What is a good program to download synced subtitles for my movies while allowing me to specify the language I want?
SubDownloader is a program for automatic download/upload subtitles for videofiles (DIVX,MPEG,AVI,VOB,etc) and DVD’s using fast hashing.
Providing a friendly interface, users
have a better movie experience since
searching for subtitles is no longer
dull or boring. SubDownloader follows
the KISS (Keep It Simple, Stupid)
priciple. You just want to watch a
good movie, right?! So, subtitle
searching and matching for your movies
should be a simple task. It is now!
some key features:
Fast hashing algorithm (27 GB movies/7 seconds)
Recursively folders search
Autodetect language of the subtitles
Upload entire series seasons subtitles in less than 1 minute
SubDownloader (for Windows) is shareware.
Subtitle Workshop is freeware.
SMPlayer is open source freeware, a portable version is available.
Latest version of BSPlayer has this function built in. However it only checks opensubtitles.org, I’m guessing they will add more sites in next versions.
Personally, I use a combination of Subtitle Search and Subtitle Workshop to easily find and process subtitles. With Subtitle Search, you input a title and it searches for the IMDB record of that movie to verify the correct movie. You can put in different settings (what providers you want to search, what language you want, so on and so forth).
It then searches several subtitle databases (including, but not limited to, OpenSubtitles.org) using your settings and provides a comprehensive list of subtitle downloads if there are any.
Now, sometimes these subtitles will work flawlessly, and that’s great. More often than not, however, the subtitles will be played too fast or too slow (in my experience, it seems like all the videos I have are playing 24 FPS, but all the subtitles are run in 25 FPS, making them too fast). Or, perhaps the video you have starts immediately into the action while the subtitles have a long pause for opening credits and such. This is what Subtitle Workshop is for.
You can easily change the FPS playback of the subtitles with two clicks, and ditto for shifting the start and end times. It’s very intuitive and does all the hard calculations.
Note: both programs are freeware, but Windows-only as far as I can tell.
I think I know exactly what you’re looking for. Once you download this app, you’ll know it too. =) It’s called Sublight.
Lemme quote a few words about it from Softpedia.com.
“Sublight is a software that enables users to easily search for movie subtitles and download them.
It can search for subtitles based on several criteria such as movie title, year and more. The results are presented in list from where you can preview and download the title you want.
Here are some key features of “Sublight”:
· Auto search subtitle.
· Manual search.
· Internet explorer integration.
· Video playback.
· Support for VLC, BS.Player, Media Player Classic, KMPlayer, GOM player and more.
· Publish new subtitles,
· Auto application updates.”