Subtitle Edit

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Subtitle Edit
Subtitle Edit logo.png
Main window with wave form and video player
Main window with wave form and video player
Developer(s)Nikolaj Lynge Olsson
Stable release
3.5.9 / 10 February 2019; 6 months ago (2019-02-10)
Preview releaseN/A
Repository Edit this at Wikidata
Written inC# (2009 - Present)
Borland Delphi (2001 - 2009)
Operating systemWindows
Platform.NET Framework
SizeWindows: 5.3–6.2 MB
Linux: 5.9 MB
Available in34 languages
List of languages
English, Argentina, Basque, Brazilian Portuguese, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian, Persian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
TypeSubtitle editor
LicenseGNU General Public License v3.0

Subtitle Edit (also known as SE) is a free and open-source subtitle editor to create, edit, adjust or synchronize subtitles for videos. The application has a very easy to use interface containing a list of existing subtitles, a wave form to visualize audio waves and a player which looks like Windows Media Player 11. It uses the VLC media player, MPC-HC, Mpv or DirectShow to play videos.

SE supports 200+ subtitle formats. Some of the most popular formats are SubRip, Timed Text, SubStation Alpha, MicroDVD, SAMI, D-Cinema, BdSub.

SE is available in 29 languages and contains most of the features of a subtitle editor.

SE is developed and maintained by a software developer, Nikolaj Lynge Olsson from Denmark. It is hosted at GitHub.


In 2001 Nikolaj Lynge Olsson had started the development on Subtitle Edit in Delphi which continued until April 2009. On 6 March 2009, 2.0 Beta 1 version (build 42401) was released.[2] It was rewritten in C#.

Over time more developers have contributed to SE's development and it is still active.

On May 17, 2011 the developer announced the testing version of SE 3.2 for GNU/Linux.[3] It uses the same source code that was developed for Windows, to implement it on GNU/Linux using Mono Project.

On October 17, 2011 the developer announced the availability of stable version for GNU/Linux.[4] The developer himself stated that it is working well on Ubuntu.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Check for the comment dated on '09-25-02 10:20 PM' on this page". Nikolaj Lynge Olsson. Retrieved 8 November 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Subtitle Edit 2.0 Beta 1 released". Nikolaj Lynge Olsson. Retrieved 21 May 2011.
  3. ^ "A Linux version for testing is out". Nikolaj Lynge Olsson. Retrieved 19 October 2011.
  4. ^ "Post published by developer(s)". Nikolaj Lynge Olsson. Retrieved 19 Oct 2011.

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