Show or hide lyrics, subtitles and subtitles of videos in Windows 10

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Users who want to keep the volume low and play along, or people with hearing loss can use closed captions in video and audio files. By Closed Caption we mean the textual representation of audio in Windows Media Player.

Subtitles are more or less identical to closed captions, but are generally displayed in a different language and are used by people to translate sound in foreign language videos.

Windows 10 supports different subtitle formats for videos that include SSA, ASS, and SRT.

Subtitles and subtitles are disabled by default in Windows 10, but you can change the settings as desired.

You can use the Closed Captions settings to show/hide, change color, and adjust many other settings when viewing subtitles in videos playing in Windows Media Player on Windows 10. These closed caption settings are also available in the Usability tab of the Settings menu.

Enable and disable text, subtitles and subtitles in Windows

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You can enable and disable subtitles directly from the Windows Media Player. To do this, open Windows Media Player, right-click and select Play > Text, Subtitles and Subtitles > select Power Off or Power On from the drop-down menu, if available. This can be seen in the image below.

You can also change the settings via the application settings.

Open the settings by pressing Win+I on your keyboard and select ‘Easy access’.

Here you can set parameters such as legend color, legend transparency, legend style and legend size or add effects for the legend.

Scroll down and you will see the settings for the background and window. You can adjust settings such as background color/transparency and Windows color/transparency.

Let us know if you find this feature useful.

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