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How to synchronize subtitles using Subtitle Edit?

Now that you know how to create subtitles and how to translate subtitles, we can address another problem. Sometimes, the subtitle file that we download won’t be in sync with the video file that we have. In order to help us in these cases, Subtitle Edit video subtitle editor has provided us with few synchronization techniques.

i) Synchronization -> Adjust all times.

Using this feature, you can select all subtitles or a few of them, and then you can show the subtitles either before or after the time that you give.

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ii) Synchronization -> Visual sync.

Here, you have to match a subtitle with the first scene and another subtitle with the last scene. And finally, click sync and then ok. All the subtitles will be synched.

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iii) Synchronization -> Point sync.

This allows synchronization using two or more points. The time codes can be entered manually which makes the task easier.

iv) Synchronization -> Point sync via other subtitle.

If you have another subtitle with the correct timings, probably in other languages, you can match one of the first lines and one of the last lines and hit Sync. Now, all lines will be synced.

Subtitle Edit is one of the many programs that upload to OpenSubtitles API. Enjoy the free subtitles service of opensubtitles and if you like it, consider making a small donation.

How to translate subtitles using Subtitle Edit?

I hope you have installed Subtitle Edit in your system. This tutorial focuses on how to translate subtitles by making use of Subtitle Edit video subtitle editor. Using this, you can use Google Translator or Multi Translator (only for Swedish to Danish) to translate subtitles for TV shows/movies.

How to translate subtitles from one language to another:

1. Open the video and the subtitle file in the original language.

2. Go to Auto-Translate -> Translate (powered by Google). For Swedish to Danish translation, you can choose the other one.

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3. The Google translate window will appear now. You can choose the source language and the language in which you want the subtitles to be translated.

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4. Click Translate. The translation process will take a while.

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5. Give Ok. Now the translated text as well as the original text will appear side by side. You can edit them by yourself.

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6. Now, click File -> Save as… And save the new subtitles. That’s it! Subtitles are ready.

Subtitle Edit is one of the many programs that upload to OpenSubtitles API. Enjoy the free subtitles service of opensubtitles and if you like it, consider making a small donation.

How to upload subtitles to opensubtitles.org using Subtitle Edit?

I hope you have installed Subtitle Edit in your system, and know how to create subtitles. If not, read the article here.

If you are interested in contributing subtitles to opensubtitles.org, you can do so by using Subtitle Edit. You must have an opensubtitles.org login to upload subtitles to their database. With this, you can translate subtitles for tv show or movies, and help your friends.

Uploading subtitles to opensubtitles.org:

1. Make sure you have the “Upload subtitles to opensubtitles.org” option under File menu. If you don’t have this option, click File -> Plugins -> Get plugins.

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Choose Upload subtitles to opensubtitles.org plugin and then click download.

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Now, you will get the option under File.

2. Now, you can directly/manually upload subtitles to opensubtitles.org. To do this, after you create subtitles for movie, click File -> Upload subtitles to opensubtitles.org.

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3. Search and give the IMDb id of the movie, provide the appropriate names, you can login to your opensubtitles.org account, and finally click Upload. That’s it!

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Uploading subtitles to opensubtitles.org is as easy as that! Go ahead and try it yourself.

Subtitle Edit is one of the many programs that upload to OpenSubtitles API. Enjoy the free subtitles service of opensubtitles and if you like it, consider making a small donation.

How to create subtitles using Subtitle Edit?

One of the most sought-after video subtitle editor is Subtitle Edit. It is an open source software which allows you to create subtitles for movies, synchronize the subtitles to a video, adjust them, or even translate subtitles for TV shows from one language to another.

Subtitle Edit can read, write, and convert between 200+ subtitle formats including SubRip (*.srt), Sub Station Alpha, WebVTT, VobSub, MicroDVD, Advanced Sub Station Alpha, D-Cinema, SAMI, youtube sbv, and many more. Subtitling videos has never been so easy! You can view the subtitles in list/source view form. The video and the waveform/spectrogram can be displayed in the same window along with subtitles. This waveform lets you recognize the exact time a speech starts and ends.

