For some weeks already, I’ve been annoyed by not working VLSub extension of VLC. It simply hangs during downloading the subtitles. Apparently, this is associated with changes in OpenSubtitles.org remote access. Today, I’ve found simple solution for this issue:
- Update VLC
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:videolan/master-daily sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade -y
sudo sed -i.bak 's\HTTP/1.1\HTTP/1.0\g' /usr/lib/vlc/lua/extensions/VLSub.luac
Solution found on VideoLan forum.