How To Load .srt Files onto VLC

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VLC media player is a free and lightweight application that can play almost all video and audio file formats. This application is available on a number of platforms, including Windows, iOS, Mac, Android, as well as a smartphone version.

One of the great features of this open-source application is the ability to add subtitles to any file that you view on the multimedia player. This article will explain how to load these .srt files onto VLC so that you can follow along any video file of your choice.

How To Run an .srt File on VLC

Open your video in VLC and click on the Video menu > Subtitles Track > Open file:

Browse for your SRT file, and then click on Open. Once loaded, you can enable or disable the subtitle track by going to Video menu > Subtitles Track and simply clicking on your selection:
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