DirectShow, VLC media player, or MPlayer video players are used here. You can visually sync the subtitles. You can also split a subtitle that’s too long, or merge two subtitles if they are too short. Subtitle Edit is also available in many other languages!

Since Subtitle Edit provides us a lot of features, we will just focus on how to make subtitles, in this section.

Downloading Subtitle Edit and installation:

1. Go to https://github.com/SubtitleEdit/subtitleedit/releases and download the appropriate Subtitle Edit software.

2. Unzip, follow the on-screen instructions and install the Subtitle Edit video subtitle editor.

3. Run the software.

How to create subtitles:
1. In order to accurately subtitle videos, first click the Show waveform Screenshot 2015-05-27 17.55.24 and Show video Screenshot 2015-05-27 17.55.43 buttons. This will display the video and waveform areas.

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2. Now, click Video -> Open video file (If there are problems with codecs, you can change the player to VLC so that there won’t be much troubles. You can do so by going to Settings -> Video Player -> VLC Media Player).

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3. Once the video file is loaded, double-click on the waveform area. This will display the waveform for that video. It might take some time.

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4. You can select the appropriate time frame from waveform, then right-click and choose “Add text here”.

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5. Now, you can type the text in the Text area. And then the video player will display the subtitles.

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6. After you complete subtitling the entire video, you can click Save (By default it saves in SubRip (.srt) format but you can change this to your preferred format).

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That’s it! Subtitles are ready. To know more about Subtitle Edit, read the other topics about Subtitle Edit. It has got a lot more functionality.

Subtitle Edit is one of the many programs that upload to OpenSubtitles API. Enjoy the free subtitles service of opensubtitles and if you like it, consider making a small donation.

Human vs. Google – Who is the Better Translator?

Google is already famous and well-known for providing a number of beneficial tools for Internet use, information management and communications, but now the tech giant is trying to spread its wings into a correct process of language translation. This has long been an area where the expert human translator has enjoyed the advantage, and most computers-driven translations have failed miserably. So in a recent comparison a human Spanish translator was matched up against Google’s translation services. The results were extremely interesting.

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www.vostfr.club for downloading French subtitles

A great way for downloading French subtitles is through http://www.vostfr.club/. It is a website specifically developed for downloading sous-titres français. Next time you want to watch a movie or TV series with French subtitles, try it out with this website.

vostfr.club has around 43,314 movie subtitles and around 68,094 TV series subtitles. This uses opensubtitles.org as a base database for the subtitles. The details of every movie and TV series are also provided. It uses www.themoviedb.org for the images, and the information is taken from www.themoviedb.org & www.imdb.com. The details of the TV series are taken from www.tvrage.com. This basically makes the website a complete package for French subtitles.

You can just enter your search text in the main page search box.

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Now, the details like the release date, IMDB ID, language, duration, genre, etc. will be displayed for your search item.

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You can find all the French subtitles available for the movie/TV series at the bottom of the page.

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You can choose the subtitles file and download it.

You can also browse through all the movies and TV series available in the site. The sous-titres for all these will be available along with the details. Go ahead and visit this website!

www.vostfr.club is one of the many sites which are using OpenSubtitles API. Enjoy this free subtitles service and if you like it, consider making a small donation.

Best Android video player with subtitles support – MX Player

We are often in need of a best Android media player, and that too an Android player with subtitles support. Our search ends here – the MX Player for Android. MX Player is one among the best Android movie players.

MX Player supports a range of subtitle formats including .ssa, .ass, .srt, .sub, .vtt, etc. The new HW+ decoder helps us to apply hardware acceleration to videos. Zoom in and out can be easily performed using pinch. Kids Lock allows your children to watch videos without making problematic calls or opening other apps.

MX Player download, installation, and usage:

1. Go to https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mxtech.videoplayer.ad&hl=en from your Android device, and download the app.

