Subtitles or captions translate or transcribe the dialogue of the content you are watching. They are very useful because some people have poor hearing abilities, different languages spoken throughout the world, people can be more engaged with the content they are watching, they can potentially improve your comprehension for the corresponding language and many more reasons. If you have TV shows and movies that are missing subtitles, you can easily download and enable them as you are viewing your media. In this guide, we will first introduce one of the top websites where you can get subtitles (as well as its alternatives), how to download subtitles and how you can enable them by using a media player.
Part 1: What is YIFY?
Although they used to offer free movies, YIFY Subtitles is now a full-fledged website that only offers subtitle files. Among the websites which offer websites, YIFY Subtitles is probably the best for several reasons. First, it sorts the movies and TV shows according to genre (like action, thriller, drama, sci-fi, etc.). It can also list the movies according to a year of release, the runtime, and a brief introduction to each movie. If that is not enough, it is also linked with IMDB which means you can easily see the rating of the movie, and you can set your favorite languages in the bar on the website so that you can spend less time setting the preferences next time. The collection of subtitles available is very impressive too, as the website has over 900 pages. Therefore, how to download subtitles from YIFY Subtitles website? Please refer to the next segment of this guide.
Part 2: How to download subtitles from YIFY
Given its features, it is natural to assume that YIFY Subtitles is a paid website. Fortunately, it is free to use and it is very safe especially given how hackers could exploit subtitle files to hijack your computer through malware, ransomware, or viruses. Without further ado, here is how to download subtitles from YIFY Subtitles.
Step 1: Visit the YIFY website
The homepage should appear as illustrated by the image below.
Step 2: Search for the movie
At the top of the homepage, there is a search bar. Input the keywords of the movie and hit enter on your keyboard.
Step 3: Open the movie link when you get the search results
Scroll down to the subtitles section, where you should see the download links (the subtitles are available in multiple languages).
Step 4: Download the subtitles
Click the download link for the chosen language of the subtitle, which should re-direct you to the download page. Click the download link for the subtitle, and the files will begin downloading. Check your download folder upon completion.
When you have successfully downloaded your subtitles, refer to the next segment of this article on how to add YIFY subtitles to movies.
Part 3: How to add YIFY subtitles to video/movie while playing
There are several reasons why you might want to use subtitles when you are watching your videos and movies. For example, you get the potential of improving your comprehension, better engagement, and understanding of whatever you are watching, and they can be helpful if you have a poor hearing ability, etc. If you have videos and movies without subtitles, you can easily download them from YIFY Subtitles or other top subtitle websites, which you can then import directly during playback with Leawo Free Blu-ray Player. If you do not know how to add YIFY subtitles to movies during playback, then you are at the right place. Before we show you how to do it, we will first give you a few reasons why you should use Leawo Blu-ray Player for all your playback needs:
Region-free Blu-ray player software to play Blu-ray disc and DVD disc for free, regardless of disc protection and region restriction.
Play 4K FLV videos, 4K MKV videos, 4K MP4 videos, etc. without quality loss.
Support the conversion from Blu-ray/DVD discs to MKV in the premium version.
Learn more about Leawo Blu-ray Player directly from the product page. Follow the easy steps below if you need help on using the software.
Step 1: Load your DVD disc on your computer’s disk drive
Open Leawo Blu-ray Player, click the green "Open File" button to browse and load any video(s) or audio(s) for playback. In this case, insert the corresponding DVD disc into the disc drive. Click the disc name on the home interface to begin the playback. You will also see your media file(s) on the playlist.
Step 2: Import the YIFY subtitles
When you have successfully imported your media, the software should automatically begin the playback. During movie or video playback, move your mouse over to the Title Area. From the 4 available options, click the "Subtitles" icon. Click 'Browse for subtitles...' under the 'Subtitles-settings' panel to import them.
Step 3: Adjust the DVD video settings
Move your mouse over to the top left corner, or right click on the main interface and choose the "Videos" option to enter the ‘Video-Settings’ panel. Options that are available include video cropping, post-processing, view mode, zooming etc.
Step 4: Adjust your DVD audio settings
Move your mouse over to the top left corner, or right click on the main interface and select the “Audios" option to enter the ‘Audio-Settings’ panel. The options available include audio volume, amplification, offset, stream, output device, etc.
Here is a video guide on how to use Leawo Free Blu-ray Player:
Bonus Tips: Top subtitle websites other than YIFY
Subtitle files are generally not just benign text files that you can use without fear of infecting your computer malware and viruses. CheckPoint, a security company claims that subtitles can be a great danger, because they could allow malicious hackers into your computer. For that reason, we would advise you to be cautious when you download subtitle files, which is why we would recommend YIFY Subtitles, or the following top five alternatives:
This is one of the biggest source subtitles on the internet, and as the same suggests, you can get them completely free of charge. Even more impressive is the fact that some of the subtitles are available in multiple languages, and therefore you can most definitely find what you are looking for. Its biggest strength is the advanced search tool, where you can explicitly search for anything such as movie year, country, or an episode from a season of a TV series.
This is an easy-to-use website that can offer you subtitles for your movies and TV shows. All the files on the website are in the SRT format. It has a basic search tool that is easy to use, which makes it one of the best websites for subtitles.
For those seeking subtitles only in the English language, this is the website for you. It provides subtitles for many popular movies and TV shows. You can easily find them for your TV shows or movies, and all the last added subtitles for the movies are displayed on the website homepage.
This website is another one of the biggest sources for subtitles. Just like OpenSubtitles which we mentioned above, it is available in multiple languages. It also provides a great tool for advanced search, and the strengths of search can also be matched with those of OpenSubtitles.
If you are looking for subtitles specifically for TV shows and series, then this website is the one you should use. In its database, there are almost 3000 TV shows which are in different genres. The subtitles are also available in multiple languages.