Here’s How to Add External Subtitles on Windows Media Player

MakeUseOf | 6/17/2019 | Saikat Basu
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It is indeed possible to add external subtitles to a movie that you’re watching using Windows Media Player. If you have wrung your hair over it for a long time, here’s the solution that solves the problem.

The classic Windows Media Player 12 is Microsoft’s default audio and video player. But it hasn’t been updated since 2009. Maybe, you enjoy the simplicity of using the media player that came with your PC.

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So far you are fine with it… except when it comes to subtitles. Here we’re going to go through the process of adding subtitles to WMP in two main steps.

Download your movie and subtitle file.

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Install a third party codec called Advanced Codecs.

But first, let’s see if you have Windows Media Player installed in your Windows 10 PC.

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Don’t worry if you can’t see Windows Media Player 12 in your Programs list. Windows Player used to be the default media player on Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 8.1. Things changed with Windows 10 where it became an optional feature.

Now, you need to download and install Windows Media Player if it’s not there in your version of Windows 10. Microsoft Support has a list of the WMP versions which will help you find the right version of the Player for your system.

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How to Download Windows Media Player 12 for Windows 10

Windows 10 doesn't ship with Windows Media Player anymore. Here's how to install Windows Media Player for free and legally.

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Many torrent downloads include subtitles. But let’s assume you have downloaded or ripped a video file that doesn’t have subtitles.

There are many websites that offer subtitles for download in multiple languages. Pick any from the three listed below. There are many more you can find with a Google Search.

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Download Subtitles for Movies for Free: The 3 Best Sites

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