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What are the keyboard shortcuts to move subtitles in VLC up or down?

  • I don't believe there are keyboard shortcuts for that at present. – dg99 May 30 '14 at 16:08
  • You know the process to do it without a keyboard shortcut? – Arvanitis Christos Jun 5 '14 at 21:55
  • There is an offset option in configuration but it takes a lot of trial and error to guess the right number. – Spikolynn Jun 7 '14 at 13:56
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At least on VLC 2.1.6, you can set the shortcut under the Tools->Hotkeys menu (with Simple Show settings). However, cumbersome enough, shifting the subtitle position doesn't come into effect until you restart VLC, which makes the shortcut rather useless, speeding up the trial-error process thought.

I was looking to set overtitles because the video I was seeing had embedded subtitles and I noticed that you can set the offset to a high value (say 1000) and vlc will place the subtitles as high as possible.

EDIT: As reported by the OP, at least from VLC 2.2.1, the subtitle shift is instantaneous.

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    In my vlc version the position is changed at once. I will now have to look into askubuntu.com/questions/284709/… to show them even lower. – Spikolynn Jan 12 '16 at 21:24
  • oh great! What version is that? – quimnuss Jan 13 '16 at 8:25
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    2.2.1 on Win x64 – Spikolynn Jan 15 '16 at 21:55
  • I think this answer addresses subtitle position in time, not on screen. – Tomáš Zato - Reinstate Monica Dec 16 '17 at 9:01
  • No. I'm talking about sxreen position. – quimnuss Dec 16 '17 at 10:31

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