5 thoughts on “Playing a Youtube video with subtitles

    • I’ve vaced the same problem. I’ve found the solution in SMPlayer’s FAQ:

      Q. How to play YouTube videos at the highest quality and with subtitles

      You can play YouTube videos at 1080p or even at 4K resolution with SMPlayer. You only need to make a small change in the SMPlayer configuration. In Preferences -> Network select mpv + youtube-dl in the option Support for video sites. Also be sure mpv is selected as multimedia engine in Preferences -> General.

      This modification also makes the YouTube subtitles available in SMPlayer.

      Note: Linux users must install youtube-dl.

      http://www.smplayer.info/en/faq

      This solution works for me.

  1. I’ve vaced the same problem. I’ve found the solution in SMPlayer’s FAQ:

    Q. How to play YouTube videos at the highest quality and with subtitles

    You can play YouTube videos at 1080p or even at 4K resolution with SMPlayer. You only need to make a small change in the SMPlayer configuration. In Preferences -> Network select mpv + youtube-dl in the option Support for video sites. Also be sure mpv is selected as multimedia engine in Preferences -> General.

    This modification also makes the YouTube subtitles available in SMPlayer.

    Note: Linux users must install youtube-dl.

    http://www.smplayer.info/en/faq

    This solution works for me.

  2. OK, but how do I chose which subtitle to show?
    In SMplayer if I go to:
    Menu>Subtitles>Closed Captions>…I see: Off, 1, 2, 3, 4
    If this is the right place to select, what do I do if I want the 6th YouTube subtitle?
    Anyway, I selected all off them, but no subtitle shows.

    What are the proper settings in all subtitle-related places at the Preferences?
    Is it a problem if I set a youtube-dl option:
    –ytdl-format=1900
    ?

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