Comparison of subtitle editors

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The following table compares some characteristics of some subtitle editing software.

Name License Platform Multilanguage Audio waveform Formats supported Extra Information
Aegisub GPL (but code is ISC or BSD3c) Cross platform Yes Yes SSA/ASS, MicroDVD, .srt (Full support)
AdobeEncore, EBU STL (Write Only) JACOsub (Read Only)[1]
Limited support for RTL languages. It's mainly used for creating ASS subtitles. Uses libass, making the ASS effects appear correctly in the internal media player.
Amara Proprietary, formerly GNU AGPL Cross platform Yes ? SRT, SSA, SBV, VTT, DFXP, ITT, SCC and CAP formats.[2] Cloud platform with subtitle editor and workflow tools for collaborative captioning and subtitling, including making corrections to machine-generated captions. Add-ons include automatic speech recognition.
Gnome Subtitles GPL Linux Yes Adobe Encore DVD, Advanced Sub Station Alpha, AQ Title, DKS Subtitle Format, FAB Subtitler, Karaoke Lyrics LRC, Karaoke Lyrics VKT, MacSUB, MicroDVD, MPlayer, MPlayer 2, MPSub, Panimator, Phoenix Japanimation Society, Power DivX, Sofni, SubCreator 1.x, SubRip, Sub Station Alpha, SubViewer 1.0, SubViewer 2.0 [3] Built-in video preview, times synchronization, translation, spellcheck.
Subtitle Edit GPL Windows, Linux Yes Interactive 250+ Translate mode, spell check, OCR, batch convert, uses .NET Framework
VisualSubSync GPL Cross platform No Yes SRT, SSA, ASS Development stopped in 2013. VisualSubSync Enhanced, a fork with new features, is in active development.
VTT Creator Proprietary Cross platform No Yes WEBVTT, SRT Browser-based editor, machine-generated captions using speech recognition, translation, batch caption transcription.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "SubtitleFormats – Aegisub". Archived from the original on 2014-07-23. Retrieved 2014-07-31.
  2. ^ "Subtitle formats available on Amara".
  3. ^ "Gnome Subtitles > About".