subtitleeditor on xfce

About Subtitle Editor

Subtitle Editor is a GTK+3 tool to edit subtitles for GNU/Linux/*BSD. It can be used for new subtitles or as a tool to transform, edit, correct and refine existing subtitle. This program also shows sound waves, which makes it easier to synchronise subtitles to voices.

Subtitle Editor is free software released under the GNU General Public License (GPL3).


User interface:

  • Really easy to use
  • Multiple document interface
  • Undo/Redo
  • Internationalization support
  • Drag-and-drop
  • Video player integrated in the main window (based on GStreamer)
  • Can play preview with external video player (using MPlayer or other)
  • Can be used for timing
  • Generate and display a waveform
  • Generate and display keyframes
  • Can be used for translating
  • Shows subtitles over the video
  • With GTK+, menu accelerators can be changed by pressing a key over the menu item. This is possible with subtitleeditor, and this is for this reason that all actions are in the menu.


  • Style Editor
  • Spell checking
  • Text correction (Space around punctuation, capitalize, empty subtitle ...)
  • Errors checking (Overlapping, too short or long duration ...)
  • Framerate convertion
  • Edit times and frames
  • Scale subtitles
  • Split or joint subtitles
  • Split or joint documents
  • Edit text and adjust time (start, end)
  • Move subtitle
  • Find and replace (Support regular expressions)
  • Sort subtitles
  • Type writer effect
  • Lots of timing and editing tools

Supported formats:

  • Adobe Encore DVD
  • Advanced Sub Station Alpha
  • Burnt-in timecode (BITC)
  • MicroDVD
  • MPL2
  • MPsub (MPlayer subtitle)
  • SBV
  • Spruce STL
  • SubRip
  • Sub Station Alpha
  • SubViewer 2.0
  • Timed Text Authoring Format (TTAF)
  • Plain-Text



People willing to test and/or hack subtitleeditor should checkout the code from our Subversion repository:

svn co svn:// subtitleeditor


As with many open-source projects, we are always looking for help:

  • Reporting bugs: If you found a bug, just open a ticket.
  • Translating: Subtitle Editor always needs translation !
  • Giving ideas: Ideas about anything !


If you have a question you can contact the developer at :

  • kitone : kitone at gna dot org



Other editors

  • Gaupol is a subtitle editor for text-based subtitles
  • Gnome Subtitles is a subtitle editor for the GNOME Desktop

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