch them anywhere with just one touch. Portability is attractive, but it also means that it can also end up in a crowded area where listening to the sound can be a bit difficult. This is where subtitles help, you can prepare everything that is said in the video in real time. So, even if you missed something, you can read it easily.
Subtitles are very useful for many reasons, you can use them to understand a movie in a foreign language, or you may want to make sure you don't miss anything. Getting subtitles for videos on your Android phone is just a distance application. You can download the subtitle file separately and add it to your video player or use an application to download the subtitles automatically.
Here is how to add subtitles on Android
Add subtitles in VLC for Android (manually)
It may not be your phone's default video player application, but most video / movie player applications in the Google Play Store support the ability to add subtitles. Subtitles actually come as a separate file from your video file and can be downloaded and added separately. Therefore, you can easily download a subtitle file and attach it to the video, or the video player can do this for you.
For this tutorial, we will use the popular VLC for the Android video player. The process is almost the same for all applications, but some applications may offer some additional features. However, it should not be confusing yet since the process of adding subtitles is the same.
Before adding subtitles to the VLC video player, we need to obtain the subtitle file in our phone. There are many websites that will allow you to download files from movie subtitles, 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.
- subscene (.) com
- opensubtitles (.) org
- moviesubtitles (.) org
Go to one of these websites and look for the movie / TV show from which you want to download the subtitles. Once found, tap on download to download it on your phone.
Note: If you download the subtitles on your PC, it is recommended that you transfer it to the "Downloads" folder of your device. In this way, it will be easier for the video player application to search the file.
Now that you have the subtitle file (probably with the extension .srt ), it's time to add it to your video in the VLC player.
Open the VLC player and play the video from which you downloaded the subtitle file. In VLC for Android, if the subtitle file is in the "Downloads" folder, it will be automatically added to the video. If it is not in the "Downloads" folder or is not added automatically, touch the subtitle button to the left of the "Play" button and then press "Select subtitle file".
Here, you must navigate to the location where you saved the subtitle file. If the file is on your SD card and you cannot see it, tap on "Settings" in the upper right corner and from there check the option "Show advanced devices".
You should be able to see both the memory of the SD card and the internal memory, now just browse to the exact location and tap the file to add it. Now you can see all subtitles in real time.
Add subtitles in the MX player
The process of adding subtitles to the renowned MX player is also quite similar.
Simply start the player and play the video of which it has subtitles. To load subtitles, tap on the main menu in the upper right corner of the screen (three vertical dots) and then tap on "Subtitle".
Now, just touch the "Open" button, then search and add the subtitle file from your phone. The subtitles are now added and you see them in the video.
Use a dedicated subtitle downloader for Android (automatic)
Now that you know how to add subtitles to a video, it's time to automate the process. It can be quite difficult to go through the process mentioned above for each video. That's why Google Play Store is full of applications that allow you to download subtitles with a single touch and even in batch mode. Most of these applications can be integrated with your current video player (if you are using a popular one) and add subtitles automatically.
Note: These applications use the original name of the video to search for subtitles, so be sure to name your videos correctly.
Here are some applications for downloading subtitles for Android that you may find interesting:
1. GMT Subtitles
GMT Subtitles is a completely free application without any ads, but you must have Android 4.0 or higher to use it. The application will search all videos on your phone and on the SD card as well (some applications are missing on the SD card) and display them on the main interface. From there, all you need to do is play the video of which you need subtitles and they will be displayed immediately.
If you think you have the wrong subtitles (something weird), you can also manually search for the video title and get the correct file. You can also search for videos in shared folders across your network. This means that even if the video is on another device, you can still get your subtitles.
2. Get subtitles
Get Subtitles is an application compatible with advertising with a simple interface. Automatically search for videos on your phone and display them on the main interface. However, it does not work well with external storage, but you can manually search for the video if it is not removed. We have to say that the application is quite fast and accurate when it comes to finding subtitles.
Once you select a video, all subtitles related to it will be displayed. By default see subtitles in "English", but you can also change the language with support for up to 170 different languages. All you need to do is touch the download button next to the subtitle and it will download. There is also a button to directly play the video on your favorite video player along with the downloaded subtitles.
Subloader is an application compatible with advertising with a premium version that unlocks all functions. The free version is actually quite limited, but the paid version is definitely worth it. Like other applications, it also automatically searches all videos on your phone, but the manual search feature is only available in the paid version.
The application search subtitles for you and you can easily download with one touch. In addition, you also have the option to rename a video file for accurate results. The best feature of this application is that you can download subtitles in bulk, but this feature is part of the paid version. With a single touch, the subtitles of all your videos will be downloaded.
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