You might have noticed once you load an external srt file for subtitles sometimes the subtitles might interfere with your video experience as they may be on top of the video and not at the bottom. So in this tutorial, we will have a look at how to change the subtitle’s position on VLC player to whichever position you might like the subtitle to be.
How To Align or Adjust VLC subtitle position
Steps to change the position of VLC subtitle location
Step 1: Go to Tools menu and choose Preferences option
Step 2: The preferences window will open in that Under the Show Settings option at the bottom choose the All option to show all the advanced options
Step 3: On the Advanced Settings panel go to the Input/Codecs > Subtitle codecs > Subtitles
Step 4: In the Text Subtitle Decoder window choose subtitle justification to your desired value center, right or left
Step 5: Click on the save button and play the video again for the changes to take effect.
How to move subtitle into the black area below the video
- In the Advanced Preferences window, go to Video > Subtitles / OSD option.
- In the Force Subtitle position input value of -250 and click on the Save button.
- Now adjust the value such that the subtitles appear in the black bar below the video. Increasing the negative value will push the subtitles down even further and decreasing it will push it upwards.
How To Position VLC subtitle above the video
- Follow the same procedure as above by opening the Advanced Settings panel and choose Input/Codecs > Subtitle codecs > Subtitles
- Instead of entering a negative value enter a positive value equal to or greater the height of the video file you are playing. Example enter 600px or more if the height of your video is 600px.
This value will put the subtitle above the video. You can see the exact height and width of your video by pressing Ctrl + J while the video is playing.
VLC Subtitles Position FAQ’s:
Why VLC force subtitle position not working?
If the force subtitle option is not working. Make sure you have hit the save button and restart the video. Or you might need to try restarting windows or uninstall VLC and reinstall it again.
Can I change the position of subtitles in VLC player?
Yes, you can change the position of subtitles in VLC player by following the steps outlined in our guide.
How do I move subtitles to the top of the screen in VLC player?
You can move subtitles to the top of the screen in VLC player by going to the “Subtitles & OSD” tab in the “Preferences” menu and adjusting the “Subtitle position” setting.
Can I change the font size of subtitles in VLC player?
Yes, you can change the font size of subtitles in VLC player by going to the “Subtitles & OSD” tab in the “Preferences” menu and adjusting the “Subtitle text size” setting. Our guide provides specific instructions on how to do this.
Can I change the color of subtitles in VLC player?
Yes, you can change the color of subtitles in VLC player by going to the “Subtitles & OSD” tab in the “Preferences” menu and adjusting the “Text renderer” setting. You can select a color of your choice. Our guide provides specific instructions on how to do this.
I am using VLC on MacOS, does the process differ from Windows?
No, the process is the same for both Windows and MacOS. The menu and options are located in the same place.
Can I change the subtitles position for a specific video or it will change for all the videos that I play?
The changes you make in the “Preferences” menu will apply to all videos that you play in VLC player. However, you can also change the subtitles position for a specific video by right-clicking on the video while it is playing and selecting “Subtitle Track” and then “Subtitle Position”.
I hope this tutorial was helpful in solving your subtitles position on videos in the VLC player. Do let us know in the comments section below.
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