How To Sync Subtitles in VLC on PC and Mobile?

VLC media player is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player. With over 3 billion downloads since launch, VLC is quite likely the most popular media player. And for good reason. Moreover, VLC has apps for a variety of platforms and devices, including Windows, Mac, iOS, Apple TV, Android, Android TV, Xbox One, and Chrome OS among others. VLC is also available on the Apple Watch.

It is pretty great with handling any video files you throw at it, but there are times that you need to step in, as with subtitles. Ideally, you’d able to download subtitles that are perfectly synced, with no adjustments necessary on your end. But if you’re not so lucky and are wondering how to manually sync them on VLC, you gonna love this tutorial.

How to sync subtitles in VLC on PC?

During playback, you can press G or H key to adjust subtitle delay, which will adjust it by 50 milliseconds with every key press. If subtitle is behind the sound, press G key If it’s ahead of sound, press H instead.

If you need to be specific, follow these steps instead:

  1. Open the video you wish to watch.
  2. Head to Subtitle > Sub Track to check if subtitles are enabled.
  3. Go to Tools > Track Synchronization.
  4. Under Subtitles/Video, use Subtitle track synchronization to adjust subtitles.

How To Sync Subtitles In VLC On Mobile?

  1. Open the video you wish to watch.
  2. Tap on the speech balloon icon, next to the big play icon.
  3. Tap on Subtitles track to check subtitles are turned on.
  4. Choose Subtitle delay from the speech balloon menu.

If subtitle is ahead of sound, hit the plus (“+”) icon to delay the subtitles. If subtitle is behind sound, hit the minus (“–”) icon to hasten the subtitles.

You can now enjoy your movie or video!


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