Find and Download Subtitles While Watching a Movie on VLC Player!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

I often watch movies on my computer. It runs on Windows 7 and my favourite movie player is VLC player (Video Lan). One very useful reason to do so, is the feature of downloading subtitles from the internet and synchronizing them with the movie I am watching.
I came across a nice Add-on for VLC Player, which allows the user to download subtitles of a movie while watching the film.

Using Subtitle Finder

VLC Subtitles Finder thumb Find and Download Subtitles While Watching a Movie on VLC Player!
  • First make sure your VLC player is updated. The latest version can be found from here.
  • Now visit Subtitles Finder, and download the (subtitles-mod.lua) file on your computer.
  • If only code is shown, copy-paste it into a notepad and save the file as subtitles-mod.lua. Make sure File Type is selected as ‘All Files’, otherwise the file might end up being saved as a .txt file.
  • This file has to be added into VLC Folder in Program Files on your computer. Below is the exact path where the file has to be added.
Windows (all users): %ProgramFiles%\VideoLAN\VLC\lua\extensions\
Windows (current user): %APPDATA%\VLC\lua\extensions\
  • Now while you are watching a movie on DVD and do not find subtitles in English or any particular language then you can simply click on View >> Subtitles >> Download.
  • We have the option of searching but most times the subtitles are found without any trouble. Click on “Load Selected Subtitle” as you can see in the image above.
  • For older version of VLC player, you might have to look up the Subtitle Finder by clicking on View >> Extensions >> Subtitles.
Next time I am watching a movie, especially in a foreign language, this VLC extension will surely be most useful.
Do drop in your comments.


  • szilardd says:
    November 15, 2011 at 11:02 PM


  • Anonymous says:
    March 29, 2012 at 3:53 PM

    can i save it to the movie file so that it always stay together with the movie? thanks.

  • HACKER says:
    March 29, 2012 at 4:48 PM

    You can save it anywhere but it will only work if saved at the location specified.

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