Viewing Subtitles stored in separate (.srt/.sub/...) files:
In Media Player Classic(Free Download)
First set the video renderer type to "VMR7 (renderless)" or "VMR9 (renderless)"(View>Options>Playback>Output). Then re-open the video and load the subtitles (the .srt/.sub/... file) (File>Load Subtitles).
In Windows Media Player
In order to view subtitles for a given video file you have to download and install VobSub
. Place the .srt/.sub/... file containing the subtitles in the same folder as the video file (also, do not change the filename of the .srt file). Control the subtitles using the "direct vobsub" icon in the system tray. VobSub overrides all subtitle settings of Windows Media Player. You can even switch subtitles off in media player (Play>Captions and Subtitles), as this keeps Media Player from displaying double subtitles.
This sticky was rushed, i'm not an expert on this, please post comments to correct any inaccuracies or add implementations for other players/formats.