VLC subtitles downloading (VLSub) doesn’t work / hangs

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
  • [bash]
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:videolan/master-daily
    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade -y
    [/bash]

  • Replace HTTP/1.1 with HTTP/1.0 in /usr/lib/vlc/lua/extensions/VLSub.luac
  • [bash]
    sudo sed -i.bak ‘s\HTTP/1.1\HTTP/1.0\g’ /usr/lib/vlc/lua/extensions/VLSub.luac
    [/bash]

  • Restart VLC and enjoy!

Solution found on VideoLan forum.

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