Perfect video player with subtitles on Mac

Olga Weis
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It is not unusual for a player to support subtitles that come with a movie. Usually it's MKV files that have them and they may carry several subtitle files with them in different languages.

SubRip files have an SRT extension. This is probably the most basic of all available subtitle formats and the most supported one. The time format for subtitles is hours:minutes:seconds:milliseconds, with the latter field precise to three decimal places.

SRT files don't have any video data. It is all just text that can be edited in a text editor and is supported by the majority of media players.

But let's think of a situation when you download a video that is in a foreign language, say in German, and you need to add English subtitles to it to share with friends and family. The easiest solution to do this is Elmedia Player.

Or sometimes videos don't have any subtitles and if you need them you'll need to google for the appropriate ones. Once you found an SRT file you can put it in the folder with your video and you'll get the video with subtitles using Elmedia Player.

How to use a video player with subtitle support for Mac

  1. Download Elmedia Player and open it.
  2. Make sure you have subtitle file in the same folder with the video. Elmedia subtitles folder
  3. Start the playback of the video in Elmedia. Subtitles will be loaded automatically.
  4. If you have SRT files in several languages, click “S” button a few times - each time the language of subtitles changes.
Play Elmedia subtitles

You can edit font, size, and color of subtitles in Preferences, Subtitles menu. If loading Japanese or Chinese subtitles, use WenQuanYi Micro Hei font. For subtitles in Arabic language use Arial or Arial Unicode MS. Restart the video to apply these fonts.

Elmedia subtitles settings

If you are not sure where to look for subtitles, here we gathered several websites where you can download subtitles in different languages.

  1. subscene.com

    A very popular subtitle website, based in Indonesia. It offers a variety of subtitles in Indonesian and Arabic. No matter what language the video is originally in, thanks to many loyal contributors you can watch and understand it.

  2. opensubtitles.org

    This is a multi-language subtitle website that is easy to navigate no matter what your language is. Most users of this website are from Brazil and India. The filters make narrowing your search easy so that you can find everything easier.

  3. subtitleseeker.com

    This website has a very tidy interface that makes searching for the right subtitles easy. The subtitle files offered are mainly in English.

  4. tvsubtitles.net

    TVsubtitles.net is famous for the variety of offered TV show subtitles. It also includes talk shows, Netflix shows, Hollywood movies, and the Hindi movies. This website has users mainly from India and the US.

  5. addic7ed.com

    This service may be a little limited as it only offers English subtitles. But this is a large resource with a great number of subtitles for shows and movies. Also it gets new subtitles constantly, even if the movie was just recently released.

So this is how you play a video with subtitles on Mac. If you have any questions or comments, use the comment section below.

Elmedia Player for Mac

Requirements: OS X 10.7+ , 41.65MB free space
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