Description:

VLSub is not working with Vlc 2.1.x, please update to 2.2.

Search and download subtitles from opensubtitles.org using the hash of the video currently playing or its title.
INSTALLATION:
- download the file from the "Files" tab above
- create a directory "extensions" at this location and put the file "vlsub.lua" inside:
* Windows (all users): %ProgramFiles%VideoLANVLCluaextensions
* Windows (current user): %APPDATA%vlcluaextensions
* Linux (all users): /usr/lib/vlc/lua/extensions/
* Linux (current user): ~/.local/share/vlc/lua/extensions/
* Mac OS X (all users): /Applications/VLC.app/Contents/MacOS/share/lua/extensions/
* Mac OS X (current user): /Users/%your_name%/Library/Application Support/org.videolan.vlc/lua/extensions/

...or use the installer below if you're on Windows 7 (32 or 64)

To start the extension click on View > VLSub or Vlc > Extensions > VLSub on Mac OS.

Limitation

* Impossible to automatically save the subtitles on Windows if the path to your video contain non ASCII (non-english) characters and the "search by hash" method will be slower.
* The "search by hash" method will fail on Windows if for video files >2Go (if VLC is compiled with lua 5.1 anyway)

/! Troubleshooting /!

If you have other issue you can ask for a solution here or on github but please get the full vlc debug log and add it as a pastebin to your post. The procedure is explained here:
https://github.com/exebetche/vlsub/wiki/Troubleshooting
Last changelog:

Support http chunked transfer encoding 10 months ago

Fix broken extension after opensubtitles uses a new CDN

mederi

2 years ago

The additional condition really works for stopped video. Line 1671 > Quote: or not openSub.file.hasInput or vlc.playlist.status()=="stopped" then

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karpa

2 years ago

Hey,
thanks for the good work.

Would it be possible to add language code in the filename of downloaded subtitles in front of extension.

For example:
instead of getting
"The.Walking.Dead.S05E02.720p.WEB-DL.2CH.x265.HEVC-PSA.srt"
I would get
"The.Walking.Dead.S05E02.720p.WEB-DL.2CH.x265.HEVC-PSA.en.srt" for English subtitles.

VLC is still able to correctly associate subtitles with played file and I get different subtitles files for different languages (not overwriting each other).

Thanks

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exebetche

2 years ago

Yes it is, you have this option in the configuration panel.

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karpa

2 years ago

Oh, I didn't notice, thanks

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techster

2 years ago

Greetings all,

I just wanted to compliment the author on this awesome (and under-appreciated by vlc devs) extension. I've been using this extension for years and signed up for vlc-addons mainly to give it another thumbs up and ever hopeful that vlc devs will see how much the community loves and needs this extension.

I've even started learning to code a bit in trying to understand those marvellous 2000 something lines of it. I primarily use it on os x and haven't had much luck with it since vlc 2.0.8. I'll try to upload a pic of some of the versions I've tried so far, will probably make you grinn execbetche ;) (--elsif sigh most likely;).

I'm sure I haven't done 'clean' trials many time (working directory and such). I'll have a look through the troubleshooting section so I can upload some logs you can work with now that vlc has an rc1 of 2.2.

In any event this message is primarily meant to thank and compliment you for your efforts so far and judging by your rating here I think I represent the majority of users.

Kind regards,

Tech

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exebetche

2 years ago

Wow, that's the nicer comment I've ever had here, thanks a lot man :)
I'm not sure to understand what you want to do with the code. Do you want to improve the extension, writing a new one or just make it work?
Anyway my code is almost not commented so it might not be the best place to learn coding. But feel free to explain to me what you want to achieve and ask me anything, I'm here to help.

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hetzbh

2 years ago

the VLSUB window shows up, calculates the hash, show names, but when clicking "Download selection" - the script fails.

Debug output is at: http://pastebin.com/ZSDp6Zwe

Also, if I might add 2 small suggestions:

1. Add an option to use a specific directory that the subs will be downloaded to (helps when using read only volumes)
2. An option to double click specific srt to download would be nice ;)

Overall, one of the BEST extensions that I've seen for VLC. Keep up the good work!

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exebetche

2 years ago

Is your drive Z: read only? If so no surprise it fail savings the subs.

your suggestions:
1) Ok, I'll try to care care of it this week-end. Someone else ask me this a lot time ago and I never did it.
2) Not possible, see my response here: https://github.com/exebetche/vlsub/issues/79

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Neobond

2 years ago

I updated to the newer build (only 64-bit version is available right now) and VLSub doesn't work well with it. Just a heads up.

