Fix Blurry Subtitles in VLC on Ubuntu – Step-by-Step Guide


When I watch a film with subtitles in either VLC or other movie players, the subtitle isn't as clear as on Windows.

It's thin and seems to be grayed out, whereas in VLC on Windows I have a clear white subtitle (I checked the settings for VLC subtitles in both Windows and Ubuntu and they are identical).

I am using Arial, and first I thought it was the font because it wasn't included in the Ubuntu default, so I changed it with no results.




I have no idea how to make subtitles work. I am planning to switch to Ubuntu for good, but there are many detail problems like this that really make my movement hard.

Best Answer

In VLC go to Tools-Preferences -> Video -> Output: and change it from default to x11 video output (XCB).