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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:May 12,2017
File size:5.7MB
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3.5.3 (May 12, 2017)


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3.5.3 (12th May 2017)
* NEW:
* New Netflix quality checker - thx askolesov/pavel-belenko
* Added optional list view column "Actor" for ASS/SSA - thx william
* Added new subtitle format - thx Merwyn
* Added new subtitle format - thx Philippe
* Added new subtitle fomrat - thx Eddy
* Updated Chinese translation - thx Leon
* Updated French translation - thx JM GBT
* Updated Russian translation - thx Elheym
* Updated Finnish translation - thx Teijo S.
* Updated Polish translation - thx admas
* Import plain text now also supports input as HTML
* Added "Total words" to statistics - thx Barbara
* Added more Tesseract dictionaries - thx lucybook/Elheym
* Added "Video auto-load" to UI settings - thx mtarini
* "names_etc.xml" renamed to "names.xml" + local dictionaries
now has a "blacklist" - thx ivandrofly
* Some position support for WebVTT
* In "Change casing" it's now possible to add extra names
* Export image margins are now percentage - thx aaaxx/gorgorias
* Added "Clear shortcut" button to settings - thx Simon
* "Import plain text" now rembembers options - thx Leon
* "Insert subtitle here..." added to waveform context menu
* Added waveform shortcut for go to next sub - thx GeorgeM
* Drag'n'drop of subtitles now allows up to 10 MB - thx Silvena
* Fixed crash in "Add to user dictionary" in OCR - thx alfix0
* Fixed original file name bug in "Undo" - thx darnn
* Fixed non default timecode scales in MKV - thx mkver
* Fix layout of translator mode in RTL mode - thx darnn
* Fixed possible crash in "CleanAutoBackupFolder" - thx kaser2010
* Fix missing UTF-8 tag in OCR HTML export - thx dgonyier
* Fixed issue regarding "Fix dialogs on one line" - thx ingo
* Fixed possible crash in EBU STL - thx Elena
* Video player "Stop" resets playback position - thx askolesov/pavel-belenko
* Many fixes for TTML 1.0 and Netflix Timed Text - thx askolesov/pavel-belenko
* Fixed locking of input subtitle file (for unknown subtitles) - thx darnn
* Fixed crash after unsuccessful load of subtitle file - thx darnn
* Fixed possible crash in "Batch convert" - thx FreezinG117
* Fixed issue with the German open quotation mark - thx Ninelpienel
* Fixed bug in "Reverse RTL start/end" - thx darnn
* Fixed "FCP + image" export for drop frame rates - thx chris
* Fixed finding Tesseract traineddata files on Linux - thx mooop12
* Fixed loading of "mks" files from cmd line - thx Charles
* Fixed auto-backup for "EBU STL" format - thx Mirka
* Fixed new ASS/SSA style with space in name - thx hello_hello
* Fixed issue with empty time code in format "TT draft 2006-10" - thx Georg-J
* Fixed styling inside "span" in format TTML - thx Johan
* Fixed hashtag character in "PAC" format - thx Nuri
* Fix for "go to next" shortcut in translate mode - thx Alex
* Fixed crash in "Binary image compare" OCR with empty image
* Some minor fixes for spell check "change whole word" - thx N/A
* + Many minor fixes from ivandrofly

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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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Jul 14, 2017 Version: 3.5.3 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10

I love this software, and have been using it for a few years, but the latest version (3.5.2) is reported by Windows Defender as TrojanSpy:Win32/Skeeyah.A!rfn (and is sending the executable to quarantine) so I had to revert to 3.5.1, which seems to have no problem with Defender. Am I the only one who has this problem?

Mar 5, 2017 Version: 3.5.2 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

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 of use: 7/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 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 of use: 9/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

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