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Version 2.7.7
Available for macOS 10.13 (High Sierra) and higher
Fix :
Fixed a crash at launch, mainly under macOS version 14.3.


Version 2.7.6
Available for macOS 10.13 (High Sierra) and higher
Fixes :
Video files with a track that cannot be decoded by ffmpeg now display waveforms, and their subtitles can be extracted.
All fields in the resynchronization popover are now accessible by the tab key.
When entering a time in standard format, if more than three digits are entered after the comma, the last ones are ignored.
In the case where a subtitle track does not have any subtitle, the track is no longer automatically deselected during playback.
In the resynchronization summary sentence, the indication of the affected subtitles is now correct.
Several causes of crashes have been eliminated.


Version 2.7.5
Available for macOS 10.13 (High Sierra) and higher
Fix :
Timeline now works under macOS 14 Sonoma.


Version 2.7.4
Not available anymore, replaced by newer version
New features :
Characters counts are now displayed for each line as well.
More playback speed steps.
Fixes :
Colors with transparency (8 hexadecimal digits) loading from .srt files do not make the application crash anymore.
Video origin change is now immediately reflected on the interface.
Subtitles edition field readability improved.
Several crash causes should be fixed (including with search/replace).
Interface was incorrectly stating "microseconds" instead of "milliseconds" (no functional change).


Version 2.7.3
Available for macOS 10.13 (High Sierra) and higher
Fix :
UTF8-encoded subtitles files starting with BOM character can now be opened correctly.


Version 2.7.0
Available for macOS 10.13 (High Sierra) and higher
Fixes :
Now subtitles can be simply formatted (bold, italic, color, size,...).
Subtitles can now be displayed in white instead of the track color.
Palettes organization is now saved in project files.
It is now possible to use mouse or trackpad scrolling when the pointer is over the timeline or the counter.
Subtitles can now be translated from the "Create new subtitles..." button.


Version 2.6.1
Available for macOS 10.13 (High Sierra) and higher
Fixes :
A bug has been fixed.
Some other little tweaks.


Version 2.6.0
Available for macOS 10.13 (High Sierra) and higher
New features :
New automatic subtitles translation feature (needs In-App purchase).
Subtitles extraction from video file (SubRip/SRT tracks only).
Defining the video beginning timing.
Graphical improvements of the timeline for more readability.
New subtitles default duration can now be set in the preferences.
New icon.
Fixes :
"Stop edition" now works even if editing field does not concern subtitle.
In french translation, in the new project window, buttons "Open" and "Create" were inverted.
Some other little fixes.


Version 2.5.2
Available for macOS 10.12 (Sierra) and higher
Fix :
Corrects a bug affecting some users, where menus were not filled in export popover.


Version 2.5.1
Available for macOS 10.12 (Sierra) and higher
Fixes :
Two crash causes eliminated, including one concerning the search/replace function


Version 2.5.0
Available soon
New features :
Export subtitles in the format of your choice thanks to the new "Custom export formats" function !
Check your subtitles readability with the new "Maximum characters per second" constraint.
Simple display of characters count and characters per second in the edition field.
Create subtitles by click-and-drag in the timeline.
Delete subtitles and markers by option-click in the timeline.
Loop play on current subtitle.
Switch to subtitle edition with a keyboard shortcut.
Fixes :
"Go to previous subtitle" button now works correctly.
Timeline is now correctly updated when project changes length.
Clicking on a subtitle in the timeline goes to clicked location and not to beginning of subtitle anymore.
Other bug fixes.
Some performance improvements.


Version 2.4.4
Available for macOS 10.12 (Sierra) and higher
Fixes :
Waveforms now appear correctly for files where soundtrack is before video track.
Output .srt format has been fixed.
Unimplemented text format removed from export menu.

Version 2.4.3
Available for macOS 10.12 (Sierra) and higher
Fix :
A rebellious crash cause finally eliminated.

Version 2.4.2
Available for macOS 10.12 (Sierra) and higher
Fixes :
Two crash causes eliminated.
A missing translation added.

Version 2.4.1
Available for macOS 10.12 (Sierra) and higher
Fixes :
Interface was blurred under macOS 10.14 (Mojave). It is now crystal clear as expected.
Two other crash causes eliminated.

Version 2.4.0
Not available anymore, replaced by newer version
New features :
Subtitles and markers can now be modified by dragging in the timeline.
Subtitle text can now be displayed in the timeline, and waveforms can be hidden.
Files can now be added to the project by drag-and-dropping them into the window.
Subtitle file encoding is now detected automatically.
Detailed timeline scale can now be changed.
Palettes have been reorganised to dedicate more room to the content and timeline.
Palettes list can now be accessed via the menu.


Version 2.3.2
Available for macOS 10.12 (Sierra) and higher
New features :
Subtitles display can now be restricted to the normal size, and to the video bounds.
Subtitle edition can now be independent from subtitle currently playing.
Edited subtitle is now highlighted in the timeline.
Clicking on a subtitle in the timeline now selects it for edition.
Added "Change couples of markers to subtitles" menu and keyboard shortcut.
Default end marker and default second anchor marker in "ReSync" popover are now set to last marker.
User's manual has been updated.
Fixes :
Now correctly selecting the default encoding at export.
When no video was loaded, clicking on a subtitle made the counter run. Not anymore.
Fixed a display bug with automatic Dark/Light mode selection.
Corrected some bugs appearing when video is shorter than subtitles file.


Version 2.3.1
Available for macOS 10.12 (Sierra) and higher
Bugs fixed :
Fixed annoying bug when deleting subtitle.


