Users who want to keep the volume low and read along, or those with hearing impairment, can use the Closed Captions in video and audio files. By Closed Caption, we mean the textual representation of audio in the Windows Media Player.
Subtitles are more or less the same as Closed Captions, but they are usually displayed in a different language and are used by people to translate the audio in foreign language videos.
Windows 11/10 offers support for different formats for subtitles for videos which include SSA, ASS, and SRT.
Both Closed Captions and Subtitles are turned off in Windows 11/10 by default, but you can change the settings according to your own preferences.
You can show/hide, change color and adjust many other settings in displaying subtitles in videos played in Windows Media Player, from the Closed Captions settings. These Closed Captions settings are also available in the Ease of Access tab of your Settings menu.
Turn On or Off Lyrics, Captions & Subtitles in Windows 11/10
You can Turn On or Off the Subtitles directly from the Windows Media Player. To do so, open Windows Media Player, right-click your mouse, and from the drop-down menu, click on Play > Lyrics, Captions and Subtitles > select Turn Off or Turn On if available. This is shown below in the image.
You can also change the settings via the Windows 10 Settings app.
Open Settings by pressing Win+I on your keyboard and select ‘Ease of Access’.
Here, you can adjust the settings like the color of the caption, transparency of the caption, style, and size for captions or you can also add some effects for the captions.
Scroll down, and you can see the settings for Background and Window. You can adjust the settings like background color/transparency and Windows color/transparency.
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In Windows 11, you will see the settings here:
Open Settings > Accessibility > Captions.
Let us know if you find the feature useful.
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