Config doesn't work, and research does but downloading the subtitle always fails with a file access error.

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exebetche

2 years ago

It seems like a problem access the directory. What do you have in Config > working directory? You can edit the path here, it should contain english characters only.

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cipricus

2 years ago

It is possible.
After the video has started in VLC, start VLSub, put the proper name of the film, and download (see that 'Load and save' is selected in Configs).

An error message may appear saying that the subtitles cannot be saved. Then: 'Click here to open the file'. That will download the subtitles (maybe archived).

This may vary between VLSub versions. A VLC error window may open instead of the error message in the VLSub window. Then, click 'Show config', then 'VLsub working directory' which opens a folder where the subtitle file should be.

http://superuser.com/a/573446/162573
http://superuser.com/a/819188/162573

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Niwol

2 years ago

Hey there, great extension!

I just updated to http://download.videolan.org/testing/vlc-2.2.0-pre3/win32/ on windows 7. (removed old version completely) but now clicking the download button gives:
File reading failed:
VLC could not open the file "Series\The.Blacklist.S01.720p.HDTV.X264-BTN\The.Blacklist.S01E06.HDTV.x264-LOL.HI.srt.gz" (No such file or directory).

There is no drive letter there, could that be the problem?

http://pastebin.com/H835Ljt3

Can you help me out? Kind regards, enthusiastic Dutch user.

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Niwol

2 years ago

Also, VLsub creates a 1kb .gz archive and a 0kb .srt file in the video file folder.

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exebetche

2 years ago

Hi, and thank you. The version of the script included in Vlc 2.2 pre-release hasn't been updated (this is version 0.9.10), so you should download the script from here and replace the one in your vlc folder (probably in ProgramFiles\VideoLAN\VLC\lua\extensions\VLSub.lua). It should be updated for the 2.2 release (let's hope).

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Niwol

2 years ago

I replaced the script and I'm now rocking 9.13, but it still isn't working :(

The error is gone, but when I click download the download bar just fills up with green and doesn't actually load any subs.

http://pastebin.com/Kf2vxnWU

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exebetche

2 years ago

Could you try with this version and tell me if it works?
https://github.com/exebetche/vlsub/archive/89e2ffbd27343ac92c12aed683f37e8a9af3b9ba.zip

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Niwol

2 years ago

Nope. The download bar doesn't fill anymore.

http://pastebin.com/hhhjDX7g

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exebetche

2 years ago

Mmmh... there is a problem with opensubtitles, I think they have introduced a bug on their system; all the link toward subtitles files lead to a text file instead of a zip:
http://dl.opensubtitles.org/en/download/filead/src-api/vrf-c2358bd78d/1953805037.gz
Even on the website, if you click on the dowload link you go on a text file...
It still worked yesterday evening though. The dev should probably realize their mistake soon ;)
Thank you for reporting this.

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Niwol

2 years ago

Indeed it works again! Dumb luck that my updating coincided with the opensubtitles error :(

Anyway, thanks a lot

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exebetche

2 years ago

Shit happens...

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Kruz

3 years ago

I get this error in debug:

vlsub.lua:1912: bad argument #1 to 'gmatch' (string expected, got nil)

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Kruz

3 years ago

Sorry forgot to tell you how i got this error.

I get this error when you press on search by name/hash.

Running Windows 7 64-bit.

Thanks in advance.

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exebetche

2 years ago

Ok, I tried something, please download and install the script again and tell me if it works for you. If not please join your _full_ debug log to your response (as a pastebin).

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Kruz

2 years ago

Didn't quite work I get a new error now

debug log: http://pastebin.com/fxwukNKm

I've also tried something myself and I got results.
This fixes something, but I could only search for "Subtitle language: all" everything else gives no results.

(The while starts on line 1875 (http_req))
http://pastebin.com/uQbaxQxL

I hope that this will help u somehow, anyway thanks for the effort!

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exebetche

2 years ago

Whoops, and now?

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Support http chunked transfer encoding 10 months ago

Fix broken extension after opensubtitles uses a new CDN

5 years ago

2014-09-12
Fix error with http 301 redirection

2014-08-19
Fix subtitles loading on Vlc 2.2

2014-05-08
Fix a bug due to opensubtitles header modifications

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