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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:Oct 26, 2016
File size:5.7MB
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Old versions available
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3.5 (October 26, 2016)

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3.5 (26th October 2016) BETA
* NEW:
* Can now generate scene changes via FFmpeg + other scene changes improvements
* New shortcuts
* Added "Netflix Timed Text" - thx Piotr
* Added format "MediaTransData" - thx Alice
* Added new subtitle format - thx emmanuel
* Added even more formats - thx ivandrofly + others
* Auto detection of Czech and Slovak languages - thx mm6502
* Updated Korean translation - thx domddol
* Updated Portuguese translation - thx moob
* Updated Hungarian translation - thx Zityi
* Updated Polish translation - thx Admas
* Updated Catalan translation - thx Juansa
* Updated French, Dutch and German translations - thx xylographe
* Updated Brazil translation - thx Igor
* Updated Russian translation - thx Elheym
* Updated Basque translation - thx Xabier
* Updated simplified Chinese translation - thx Leon
* Custom export now supports {newline}, {tab}, {lf} and {cr} - thx aaaxx/xylographe
* "Multiple replace" is now organized in groups - thx aaaxx
* Text below video now supports bold and underline - thx Xenophon
* Updated mpv download link to latest version
* Export ssa/ass to images now remembers individual line spacing - thx von Suppé
* Auto translate suggests file name (<original-file-name>.<language-code>) - thx ukdtom
* Option to keep time codes (not add offset) in "Set video offset..." - thx Lucas
* Yet another fix for "Apply" / "OK" in "Remove text for HI" - thx Sami
* Fixed crash in export of image based subtitle formats - thx imyourshadow
* Minor fix for ".smi" reading - thx Eje
* Fixed bold/italic header tags for SSA/ASS - thx John
* Fixed unwanted reset of header in format "Timed Text 1.0" - thx Krystian
* Fixed crash in OCR - thx dreamday
* Minor spell check fix - thx JC
* Better support for wsrt files - thx serpico1
* Fixed EBU justification so setting from UI is used - thx Lucas
* Fix for "Remove text for HI" - thx Peta
* Fixed issue in DCinema interop regarding italics - thx Marko
* Fixed issue with loosing concatenated tags in ASS - thx Johan
* Fix regarding apostrophe in "Binary image compare" for small fonts
* Keep ASS/SSA style in "Batch convert" when no style is chosen - thx Thunderbolt8
* Fix for converting ASS to SSA
* Fix for choosing OCR dictionary in combobox - thx Edouard
* Fixed reading of split Blu-ray sup packages from mkv - thx Sinnlosvoll
* Minor improvement for line split in "Binary image compare" OCR
* Fixed Blu-ray composition number when writing .sup files - thx mbcd
* Fixed some minor issues in "Compare" - thx ivandrofly
* Fixed Tesseract dictionaries download links
* Fixed crash in import of .TS files - thx malgane/ivandrofly
* Fixed crash in OCR fix engine - thx ivandrofly
* Fixed a few issues with format "SubViewer 2.0" - thx fox
* Fixed opening AAC file as video - thx amn
* Some updates for "Cavena 890" character mapping - thx ghoogland
* Fixed bug in command line convert regarding negative offset - thx Jamakmake
* Fixed issue in export with border - thx Jamakmake
* Fixed Vob NTSC import time code sync - thx Jamakmake
* Minor fixes for auto-translate - Rhodi/Keiter
* + Many minor fixes from ivandrofly and xylographe

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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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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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