JustPlay supports embedded subtitles and external subtitle files in all languages available.


Subtitles Encoding Autodetection

JustPlay identifies the encoding of subtitles automatically. If it’s hard to read the encoding with a reasonable degree of accuracy, you will see a message asking to select the encoding manually.



You should choose the proper item from the drop-down list of encodings and click the OK button. In case the encoding is chosen incorrectly, you won’t see the subtitles at all or there will be wrong symbols.

If you check the box Don’t ask me again, the message won’t be displayed to you anymore. In case the encoding of subtitles can’t be determined automatically, JustPlay will use the encoding selected in the Subtitles settings.




Subtitles Online Search


When you start playing a video, JustPlay will automatically start the subtitles search on OpenSubtitles.org.

You can see the list of subtitles that the player found by clicking Subtitles -> Download from OpenSubtitles.org.




Once you select subtitles from the list, they will be downloaded and immediately displayed.

You can log in to your OpenSubtitles.org account with JustPlay. For this go to Preferences -> Subtitles -> Online Search -> Login to OpenSubtitles.org. Fill out the username and password fields and press OK.



Note: We recommend you to register with OpenSubtitles.org and submit your login details to JustPlay. By this, you enable the app to search for subtitles without limits. Unregistered users can download 200 times per IP within 24 hours from the site. If you want to get more, log in with your OpenSubtitles account or sign in once again.


More information about Online search you can read here.





If the search didn’t give you any results, instead of the subtitles list available for the download, you will see Nothing found in the menu item Download from OpenSubtitles.org.



Troubleshooting

If subtitles are displayed incorrectly:

Make sure that the subtitles encoding is chosen correctly. Otherwise, you won’t see the subtitles at all or there will be wrong symbols. Check out if a suitable font is set. By default, WenQuanYi Micro Hei is used. This is an all-purpose font that allows displaying the majority of subtitles properly, including Chinese ones. But sometimes subtitles may be displayed incorrectly even if WenQuanYi Micro Hei is set. Try to set another font in Preferences and restart the playback.

For example, to display subtitles in Arabiс correctly set Arial or Arial Unicode MS. Remember to restart the video.

If subtitles are not loaded automatically:

  1. Check the option General-> Movie folder and make sure that the video is placed in the specified folder.
  2. Make sure that the subtitles file is placed in the same directory as the video (restart the playback if you’ve just moved it).
  3. Try selecting a different encoding or changing the Autoload subtitles option in Preferences. Remember to restart the playback.

Open the subtitles file (.srt, .ass, .smil, .jss, .rt, .utf, .smi, .txt, .ssa) manually in one of the following ways:

  • by selecting Subtitles → Subtitles Track → Add from File… or File → Open… in the main menu;
  • by selecting Subtitles → Add from File… from the context menu;
  • by drag and dropping the subtitles file on JustPlay’s window.

Play and manage video with subtitles

If you have subtitle SRT files in several languages, click “S” button a few times - each time the language of subtitles changes.

You can edit font, size, and color of subtitles in Preferences, Subtitles menu.

  • ⌘+ - Increase Size;
  • ⌘- - Decrease Size.

In case of video and subtitles desynchronization:

  • ⌃⌘] - Increase Subtitle Delay;
  • ⌃⌘[ - Decrease Subtitle Delay;
  • ⌃⌘\ - Reset Subtitle Delay.


Tip: During video playback click the Gear Icon in the lower right corner of the player’s screen and choose Playback Tab. Find Subtitle Delay option and adjust it according to the requirements (control by dragging the cursor of the mouse).