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Watching videos with subtitles right in Google Drive

Learn to include subtitles to watch your favorite productions with original audio.

Many people prefer to watch dubbed productions, while others prefer subtitles and the original audio of the production. However, they often find it difficult to find subtitles to marathon the episodes of the favorite series, or watch the news of the cinema.

There are those who prefer to watch dubbed productions or with original audio and subtitles.

With that in mind, and if you choose to use the original audio but don't completely master the language, we will show you how to add subtitles to watch your movie or episode on Google Drive and follow everything in peace and on the go.

Step 1: Upload subtitles

The video must be in your Google Drive folder, and you must have the subtitles file saved on your computer.

In the Google Drive folder, click on the video where you want to insert the caption, then click on the 3 dots and Manage caption tracks.

Select the desired video.

V at Add new caption tracks, click in Select file, choose the desired subtitle file, define the name and language of the track and finally click Upload to upload the file to Drive.

Step 2: Edit tracks

With the subtitle file already added, go back to Manage caption tracks, choose the track and click To edit. After completing your changes, enabling or disabling the banner, click To save.

Step 3: Delete captions

To do the exclusion of the track the procedure is exactly the same to edit, logically choosing the option Delete to remove the file from Drive.

Excluded from subtitles.

Step 4: Translate

Open the desired video, click the gear button in the lower right corner of the screen to open the settings, and a list of options will appear. At the bottom of the language list there is the option Automatically translate, click and choose your preferred language.

Option for the caption menu.
Menu for choosing languages.
Language options for translation.

There is also the possibility of receiving an error message. In this case, you should check if the subtitle is showing incompatibility, because automatic synchronization is only possible if the file is smaller than the chosen video, has up to 2 MB and is in the SubRip file format (.srt) or SubVeiwer (.sub), compatible with synchronization.

To recap, you must already have the subtitles and the video you want to watch, whether downloaded or produced by you, to perform these procedures. It is also possible to share your subtitle track, doing the procedures in the same way as any other file stored in Drive. All of these steps can be done on any device, both desktop and mobile, by the browser or by the app itself, all you have to do is choose the one that is most comfortable for your use.

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