- Cross-platform: Windows, Mac and Linux
- Multi-language support
- Subtitle provider login support
- No hotkeys required: opening a video will automatically trigger subtitles to download
(Only when the right subtitles are not yet present)
pip install subliminal
Copy autosub.lua into:
OS Path Windows [Drive]:\Users\[User]\AppData\Roaming\mpv\scripts\ Mac/Linux ~/.config/mpv/scripts/
mkdir ~/.config/mpv/scripts cat > ~/.config/mpv/scripts/autosub.lua [Paste script contents and CTRL+D]
Specify the correct subliminal location for your system:
To determine the correct path, use:
OS App Command Windows Command Prompt where subliminal Mac/Linux Terminal which subliminal
Copy this path to the subliminal variable at the start of the script:
local subliminal = '/path/to/your/subliminal'
On Windows, the backslashes in the path need to be escaped, e.g.:
- Optionally change the subtitle languages / ISO codes.
Be sure to put your preferred language at the top of the list.
If necessary, you can manually trigger downloading your first choice language by pressing
or your second choice language by pressing
- Optionally specify the login credentials for your preferred subtitle provider(s), if you have one.
- If you do not care for the automatic downloading functionality, and only wish to use the hotkeys,
simply change the
- For added convenience, you can specify the locations to exclude from auto-downloading subtitles, or alternatively,
the only locations that should auto-download subtitles.
If you find yourself unable to find the correct subtitles for some niche movies/series, you might be interested in the submod command line tool I've written to manually correct subtitle timing.