Recently, when I was surfing around on some Chinese learning websites, I noticed that some people were looking for a place where they can download Chinese subtitles for movies. And Since watching movies is one of great ways to learn Chinese, I’d like to share some resources today, hope it would be something helpful for those who want to learn Chinese by watching movies or for those just want it for entertainment.
The website I’d like to introduce is called 射手网-shooter.cn, it’s personal-owned website and has tons of subtitles from way back, probably any movie you can think of. You can download Chinese subtitles for Chinese or English movies, or English subtitles for Chinese or English movies. How can you make it work to show up the subtitles then?
Here are the steps:
1. type in the name of the movie in search bar and search;
2. then download the subtitles to your computer;
3. to change the file name of subtitles and make sure all the subtitles in different language have the same file name with the movie file name; (please make sure you don’t change the file format)
4. lastly, if your video player recognize the subtitle file, you should be able to have subtitle showed up and also you can switch between different subtitle languages as well.
One more tip: when you search for subtitles, mostly like there would be many versions available from different subtitle producers, but the only important thing you need to know is what languages available in each version of subtitle? There is a language section of each subtitle description, so you can find out what languages are available, the most common languages available are simplified Chinese, traditional Chinese and English. here are two examples:
subtitle languages: English, traditional Chinese, Dutch and French.
Subtitle languages: English, simplified and traditional Chinese.
Hope this post would be helpful to you and let me know in comment if you run into any problem.
In next post, I will share more about the video player developed by shooter.cn called Splayer.