Open Subtitles

Modified on Sun, 06 Mar 2022 at 08:01 PM

Emby can automatically download subtitle files for your media. This requires the loading of a plugin and proper setup of your libraries which is shown below. OpenSubtitles is one of many subtitle addons that can be used in Emby including: Addic7ed, NapiSub, OpenSubtitles, Podnapisi & SubDb. You can find the latest list in the Plugins Catalog.

Install the Open Subtitle Plugin

To install the plugin, click Plugins in the side-bar menu of the Emby server (Expert Menu) dashboard. Now click the Catalog link at the top of the main page.

Scroll down to the Subtitles section of the catalog to find the Open Subtitles plugin. OpenSubtitles1.png

You can now click the Open Subtitle entry to bring up the install interface. This will allow you to install the plugin for the first time or to upgrade to the latest version. OpenSubtitles2.png

You will normally want to choose the latest version in the drop down and then click the install button. You will see a message on the web dashboard to restart your Emby server to install any new plugins. Go ahead and restart your Emby server to continue.

Configure Open Subtitle plugin

After restarting your server, navigate back to the plugin section of the dashboard. This time make sure to select the "My Plugins" link at the top of the main plugins page. Once you find the OpenSubtitles plugin click on it and select the Settings option as shown below. OpenSubtitles3.png

Simply fill in your Open Subtitles username and password that you have previously created at If you are a Open Subtitle VIP member also make sure to click the VIP checkbox. Click the Save button once complete OpenSubtitles4.png

Once you've installed OpenSubtitles refer to Automatic Subtitle Downloads to learn how to setup your libraries for automatic subtitle downloading.

Limits and Temporary Bans:

VIP members can download 1000 files per 24 hour period.
Non VIP members can download 200 files per 24 hour period.

If you get timeouts or errors in your server log file you can check the following link to see check on your current status and amount of downloads available. Bans are normally lifted once you fall back within you allotted download amounts.

Banned Status and Download Counts

Other Related Subtitle Pages:

Was this article helpful?

That’s Great!

Thank you for your feedback

Sorry! We couldn't be helpful

Thank you for your feedback

Let us know how can we improve this article!

Select atleast one of the reasons

Feedback sent

We appreciate your effort and will try to fix the article