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This wasn’t working for me until I opened the subtitle file in MS WORD, it will offer to convert it to something readable, then save it as a word document, then change the extension to. OK meanwhile I’m using Media Player classic which displays the subs excellently! The second picture is the same file converted to UTF-8, displaying correctly. Because it has attracted low-quality or spam answers that had to be removed, posting an answer now requires 10 reputation on this site the association bonus does not count. If you are sure your subtitles are encoded in UTF-8 , and you are using a unicode font in VLC, but your subtitles still don’t work, then the subtitles are most probably broken. Yes, I did restart.

If you are sure the file is encoded in UTF-8 but the subtitles still show up as boxes or weird symbols, you should make sure you are using the right font in VLC. Manos Manos 51 1 1. Then change the character encoding to the above setting and try again. Now my adventure is to solve the issue and go to bed, movie will be for another time: If your subtitles still show up as question marks, there is a chance that your file is actually filled with question marks. You can permanently break subtitles by trying to change the text encoding in a wrong way like trying to save it with Notepad. How to fix VLC subtitles not displaying properly This guide explains how to fix subtitles that show up as weird symbols, boxes, blocks, or question marks in VLC media player. How to handle this situation?

Assuming using Windows, first convert the Arabic subtitle file to utf8 format. I had the same problem and this solved it.

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Some fonts were hidden, so I unhide them. OK meanwhile I’m using Media Player classic which displays the subs excellently! Tal Segal Tal Segal 3 3. Posted by Alvin SIU at 1: Then change the character encoding to the above setting and try again.

How to fix subtitles in VLC: no more weird symbols, boxes or question marks

Now my adventure is to solve the issue and go to bed, movie will be for another time: It looks like you’re using an adblocker Ads help keep this website online. Could you whitelist this website? How to fix VLC subtitles not displaying properly This guide explains how to fix subtitles that show up as weird symbols, boxes, blocks, or question marks in VLC media player.

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Didn’t help, I’m going crazy, all I wanted is to watch a movie. Denja Denja 1 5 This wasn’t working for me until I opened the subtitle file in MS WORD, it will offer to convert it to something readable, then save it as a word document, then change the extension to.

It could be related to the. How subfitles handle this situation? Subtitles not working is a common problem with Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Arabic srt subtitles. Now change the Default Encoding to Hebrew Windows and you’re done.

Simply open this directory using details view. The problem should arise from subtitle character set encoding.

If there were any other subtitles in the folder move them to another location. Now make sure the font is set to Arial Unicode MSother unicode fonts should also work. VLC is now subbtitles a unicode font that can display all Chinese, Korean and Japanese characters correctly.

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How to fix VLC subtitles not displaying properly

That’s it, now it should work and display properly the Greek subtitles. After all these steps it worked. This guide explains how to fix subtitles that show up as weird symbols, boxes, blocks, or question marks in VLC media player.

Yes, I did restart.

If Arial Unicode MS is not in the list, you can download and install it from here. You might need to restart VLC after changing these font queestion.

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By the way, using this method, the srt file subtitlse be in unicode and should be stored using UTF-8 format. I have solved it by changing the file encoding using NotePad: The second picture is the same file converted to UTF-8, displaying correctly. You can only see squares.

If your subtitles still show up as question marks, there is a chance that your file is actually filled with question marks. Super User works best with JavaScript enabled. Thank you for your interest in this question.

The easiest way to find out if your subtitles are encoded properly is by opening them in Uqestion.