Subtitle Downloader Subdownload Just Got Better - gHacks Tech News

Subtitle Downloader Subdownload Just Got Better

I reviewed Subtitle Download four months ago. Several new versions of this excellent software to download subtitles to your computer have been released since then and I thought it would be nice to take another look at the current release version Subtitle Download 2.5.1. It still provides the easiest way to find and download subtitles from any subtitle downloading application that I know. The biggest advantage is the automatic movie scanner which does a very good job at identifying movies and providing lists of subtitles that fit them.

The main window provides two panes and a header toolbar. The left pane is a folder browser which an be used to point Subdownloader at a folder which is then automatically scanned for video files. The automatic identification takes place and movies that have been identified are displayed in the right pane with all known subtitles from the database.

By default all languages are shown but the header toolbar provides a way to filter by languages. If you are after English subtitles you can simply select that language and only English languages are shown. The subtitles can be selected and a click on the Download button which is also located in the main toolbar starts the download. That button is misplaced in my opinion, it would make more sense below the subtitle pane.

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The subtitles are automatically downloaded in the same directory as the videos and most video players recognize them automatically.

Movies that have been identified are automatically pepped up with IMDB information like rating and a link to the page for further information. You also got a play button to automatically play the video with subtitles from within the interface if a movie player is configured in the program's options.

There is also the possibility to search for and download subtitles instead of scanning video files. That's pretty good if you don't have the video files on the main computer.

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Comments

  1. darkkosmos said on August 16, 2008 at 10:33 pm
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    Good thing I know English but I’m suprised on how many subs there are for movies, there must be some professional group for each country o.0

  2. Tina said on August 17, 2008 at 9:56 am
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    Thanks! this is exactly what I was looking for.

  3. Jagvinder said on August 30, 2008 at 2:06 pm
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    Hello,
    Thank
    Jagvinder

  4. sam said on October 28, 2008 at 1:11 pm
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    the login is fail what i do plz ? :(

  5. Cesar Ney said on December 27, 2008 at 2:12 am
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    Great post!

    But… where’s the link to download?

  6. apophis said on January 18, 2009 at 10:57 am
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    In my opinion better application: http://www.subtitles-on.net/

  7. notme said on April 5, 2010 at 7:23 pm
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    You may also try http://www.fsubs.com it is web based and can auto rename the downloaded files for you

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