Titledrome Lite is a free external subtitle player for Windows. It can be used in situations when you cannot play subtitles with the default media player that you use, or when you watch videos on YouTube, Hulu and so on. Subtitles are gonna be displayed at the bottom of the screen, like they are in every other media player. Several different settings are available with the help of which you can change the subtitle font and also the way that it’s displayed.
On the screenshot above you can see the default interface of this free subtitle player. Note that this is only a subtitle player, it will not play video, only the translation will be displayed. At the top, in the left corner you can see the standard menu with options for opening up subtitles and accessing the help menu. Subtitles that you decide to play can also be opened down below by clicking on the dotted button. At the bottom of the window you can tweak font settings and also change starting position of the subtitle. Key features of Titledrome Lite – free external subtitle player are:
- Free and simple to use interface – setup everything in a few clicks
- Play subtitles externally and independently of the media player
- Overlays over video that’s playing – adds subtitle to entire desktop
- Adjustable font – change the font type, size and formatting
- Supports and works with the SRT – SubRip subtitle format
- Play subtitles with delay – start from a later time
We mentioned in the introduction that this free external subtitle player for Windows can be used when you can’t play subtitle for videos. You might be wondering when can something like this happen, well for example when you’re watching a video on YouTube, Hulu or any other video streaming website which doesn’t support subtitles in your native language.
How to play external subtitles in Windows with Titledrome Lite – free subtitle player
Open up the subtitle that you want to use by either selecting File >> Open or by clicking on the button with the three dots down below. If you want the subtitle playing from the beginning, enter 1 in the Start from field, if not, enter number there until you reach the time that you’re interested on the right. Clicking on the Fonts button you’ll be able to make adjustments to the font.
Go button will play the subtitle. It will appear at the bottom of the screen. Make sure that you’ve also started the video that you want subtitled. It might take some time for you to get the hang of syncing the times when you start the video and the subtitle, but it’s doable. This way you can add subtitle to pretty much every video that you decide to play on your Windows machine.
Titledrome Lite is very useful for people who want to have subtitles on videos from YouTube, Hulu and all the other video streaming websites. Next to the free Lite version, there’s also option for a paid upgrade which supports more subtitle formats and offers more subtitle tweaking. Free version is more than enough though, give it a try, free download.