January 14, 2008

Getting subtitles for your torrent movies

If you are like me and does not have a good sound system connected to your PC or TV, you are likely to turn on the English subtitles when watching a movie.

If you download your movies or TV series via bittorrent, you might want to get the subtitles to go with them. I have discovered this website called Opensubtitles.org, which claims to have the largest database of subtitles around. The website is only a couple of months old, but already one of the most popular subtitle resources. It also has subtitles for different languages.

To view the subtitles, first of all make sure that you have DirectVobSub installed in your PC. Then, all you have to do is to download the subtitle file (which normally has a SRT file extension) and put it in the same folder as the AVI movie file. Note that both the SRT and AVI file must have the same name (eg. movie.srt and movie.avi). When you play the AVI file through Windows Media Player or Media Player Classic, the subtitles will be displayed automatically.

The following are a couple of other sites which you can get your subtitles:
http://www.divxsubtitles.net/
http://www.mysubtitles.com/
http://www.kloofy.net/ (asian movies)

Hope this tip is useful. Enjoy.

11 comments:

Vikas Chaudhary said...

the tip was really good and exactly what i wanted...thanks....

Sivaaa... said...

but for me, most of them is running ahead of the actual lipsink.

is there any solution as i have downloaded the appropriate ones

Thanks in Advance

Faroo7a said...

Does it work the same for someone with a Mac?

The MovieBuff said...

Faroo7a, u can use VLC or Mplayer to watch...same method.

Anonymous said...

Ce post m'a beaucoup aide dans mon positionnement. Merci pour ces informations

  said...

You opened the door to a brave new world in entertainment... at least for me.

Thanks a lot.

Anonymous said...

I don't think this works for Macs because the zip file that is automatically downloaded for DirectVobSub is a .exe file and the subtitles files from opensubtitles are also in zip form and are for Windows. So there's really no way to get the subtitles to work on Macs :( Is there any way to get around these though?

The MovieBuff said...

Anonymous,

The following article might be able to assist you.

http://mac.appstorm.net/how-to/video-how-to/how-to-add-subtitles-to-video-files-on-your-mac/

Anonymous said...

Could not download directvobsub as it has a virus and norton stops the download. bummer!!!!

Nobody said...

Hey do you know how to get subtitles for a torrent that will work with my ps3?

Dragonfly said...

Trying to follow your instructions, I went to DirectVobSub and it downloaded a "Video Converter" - I don't actually want to convert any video, which is just as well, since when I click on "Download" it says "No videos, site not supported" or something like that. I have "Open Subtitles" on my desktop, but whenever I search for subtitles I only get the option to download the whole movie. Am I doing this incorrectly? Any help would be very much appreciated. I'm running Windows 7 and Firefox. Thanks!