When playing a Windows Media file or DVD that contains captions or subtitles, you can show the information in Windows Media Player.

  1. Click the Play menu, point to Lyrics, Captions, and Subtitles, and then click On if Available.

    If the Play menu is not visible, show the Classic Menus.

  2. Begin playing a file or DVD that contains captions or subtitles, and then click Now Playing. Subtitles appear on top of DVD videos, while captions appear below the video portion of Windows Media Video (WMV) files.

Notes

  • If captions and subtitles appear even though you have not turned them on in the Player, verify that the sounds accessibility feature of Windows is not turned on.

  • If you are playing a Windows Media file or DVD that has captions or subtitles in a different language, you can change the language in which the captions or subtitles are displayed. For more information, see Windows Media Player language settings: frequently asked questions.

  • The performance of the Player may degrade when showing subtitles or captions on computers that have limited video memory.