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Hello members I'm running Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS 32 bit my only problem is that I'm from Bulgaria and when a download movie with Bulgarian subs VLC player is not showing them properly how can i fix that ?


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Would you please be more specific how the subtitles are not being shown properly? Maybe you can add an image to show what you mean? – carnendil Feb 13 '13 at 22:57
yes I will show you screenshot if you just tell me how to upload picture hire ? – Bodyshaker Feb 13 '13 at 23:05
one possibility is to updload according or to, and paste here the url they provide. – carnendil Feb 13 '13 at 23:09
here:… they explain that you cannot paste an image directly on your question until you have enough reputation. Please provide the url as in my previous comment. – carnendil Feb 13 '13 at 23:16 hope this will do the job – Bodyshaker Feb 13 '13 at 23:20

It seems that your problem is related to the encoding of the subtitles. Check the instructions at the VLC's page on subtitles to adjust your preferences to whichever enconding was used to create the subtitle file.

Fonts in your Ubuntu installation should show cyrillic letters with no problem (anyway, that doesn't seem to be your problem).

If you need to change the encoding of your subtitle file, follow instructions given in this answer.

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OK 10X for the help :) – Bodyshaker Feb 14 '13 at 11:49
@Bodyshaker if the answer was helpful consider accepting it by clicking on the checkmark, you can "upvote" it too. – guntbert Feb 20 '14 at 21:20

I came here for help, but I found the answer myself. In the VLC player menu, go to Tools, Preferences, Subtitles/OSD, then under Default Encoding choose Cyrillic (Windows-1251). You may need to restart the program in order for the change to take effect.

Успех! Ganbatte!

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go to "Preferences" up menu after select from left "Subtitles & osb" after right side pick "Default encoding" Cyrillic (windows-1251)

go to "tools" after "Preferences" up menu. after select from left "Subtitles & osb" after right side pick "Default encoding" Cyrillic (windows-1251)

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