VLC for Android, App: Formatting Subtitles (Size, Color, Background, Bold)

In the Android version of VLC, you can easily format the subtitles from the settings. Just go to Settings from the Menu ☰ and navigate to Subtitles where you will find all the options for formatting text. You can choose the size and color. In VLC for Android app, you can also bold the on-screen text or have a colored background behind it so that it is easy to read. On the same page, you will also find additional settings like auto loading the subtitles, choosing the subtitle download language when you’re downloading it and even the subtitle text encoding.

To configure and format subtitles in VLC for Android, follow these steps:

  • Go to Menu ☰
  • Tap on ⚙ Settings
  • Scroll down to Interface and tap on Subtitles

You will reach a settings screen page which is dedicated solely to subtitles.

Subtitles Formatting Option in VLC for Android

The formatting options:

  1. Subtitles Size: Choose from Small, Normal, Big and Huge.
  2. Subtitles Color: Choose a color like White, Gray, Pink, Blue, Yellow, Green.
  3. Subtitles Background: The on-screen text will have a background for easy visibility.
  4. Bold subtitles: The text will be bolded for legibility.

Besides the formatting options, the first one says Auto load subtitles which does exactly what it says. It will bring up the text every time a movie is played. Subtitle download languages option is used when you are downloading it from the player. Subtitle text encoding will allow you to switch to other encodings like UTF-16 from the Default (Windows-1252).

All the settings mentioned above are crucial to providing you a good experience in watching a movie with subtitles. Configure them to fit your taste. The size, color, and bold options are quite useful. You might take it up a size and choose a different color. Making it bold it will allow you to read it easily. But when you increase the size and make it bold, it might take additional space on the screen while making the video behind it less visible. Turning on the background will actually block things out so activate it only when you need it.

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