Any app to edit subtitle files in an easy way?

iRock1

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Hey guys,

I was wondering if there are apps out there to modify srt files and alike.

For instance, let’s say I have a .srt file for a certain film that I downloaded, but the movie is the TV-rip version and the subtitles are for the DVD version. Now, if I use an app like VLC to play the movie and use that same subtitles file, everything will go perfectly as long as I play around with the H and J keys to delay the subtitles to they point where audio and subs are finally synced. But what about a permanent fix?

Of course it would be impractical to open up the .srt file with a text editor and change every timestamp, so here is where I think a GUI would come handy. Something like: “ok, change, everything in this .srt file to be 4,000 ms delayed”.

Another problem I’m having is that certain .srt files include single-lines that are way too long instead of two reasonably long lines, so they look awful on screen. Here an option to format the entire file would come handy as well.

Anyway. Is there something free and easy to use to handle things like this?
 

gyrf

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Nov 20, 2015
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SUBtools from EmmGunn Software is a subtitle file editor/translator that includes editing features. It can also OCR vobsub or blu-ray PGS subtitles into text-based ones.

I've used it to globally shift subtitles by a fixed amount of time like you mentioned. It can edit line-by-line and clean up some common formatting errors. I don't believe it has a feature to fix long lines, but you could find and edit those by hand if you wanted.

http://www.emmgunn.com/subtools-home/
 
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iRock1

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SUBtools from EmmGunn Software is a subtitle file editor/translator that includes editing features. It can also OCR vobsub or blu-ray PGS subtitles into text-based ones.

I've used it to globally shift subtitles by a fixed amount of time like you mentioned. It can edit line-by-line and clean up some common formatting errors. I don't believe it has a feature to fix long lines, but you could find and edit those by hand if you wanted.

http://www.emmgunn.com/subtools-home/
Thanks, it worked great for fixing times. However, you are right, it's not helpful when it comes to shorten lines. Manually doing so it's not viable since there are hundreds of it, lol.

Do you happen to know an alternative?