I use VLC that automatically opens subtitles with same name as movie:

Movie:    [Name].avi
Sutitles: [Name].srt

But i wonder how should i name subtitles if i have more than one.

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Just add the name of the language between the movie name and the extension:

Just like:

Movie: [Name].avi
English Subtitles:[Name].en.srt
French Subtitles: [Name].fr.srt
Spanish Subtitles: [Name].es.srt
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    What if there's more than one file for the same language? E.g., multiple translations.
    – phogg
    Oct 14, 2011 at 17:01
  • I believe it should work fine if you just append numbers as well, ie: [Name}.en1.srt Oct 14, 2011 at 17:18
  • What if one srt contains dual language subtitles, for example both English and Spanish? More info: tool to create them, reasoning behind.
    – malfroid
    Jul 16, 2020 at 17:59

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