Subtitle the Internet

This blog is all about closed captioning and Subtitling Internet video.

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As a deaf person I was getting frustrated with the lack of closed captioning and subtitles on Internet video. So I did some research and a lot of trial and error. I cna now watch just about any Internet video with Subtitles such as Movies and TV episodes. Read this blog and you'll be able as well.

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Read my Watch almost any Internet Video with Subtitles (Movies and TV Episodes) post and you'll learn how to watch almost any streaming TV show or movie with Subtitles.

Watch almost any Video with Subtitles (Movies, DVD's and TV Episodes)

Ok so you've found a video on line of a movie or TV show and you need subtitles to enjoy it. There are many reasons you might need subtitles. Perhaps you're deaf or hard of hearing like I am. You're speakers aren't working or the movie/TV show isn't in your langauge. Below you'll find out how to do that and you won't even have to download that large video file (Many site don't allow you do download them anyway).

The first thing you need is the subtitles that match the video you want to watch. Subtitle files are the file that contains the words that appear in the subtitles when the video is playing and they are timed to the video. They are very small files so they are easy and fast to download.

My favorite sites to find Movie subtitles are and For TV shows I like Fallow the above video to see how to use them.

The Nalsoft Subtitles Player.

I found this player and it's the best I've found for playing subtitles yet. What makes this program great is that when you use it to play a subtitles file the text will appear though a video. So you can align the subtitles on the streaming video and the text will appear on the video just like it does when you use subtitles on a DVD. I will tell you that this is free for 14 days but it'll only play about 40 minute videos until you purchase the full version. I suggest you try it out first. Then if you like it as much as I do you can purchase the full version. It's only $9.99 so for me it's a great deal. (See below video to see how this looks in use).

Before we really get into this I suggest you watch this video I made. It'll walk you through the entire process.

Get the Background Video
The above subtitles player will not play subtitles files on their own. It has to be playing a video in order to display the subtitles. So what I've done is I created a 4 hour long AVI video that is made of nothing but a thin black image. The video is pretty small for a 4 hour long video because it's nothing but a single image I was able to keep it down to 14.7mg. Click here to download it.

Things to keep in mind
  • These subtitels are made by people so they are subject to human error. Some subtitles will be better then others. The good news is they are free and very small files. So you have no worry abouy tring a few out.
  • Not all subtitles will match the movie you want to watch it with. For example let's say you want to watch the Movie Jurassic Park. You found this movie on line and you search for Jurrqasic Park subtitles. The subtitles you find might not be timed with the video you found. Sometimes the subtitles and video start at different moments. So what I suggest you do if they aren't an exact match then try to get just one line of the movie and the subtitles to line up. Do this by pausing the subtitles of the video until you can get them at the same moment. For example if guy on the video says, "Hey, what are you doing here?" Bring the subttitles to that moment then pause them. Then get the video to that moment then start them both up. Let them play for a few minutes to make sure they stay lined up. If they don't then you might want to try a different subtitles file that matches your video better. In my experience I can usually find the right subtitels within a fe tries.
  • Some Internet video sites will work differently with the above subtiltes player as far as it's ability to show the subtitels through the video. For example the subtitles will show through video's when in "Pop out" or "Float" mode. But they will not show through video when in full screen mode. Web DivX videos on the other hand will not show through pop out of floated videos but will show through full screeen mode. So experiment with the type of video you'll be watching.
How about DVD's?
I hate it when this happens. I purchase a DVD I want to watch and when I pop it into the DVD player I find out that it doesn't have English Subtitles. Well, now I have a solution. The above instructions with the Nalsoft Subtitles Player will also show subtitles through video players such as Windows Media Player. So find the subtitles file to the DVD, pop the DVD into your computer and watch it. I've tested this on Windows Media player, Total Video Player and DivX player and they all work.

Please let me know if you have any questions or need more details on any of this.

Ron Jaxon


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