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Greek Subtitles Encoding Using VLC on Mac.

Posted on: March 23, 2008

VLC MAC

Vlc is my favorite player and has stood by my side many times in the past. After the upgrade on Leopard, adopted a strange behavior, so when it came to Greek subtitles encoding, the application adopted some assumptions on the proper encoding character-set, which just weren’t right.

Solution:

Type 88, and goto preferences->Input/Codecs->Other codecs -> Subtitle and set field Subtitles Text Encoding to ISO-8859-7. So simple as that. Now you may enjoy endless Lost/PBreak/Heroes/IT Crowd episodes with the proper subtitles in Greek.

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66 Responses to "Greek Subtitles Encoding Using VLC on Mac."

THank you very much that was very helpfull

Thanks, it was really helpful!

I use the latest release of VLC and I cannot watch a movie with displaying greek subtitles as vlc probably cannot recognize them. Although I can find the tab Input/Codecs I cannot find the tab other codecs to change the endoding. please help

u have to go >preferences>subs & OSD > default enconding and then choose “greek (ISO-8859-7)

I have the same problem with Nikos. I can’t find a tab or something that contains “other codecs” so that I can change the text encoding.
Help, please
I have version 0.8.6f of VLC

thank u very much!!!!i’m new in macs and u’ve helped a lot!it works perfectly on 10.5.4!

I have tried the above steps…but still no luck with the subtitles….they do not appear at all….

Then it maybe an issue with your file encoding. I have tested this both on tiger and leopard and it works like a charm. Anyway if you open your file can you view the content with the correct encoding ?

For doxaras……
thank you for your reply re greek subs…. is it possible to help me thru skype…..thank you ….my skype name is tahleea

where do i have to type88

where? where? where do you type 88? i don’t get it and i can’t find other codecs either… :-(

THANKS A LOT!!!!!

this works for vlc player for windows to …THank you very much that was very helpfull

I was mad because I had the last episodes of Fringe and I couldn’t set VLC to accept Greek. Then I googled your note and I am a very very happy person now. Thanks again.

Nicolas

Thanks man! worked really good for me!

cheers

THEEEEEEEEEEEEENNKKKKSSSSSSSSSSS

Where do u type 88? And where is the ‘other codecs’ tab?Cant find it Which version of VLC are we talking about again ??

thank you!you save me a lot of trouble!

That’s a good one! Thanks!

thanks

thanx dude.. best tip ever..

nice one lad!!!! cheers

THANKS A LOT!VERY USEFUL FOR A NEW MAC USER,AS ME!

Thanks!! :D

A lot of times, displays squares for i with tonos and for final s.
How do you guys fix that ?. I use Snow Leo.

Finally, I tried QT 7 with Perian and is solved

hi Nik I have the same problem with greek subs.It shows cubes. What do you mean QT 7 ? And what’s Perian?I’m new with mac as well,I would appreciate your help

since i put snow leopard i could not see greek subs either i try with this settings…any help??

QT 7 is Quicktime 7, and Perian is a set of codecs that help Quicktime play all different sorts of formats, you can download it for free

EISAI MEGALOS THANX

Guys in order to access the Input/Codecs menu, you have to go to Preferences –> Inout & Codecs and there at the bottom left corner choose “All”.

Then continue following the poster’s solution…

Adios..

Really grateful!Thanks!

eisai terastios…… apla metras! tnx!!!!!!!!

Realy thank you m8!! you where realy realy helpfull

re paidia..exo ena provlima..exo macs…
kai den emfanizei ta grammata pou einai tonismena..kserete ti mporo na kano?

thanks man

hello! The right setting is greek windows(1…i do not remember) i think ’cause some symbols couldn’t display right…
Ellada vlepw edw…!

thanxxxxxx

Eisai megalos…:))) thxx

Thank you so much ! Ευχαριστω πολυ !

thanks a lot very helpful !!!!

Φχαριστώ πολύ!

Excellent and easy explanation! Thanks alot!

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VLC -> Preferences -> Default Encoding Greek (ISO 8859-7)
VLC -> Preferences -> Font Arial Unicode MS (for me with Arial font , greek subs were not working)

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