One of the most frequently asked questions, once people get XBMC set up and all the media is imported, is how to stop XBMC from always displaying subtitles on every single movie by default.

While the XBMC player does not give more granular control by movie language, it does allow you to globally turn on and off auto-subtitling. By default, they are turned on. To turn them off, one can simply start playing any video, open the menu (if you have a keyboard, you can do this by pressing the ‘m’ key), and navigate to the audio submenu.

From there, simply navigate down to Enable Subtitles, untick the box, and navigate down to Set As Default For All Movies.  That button, simply enough, sets your current settings as default. For a visual run through, see the video below.

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