Subtitle Editor is a GTK+2 tool to edit subtitles. It can be used for new subtitles or as a tool to transform, edit, correct and refine existing subtitles.

This program also shows sound waves, which makes it easier to synchronise subtitles to voices.

This package has this features o Multiple document interface. o Internationalization support. o Video player integrated in the main window (based on GStreamer). o Can play preview with external video player (using MPlayer or other). o Style Editor. o Move subtitle. o Scale. o Split and joint subtitle. o Edit text and adjust time (start, end). o Generate Wavefrom From Video.

Supported formats:

Sub Station Alpha. o Advanced Sub Station Alpha. o SubRip. o MicroDVD. o MPL2. o MPsub (MPlayer subtitle). o SubViewer 2.0. o Plain-Text. o Adobe Encore DVD.


The package is available in my Ubuntu 10.10′s Ubuntu Software Center. I’ve no idea if it is related to the WebUp8′s PPA enabled in my machine, but you can install Subtitle Editor from the PPA if not exist in your repository:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install subtitleeditor

After installation, start it under Applications -> Sound & Video -> Subtitle Editor.