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Gnome Subtitles 1.3 is out!

This release includes:
- Allow to set the gap between subtitles, to be used when inserting or splitting subtitles
- Fixed character count when editing text
- Multiple subtitle engine fixes:
* Fixed parsing and writing (AQTitle, Karaoke Lyrics LRC, MacSUB, MPSub, Panimator, Phoenix Japanimation Society, Sofni, SubCreator 1.x, ViPlay Subtitle File)
* Fixed output of deciseconds (SubCreator 1.x)
* Removed extra newline in the output (MacSUB, Phoenix Japanimation Society, Panimator)
* Fixed bug with multiple lines of text per subtitle (Sofni)
- Switched to GStreamer 1.0
- Fixed Help menu items... read more

Posted by Pedro Castro 2013-03-30

Gnome Subtitles 1.2 has been released

Gnome Subtitles 1.2 has been released. This version brings the effort of multiple contributors, enhancing the application with the following features:

- Support for merging and splitting subtitle lines
- Allow to view character counts in the subtitle list and editing area
- Allow to apply a reaction delay when timing start/end on video playblack
- Video slow and fast motion options
- New shortcuts for quick timings change:
* Increase/decrease subtitle start time: Ctrl+Plus/Minus (on the numpad)
* Increase/decrease subtitle end time: Alt+Plus/Minus (on the numpad)
* Shift subtitles: Shift+Plus/Minus (on the numpad)
- Automatically seek the video when subtitle times are changed, with an option to rewind it some milliseconds
- Added support for the Fab Subtitler subtitle format
- Allow to insert a new subtitle at the current video position, applying a reaction delay if set
- Other changes:
* Translation filenames are now based on the original filename plus language
* Added support for buggy SubRip files that use dots instead of commas
* Fixed bug with the subtitle overlay not being updated on times change
* Detect when selecting a video file as the subtitle file
* Updated preferences dialog with different structure and more options
* Fixed special characters (<,>,&,etc) not being shown in the subtitle list... read more

Posted by Pedro Castro 2011-08-22

Gnome Subtitles 1.1 is out!

I'm proud to announce the immediate availability of version 1.1, a release which features the amazing work of two important contributors: Arx Cruz and Valmir Sena. This includes:
- New feature for quickly setting times with a single button: pressing sets the start time, releasing sets the end time, then moves to the next subtitle
- Periodically backup subtitle files, configurable in the preferences
- New features for video seeking and subtitle selection:
* Video->Loop Selection - loop the video playback to the selected subtitles
* Video->Seek to Selection - seek the video to the selected subtitle
* Video->Select Nearest Subtitle - select the subtitle for the video position
* Video->Auto Select Subtitle - auto select subtitles as the video is playing
- Changes in the Timings Synchronize dialog:
* Fixed a bug using the Synchronize All Subtitles option
* Activating a sync point now seeks to its new time instead of the old one
- Fixed a bug drag-and-dropping files with spaces in their path
- Use ISO-8859-1 as the fallback and default encoding in the File Open list... read more

Posted by Pedro Castro 2010-10-31

Gnome Subtitles 1.0

I'm very pleased to announce the immediate availability of Gnome Subtitles 1.0. This release is the result of all development effort carried on till now, into stable release. Besides the stabilization effort, this release delivers the following features:
- Added drag-and-drop support for loading subtitle and video files
- Allow to set new options in the preferences:
* Whether to save the translation when saving subtitles
* Default and fallback character codings for opening files
* Default subtitle format, character coding and newline type for saving files
* Allow to remember the last used settings
- Fixed timings synchronization issue when "Sync All Subtitles" was used
- Activating (double-clicking) a sync point in the synchronization dialog now selects the corresponding subtitle and seeks the video to its position... read more

Posted by Pedro Castro 2010-02-20

Bugfix release 0.9.1

Gnome Subtitles 0.9.1 has been released. This is a bugfix release which includes:
- Allow to open audio files for subtitling
- Changed the default selection type in the Timings Adjust and Shit dialogs
- Fixed crashes:
* Opening a video with Frames mode selected
* Opening the Preferences dialog

- Joan Duran (ca)
- Jorge González (es)

Bug fixes:
- Subtitling of audio files (#584795)
- GS crashes when opening subtitles together with a movie (#587097)
- GS crashes on Edit->Preferences (#587100)... read more

Posted by Pedro Castro 2009-07-18

Gnome Subtitles 0.9 is out!

