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Old 01-17-2011, 04:24 PM   #1
jsteel
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VLC: Subtitles when needed


When I used to have a standalone DVD player I'm sure DVDs that had some foreign dialog would automatically bring up the English subtitles when needed. Now I use VLC to play DVDs and it looks like subtitles are either off (the default) or on.

Is there a "smart" way to display subtitles? Is there other software that's capable of doing this?
 
Old 01-17-2011, 09:00 PM   #2
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Preferred DVD Language

You can tell VLC what is your preferred subtitle language and it will automatically select this when you switch on subtitles. I don't have VLC on my (this) machine, so I can't tell you exactly where to look for the options, but from memory it's under "Basic" settings, subtitles.
 
Old 01-18-2011, 03:06 PM   #3
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Sorry that's not what I mean. I am able to turn on and off the subtitles manually.

What I am enquiring about is for VLC to behave like a DVD player; to know when to turn them on (for foreign dialog) and off for English dialog.
 
  


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