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MrMC supports both stand-alone subtitle and embedded subtitles. Most major subtitle formats are supported. MrMC can also search and download subtitles directly from full screen playback.

Changing subtitle settings during playback

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The audio options are found under the speaker icon (C).

Various subtitle settings can be changed or they turned On/Off (default is on) via the OSD (On Screen Display) while watching a movie by selecting the subtitle menu or audio options.

Note: To make MrMC turn off subtitles by default: Go into Settings -> Videos -> Subtitles -> and select "none" for preferred subtitle track.

Settings details

Enable subtitles
Enable or disables subtitles. Subtitle tracks with the "forced" flag are unaffected by this and should always display.
Subtitle offset
Adjusts how long that the subtitles are delayed in relation to the video
Allows you select which subtitles are displayed
  • MrMC will auto select subtitle language based on your global settings. Also - Set as default for all Movies is now Set as default for all Videos. See: Settings for more info.
Browse for subtitle
Allows you to browse the filesystem for the file used to display the subtitles
Set as default for all videos
Selecting this will make the current settings the default

Additional settings

Main settings

Settings -> Videos -> Subtitles

additional settings shown when scrolling down
Setting Description Setting level
Languages to download subtitles for
Preferred Subtitle Language Sets the default subtitles when different languages are available.
Subtitle position on screen Location of subtitles on the screen. This does not effect stylized subs such as SSA/ASS. Options are:
  • Fixed position (default) - Use the position defined in the video calibration screen. By default this is near the bottom of the video.
  • Above video - Place subtitles in the black area above the video when the video doesn't fill the top and bottom parts of the screen (letterbox).
  • Below video - Place subtitles in the black area below the video when the video doesn't fill the top and bottom parts of the screen (letterbox).
  • Top of video - Show subtitles near the top of the video.
  • Bottom of video - Show subtitles near the bottom of the video.
Subtitle stereoscopic depth
Font Font to use for plaintext subtitles.
Font size for plain text subtitles.
Color used for plain text subtitles.
-Character set
Override ASS/SSA subtitle fonts Force the options for plaintext subs on ASS/SSA stylized subtitles.
Subtitle storage location
-Custom subtitle folder
Set a custom directory for your subtitles. This can be an SMB share.
Pause when searching for subtitles
Default TV service
Default Movie service

Adjusting subtitles position

The position of the subtitles can be adjusted vertically (but not horizontally) in the Video Calibration screen, you can also configure the way that they are displayed though the Subtitles Settings.
Note: This does not apply to DVD subtitles as the DVD itself defines their location.

Subtitle downloader

  • ActivateWindow(subtitlesearch) can be bound to a remote button using keymaps in order to quickly bring up the subtitle search window.

Manually downloaded external subtitle files

To use stand-alone subtitle files with video files, put them in the same folder as the video file or alternatively go to the Subtitles Settings and set a Custom Subtitle Directory. You can also choose to manually browse for the subtitle file via the OSD (On Screen Display) Audio and Subtitle Settings. You can configure the way that they are displayed through the Subtitles Settings, and you can adjust where they are displayed onscreen through the Video Calibration Screen.

The subtitle and video files must have the same name, for example:

 Video File: The Matrix.avi
 Subtitle: The

Using multi language subtitles

MrMC supports the use of more than one external subtitle. This of course is most useful when you have more than one subtitle file, (eg. for more than language).

To use this functionality you need to rename the video file and subtitle files as follows:

 Video File: The Matrix.avi
 Subtitle 1: The
 Subtitle 2: The
 Subtitle 3: The

The dot after the filename but before the extension specifies the language (you can use anything here, mix numbers and and letters or just use one or the other).

Advanced options

Using Forced Subtitles

Many movies have subtitles encoded for secondary languages spoken during the film – when these are added to the movie, they are known as forced subtitles and are always visible (despite not being hard encoded). As of Gotham, MrMC recognizes and respects the forced flag for showing subtitles (even if subtitles are turned off by default, the forced flag will trigger them being turned on). This requires that the user have set the default languages in Settings in order to function properly. If there are multiple forced subtitles, MrMC will select the forced subtitles that match the default playback language.

Internal Forced Subtitles

If you are using an .mkv file, the forced subtitles may be included in the file when originally encoded. If so, MrMC will automatically recognize that they are present and will display them at the appropriate times. If they are not included, or if the header was not properly edited, you will need to use external subtitles.

External Forced Subtitles

If you are using anything other than an .mkv file, or if your mkv doesn’t have the forced subtitles properly included, the forced flag can be easily added to your external subtitles. Following the same naming conventions listed above, you can then append the forced flag to the end of the subtitle file name. The forced flag can be either upper, lower or mixed case in the filename and can use a “.” (dot), “ “ (space) or “-“ (dash) to separate them from the name of the movie and language of the subtitles. IE: <syntaxhighlight lang="xml" enclose="div"> Movie Name (2006) Movie Name (2006) Movie Name (2006) Movie Name (2006) </syntaxhighlight>