Release notes follow:

- New interactive Synchronize Timings dialog:
* Allows to synchronize using multiple sync points
* Each sync point represents the correct time of a subtitle
* Shows help message to ease the synchronization task
* Can synchronize all subtitles based on a set of sync points
- New Seek To dialog that allows to seek the video to a specified time/frame
- More polished user interface, by removing the border relief in video-related
buttons and decreasing their size
- Allow to close a file without quitting the application (File Close)
- Replace All now replaces translations too, besides the normal subtitle text
- Don't change the timing mode, after saving a file, to reflect the timing mode
of the subtitle format chosen for saving
- Added Insert and Delete Subtitles toolbar buttons, removed Find and Replace
from the toolbar
- Added MIME Type association to the SubRip, MPSub, SubStation Alpha and
MicroDVD subtitle formats
- Improved handling of text formatting tags in SubRip files
- Show Matroska Video files (MKV) when listing video files
- Fixed crash on opening a translation file with no subtitles loaded
- SubLib merged into Gnome Subtitles, making both easier to maintain and package
- Major refactoring of the video playback engine:
* GStreamer Playbin (code from the FuseMC project) has been incorporated into
the project source tree
* Gstreamer Playbin no longer builds as a separate package (no separate dll,
although the .so lib is still built separately)
* GStreamer events are now received asynchronously, which means the user
interface adapts to the video in an asynchronous/non-blocking way
- Fixed some bugs in the video playback engine:
* Loading a file when the previously loaded file wasn't played
* Video position not being correctly updated after loading the video and
before starting playback
- Display an error dialog when the help contents cannot be opened
- Fixed the use of Bug Buddy for bug reporting
- Changes in the project dependencies:
* Requires gtk, gtk-sharp, glade-sharp and gconf-sharp 2.12 or higher
* No longer requires gnome-sharp nor sublib... read more

Posted by Pedro Castro 2009-06-22

SubLib merged into Gnome Subtitles

SubLib, the subtitle library used by Gnome Subtitles, has been merged into the Gnome Subtitles source code repository.

The original purpose of the SubLib subtitle library was to provide multimedia applications with a common and simple way to work with different file formats, performing file editing, searching, translation and synchronization. Since its creation, although some projects have used SubLib in order to take some concepts and ideas, as was the case with a couple of commercial applications, SubLib itself wasn't used by those projects. In fact, SubLib is currently only used by the Gnome Subtitles project.... read more

Posted by Pedro Castro 2009-06-07

Gnome Subtitles 0.8 is out!

- Added spell checking support:
* Highlights spelling errors while typing
* Uses Enchant in order to support multiple spell checking backends
* Allows to spell check subtitles and translation in different languages
- Added support for the following subtitle formats:
* AQ Title
* MacSUB
* Sofni
* SubCreator 1.x
* ViPlay Subtitle File
- Allow to show the translation with the video, besides the original subtitles
- Fixed a crash that happened when closing the Encoding Selection dialog
- Improved the auto-detection of subtitle formats
- Do not package SubLib anymore, it should be installed as a package of its own... read more

Posted by Pedro Castro 2008-05-11

Gnome Subtitles 0.7.2 has been released

This release features:
- Updated the about dialog
- Fixed some compilation warnings

- Djihed Afifi (ar)
- Yannig Marchegay (oc)

