How to display subtitles for movies in Totem player
The other day, I had explained how you can download subtitles for your movies from opensubtitles website using a nifty software called Subdownloader. Once you have downloaded the relevant subtitle file for your movies, it is quite trivial to show subtitles for the movie in Totem media player – the default video player in Ubuntu Linux.
Showing subtitles in movies (even English movies) is quite useful. It makes it easy for the you to follow conversations in movie. And if you are watching a movie in a foreign language, then subtitles become indispensable.
Steps to display subtitles for movies in Totem player
- Download the subtitles to the movie using Subdownloader. The subtitle text file has an extension ‘
.srt‘. Make sure you save it in the same directory that has the movie file (This is for ease of finding the file later).
- Now open Totem movie player. In Ubuntu Linux under Gnome menu, it can be found in
Applications > Sound & Video > Movie Player.
- In Totem, Open the movie you want to watch. Pause the movie.
- Again, in the Totem menu click on “
View > Select Text Subtitles“. This will open a file dialog from which you can select the subtitle text file (
.srt) you saved earlier.
Now your movie will start playing with subtitles in Totem player.