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Increase subtitles size

For those who  use K-Lite codec pack (Media Player Classic and DirectVobSub).
If your subtitles look small then follow this steps:

Double click on DirectVobSub icon

DirectVobSub taskbar icon

The following window will appear. On the field “Text Settings” click the button “Arial”

DirectVobSub Properties

Again, click the button “Arial” on the field “Font”

Style editor

Now, you can change the color, size, font of the subtitles


Thats all.

Bad subtitles reporting – My Comments

Before two month i place a “Report Bad Subtitle” link where you can make a report about bad or corrupted subtitles. Since then i have received more than 300 mails about bad subtitles. I have reviewed all of your mails and i give answers to few of you. The most frequently problem is the synchronization of the subtitle with the movie. To fix this problem read my older post here: Synchronize Subtitles.

Other problems you have is that the subtitles appears in a non understandable format. To fix this problem you have to read my post here: None understandable Subtitles

Some of you have problem with their player. I recommend to download K-Lite Codec Pack ( I think it’s the best free player and collection of codecs in the market and it includes DirectVobSub, a program to handle your subtitles.

I have to mention that sometimes you are unable to download a subtitles, or the download link seems to be broken. This is due to the overloading of our server and it can’t serve you and give you the subtitles you request. In this case wait for few minutes and try again. Don’t send bad reporting email.

Non understandable subtitles

In case your subtitles look like this:

Non understandable subtitles

Non understandable subtitles

you have to follow few steps to solve this problem.

Follow: Start -> Control Panel -> Regional and Language Options

A window will pop-up (see image below)

Advanced tab

Advanced tab

Click on the field  Languages for non-Unicode programs and select the subtitles language (for example Greek)



Press OK. You may need to restart your PC to apply the changes you have done.

After play your movie. The subtitles now works fine.



Synchronize Subtitles

We receive dozens of emails everyday with people having problem synchronize the subtitles with their movie. I will write down few simple steps that will help you solve this problem.

First of all, the best packet (with player and encoders) for playing movies is K-Lite Codec Pack. You can download it for free from here:

Download K-Lite Codec Pack

When you download a subtitle their is a possibility that is not synchronized with the movie. You can download other subtitle and try again. Put there is a much easier way to do this.

When you play your movie with Media Player Classic (it is included in K-Lite Codec Pack) an icon appears on the Taskbar of Windows. This icon is for the DirectVobSub, a program that control the speed of the appearance of the subtitle and some other futures.



If you double click on this icon a window will appear. Click on the tab Timing

Timing tab

Timing tab

In the option Subtitle Timing their is a field called Delay. This field is responsible for how much time the subtitles will be in front or backward form the movie.

Attention: The field Delay is measured in millisecond (1 sec = 1000 msec)

Which means that if i play my movie and i see that the subtitles are backward (for example 14 sec) from the movie i will place the following value to the Delay field:

Delay = -14000 msec = -14 x 1000


Delay = 14000 msec = 14 x 1000

To find how much time the subtitles are in front or backward form the movie you have to do a simple thing. Play the movie and record the time when the subtitles first appears (X) and when the dialogs start in the movie (Y).

Then if X > Y

Delay = X – Y

If Y > X

Delay = Y – X