My Subtitles are big squares

Hi there

Ive just signed up and I’m a bit overhelmed on the forums sections available so sorry if i have posted in the wrong area and please move this thread to the appropiate section if there is one.

Im trying to add chinese subtitles to an avi movie i have (mr and mrs smith) and i downloaded chinese subtitles from here…

Im using Video Lan Player and my player detects them perfectly and all.

but the problem is, the subtitles are not infact chinese characters, they are hollow squares that come up across the screen.

i have also noticed that the .srt files are infact not chinese, but gibberish, for example

00:00:33,866 --> 00:00:35,250

Can any1 help me?

Much appreciated, thanks.


ps. English subtitles work fine