- Tiago Bortoletto Vaz

Posted by Pedro Castro 2008-01-06

Gnome Subtitles 0.7.1 has been released

This bugfix release features:
* Fixed a bug with compilation failing on 64 bit machines
* Fixed a crasher bug that happened when changing to Frames mode after startup
* Fixed a bug in the man page
* Changed the build libdir to work on 64 bit machines
* Updated translation credits in the About dialog

Bug fixes:
* Doesn't work on F7 64b (#487842)
* Crash on video loading (#500264)
* DllNotFoundException when opening a video file (#503049)... read more

Posted by Pedro Castro 2007-12-15

Gnome Subtitles 0.7 is out! + New Developer

This release features the work carried out with the help of Cristina Yenyxe, who I'd proudly like to welcome to the project. She has been collaborating not only with Gnome Subtitles but also with the SubLib project.

This release brings GStreamer support for video previewing, which replaces MPlayer. It also features support for the following subtitle formats: Adobe Encore DVD, DKS Subtitle Format, Karaoke Lyrics LRC, Karaoke Lyrics VKT, Panimator, Phoenix Japanimation Society and Power DivX. Video-related keyboard shortcuts were added, OGG video files are now shown in the File and Video Open dialogs, and different subtitle formats now share similar headers, when edited.

Posted by Pedro Castro 2007-10-30

Gnome Subtitles 0.6 is out!

I've very pleased to announce the immediate availability of Gnome Subtitles 0.6.

This release brings the long waited support for subtitle translation, allowing to create new translations and open existing translated subtitles, and well as saving them afterwards in separate files. Searching for text now includes the translations too.

Text editing information has also been improved, with the current cursor position being shown in the status bar, accompanied by the current editing mode (Insert or Overwrite). Also on text editing, support for Undo and Redo was greatly improved. While Undo/Redo used to apply to entire text lines before, it now applies to words, allowing to undo a text line incrementally. Moreover, the text that Undo/Redo applies to will be selected, and the cursor position set to where it was before that command.... read more

Posted by Pedro Castro 2007-07-08

Bugfix release 0.5.1

This release fixes a bug with the documentation which prevented the compilation from finishing when using the latest version of gnome-doc-utils.

Posted by Pedro Castro 2007-05-19

Gnome Subtitles 0.5 is out!

- Initial support for internationalization (i18n)
- Initial version of the user manual, written by Erin Bloom
- New option to select the type of newline to be used for saving a file, in the
SaveAs dialog
- Fixed a crash that happened when loading a video with no subtitles open
- Show an error dialog if errors occur when running the application with a
subtitle file as argument
- Show an error dialog if errors occur when saving a file
- Improved the text messages in the error dialogs
- Fixed the Time and Frames labels regarding the current video position
- Fixed the transparency of the images in the SetSubtitleStart and
SetSubtitleEnd buttons
- Use stock items for File Properties, and Video Open and Close
- Fixed underline in Video SetSubtitleEnd, which was conflicting with Rewind... read more

Posted by Pedro Castro 2007-05-16

SVN Migration

Gnome Subtitles has been successfully migrated to the Gnome SVN. Many thanks to the GNOME sysadmins for handling this so efficiently.

On the SVN trunk is now the latest development, which includes translation and documentation, besides some bug fixes and other improvements. These will be the focus of the next release, which should be out soon. Stay tuned. ;-)

Posted by Pedro Castro 2007-05-11

Gnome Subtitles 0.4 has been released!

Featured in this release:
- Automatically select the file's character coding in the SaveAs dialog
- Automatically open a video file when running Gnome Subtitles with a subtitle file as argument
- Improved Timings Shift dialog:
* New selection options, allowing to apply the shift to all subtitles, the selected subtitles, and the selected subtitle to the first or last subtitles
* Automatically update the shift value according to the video position, allowing to shift a set of subtitles to start at that position
* Added a button to clear the shift value
- New File Properties dialog, showing the file name, path, character coding, subtitle format and timing mode
- Add a "Video" tag to the frame rate of the video, in the Video Framerate menu, when opening a video file
- Allow to open a blank subtitle file (showing no errors)
- Use Bug Buddy, the official GNOME bug reporting tool, reverting to the old bug reporter if Bug Buddy isn't available
- Added a Man page
- Fixed some bugs related to the GUI not being correctly updated when changing the timing mode
- Internal refactoring:
* Updated to reflect changes in SubLib
* Better handle documents and their properties
* Better support changing the timing mode, which fixes some existing bugs
* Single place for common video-related functionality
* Ensure dialogs are properly shown, by setting them visible as the last step in their creation... read more

