Guide: How to watch any video with 2 sets of subtitles

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The other night I was watching my Frozen DVD on my computer with the Russian language enabled, but as I was watching the movie I was thinking; “What if I could have both Russian and English subtitles at the same time?”

That way I could gain both auditory and visual input to my Russian learning. After fiddling around with it for a good few hours I finally managed to make it work.

After posting the result in the Polyglots Facebook group, it got quite a response of people who wanted to emulate what I had set up. So I decided to write this in-depth guide.

Russian movie with two subtitles