Some of us like take advantage of our free time to watch a good movie or any video at home. Even when we are on the street, these free spaces can be presented to us and we could do the same using our Android cell phone. But maybe the videos we choose come in other languages and do not contain subtitles and we will be disappointed to think that we will not be able to watch them; However, technology allows us to do many things, including subtitle videos from the cellphone.
If you have a Android cell phone and you are one of those who love to take advantage of opportunities to watch videos in it, you will be interested in what you are going to read. We want to show you in this post, how you can add subtitles to your videos when you are using your mobile. Do not miss it!
The most recent versions of Android have a tool that allows put subtitles to the contents that we reproduce on the phone. It gives us the option of using it in videos, movies, podcasts, music and even for content recorded by ourselves. The big drawback is that these subtitles are currently only available in the English language.
In any case, if we are interested in knowing how to activate it, follow these steps: 1) Press the volume button; 2) Below we will see the option “Instant subtitles”.
Pressing it we should now be able to see subtitles when we are reproducing our contents. We can customize it by going to the configuration that the app gives us. Let us bear in mind that the battery consumption is higher when we activate this tool.
How can I put subtitles in my language to the videos?
In order to find them, we must download an application that allows us to perform this action. One of the best known and used is VLC, available for Android cell phones.
Thanks to her we can add subtitles or download them from an external file, which makes it a tool that we want to have on our mobile. How do you use this app? It’s really not very complicated, just follow this guide:
To find subtitles automatically from the cell phone
This action will depend on the content that we have downloaded from the web. For the player to search for subtitles we must activate the function by going to the section “Settings”. At the top left, click on the menu, distinguished by three lines, and click “Preferences” – “Subtitles” – “Subtitle download languages” and apply the one that suits us.
In order to
This is often the most widely used alternative. The first thing we must know is that the subtitles must be loaded from a format where the extension is SRT to the video we want to play.
There are many web pages that offer us these subtitles that we can even use to see our videos in their original version. When downloading them from your Android phone will be saved in a folder, that you should be aware of what it is.
So what we have left is to open our vlc player, enter the content that we are going to see and look for the subtitles button that appears to the left of the play-pause. This will show us several options, where we find: audio track, subtitles, select subtitles and the last one, download subtitles.
By pressing “Audio track”, we are allowed to choose the audio we want to hear, being able to select, for example, between the original audio or with dubbing, if it has them.
To insert the external file with the subtitles to our Android cell phone, we must give the option “” Select subtitle “. A folder will open where the file will be, but if it is not there you have to look for it in other folders on the phone.
Once located, we select it and We confirm that it is working by clicking on the “Subtitles” section in the menu., which will show us which subtitle track is selected. Clever! We only have to buy the popcorn and enjoy the video that we select at the moment.
Set Subtitle to our videos on our Android cell phone is a simple task. Now you know how to do it and you can share this information with others so that they can also enjoy their videos. Leave us your comment if you found what we just showed you useful.