I’m a big user of subtitles, the reason is simple, I always watch movies or series in English, even if I’m French. To help me to understand movies, I use English subtitles. In this way, it’s easier for me to follow the film even if I’m tired. It also help me to learn new words.
Like everything else, you don’t want waste your time looking for subtitles around the web, that why software come naturally for subtitle retrieving tasks. That’s exactly what Submarine does, and well.
I have to say that I didn’t really looked for this kind of program, only tried one, and I’m happy about it. I found Submarine while I was reading one of my favorite section of the Arch Linux official forum called Community Contributons, it worths looking around for some new softwares announcing, some of them has become quite famous since. Anyway, I saw this announcement maybe a month ago of this program called Submarine.
Maybe Submarine isn’t perfect, or doesn’t find every subtitles that I want, but it does a good job for sure.
Here some through about it:
- Command line: That’s fine, who want some GUI for this kind of program anyway?
- Two servers: Submarine try to retrieve from OpenSubtitle and Podnapisi. That’s sounds good to me.
- Download multiple movies at once: I found it useful for series. With series like Big Bang Theory, I like to watch several episode in a row. Therefor download all subtitles at once is faster.
- Download best rated: cool feature again, that it avoid badly ranked subtitles.
- Rename to match the movie: As VLC automatically loads subtitles if it match the movie title, it saves me some time to manually set the subtitle by rename the subtitle if needed.
- Language: More for information that a feature, but it use Vala.
If you’re using Arch Linux, you can find it in AUR and install it via
Source code can be seen on github, and it’s release under GPLv3. That’s it, no much more to say but thanks to the author of Submarine.