Subtitles

Modified on Tue, 15 Feb 2022 at 09:22 PM

All video files can have external subtitles. The file name must match the video file name, or be suffixed with a language.

/Movies
   /Home Alone (1990)
      Home Alone.mkv
      Home Alone.srt
      Home Alone.spa.srt
      Home Alone.spanish.srt

NOTE: If you need spaces in the subtitle to show up hold down the ALT key and punch in the ASCII code of 255 for a "space" character in the file name itself.


Default Subtitles

External subtitles can be marked as default using either ".default".

/Movies
   /Home Alone (1990)
      Home Alone.mkv
      Home Alone.srt
      Home Alone.spa.default.srt

Forced Subtitles

External subtitles can be marked as forced using either ".forced" or ".foreign".

/Movies
   /Home Alone (1990)
      Home Alone.mkv
      Home Alone.srt
      Home Alone.spa.forced.srt 
      Home Alone.spa.foreign.srt

Other Names

It is sometimes useful to have other "names" in the subtitle to help identify it from the client.  This can be useful for directory or comment

/Movies
   /Home Alone (1990)
      Home Alone.mkv
      Home Alone.English(Commentary).srt
      Home Alone.Spanish(Commentary).srt

Supported formats

  • ass
  • srt
  • ssa
  • sub/idx
  • vtt

Plugins that automate subtitle downloading

See Plugins for more information on use.


Other Related Subtitle Pages:


ISO Codes for the Representation of Names of Languages


ISO and Country codes used together:

Sometimes you may need to use a country code in addition to the ISO code.  This might be the case when a country name is associated with different dialects.  For example written "Chinese" could be Simplified or Traditional Chinese.

Using both the ISO and Country code allows you to specify this. zh is the ISO code for Chinese. To distinguish simplified vs traditional in the naming of your subtitle files you would follow the following format:

zh_CN.ext for mainland China (simplified)

zh_SG.ext for Singapore (simplified)

zh_TW.ext for Taiwan (traditional)

zh_HK.ext for Hong Kong (traditional)



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