I have created a video file with soft subtitles. These subtitles are visible in Windows Media Player, but they are not visible in VLC.

What can I do? Do I have to create a -.srt file specifically for VLC player?


I have not used any subtitle file or format. I have expression encoder to add a "soft subtitle" to the video

TimeSpan midpoint = new TimeSpan(0, 0, 0, temp);
mergedVideo.ScriptCommands.Add(new Microsoft.Expression.Encoder.ScriptCommand(midpoint, "caption", DataLogFiles[j]));

This adds the subtitle or caption as meta data. This is visible in Windows media player.

  • What video container? Which subtitle format did you use?
    – slhck
    Sep 19, 2013 at 12:18
  • The question remains, which video container? If you use Expression Encoder, I'm guessing it does some Windows-specific stuff…
    – slhck
    Sep 19, 2013 at 12:38

1 Answer 1


No, VLC supports .srt files. VLC player will load .srt files if the movie and .srt file are in the same folder.

Ensure that the .srt file and movie are in the same folder and play the movie. VLC will auto-pick the .srt file and it will display the subtitles.

  • right now there is no subtitle file. i.e. it is soft subtitle embedded as meta data in the video itself. VLC does not support this is it? Sep 19, 2013 at 11:24

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