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Subtitle Edit is a free editor for video subtitles - a subtitle editor. With SE you can easily adjust a subtitle if it is out of sync with the video and much more. Visually sync/adjust a subtitle (start/end position and speed). Import Blu-ray SUP titles or VobSub sub/idx binary subtitles and OCR to text srt subtitles. SUP to SRT, SUB to SRT. DVD to SRT. Requires Microsoft .NET Framework Version 4.0 or later.

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Released:Dec 13,2016
File size:5.7MB
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3.5.1 (December 13, 2016)


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3.5.1 (13th December 2016)
* NEW:
* "mpv" media player now works on Linux - thx var1ap
* Added new subtitle format - thx Siavash
* Added new export format "EDL/ClipName" - thx alex
* Updated Hungarian translation - thx ZityiSoft Team
* Updated Russian translation - thx Elheym
* Updated Romanian translation - thx Mircea
* Updated Finnish translation - thx Teijo
* Updated French Translation - thx JM GBT
* Updated Bulgarian Translation - thx Maknol
* Updated Chinese translation - thx Leon/tinyboxvk
* Language auto-detect now includes Latvian and Lithuanian - thx rhazor
* Added "Custom text format" in "Batch convert" - thx Chamallow
* "EBU stl" now only prompt for settings in "Save as..." - thx Debora
* Fixed libre office spell checking urls - thx Massaguana
* Fixed possible crash when generating scene changes - thx Leemet
* Fixed issues with moving rules in "Multiple replace" - thx kristiaanvk
* Fixed list view issues regarding remember selected position - thx darnn
* EBU stl saves empty file if saving is cancelled - thx ivandrofly/jjtronics
* Fixed possible crash in textbox with italic - thx ivandrofly
* Fixed bug in file naming after extracting sub from mkv - thx mzso
* Fixed bottom margin in image export of SSA/ASS - thx maddox
* "Find" always try to find the next occurrence - thx Boulder08
* Fixed "Remove text for HI" issue reagarding colons - thx Boulder08
* Fix "Fix missing spaces" issue regarding Finnish/Swedish colons - thx Boulder08
* Fix two issues with "Fix common errors" - thx Tronar
* OCR fix rules: fix for weird Unicode comma (#x201A) - thx djc
* Fixed some issues with "Save original as..." - thx Stefan
* Fix for "DVD Studio Pro" italic handling - thx Sean
* Fixed saving correct value in "Delete auto-backup after months" - thx Elheym
* Fixed buggy ELR time code parsing - thx darnn
* Fixed overlap bug in auto-duration - thx rebawest

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* Visually sync/adjust a subtitle (start/end position and speed).
* Create/add subtitle lines
* Translation helper (for manual translation)
* Convert between SubRib, MicroDVD, Substation Alpha, SAMI, and more
* Import VobSub sub/idx binary subtitles (code is ripped from Subtitle Creator by Erik Vullings/Manusse)
* Can read and write UTF-8 and other unicode files (besides ANSI)
* Show texts earlier/later
* Merge/split
* Adjust display time
* Fix common errors wizard
* Remove text for hear impaired
* Renumbering
* Swedish to danish translation built-in (via Multi Translator Online)
* Google translation built-in
* Spell checking via Open Office dictionaries/NHunspell (many dictionaries available)
* Effects: Typewriter and karoake
* Can open subtitles embedded inside matroska files
* History/undo manager

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How to sync a subtitle using Subtitle Edit

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Using Handbrake to Burn in Subtitles from MKV to MP4

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YouTube Subtitle Edit video tutorials

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24 comments, Showing 1 to 5 comments

The best subtitles editor I'm aware about (and I have tested lots of them along the years). Worth the effort to learn how to use the many options provided.

To be almost 'perfect', I miss:

1) An additional feature to append subtitles which need recalculating the starting point of the second and following parts. For example, to create a single movie subtitle from several CD's in just one go. Currently, my methodology to accomplish this task is using MKVMerge where it's only needed to append them using one button. As the reference subtitle editor, I think SubtitleEdit should include a similar functionality.

2) A synchronization factor Value/Report. Would be extremely useful to synchronize audio on external applications.
Example: After fine synchronization of the subtitles to match the target video (using the different tools like Point Synch or whatever), I'd wish to know what % or the fractional value has been applied. That value would be unvaluable to stretch and apply the same delays to the audio as well in an audio editor like Audacity (See change speed filter).


Aug 4, 2015 Version: 3.44 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease: 7/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value: 10/10 Overall: 9/10

@ Evil Dad: Did you ask Nikse about that issue already? He might have some advice or a workaround for you. He's providing support via email, also his blog is open for comments/questions.

He's usually pretty fast replying AFAIK, don't know how he pulls it off, prolly several clones involved :)

Aug 3, 2015 Version: 3.4.8 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease: 9/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

Excellent tool. It can be helpful to improve the split subtitle functionality.

Aug 1, 2015 Version: 3.4.7 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease: 8/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value: 10/10 Overall: 9/10

Too bad version 3.4 and up requires .NET Framework 4.0 as previous versions with .NET Framework 2.0 are running at least 10 times faster on my machine.

Jul 14, 2015 Version: 3.3.15 OS: WinXP Ease: 8/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value: 10/10 Overall: 9/10

Indeed the best, by far, must have IMO. Only thing I found easier to do with Subtitle Workshop is joining subs which need recalculating, it's just 3-4 mouse clicks in SW. Might be doable just as quick in SE and I just don't get it ;)

Anyway big thanks and kudos @ nikse (and all supporters) for this excellent tool, you guys rock!

Jul 10, 2015 Version: 3.4.6 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

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