VLC is one of the most popular media players from the fact that you can play multiple media files with ease and no need for a converter. It works on Android smartphones, Tablet PCs, Windows laptops, even in your MacBook. Android users usually take advantage of this application because of its good features they are free to install.
Using my Android smartphone, I am able to play almost all media files easily without needing multiple third-party applications or converters to view my videos. But lately, I’ve experienced some delays while playing my files. It was bearable the first few seconds, but it ended up being irritating to the eyes and ears, especially since I really wanted to watch this video smoothly to figure it out! So I tried some quick fixes like Force Stop the VLC Media Player application and reboot the phone but in vain. I thought it might be a problem with the video, but when you play several files, it did the same! And try my video on another phone I had no problem.
It turns out it was the VLC Media Player application on my phone that had a problem. Fortunately, I found a solution on how to fix the lagging problem of VLC Media Player on my Android phone. It’s simple and easy, almost anyone can do it!
So here’s how to fix your VLC Media Player from your Android phone lagging problems:
It always starts with the reboot of the Android phone. Once restarted, try playing the video. If it works, then great! If VLC Media Player still has a lag problem, go to step 2.
Go to applications from installation. This may be under a different name depending on your Android phone. Once you are in the Apps section, go to all the applications installed from the drop-down screen. Then select VLC.
Clear cache and data then reboot your Android phone. Check if the video now works well.
If the lagging problem persists, the solution may be to disable hardware acceleration. All you have to do is open VLC Media Player and go to the menu by clicking on the three lines in the top left corner of the application.
Go to Settings. Then click Hardware Acceleration. Now, marked. Once this is done, close the application and reboot the phone. Check the videos if it works smoothly.
If VLC Media Player still has a lagging problem, try updating the latest version of the application or reinstalling it.
And here we go! Hopefully now you will be able to run your videos without problems with the lag problem of VLC Media Player. If your videos are still late, it is better to check another application similar to VLC, or contact the developers of VLC Media Player to solve the problem. But chances are that there will be more problems with video playback Once you try all these solutions. If the problem persists and something like this happens in the normal media player of the Android phone, it may be the phone that has a problem and will need to be reviewed by the manufacturer.
How to Fix the Problem of VLC Not Showing Subtitles ?
A lot of VLC users may experience issues while playing video files with VLC and they quite often complained that VLC was unable to show the subtitles of the videos, even more, they can not discover solutions for the issues in lacking the general knowledge of VLC. Well, the factors behind the problems are different. If you have been also confused by such an issue, in this article, you will be provided with a lot of solutions to solve it with ease.
The primary reasons for the failure of showing subtitles on VLC media player fall to the following points. In the 1st place, the subtitles are not correctly encoded on your personal computer. In details, occasionally if the subtitles are not using the precise format or codec, such as UTF-8 text encoding, it will result in the failure of showing on VLC. Next, if you have not set the appropriate font in VLC, you may still not be able to play the subtitle in VLC then because the wrong font may not be compatible with player settings. Last of all, another probable reason for the problem that VLC subtitles not showing is that the subtitle files you have downloaded are damaged which can’t be accepted by VLC, and perhaps any other media players. Moreover, with respect to some reviews, it is said that the problem of VLC subtitles not showing is frequently seen with Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Arabic SRT subtitles. After acquiring the main three possible reasons for this issue, now we are going to fix the problems correctly.
Utf-8 is a multi-byte encoding used to solve international characters, which works by using 8 bits (one byte) for English and 24 bits (3 bytes) for Chinese. For BBS with more English characters, UTF-8 is used to save space. In addition, if foreigners visit your GBK web page, you will need to download Chinese language pack support. This does not occur when browsing pages encoded in UTF-8. It can be accessed directly. So, if the subtitles are encoded as UTF-8, in almost all cases, the subtitles can be simply accessed with. How to make absolutely sure the subtitles are encoded as UTF-8? Well, it is pretty easy for you to check whether the subtitles are encoded as UTF-8 or not. You can open the subtitle files in Notepad. If the Notepad can clearly identify the subtitles, usually they are encoded as UTF-8. If not, it is quite possible that they are not encoded in UTF-8. In this way, what you need to do is to use a third party file converter to transfer the file to UTF-8 format so that can be shown on VLC after that.
Some of you may be a bit confused about switching the subtitle font in VLC so as to activate the subtitles in VLC media player. Why can the font of the subtitles impact the showing matter? Well, just think about that if you have set the subtitles in very large font size, how can your VLC playing panel hold up to the large size of the font on the screen? If it is not suitable with such large-sized subtitles, then the subtitles will not be shown in the correct way in VLC media player. In such a case, you need to check the subtitles font and set them properly. How to use Unicode font in VLC? The setting ways are quite simple. You only need to open VLC media player and select “Tools” on the top menu column to choose “Preferences”. In the bottom left corner of the “Preferences” panel, you can see 2 options under “Show settings”: “Simple” and “All”. Then click “All” to show more preferences settings, including “Subtitles/OSD” item. Under it, you can set the specific font. Once you have set it properly, click “Save” to make it work correctly. Lastly, restart VLC and you can properly display all the subtitles in VLC.
According to the 3rd possible causes for the not showing issue in VLC, you need to check whether your subtitles have been broken. The most secure method for this problem is to download or set the subtitles on your pc once again to make sure all the subtitles are in correct order and can be completely compatible with VLC media players without any issues. Or, you can try to download another subtitle for the videos instead of downloading the same previous one because some virus or damage will be applied to the subtitles over the Internet.
How to put subtitles in VLC? How to open subtitles in VLC? The solutions to these two questions must be placed in front of another essential question. That is how to download subtitles and make sure the subtitles downloaded are in the proper order or conditions. After you have downloaded the correct subtitles, you can simply just click “Add Subtitle File” under the “Subtitle” option on the top menu of VLC media player to import the subtitles to VLC. After that, you can take pleasure in the video files with subtitles efficiently.