mplayer is a must have media player.
I mostly watch movies with subtitles.Now if you want
to place the subtitles in the black bar below here is the command.
mplayer -vf expand=0:-50:0:0 movie.aviSometimes the subtitles you download from net are not synced.You can increase/decrease subtitle delay using the x and z keys or use the -subdelay option
mplayer -subdelay -11 movie.aviNow here's the fun part.You are tired of manually specifying the delay each time.What to do ? -dumpsrtsub comes to the rescue.Identify the correct delay(say -11 seconds) and do this
mplayer -subdelay -11 -dumpsrtsub movie.aviYou will find a dumpsub.srt in the folder.Enjoy :)