Show captions or subtitles in Windows Media Player


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 Start button Picture of the Start button, click All Programs, and then click Windows Media Player.
    If the Player is currently open and you’re in Now Playing mode, click the Switch to Library button Picture of the Switch to Library button in the upper-right corner of the Player.
  2. Click the Play menu, point to Lyrics, Captions, and Subtitles, and then click On if Available.

    If the Play menu isn't visible, you'll need to show the menu bar. To do so, click Organize, point to Layout, and then select Show menu bar.

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

    For more information about playing a video file, see Play an audio or video file. For more information about playing a DVD, see Play a CD or DVD in Windows Media Player.

Notes

  • If you're 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 about changing the language in captions or subtitles, see Windows Media Player language settings: frequently asked questions.

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



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