About

Gnome Subtitles is a subtitle editor for the GNOME desktop. It supports the most common text-based subtitle formats, video previewing, timings synchronization and subtitle translation. (Credits).

Synchronize Times and Frames

  • Synchronize using the video, by setting 2 or more correct times (sync points)
  • Auto-adjust timings based on 2 correct times / sync points
  • Shift subtitles by a specified delay (can be based on the video)
  • Convert between framerates
  • Apply a reaction delay
  • Shortcuts for quick synchronization

Built-in Video Preview

  • Playback the videos showing subtitles with formatting
  • Drag-and-drop files
  • Can be used for timings synchronization
  • Fast and slow motion playback
  • Uses the GStreamer backend
  • Works for audio files too

Support for Multiple File Formats

  • Adobe Encore DVD
  • Advanced Sub Station Alpha
  • AQ Title
  • DKS Subtitle Format
  • FAB Subtitler
  • Karaoke Lyrics LRC
  • Karaoke Lyrics VKT
  • MacSUB
  • MicroDVD
  • MPlayer
  • MPlayer 2
  • MPSub
  • Panimator
  • Phoenix Japanimation Society
  • Power DivX
  • Sofni
  • SubCreator 1.x
  • SubRip
  • Sub Station Alpha
  • SubViewer 1.0
  • SubViewer 2.0
  • ViPlay Subtitle File

Editing

  • Subtitle translation support
  • Merge and split subtitle lines
  • WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) - Supports formatting while editing subtitles
  • View character counts
  • Spell checking support
  • Edit subtitle headers
  • Find and Replace, supporting regular expressions
  • Multi-level undo/redo
  • Drag-and-drop files
  • Character coding and subtitle format auto-detection (on file open)
  • User manual
  • Relaxed subtitle parsing, to read subtitles that contain errors
  • Internationalization (i18n) support, currently for:
    • Arabic (ar)
    • Brazilian Portuguese (pt_BR)
    • Bulgarian (bg)
    • Catalan (ca)
    • Chinese Simplified (zh_CN)
    • Chinese Traditional - Hong Kong (zh_HK)
    • Chinese Traditional - Taiwan (zh_TW)
    • Czech (cs)
    • Danish (da)
    • Dzongkha (dz)
    • English (en)
    • Finnish (fi)
    • French (fr)
    • Galician (gl)
    • German (de)
    • Greek (el)
    • Hebrew (he)
    • Hungarian (hu)
    • Italian (it)
    • Norwegian Bokmål (nb)
    • Occitan (oc)
    • Panjabi (pa)
    • Polish (pl)
    • Portuguese (pt)
    • Romanian (ro)
    • Russian (ru)
    • Serbian (sr)
    • Slovene (sl)
    • Spanish (es)
    • Swedish (sv)
    • Turkish (tr)
    • Valencian Catalan (ca@valencia)

Gnome Subtitles is targeted to the GNU/Linux Operating System and released under the GNU General Public License (GPL).

In The Press

Linux Pratique Essentiel #3

Issue #3 (August/September 2008) of Linux Pratique Essentiel features an article covering funcionality from Gnome Subtitles 0.8. A thumbnail version is available (Gnome Subtitles is in page 9).

Linux Pratique #40

Issue #40 (March/April 2007) of Linux Pratique features a 2-page article covering funcionality from Gnome Subtitles 0.1, as well as some basics of working with subtitle files. A thumbnail version is available (Gnome Subtitles is in pages 26 and 27).