Making subtitles (.srt) bigger or smaller with mpv
You can also add shortcuts to
~/.config/mpv/input.conf to adjust the subtitles size as you want.
# increase subtitle font size ALT+k add sub-scale +0.1 # decrease subtitle font size ALT+j add sub-scale -0.1
Note: if the config file doesn't exist, just create it in that location
The Manual has an entire section about subtitles.
2 relevant options:
--sub-scale=<0-100>just scale them
--sub-ass-force-style=<[Style.]Param=Value[,...]>Force specific style.
Add these to
~/.mpv/config by removing the leading double-dashees (
All of that only works for non-image based subtitle formats
Edit: @cipricus points out, that you can set shortcuts for increasing/decreasing subtitle size and position in the file
Inspired by the other answer - namely this: https://mpv.io/manual/master/#options-sub-scale, where what it says is:
--sub-scale=<0-100> Factor for the text subtitle font size (default: 1).
This affects ASS subtitles as well, and may lead to incorrect subtitle rendering. Use with care, or use --sub-font-size instead.
Therefore, looking up
--sub-font-size, we see this:
--sub-font-size= Specify the sub font size. The unit is the size in scaled pixels at a window height of 720. The actual pixel size is scaled with the window height: if the window height is larger or smaller than 720, the actual size of the text increases or decreases as well. Default: 55.
So - create the file
config in a folder
~/.mpv with a line like
to get 80% of the 55 default size.
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