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I downloaded a video and the subtitle file. I put these 2 files in the same folder but when I play the video, I don't the subtitle.
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Best answer by Maryam 8 March 2019, 08:43

Hi @rayj,

When you download a video, the default name is usually index. The default name for a subtitle file may be subtitles-en, for example. Perhaps that's why your player cannot distinguish your file. This is what I do usually:

  • I rename them so that both of them have the same name. For example, they could be lesson1.mp4 and lesson1.vtt.
  • In addition, I have installed the recommended player which is VLC Media Player.
  • Finally, make sure you've turned on the subtitle option.
I hope these help.

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Hi @rayj,

When you download a video, the default name is usually index. The default name for a subtitle file may be subtitles-en, for example. Perhaps that's why your player cannot distinguish your file. This is what I do usually:
  • I rename them so that both of them have the same name. For example, they could be lesson1.mp4 and lesson1.vtt.
  • In addition, I have installed the recommended player which is VLC Media Player.
  • Finally, make sure you've turned on the subtitle option.
I hope these help.
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Thank you, @Maryam, for taking the time to provide this detailed and thoughtful response!
It's my pleasure, @Laura. I appreciate your kind words.

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