Subtitle Workshop 6.0a

Create subtitles with limited effects with this small but nice utility

  • Category:

    DVD & DivX

  • Version:

    6.0a

  • Works under:

    Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows 2003 / Windows XP / Windows NT / Windows 2000 / Windows ME / Windows 98 SE / Windows 98 / Windows 95

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Free (gpl)
  • Vote:
    6.7 (167)

Subtitle Workshop is a program that allows users to manipulate a wide range of text files, including editing, converting, creating and layering subtitles for practically any type of video.

The Subtitle Workshop Program

Creating subtitles for video files is not something that many PC users are familiar with. Yet, for those who do use different software programs to manipulate these text files, having a user-friendly program to assist in the process is a must. Subtitle Workshop is a free GPL program available for a range of Windows operating systems that will help users to easily create, edit and add subtitles to various videos.

If you’re sharing movies online and wish to add different subtitle folders to torrents, or even if it’s your job to create subtitles in different languages, this is a program that will help you. It’s easy to get the hang of, and the controls are rather obvious in the attractive interface. So even if you’re brand new to such programs, you should be able to find your way around quite nicely.

Features of Subtitle Workshop

Perhaps the best feature of Subtitle Workshop is the different level of support you have. As of the last update of the software (V. 6.0a), there are over 60 different types of subtitle formats that you can manipulate using the program. You can find out which formats work by visiting the Subtitle API Library. You can even save subtitles in your own format if you choose. Just remember that if the subtitles are for other people to use, their players might not register the format. So sometimes it’s best to stick with what’s popular.

There are also a lot of tools that help you make quick work of any project. You will find different functions for automatic timing, manipulating text, different shortcuts, a multi-language feature, smart-line adjustments, a spell-check feature, and much more. The cool part about these many features is that you don’t have to search through sections of different tabs to locate some obscure option. You can find everything easily in the interface.

Another big plus of the Subtitle Workshop is that you can also choose an array of different styles without having to code your text like HTML. You can choose italics, underline text, select bold options, etc, with the touch of a button. The software adds the tags for you, so you don’t spend all day hitting the shift and arrow keys.

For people prone to making mistakes, the multi-level undo feature is a lifesaver. You can undo your work in step-by-step fashion, not just the previous step.

Pros

  • Free, full-featured program
  • Windows 7 support
  • New versions regularly
  • Works and renders smoothly

Cons

  • Might start lagging after a while
  • Some formats, while accepted, can act stubborn
  • May still be some bugs in the program

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