How to synchronize subtitles with the sound of a video or movie with VLC Media Player

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It has happened to all of us that we are watching a movie or series that we have downloaded from the Internet and we realize that the subtitles seem out of sync. Therefore, today we will tell you how synchronize subtitles with the sound of a video o of a movies with VLC Media Player quickly and easily.

How to add subtitles to a video with VLC Media Player?

Before explaining how to synchronize subtitles with the audio of a video or movie, you must first know how to add them or open them in the player. If you have downloaded the latest version of VLC Media Player, you have two ways to add a subtitle file to your video.



The first option is extremely simple and simply consists of change the subtitle file name (which must have the extension .srt), so that it is the same as the name of the video you are about to play. So, for example, if your video is called "Video 1.mp4", the subtitles should be called "Video 1.srt".

The second option is that once you open the video in VLC, click the "Subtitles" button that appears in the top bar of the window. A menu will appear where you need to choose the "Add Subtitle File ..." option to select subtitles from all files on your computer.

After adding the subtitles, all you have to do is sit back and enjoy your video. And this player is so versatile that it even lets you watch online TV on your PC. However, it is not without annoying issues like unsynchronized subtitles.


How can I synchronize subtitles with the sound of a video with VLC Media Player?

Realize that the subtitles you downloaded are out of sync with the video you are watching is really annoying. However, VLC Media Player offers a simple option to take to solve this problem. You just have to follow the following steps:


  • First of all, press the "Tools" button that you found in the bar at the top of the player window. This will bring up a menu with various options.
  • The first option is click "Effects and Filters" . A window will open with several tabs with which you can change different aspects of the video. For example, you can increase the brightness of the player if you want.
  • In this window, you have to click on the 'Synchronization' tab to be able to see the parameters that will allow you to synchronize the subtitles with the sound of your video.
  • Another option is that, after clicking on the "Tools" button, click on the "Track Synchronization" option. This will take you directly to the sync tab.
  • There you will see that you have two sections. The first allows you to change the timing of the audio than the video image. This would be very useful if the audio in your video is early or late.
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  • Immediately below, you will see the section where you can change subtitle timing . This has a box that can have positive or negative values. If you apply a positive value, you will advance the subtitles to the video; and if you apply a negative value, you will delay the subtitles.

Another way to synchronize subtitles with the sound of a video in VLC Media Player

Although the way described above is quite effective, it can be a little tricky to find the exact value so that the subtitles are properly synchronized with the video. Therefore, the VLC player gives you another option that you may find more useful.


It consists in the fact that, while watching the video, press the "G" or "H" key keyboard , depending on what you need. Pressing the "G" key will delay subtitles by 50 milliseconds from the video. Pressing the "H" key instead will have the opposite effect: subtitles will advance by 50 milliseconds with respect to the video.


We hope this short tutorial has been useful for you to synchronize subtitles with the sound of a video or movie with VLC Media Player. If you have had other problems with this player, we recommend that you review some ways to fix common VLC errors.

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