Adding Subtitles in XBMC

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Whether you’re hard of hearing or don’t speak English very well, you might want to use Subtitles for XBMC. It’s simpler than you probably think, and only takes a few minutes to get going in its entirety.

ADDING SUBTITLES IN XBMC

Step 1: Launch XBMC, go to “Settings” under the “SYSTEM” menu.

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Step 2: Choose the “Skin” button on the left side menu.

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Step 3: Choose the “Add-on SHORTCUTS” option from the left side bar.

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Step 4: Under “Video OSD” click on the “Subtitle Add-on” option.

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Step 5: Select “Get More…” from the Popup Prompt.

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Step 6: Choose the “XBMC Subtitles” addon.

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Step 7: Click on the “Install” button and then wait a few minutes for completion.

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Step 8: Go back a few menu levels, and click the same “Subtitle Add-on” under “Video OSD” option that you did in Step 4.

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Step 9: Select “XBMC Subtitles” from the Popup Prompt, then return to the main menu.

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Step 10: Now in order to use Subtitles, you’ll need to first load any movie within any Video Addon. We’re going to load “Bad Teacher” from the “1Channel” plugin.

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Step 11: Once the movie begins playing, navigate to the bottom of the page, and click on the first encircled icon on the far right of the “Play Options” menu. The icon you’ll want to click looks like a Square Inside of a Circle.

For Apple TV, you’ll want to hold the “Select” button on your Remote Control for 3 Seconds until it appears.

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Step 12: You can now choose from one of the available OpenSubtitles subtitle files. You might have to try out more than one if the audio is out of sync with the captions.

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Step 13: After a few seconds, the movie will continue playing, but now with Subtitles working.

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Congratulations! You’ll now be able to watch subtitles for pretty much anything you’d like. Keep in mind that it doesn’t work perfectly all the time, depending on which Video Addon or Content Selection you’ve made, you might need to play around with it a bit. Now go and learn a new language through XBMC.

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