Gnome Subtitles 1.2

Gnome Subtitles 1.2 has been released. This version brings the effort of multiple contributors, enhancing the application with the following features:

  • Support for merging and splitting subtitle lines
  • Allow to view character counts in the subtitle list and editing area
  • Allow to apply a reaction delay when timing start/end on video playblack
  • Video slow and fast motion options
  • New shortcuts for quick timings change:
    • Increase/decrease subtitle start time: Ctrl+Plus/Minus (on the numpad)
    • Increase/decrease subtitle end time: Alt+Plus/Minus (on the numpad)
    • Shift subtitles: Shift+Plus/Minus (on the numpad)
  • Automatically seek the video when subtitle times are changed, with an option to rewind it some milliseconds
  • Added support for the Fab Subtitler subtitle format
  • Allow to insert a new subtitle at the current video position, applying a reaction delay if set
  • Other changes:
    • Translation filenames are now based on the original filename plus language
    • Added support for buggy SubRip files that use dots instead of commas
    • Fixed bug with the subtitle overlay not being updated on times change
    • Detect when selecting a video file as the subtitle file
    • Updated preferences dialog with different structure and more options
    • Fixed special characters (<,>,&,etc) not being shown in the subtitle list

Bug fixes:

  • Slow and Fast Motion Option (#453469)
  • Filenames for new translations (#607227)
  • Video file extensions (#607228)
  • Opening large files (#607229)
  • File close sensitivity (#620776)
  • Shift selected lines with Keyboard shortcuts (#621145)
  • Makefile - copy libs to build dir (#621943)
  • Show the total number of characters while editing subtitles (#625485)
  • Support for FAB files (#634230)
  • Remove extension from icon in .desktop file (#636766)
  • Do not build modules as shared libraries (#636767)
  • Crash when inserting new subtitle with no subtitles selected (#638238)
  • Apply a Reaction Delay when timing subtitle start/end (#638484)
  • Add support for opening buggy SubRip files (#642674)
  • Insert subtitle at video position (#648461)
  • Merge and split lines (#651958)


  • Arx Cruz, Keith Madill, Michał Sawicz, Paweł Brzeski


  • Joan Duran (ca)
  • Marek Černocký, Petr Kovar (cs)
  • Joe Hansen, Kenneth Nielsen (da)
  • Mario Blättermann (de)
  • Daniel Mustieles, Francisco Serrador, Jorge González (es)
  • Bruno Brouard (fr)
  • Marcos Lans (gl)
  • Yaron Shahrabani (he)
  • Gabor Kelemen (hu)
  • Claudio Arseni (it)
  • António Lima (pt)
  • Djavan Fagundes, Krix Apolinário, Marco de Freitas (pt_BR)
  • Yuri Myasoedov (ru)
  • Andrej Žnidaršič, Matej Urbančič (sl)
  • Đorđe Vasiljević (sr)
  • Daniel Nylander (sv)
  • Yinghua Wang (zh_CN)

Additional thanks:

  • A. Bhattacharya, A. Dagistanli, D. Leuenberger, Eva C., J. Hogue, V. Untz, P. Drąg, W. Lemberg, Z. Kozak