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Subtitle Edit


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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File size:5.6MB
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3.4.13 (June 12, 2016)

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Version history / Release notes / Changelog

3.4.13 (12th June 2016)
* NEW:
* Breton translation - thx Wanibzh29
* Added new subtitle formats - thx Oli/Mauricio/Leandro
* It's now possible to use "video offset" via "Video" menu
* Added support for spu/png OCR - thx claunia
* Updated Finnish translation - thx Teijo S.
* Updated Korean translation - thx domddol
* Updated Portuguese translation - thx moob
* Updated Polish translation - thx admas
* Updated Russion translation - thx Elheym
* Some updates for format "sif"
* Some updates for format "Cavena 890" - thx Elad
* Ctrl+Backspace in text box works better with html tags - thx xylographe
* Drag'n'drop to subtitle list now supports ifo/vob/mp4/mks (with subs) - thx Budman
* Some improvements to cmd line (mostly multiplereplace) - thx xylographe
* Some minor improvements for OCR via "Binary image compare"
* Fix updating of main list view after "Remove text for HI" + "Apply" - thx Henry
* Spell check "Change" / "Change all" issue regarding brackets/dash - thx jc
* Fixed issue where current frame rate was lost when loading new sub - thx Elad
* Remove bad chars when saving TTML 1.0
* Minor fix for "Toggle dashes" inside italic tag - thx Bryan
* Sometimes Dutch was detected as English
* Fixed bug regarding double line italic in format "iTunes Timed Text" - thx Ajax
* Set video position after "Reopen" - thx vmb
* Fix for border size in vobsub export via cmd line - thx S_E_New
* Adjust duration fixed for last subtitle - thx mariner
* Read more variations of "S_DVBSUB" from mkv files - thx dreammday
* Fixed some "Remove text for HI" issues - thx Thunderbolt8
* Fixed "Remove text for HI" issue - thx Andrew
* Fixed "Add missing spaces" issue - thx Andrew
* Fixed possible crash in spell check - thx Andrew
* "Fix short display time" is improved even if chars/sec still high - thx Frédéric
* Fixed possible crash when loading subtitle from command line - thx Félix
* Fixed showing correct language when opening dvd multi lang sub - thx xylographe
* Fixed validation of shortcuts in settings window - thx marb99/xylographe
* Fixed bug when converting ttml to ass - thx SwK
* Fixed broken link to German dictionary - thx be-sc
* Fixed crash in OCR when changing "Use color" - thx kurosu
* Fixed end-time for (some) TS files - thx kurosu
* Allow adding one letter words to spell check lists - thx Alexandra
* Fixed spell check+angled quotes - thx claunia
* Fixed reading of vertical alignment in (some) pac files - thx Ingo
* Fixed Matroska command line convert bug - thx KristjanLaane/xylographe
* Fixed reading UTF-32
* Support for "’" in scc - thx Mayte
* Fixed support for more characters in Cavena 890 - thx boriseetgerink
* Fixed rounding bug in EBU time codes - thx Alessandra
* Fixed crash when using MPC-HC - thx ramon18
* + Many minor fixes from ivandrofly and xylographe
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All features / Full description

* 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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Guides and How to's

How to sync a subtitle using Subtitle Edit - Read
Using Handbrake to Burn in Subtitles from MKV to MP4 - Read
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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).


Posted August 04, 2015 by Unoentremil. Tool version 3.44 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 7 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 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 :)

Posted August 03, 2015 by tuco76. Tool version 3.4.8 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10

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

Posted August 01, 2015 by Manusimon. Tool version 3.4.7 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 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.

Posted July 14, 2015 by Evil Dad. Tool version 3.3.15 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 8 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 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!

Posted July 10, 2015 by tuco76. Tool version 3.4.6 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10

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