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windows media player isn't showing subtitles !

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    windows media player isn't showing subtitles !


    hello
    i just want to ask why don't subtitles appear in windows media player although i enabled it

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    Win8.1 Pro, Desktop Mode


    Perhaps there is an srt file missing...???
    Check in the folder that contains the video file, for an srt file.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zaref View Post
    hello
    i just want to ask why don't subtitles appear in windows media player although i enabled it
    You would need a plug-in called a VobSub plug-in for Windows Media Player, providing the video files are DivX or Xvid encoded, which they should be.
    A much easier alternative would be to download and install VLC Media Player, which is a much more versatile media tool. It's free and does what you wish automatically.
    VLC Media Player:
    VideoLAN - Official page for VLC media player, the Open Source video framework!
    Just make sure the subtitle file remains in the same folder as the video file. VLC Media Player will load the subtitles automatically from then on, even if you lose the .srt file, except if you delete VLC's preference cache, so keep the file handy in the folder.
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    the subtitles work well with VLC which i already have but it shows arabic subtitles as strange chars and symbols
    i guessed windows media player would show it properly but it shows neither english nor arabic lyrics
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post

    You would need a plug-in called a VobSub plug-in for Windows Media Player,
    Hmmm I just naturally assumed wmp played subs right out of the box. I guess I was mistaken... as I don't use it myself. Frankly, I can't for the life of me figure out why anyone would.

    I use Media player classic as well as vlc from time to time.
    Perhaps give mpc a try...
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I don't know if this will help but you could check it out:
    AVI files in WMC with idx/sub subtitles - Windows 7 Help Forums
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    but this has nothing to do with arabic subtitles :\
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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    [QUOTE=Rickkins;342652]
    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post

    . Frankly, I can't for the life of me figure out why anyone would.

    I use Media player classic as well as vlc from time to time.
    ...
    maybe we like it ,are use to, using it and I only use it to listen to music ,and don't care about any special features ,I have vlc installed also for media I have problems with .just saying .
    Last edited by caperjack; 14 Feb 2014 at 06:41.
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    Use VLC, it always adds the Subs automatically.

    Even with Media Player, try renaming the Subtitle File to the exact same name as the Media File - Then it should load automatically in WMP and VLC.

    Does WMP have a setting to play Subs automatically? Turn that on, rename the Sub file, then it should load when you play the Vid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    Use VLC, it always adds the Subs automatically.

    Even with Media Player, try renaming the Subtitle File to the exact same name as the Media File - Then it should load automatically in WMP and VLC.

    Does WMP have a setting to play Subs automatically? Turn that on, rename the Sub file, then it should load when you play the Vid.
    thanks for your replay
    i do have VLC and it show english subtitles perfectly
    but arabic subtitles are shown as very strange symbols
    MPHC solved my problem but i'm still curious why VLC doesn't show arabic subtitles ?
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