How to play AVI video files with subtitles on a PS3

This tutorial will show you step by step how to play AVI video files with (.srt) subtitles on a PS3.

To make the PS3 read .srt subtitle files, you will need to merge the .srt file with the .avi file. And on this page, I will show you how to do this on a Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X computer.

Install Wine (Linux or macOS)

AVIAddXSubs is a program for Microsoft Windows.

But:

You can use AVIAddXSubs on a Linux or macOS computer by using Wine.

Wine is a compatibility layer capable of running Windows programs on Linux and macOS computers.

Wine Tutorials:

How to merge subtitles with AVI

AVIAddXSubs is a simple to use, free program for merging subtitles with AVI video files.

You can download AVIAddXSubs here.

The downloaded file will be a zip file which you will need to unzip using a file archiver program, such as WinRAR, WinZip or 7-Zip.

Note: Make sure that the SRT file and the video file are in the same folder and have the same file name (e.g., MovieName.avi and MovieName.srt).

This process only takes a few minutes (or a few seconds), and it doesn't convert the video so the quality of the video will remain the same.

The subtitles will not be burned-in the video so the user will be able to turn the subtitles on and off.

1. Double-click on AVIAddXSubs.exe to open the program.

2. At File name(s) (.avi or .srt or .idx). Or folder(s)., you click on the [...] button.

aviaddxsubs browse button

3. Go to the location on your computer where the AVI and SRT file(s) are.

4. Select the video file.

5. Click on Open.

6. Click on the Start button.

AVIAddXSubs will now merge the SRT file with the AVI file in one or three minutes.

The result will be a DIVX video file.

You can copy the DIVX video file to a USB flash drive or external hard drive, or you can burn it to a CD or DVD and then play it on your PlayStation 3.

Note: This method also works for other devices, such as the Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

How to play videos from USB on a PS3

1. Plug your USB device into your PS3.

2. Turn on your PS3.

3. In the main menu, you go to Video.

4. Select your USB device.

5. Press the Δ (triangle) button and choose Display All.

6. Select the video you want to play.

7. Press the X button.

How to turn on subtitles on a PS3

1. Play the video file (e.g., movie, TV show, documentary, etc.).

2. Press the Δ (triangle) button.

A menu will appear.

3. Select the subtitle option.

4. Press the X button to turn on subtitles.

How to turn off subtitles on a PS3

1. Play the video file (e.g., movie, TV show, documentary, etc.).

2. Press the Δ (triangle) button.

A menu will appear.

3. Select the subtitle option.

4. Press the X button to turn off subtitles.


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