As a deaf person I was frustrated with the lack of subtitles on Internet video. So I spent some time researching what options are available for watching movies and TV episodes online. The two greatest software's I've found in my research are the VLC Player and Sublight Subtitles Search Utility.
What's great about the VLC Player is that is plays just about all video formats. It support subtitles. Another great thing about it is it allows you to watch a video while it's downloading and from your temporary cache folder. The last one is important to understand. A video file will have an extension such as .AVI .WMP .Divx, etc.. But if you open a video that's embedded on a web page that video is loaded in your temporary cache folder and will have the addition extension of .PART. For example starwars.AVI will become starwars.avi.part. The VLC Player will play videos that have this .PART extension. Most video players will not. What this means is you'll be able to open a streaming video in the VLC Player and add subtitles to it and you won't have to wait until the entire video has downloaded.
The next software is the Sublight Subtitles Search Utility. It's kind of like a file sharing software (Similar to a P2P network) that allows you to search a number of subtitles websites at once. You can also upload subtitles, rate subtitles and link them to particular video files. This means that if you find subtitles that are already linked to your video file then you'll know they are synced to that video.
This video walks you through the steps I've taken to watch hundreds of online videos with subtitles.
My Sublight software is linked to my VLC player (This is a setting you choose when installing the software and you can change it at any time in the Settings of the Sublight). My sublight software is also set to only look for English subtitles (You can search for just about any language).
I hope someone finds this helpful. With this you can very easily and quickly watch just about any movie or TV episode that you can watch on your computer with subtitles.
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