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Yesterday I upgraded my VLC to 2.0. I was watching some video lectures of .mp4 format. The lectures were not having any subtitles but they provided me transcript in .txt files. I want them to be used as subtitles in VLC 2.0 but they aren't working!! Is there any solution for opening .txt subtitles or transcript in VLC 2.0??

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If your TXT files are in correct format then simply rename the file to .srt – HackToHell Feb 26 '12 at 4:17
no they are not!! they are just transcripts!! – Ashutosh Dave Feb 26 '12 at 10:57

This may not be ideal, but Youtube has this functionality. If you have a decent connection/time, upload it as a private video, and then you you'll have the Transcribe and Sync option where you can upload your text and have Youtube's servers take care of the syncing.

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In a .srt file, we have the time-stamps which specifies which text to be displayed when and for how long (shown below).

0 00:00:40,874 --> 00:00:44,644 KELLER: Our father, who art in heaven,

1 00:00:44,645 --> 00:00:47,313 hallowed be thy name.

2 00:00:47,314 --> 00:00:49,482 Thy kingdom come,

3 00:00:49,483 --> 00:00:54,320 thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

Whereas, in the transcript, there will be no such time-stamps.

Therefore, it is practically impossible to use transcript to display subtitles. But, if you can work on that file, and create time-stamps (various online tools and softwares are available for this), you can convert txt file to srt.

Hope this helps. Comment if more info is needed.

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