Fix subtitles not working in Windows 7 Media Player 12

While playing movies in Windows 7 Windows Media Player 12, I noticed that subtitles were not working in it though they were showing fine in VLC player.

Show Subtitle in Windows 7 media player

I’ve found a simple way to fix this issue without modifying any Windows file. Just download and install DirectVobSub (VSFilter) to display subtitle. Using it, you can also set the text size, color and placement displayed while playing movies.

Download DirectVobSub (393 KB)

Note: A correct subtitle (SRT) file must be there in movie folder to show its subtitle. You can download subtitle for Internet movies @


Mayur Agarwal is the founder and editor-in-chief of WebTrickz. As a Technology enthusiast and an Internet addict, he loves sharing useful How To’s and Tips & Tricks. Follow him @mayurjango on Twitter.

16 Responses

  1. Hexus says:

    In case this doesn’t work, go here:

    Place the DLL in the Plugins folder of your Windows Media Player directory in C:\Program Files\


  2. Rodolfo says:

    thanks alot bro!!! (y)

  3. Nick says:

    Works fine now with Wmp7.
    Thanks alot =)

  4. Michael T says:

    Yes it’s working! Thank you.

  5. dunno says:

    I dont see a version for windows 7 OS..?

  6. Shahroz says:

    @ poster thank you v v much Download DirectVobSub working perfectly 🙂

  7. nandro says:

    Download klite codec pack and install, everything will be fine, also subs

  8. tomcy says:

    thanks dude, other players(VLC) used instead of media player. now back to MP

  9. Smith says:

    Vobsub / VSFILTER Alternative – Another way is Local Subtitles for WMP :

    Subtitles Plugin for Windows Media Player allows you to play movies with subtitles in Windows 7 Media Player 12. This is a background plug-in for Windows Media Player. Its sole purpose is enabling textual subtitles, that accompany media files in formats not supported directly by Microsoft.

  10. Dante says:

    Thanks, you are great

  11. Matthijs says:

    In my case, it was caused by using the 32-bits version of wmp. When I started to use the 64-bits version, it was working!

  12. Unknown says:

    Microsoft is completely retarded these kind of things don’t work out of the box.

    Been trying anything to use Media Center with subtitles.

    Microsoft, retards.

  13. Shahadat Hossain says:

    Ts is great man………tnx 4 help…….

  14. Andy says:

    This is great ! subtitles are working !! thanks for this wonderful advice !!

  15. Xitox says:

    Not Working at wmp12 , window 8 pro.. I already instal k-lite mega codec.. still not work.. please help…

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