A similar question was asked, here: Subtitle are not working in vlc
But I have tried all the fixes, and none of them work for me. I am trying to use Chinese subtitles from OpenSubtitles. I get a series of square boxes. When opening the .srt file in text editor, I can read the Chinese. I have copied and pasted into another text file with .srt extension. No good. I've tried every encoding that looks like it makes sense in Vlc. I've also tried the bug fix that Arie Skliarouk suggested, but nothing works. Any tips?