2. Install the application in your device.

3. Now, you can play videos. You can choose the way in which the videos have to be played.

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4. For downloading subtitles, go to Subtitle -> Get subtitles online -> Search.

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Now, you can click OK, and search for subtitles. The MX Android media player searches for subtitles on opensubtitles.org, and shows you the list of available subtitles. You can select the subtitles file that is suitable for you, and download them.

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That’s it! Subtitles will be displayed in your video.

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5. You can change the display settings according to your wish.

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6. Moving to Tools -> Settings, lets you change the list, player, decoder, audio, subtitle, and general settings.

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There are various other facilities also. You can even set a Sleep timer, upload, or rate subtitles using this Android movie player. Go ahead and explore the other features!

MX Player is one of the many programs which are using OpenSubtitles API. Enjoy this free subtitles service and if you like it, consider making a small donation.

Manage TV shows with Novaroma

Novaroma is a free open source software to download and manage TV shows, movies, and its subtitles. You can search for TV shows and movies, view their information such as the Poster, Imdb Rating, Votes, Description etc., and download them along with their subtitles. You can use Novaroma with dlna media servers (XMBC, Kodi, Plex, Serviio, PS3 etc.)

Novaroma also provides facilities to manually download the videos and subtitles. It uses uTorrent/BitTorrent or Transmission for downloading. If this is not available in your system, it automatically runs a portable version of uTorrent. You can backup these files to your local folders or local google drive, onedrive, dropbox etc. You can manage TV shows and movies, track them, mark them as watched, and play the unwatched items later.

You can add your own TV shows and movies to Novaroma. If you are not sure what to watch, you can discover new shows by searching with titles, rating, votes, genres, etc.

Novaroma download, installation and usage:

1. Go to http://www.novaroma.net/download.html and download Novaroma.

2. Unzip, follow the on-screen instructions and install the software.

3. Open Novaroma and choose the TV show and movie directories. Select the subtitles language also.

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Please note the uTorrent/BitTorrent Web UI user name and password. This should be entered in your torrent client’s preferences -> Advanced -> Web UI. Check “Enable Web UI” and give the noted username and password. Click “Apply” and then “OK”.

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4. Add new TV shows/Movies by searching their names.

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All the available TV shows/movies will be displayed. You can click the drop down button and choose your show.

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Click the Next button and choose what you need. You can choose just one season of the TV show and download the videos as well as the subtitles.

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Finally, save the TV show/movie in the directory. And this will now be displayed in the main window.

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5. Click the TV show/Movie and the details will be displayed.

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You can also manually download the videos yourself. Click the show and choose the particular episode, it will give you the option to download it manually. You can also download it manually from the top right menu of the main window.

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6. You can add your own TV show/movie directories to Novaroma by giving the path, and selecting the folders that you need.

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The details will be automatically detected. You can also edit these details.

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Finally, click save.

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7. The Activities tab lets you view all the activities done.

Go ahead, install this software, and manage TV shows and movies efficiently. If you want to write new services for Novaroma, you can do so, and then add to plugin folder.

Novaroma is one of the many programs which are using OpenSubtitles API. Enjoy this free subtitles service and if you like it, consider making a small donation.

FileBot – TV Renamer, Subtitle Downloader and SFV Validator

FileBot is a tool for renaming TV shows, movies, and music, as well as downloading the subtitles from opensubtitles.org for them. It matches the media files with online data from sources like TVRage/AniDB/TheTVDB or OpenSubtitles/IMDb/TheMovieDB. It can be easily customised according to user’s wish and is a very good way for organising your media files within a matter of seconds!

FileBot is totally platform independent and uses a very simple user interface. It also uses a fully-featured Filebot command line interface and scripting interface for any kind of automation. SFV, MD5, SHA1 and SHA256 files can easily be created and verified. You can also extract archives, fetch artwork and metadata, and update XBMC.

