Software name : VLC
Software version : 0.8.6
The process for this is exactly the same as above except when starting the process you select File > Open File
You then see this screen.
You should then click on the Browse button to select the video file you want to play. If this file is a matroska file with an *.mkv extension then you can click OK after browsing for the file as the file already has the subtitle infomation.
Then Select the subtitle language stream by right clicking the video screen and selecting Subtitle Track > and choose the language
Using VLC to play Video file with external subtitle files.
If you want to play an external subtitle file for example a srt file.
Select File > Open File
In the Open box click the Browse button and choose your video file.
Then put a tick in the box Use a subtitle file, and click Browse to locate your external subtitle file.
Then Select the subtitle language stream by right clicking the video screen and selecting Subtitle Track > and select the track of subtitles (for an external file like an srt file there will normally only be one track).