Sometimes, it can be a real hassle trying to find certain subtitles online for movies, documentaries, or TV series that you may enjoy that aren’t in your native language. Beyond just how we typically use audiovisual products, thanks to the complete Media Player Classic, you can save yourself from having to scour overly populated databases as you enjoy an alternative that automatically finds the subtitles for you. Here we explain how to use it.
Media Player Classic is one of the best free open-source media players that exists today because it is robust, has a large amount of options, and runs light. In fact, popular codecs packs are included by default, such as the K-Lite Codec Pack. It’s appearance is similar to the classic Windows Media Player 6.4, but it supports a limitless amount of formats, including the OGM and MKV containers. The process for finding subtitles for your video file is the following:
The first step is to load the file to which you want to add subtitles on the media player. To do this, you can access the file search by going to File > Open File, or just drag and drop it directly into the window. Once you have done this, you’ll go to File > Subtitle Database > Download.
Once you are in, and after a few seconds of load time, a list will appear of possible subtitles in different languages that are compatible with the file you are playing. The best way to organize them is to do so by clicking on the top part of the Language column. So, scrolling down the list, you’ll see the different languages ordered alphabetically. Choose the one you want by clicking on the box to the left, and click the download button.
Following this, and without leaving the program, play the file to see if the subtitles are in fact the right ones. If they aren’t synced well, or are poor quality, you can always repeat the previous steps and choose a different file from the list.
Lastly, so you can keep the subtitles that you have obtained, you will have to save the file (which is only a few kilobytes and in .SRT format). To do so, go to File > Save Subtitle. By default, it will save it in the same file as where the video file is saved, and with the same name, and, in fact, this is what you should do so that once you close the media player and click on the video file in question, the subtitles that you downloaded will play automatically with the file.
Download K-Lite Codec Pack | http://k-lite-codec-pack.en.uptodown.com/
Download MPC | http://media-player-classic-home-cinema.en.uptodown.com/
Official Website | http://sourceforge.net/projects/mpc-hc/