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Subtitles

The subtitles tab allows you to adjust the display method and appearance of subtitles.

Remember that some video files have subtitles that are embedded directly on the video track, and aren’t stored in a separate subtitle track or separate subtitle file (sometimes referred to as hardsubs). Because such subtitles are part of the actual video track, the options and settings available on this window will not be applicable.

GOM Media Player Subtitles Preferences - Subtitles Tab

Display Method
There are two different methods by which GOM Media Player can display subtitles: on the video track itself or on the overlay surface.

- Display on video (TV-OUT)
This option will place the subtitles on the video track itself, and is sometimes necessary when using GOM Media Player in TV-OUT mode. This mode is also necessary if you want the subtitles to show up on screen captures taken using GOM Media Player’s screen capture function.

- Display on overlay surface
This option will display subtitles on an overlay surface that is separate from the video track. This mode provides for clearer and more vivid subtitles, and will ensure that the subtitles won’t appear on screen captures taken using GOM Media Player’s screen capture function.


Subtitle Font
- Font
Choose the font in which the subtitles will be displayed.

- Size
Choose the font size by which the subtitles will be displayed.

- Bold
Check the box to apply a bold effect to the subtitles.

- Quality
Select “Smoothen” to apply a smoothing effect to the subtitle edges.

- Auto Size
Change the subtitle font size automatically to display a specific number of characters per line.

- Left Align
Enable Left Alignment for subtitles (as opposed to center alignment).

Subtitle Color & Opacity
- Text
Click the box to select the text color (default is white) and move the slider to adjust text opacity (all the way to the left is 100% opacity).

- Outline
Click the box to select the text outline color (default is black) and move the slider to adjust text outline opacity (all the way to the left is 100% opacity).

- Shadow
Click the box to select the shadow effect color (default is black) and move the slider to adjust shadow effect opacity (all the way to the left is 100% opacity).

- Link Alpha CH
Locks the Text, Outline, and Shadow sliders so that they always stay at equal levels.

- Settings
Adjust the thickness of the text outline and the shadow effect.

Subtitle Position & Spacing
- Horizontal Pos (%)
Adjust the horizontal position of the subtitles based on a % of the screen (50% = center)

- Vertical Pos (%)
Adjust the vertical position of the subtitles based on a % of the screen (50% = center)

- Left/R Margins (%)
Increase/Decrease the left and right margins by a % of the screen

- Tob/B Margins (%)
Increase/Decrease the top and bottom margins by a % of the screen

- Char. Spacing (%)
Increase/Decrease the space between characters based on a % of the default spacing.

- Line Spacing (%)
Increase/Decrease the space between lines text based on a % of the default spacing.

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Messages

The subtitle tab allows you to adjust the display method and appearance of messages (the text that appears at the top left of the playback area when you do things like play, pause, change playback speed, etc).

 GOM Media Player Subtitles Preferences - Messages Tab

Display Method
There are two different methods by which GOM Media Player can display messages: on the video track itself or on the overlay surface.

- Display on video (TV-OUT)
This option will place the messages on the video track itself, and is sometimes necessary when using GOM Media Player in TV-OUT mode. This mode is also necessary if you want the messages to show up on screen captures taken using GOM Media Player’s screen capture function.

- Display on overlay surface
This option will display messages on an overlay surface that is separate from the video track.


Message Font

- Font
Choose the font in which the messages will be displayed.

- Size
Choose the font size by which the messages will be displayed.

- Bold
Check the box to apply a bold effect to the messages.

- Quality
Select “Smoothen” to apply a smoothing effect to the messages’ edges.

- Auto Size
Change the message font size automatically to display a specific number of characters per line.

Message Color & Transparency

- Text
Click the box to select the text color (default is beige) and move the slider to adjust text opacity (all the way to the left is 100% opacity).

- Outline
Click the box to select the text outline color (default is black) and move the slider to adjust text outline opacity (all the way to the left is 100% opacity).

- Shadow
Click the box to select the shadow effect color (default is black) and move the slider to adjust shadow effect opacity (all the way to the left is 100% opacity).

- Link Alpha CH
Locks the Text, Outline, and Shadow sliders so that they always stay at equal levels.

- Settings
Adjust the thickness of the text outline and the shadow effect.


Subtitle Position & Spacing

- Left/R Margins (%)
Increase/Decrease the left and right margins by a % of the screen

- Tob/B Margins (%)
Increase/Decrease the top and bottom margins by a % of the screen

- Char. Spacing (%)
Increase/Decrease the space between characters based on a % of the default spacing.

- Line Spacing (%)
Increase/Decrease the space between lines text based on a % of the default spacing.


Display Time
Choose how long (in seconds) messages will be displayed before fading.

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Subtitle Directory

If there are specific folders in which you want GOM Media Player to check for subtitle files when opening a video, you can add them here.

By default, GOM Media Player will only auto-load a matching subtitle file if it is located in the same directory as the video file that is being played. However, adding a folder to this list will cause GOM Media Player will know to check that directory as well.

GOM Media Player Subtitles Preferences - Subtitle Directory Tab

- [Add] Button
Opens the “Browse For Folder” window and allows you to select which directory you want to add to the list.
 GOM Media Player Subtitles Preferences - Others Tab

- Prioritize the folders below when looking for subtitle files.
Checking this box will cause GOM Media Player to look for matching subtitle files in the added directories BEFORE looking in the directory that contains the video file being played.

In other words, subtitle files in the added directory will take load priority over subtitles that are located in the folder that contains the video file. If this box is NOT checked, subtitle files that shae a directory with the video file will take load priority.


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Others

This tab contains Code Page, RTL Language Support, and Subtitle Time Sync settings.
GOM Media Player Subtitles Preferences - Others Tab

- Code Page
Allows you to manually select the language region code for subtitles that are in ASCII instead of Unicode.

- RTL Language Support[Beta]
Check this box to enable support for right-to-left language subtitles. This feature is currently in the beta phase of development.

- Subtitle Time Sync
Allows you to adjust the subtitle time sync by 0.1 seconds to 1.0 seconds.


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