FileBot download, installation, and usage:

1. Go here to download MAC OSX version or to https://www.filebot.net/#download for other OS to download FileBot.

2. Follow the on-screen instructions and install the application.

3. Launch FileBot (It requires the latest Java Runtime Environment to be installed. If you don’t have it, download here).

4. For renaming the files, drag and drop media files into the “Original Files” area. Right click on the “New Names” area and select your preferred datasource.

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Now, click “Rename”. That’s it! The names will be automatically renamed by matching the names, within fraction of seconds.

5. For downloading the subtitles, in the subtitles tab choose the language in which you need subtitles (you should be logged into opensubtitles.org), and then drag and drop the files to the right top blue button.
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All the available subtitles for those media files will be displayed, you can download and also choose the way in which the subtitles have to be named.
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6. You can also search for episodes from the “Episodes” tab and analyse the directory tree using “Analyze” tab.

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FileBot can also be called directly from the Command Line Interface. Take a look at some of the example arguments here. Using this FileBot Command Line Interface, you can just automate anything!

So, go ahead rename your TV shows, download the subtitles or validate the SFV files…

FileBot is one of the many programs which are using OpenSubtitles API. Enjoy this free subtitles service and if you like it, consider making a small donation.

Playing videos using new Open Subtitles MKV Player

The Open Subtitles MKV Player is a media player from opensubtitles.org, which supports a range of media file formats including DivX, mkv, wmv, avi, Xvid, DVD, MP3, MP4, VOB, 3GP, FLAC, Flash, QuickTime and many more. The latest version provides a lot of advantages over the previous versions. You don’t have to worry about additional codec packs anymore.

RAR files can be played straightaway. You can even play the .torrent files without having to wait for the whole movie to be downloaded. Just drag and drop the .torrent file into the Open Subtitles MKV Player window, and that’s it! You can enjoy the movie without any further delay.

The updated version of Open Subtitles MKV Player provides support for:

  • Dolby Surround, DTS, 3D audio, SPDIF and others
  • Audio and video streams, including video from YouTube
  • Up to 4 monitors or TVs
  • 3D video formats (new 3D option in menu)
  • HSBS SBS (side by side half and full)
  • OU and HOU (over-under Half and Full)
  • AF (alternating frames) with the possibility of conversion to different types Anaglyph
  • Interleaved or 2D format
  • Reader installed by SAPI in Windows
  • Latest version of Ivona reader

There is increased support for DVD movies, and for the subtitles in UTF-8 embedded in the movies. Playback of audio tracks embedded in the movies is fixed; fixed a bug that caused movies to be played too fast, and also fixed playing on Windows XP.

Open Subtitles Video player download, installation and using subtitles:

1. Go to http://www.opensubtitles.website/opensubtitles-player and download the Open Subtitles MKV Player.

2. Run the file and install the player using the on-screen instructions.

3. Launch the application. It will give you an option to switch on smart subtitles. This feature adjusts the subtitles’ display time according to the user’s reading speed (you can set this speed under subtitles in the settings window).
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4. You can play the videos now. Once the video begins, the screen shows a button to download subtitles for that particular video. You can click this and download the subtitles, or go to the subtitles menu at the bottom -> OpenSubtitles.org -> Search for matching subtitles.
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You can also search for subtitles in different languages, using the subtitles menu at the bottom.
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5. The subtitles for your video will be searched and downloaded. And now the subtitles will be loaded for you to enjoy!
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You can edit these subtitles using the subtitles editor option under settings. Additionally, you can also change the way in which the subtitles appear on the screen. Following are some samples.

Location of subtitles changed:
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Color of subtitles changed:
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Open Subtitles MKV Player also provides various additional features. Using the DivX Muxer, you can insert subtitles into DivX. You can also set up a password for a video file 😉 Just open the file on MKV Player and click F10. A dialog box will appear on the screen and you can set up your password for the video.

Not just these. There are a lot more functionality. Explore yourself!

Open Subtitles MKV Player is one of the many programs which are using OpenSubtitles API. Enjoy this free subtitles service and if you like it, consider making a small donation.