How to Sync Subtitle Timing in Media Player Classic

Written by cameron easey
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Subtitles that are viewed on the screen are the spoken dialogue that you can read on the screen. This will allow a hearing-impaired individual to follow a movie. You can also make use of subtitles for a movie if there are no speakers available on the system. One program you can easily use to view subtitles within movie files is Media Player Classic. However, you will first need to download and install the program on your system.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Download Media Player Classic onto your system. Double-click the "" file to display its contents. Double-click the "Mplayerc.exe" file to install the program.

  2. 2

    Double-click the Media Player Classic icon to open the program. Click the "File" drop-down menu and select the option for "Open." Navigate to the location of the movie file and then click the "Open" button.

  3. 3

    Click the "Pause" button to pause the video playback.

  4. 4

    Click the "File" drop-down menu and then select the option for "Subtitle Database." This will display a list of available subtitles for the video file.

  5. 5

    Scroll through the list and put a check in the box for "English" that is in the Language column. Click the "Download and Open" button to begin playing the video file with the subtitles on the screen.

  6. 6

    Click the "Pause" button to pause the video playback if subtitle timing is out of sync. Click the "Play" drop-down menu and highlight "Subtitles." Click the option for "Reload."

  7. 7

    Click the "OK" button to reload the subtitle file. Click the "Pause" button to resume the playback of the movie.

Tips and warnings

  • You will need to download and run Media Player Classic if you do not have the program on your system.

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