Version 2.3.0
Available for macOS 10.12 (Sierra) and higher

New features :
Now displaying sound waveforms to help positioning subtitles.
Dark mode (for macOS 10.14 Mojave and higher only).
Full Touch Bar support.
Subtitles are now displayed on the video, and markup properties are correctly rendered.
Subtitles included in video files can now be played.
Smoother backward play.
VLCkit has been replaced by mpv/ffmpeg, providing much more functionalities for Subs Factory development.
New "Subtitle" menu for subtitle edition, with associated keyboard shortcuts.
Time counter is now editable to quickly go to a precise timing.



Version 2.2.1
Available for macOS 10.11 (El Capitan) and higher

New features :
MicroDVD (.sub) and Tab Separated Values (.tsv) export
Command buttons icons are now retina.
Bugs fixed :
Using "Enter" when editing a subtitle in the "Editor" palette now creates a new line.
Text edition in the "Editor" palette now taken into account right away.
Some other minor bugs fixed.


Version 2.2.0
Available for macOS 10.11 (El Capitan) and higher

Reliability, ease of development, modernity and future-proof: the application has been translated to Swift, and the whole code has been reviewed for more simplicity and a much better ability to evolve.
New features :
Now all actions are undoable : resync, split, merge, replace,...
User interface improvements for better readability.
It is now possible to play the subtitles, even without a video.
Performances improvements.
Bugs fixed :
Numerous bugs have been fixed.


Version 2.1.5

Available for macOS 10.9 (Mavericks) and higher
Bugs fixed :
A bug preventing use of "Editor" palette with systems older than macOS 10.14 (Mojave) has been fixed.
Implementing Internet Access Policy for Little Snitch.
Some crashes fixed.


Version 2.1.4

Available for macOS 10.9 (Mavericks) and higher
Bugs fixed :
A bug preventing resynchronization has been fixed.
A bug altering the display of subtitles table after file split has been fixed.
A bug happening when no video file was loaded has been fixed.
Another crash has been fixed.


Version 2.1.3

Available for macOS 10.9 (Mavericks) and higher
Bugs fixed :
A bug modifying a subtitle date when clicking in the table has been fixed.
Some other crash causes have been fixed.


Version 2.1.2

Available for macOS 10.9 (Mavericks) and higher
Bugs fixed :
Some bugs concerning subtitle edition fixed.


Version 2.1.1

Available for macOS 10.9 (Mavericks) and higher
Bugs fixed :
Some bugs have been fixed, inclunding concerning "Search and Replace" function.


Version 2.1.0

Available for macOS 10.9 (Mavericks) and higher
New features :
Most video files are now played natively (thanks to VLCkit, replacing QuickTime).
Now compatible with systems from macOS 10.9 Mavericks to the current release, 10.14 Mojave.
It is now possible to choose which audio or video track to play in multitrack files.
Latest news are fetched and displayed at application launch.
Video speed management is now more flexible with J-K-L keyboard shortcuts and new controls on video controls palette.
More flexible resynchronization function.
Bugs fixed :
A lot of bugs have been fixed.


Version 2.0.3

New features :
It is now possible to choose an encoding when exporting a .srt file,
the encoding chosen while opening a file is now memorized,
the encodings list is now much more comprehensive.
Bugs fixed :
Markers are now correctly saved in project files,
Subs Factory now correctly asks for saving when closing a project,
minimum duration of a project without video is now ten seconds,
palettes list is now always entirely unfolded,
other minor bugs have been adressed.


Version 2.0.2

Subtitles files created from scratch can now be exported with Snow Leopard,
one-key shortcuts (i, o and space) now work correctly,
ReSync window now works correctly with Snow Leopard,
there is now a protection preventing entering a subtitle whose end is after its beginning,
video is now correctly unloaded when changed or when closing the window,
other minor bugs have been corrected.


Version 2.0.1

The markers menu now works,
m4v files can now be open,
fixed project video loading after application relaunch,
fixed export button that did not export correctly, and
window minimum size now better computed.


Version 2.0

First version on the Mac App Store, rewritten from scratch and dramatically modernized.


Version 1.3.2

* Corrected a bug preventing the creation of multiline subtitles.


Version 1.3.1

* Corrected a bug when playing a video without subtitles.


Version 1.3.0

* Portuguese translation.
* Subs Factory now saves files in the encoding selected in the preferences.
* Corrected a bug that greyed the OK button while choosing a file to concatenate with.
* Corrected a bug happening when shifting only some subtitles to the begining of the video.
* "About" window improved.
* Corrected behaviour of start time and end time fields in editor palette.
* Now the validation button of the editor palette appears when modifying times with "Here" buttons.
* Subtitles are now sorted more often.
* Now checking the time fields of the editor palette before validating, avoiding to delete them if they are incorrect


* Version 1.2.0
o Controls palette added (for play, pause,...).
o Keyboard shortcuts for movie control added, the spacebar can also be used to play and stop the video.
o Encodings are now handled.
o .sub files can now be opened (subtitles dated by image number).
o Locking the duration while editing is now possible.
o Closing the current project now allowed.
o English language corrections.
o Some minor bugs corrected.


* Version 1.1.1
o Bug preventing shifting to end corrected.
o Bug when removing last subtitle corrected.
o Bug displaying the first subtitle as overlapping corrected.


* Version 1.1.0
o Affine shift function added.
o Search / Replace unction added.
o Constraints-checking function added.
o Confirmation-before-quitting window added.
o Some other minor modifications.
o First version of the user's manual.
o Donation window on second launch added.
o Italian translation added.


* Version 1.0.0
o First public version of Subs Factory.




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