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How To Sync Subtitles in VLC Media Player on Windows and Mac


VLC Media Player is a popular media player that is available for Windows, Mac, iOS, Apple TV, Android, and other platforms. It also allows users to upload the subtitle file directly in the player and play it along with the video. An ideal subtitle file will automatically be synced with video in the player. If you find any mismatch in subtitle and video, here is what you should follow.

Sync Subtitle in VLC Media Player on Mac

To sync the subtitle in VLC Media Player on Mac, open the video you want to watch and click the Subtitles > Subtitle track to make sure that subtitles are on. Then, go to Window > Track Synchronization. Now, under the Subtitles/Video, go to Subtitle track synchronization and adjust the subtitles.

Enter a positive number if the substile is ahead and negative if it is behind.

Alternatively, you can also click H button on the keypad if the subtitle is behind and press J if it ahead. It will adjust the subtitle by 50 milliseconds.

How to Sync Subtitles in VLC on Windows

To adjust the subtitle, play the video and click Subtitle > Sub Track to make sure that subtitles are enabled. Then, go to Tools > Track Synchronization. Now, in Subtitles/Video, adjust the subtitle using Subtitle track synchronization.

Like Mac, you can alternatively click G if the subtitle is behind and H if it behind, to adjust it by 50 milliseconds. You can click these buttons multiple times to adjust the subtitle.


Image: © VLC Media Player.
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