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Sync Subtitles in VLC iPhone

Sync Subtitles in VLC

How to Sync Subtitles in VLC iPhone, and Android Phone

With over 3 billion downloads since launch, VLC is quite likely the most popular media player. And for good reason. It’s open source and available free of cost. Moreover, VLC has apps for a variety of platforms and devices, including Windows, Mac, iOS, Apple TV, Android, Android TV, Xbox One, and Chrome OS among others. VLC is also available on the Apple Watch. But beyond all that, what makes VLC great is that it’s lightweight and easy to use. VLC is pretty great with handling any video files you throw at it, but there are times that you need to step in, as with subtitles. Ideally, you’d able to download subtitles that are perfectly synced, with no adjustments necessary on your end. But if you’re not so lucky and are wondering how to manually sync them on VLC, we have you covered.

Here’s how you can sync subtitles on VLC on Android, Android TV, iPhone, iPad, macOS, and Windows.

Sync Subtitles in VLC

How to sync subtitles in VLC on Android mobiles/ Android TV

Follow these steps to sync subtitles in VLC on Android mobiles/ Android TV:

  1. Open the video you wish to watch.
  2. Tap on the speech balloon icon, next to the big play icon. On Android TV, there’s a couple of rewind icons between the two.
  3. Tap on Subtitles track to check subtitles are turned on.
  4. Choose Subtitle delay from the speech balloon menu.

If subtitle is ahead of sound, hit the plus (“+”) icon to delay the subtitles. If subtitle is behind sound, hit the minus (“–”) icon to hasten the subtitles.

How to sync subtitles on VLC on iPhone / iPad

Follow these steps to sync subtitles on VLC on iPhone / iPad:

  1. Open the video you wish to watch.
  2. Tap on the speech balloon icon in the right-hand bottom corner to check subtitles are turned on.
  3. Tap on the clock symbol in the right-hand bottom corner.
  4. Under Subtitles delay, drag the circle icon to set a delay.

If subtitle is ahead of sound, drag the bar to the right, which will delay the subtitles. If subtitle is behind sound, drag the bar to the left, which will hasten the subtitles.

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