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How to watch movies with subtitles online

Welcome to Idea Wide!! This is a quick tutorial on how to use
the Video Sub Player to watch any online video with subtitles.
Why use Video Sub Player? Well, there are thousands of videos of
different movies and TV series available to watch online free. On the other hand
there are thousands of free subtitles to almost all the movies even in
different languages. So what if we can join both? so you can watch movies with subtitles online. Well that is exactly what the
Video Sub Players is doing. No need to wait till the movie is
downloaded to watch it with subtitles. If you prefer you can download the movie
also. As a normal desktop video player you
need both the video file and the subtitle file to play using the
Video Sub Player. currently we are only supporting Firefox
to grab any online video. although others can watch by manually
entering the path of the video Remember this is the absolute file path. Video Grabber, the Firefox add-on we developed
to grab video files from websites is highly recommended to use our firefox
add-on grab video file from video hosting providers, There are some tweaks
needs to be applied to find the absolute path of videos. Video Grabber will do it
for you. the add-on can be downloaded from Firefox
repository with the below link. From now on i assume you have the
Firefox add-on installed into your Firefox. Everything is ready! Shall we watch a movie then? First activate the add-on from the right below corner If you can’t see the add-on bar, enable it from the
view menu ->Toolbars->Add-on bar Ok add-on is now activated. go to any video hosting provider. in this case i will go to Youtube. Play the video. This is important! You need to play the
video when the add-on is activated to grab it. if there are multiple videos on the
same site, load the page without the add-on on activated. Then activate the add-on. Play the wanted
video clip. When the video starts to play, the add-on
will automatically grab the video and take you to Video Sub Player. Now it is
time to find subtitles. For this demonstration I have already
downloaded a SRT file. In your case, find a subtitle,
downloaded and extract the SRT file. on the below panel of the Video Sub
Player, Click browse. Specify the subtitle file and then click Watch
movie. That’s it! Now you can watch the movie with your own
subtitles. This player is currently running on beta. Your feedback is highly appreciated. Hope you enjoy it


  1. shali Yfrimashvilly Author

    you made my life soo much easy!
    you the only one that made this stuff!!
    listen because its free and its giving an perfect preformnce!!
    thanx you verry much!! you are a good person!

  2. Qinthara Author

    I have done every steps in the video and everything seems to be fine, but in the end the video subplayer simply doesn't play the subtitle. Any helps?

  3. 7he Pilot6uy Author

    Hey man! Thanks a lot dude!!! The add on is really useful and easy to use, thanks to you! And the video is awesome and easy to understand. Thanks a ton!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. sXe79 Author

    Hi. Sometimes the video's aspect ratio is narrowed.. Is due to the player where you load the URL. The this is pretty annoying. Hope you can fix it in future releases

  5. Castro Jimenez Author

    Hi!! ive been a fellow user for a year now! but now it just stopped working..i dont know why. The addond says it is activated but when i get to youtube or any other stream it doesnt goes to the grabber web. It just plays normally as if deactivated.. Can you please help me??

  6. Pasindu Perera Author

    Hi Castro Jimenez,

    Yeah it was because the new firefox version does not support the api I used. I have updated the addon but it will take sometime to go through the review process to automatically update. You can also update the addon manually to version 1.09 and it will solve the problem. To update manually, use link on the video description

    Sorry for the inconvenience

  7. Mario Balliu Author

    i got the version 1.09 of the addon and for youtube videos it takes me to the video sub player beta version but for other videos it just says 303:error…………… can you tell me how to find the absolute path of a video

  8. Mario Balliu Author

    i downloaded the 1.09 version and it only works for youtube videos becouse in other sites it shows a 303:error line ……….can you please tell me how to find the absolute path of a video

  9. Oscar Castro Author

    Hi! thanks for the help, its now working but i have a new problem now. Before the size of the subtitles were nice and big. But since the new update once i load the subtiltes they are so small, When we go into full screen mode they can barely been seen :(, I love this addon but the only way to read them its been so close to the PC. Can you make them bigger?

  10. Pasindu Perera Author

    can you give me an example of the video you used tried to play?
    you can switch to the previous player by changing the url of the player

    for example when the new addon directs you to vsp[dot]ideawide[dot]com/?video=blablabal…..
    change the vsp to videosubplayer
    videosubplayer[dot]ideawide[dot]com/?video=blablabla …………
    let me knw if this fix the problem

  11. Pasindu Perera Author

    Thanx oscar for the feedback I wll update it. in the mean time if you can add this as an idea to the feedback so it is easy to track.
    Feedback is on the bottom of the player

  12. Mario Balliu Author

    i installed the 1.09 version and it shows this: (303:failed to resource:cannot acces the resource file (try loosening flash security seetings):error #2048) in youtube videos it works ……can you help me please

  13. Mario Balliu Author

    the video grabber directs me to the vsp beta site but the video player doesnt have a play button so i cant start watching the video……can you help me please

  14. Pasindu Perera Author

    update it to the new version (1.09). can you post the question in the feedback section of the the vsp site so that it will be a common place to answer question?

  15. Hildugard Author

    I forgot something, Can videograbber allow me to watch youtube videos blocked to U.S. Residents?.
    Is there a program or ext. that can rip subtitles from youtube videos that have them as an option?.

  16. Karen Naicker Author

    Hello Pasindu, sorry but really confused. I did the firefox adon part. Then followed your instructions by activation the button on the bottom right hand side of my browser, it turns red. Then pressed play for youtube video and i get nothing coming up saying " Welcome to Video Sub player" so no where to add anything and also.. what do you mean by download a SRT File?

  17. Pasindu Perera Author

    You should load the video while the addon is activated. (ie activate the video and refresh the page the video was in )if you are a firefox user, you will automatically redirect to the player. if you are a chrome user, possible videos will be shown as a list when you click the addon icon

  18. Karen Naicker Author

    Thank you for quick response.. It worked by refresh the page but i still dont know how to get english subs on it. You mentioned in your video to download the SRT File but what is that and how do i get it.

  19. Ahmed Ezzeldin Author

    hey man,, i did everything as u said ,, i played the video while the video grabber add on was activated,,but nothing happened,, what should i do?


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