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Is there anyway of any media player that I can view Arabic ANSI encoded .srt files in the right way without converting them to UTF-8 encoding ? I tried VLC, Gnome mplayer and the default Movie player but all of them are viewing the subtitles as question marks or rectangles.

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In VLC there is a default encoding option in Tools -> Preferences -> Subtitles & OSD. Try to choose Windows-1256 or ISO 8859-6 there. –  Andrey Nov 17 '12 at 10:49

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