Wednesday, February 25, 2009

How to delay or speed up subtitles in VideoLan (VLC) Player

How to delay or speed up subtitles in VideoLan (VLC) Player

I finally found subs to a movie I've had on my harddrive for a year. The subs didn't line up. I fixed it. Here's how:
  1. Open VLC Player.
  2. Click the File Menu.
  3. Click Open File.
  4. Click Browse to Open the Movie.
  5. Check the "Use a subtitle file" Box.
  6. Click Browse to Open the Subtitle.
  7. Click "Advanced Settings"
  8. Move the Delay into the minus if the subtitles are too fast, move it into the positive if the subtitles are too slow.
I don't know if there is a better way, but that's how I did it. It was guess and test, but it only takes a few minutes to line it up and you're good to go.

edit:

Brian added this:

You can also just press 'H' and 'J' while the video is running to align the subtitles backward and forward in time. The increments are in milliseconds so it can be pretty easily fine tuned that way, but I don't know if there's any way to save that setting.

2 comments:

Brian said...

You can also just press 'H' and 'J' while the video is running to align the subtitles backward and forward in time. The increments are in milliseconds so it can be pretty easily fine tuned that way, but I don't know if there's any way to save that setting.

hotnewton said...

thanks for that. added it to my post. I just upgraded my VLC player and it does the trick.