Posted by Pedro Castro 2007-04-20

Release 0.3 is out!

- New dialog to add or remove encodings used in File Open/Save
- New Preferences dialog
* Set whether to automatically choose video files when selecting/opening subtitle files
- Video times, rewind and forward now work correctly on locales that use a comma as decimal separator (e.g., French, Polish)
- Store the window size on exit and restore it on start
- Removed the shadow that appeared around the video image frame
- Now prints an adequate error message when using an encoding not supported by the system
- Properly unselect video file when selecting a folder, in the File Open dialog
- Use "setproctitle" when "prctl" isn't found, so setting the process name also works in FreeBSD
- Improved the verbosity level in some error situations... read more

Posted by Pedro Castro 2007-03-27

Gnome Subtitles 0.2.1 - Bugfix Release

This is a bugfix release. Changes:

- Now builds with gtk-sharp 2.8 again
- Added the *.txt pattern to the "All Subtitle Files" filter, in the File Open
- Print the stack trace to the console when an unknown exception is found while
opening a file

Bug fixes:
- Application crashes at exit when MPlayer has already finished (#416895)

Thanks to:
- Marcin Zajaczkowski, for the feedback... read more

Posted by Pedro Castro 2007-03-13

Gnome Subtitles 0.2 - Featuring Built-in Video Previewing

This release features the introduction of a new built-in video previewer using MPlayer as the backend. This provides for quick playback and allows to set subtitle timings based on the video position. Opening a subtitle file automatically selects the video that matches it. Filters were added to the file and video opening dialogs. A major refactoring was accomplished resulting in more manageable code. A crash that occurred in locales using a comma as decimal separator was fixed.... read more

Posted by Pedro Castro 2007-03-08

Debian package is available

Debian users now have a Debian package available, thanks to the contribution of Senthil Kumaran S.

Posted by Pedro Castro 2007-02-05

Gnome Subtitles 0.1 is out

Numerous changes are present in this release:
- Added find/replace functionality, including searching with regular expressions
- New artwork by Stefan A. Keel (Sak)
- New keyboard shortcuts for the most used features (see list on Help page):
* Undo - Ctrl+Z
* Redo - Shift+Ctrl+Z or Ctrl+Y
* Insert Subtitle Before - Shift+Ctrl+Return
* Insert Subtitle After - Ctrl+Return
* Find - Ctrl+F
* Find Previous - Shift+Ctrl+G or Shift+F3
* Find Next - Ctrl+G or F3
* Replace - Ctrl+H
* Help contents - F1
- Now works with the latest mono and gtk-sharp versions
- Updated the way subtitles are selected, focused and scrolled, should have a more natural feel now
- Major global refactoring
- When using "Save As", the current timing mode is updated to that of the new subtitle format... read more

Posted by Pedro Castro 2006-12-13

Renewed Artwork

Thanks to Stefan A. Keel, all artwork included in Gnome Subtitles has been renewed. This includes the application's icons and about dialog, as well as the website's logo and favicon. More information and sample images are available on his blog post:

Posted by Pedro Castro 2006-12-10

Gnome Subtitles in the Arch Linux repositories

Arch Linux users now have an easier way to install Gnome Subtitles in their preferred distro. Credits go to Hugo Doria and Douglas Soares de Andrade for their great work on this.

Posted by Pedro Castro 2006-12-10

Gnome Subtitles now in Portage

Gnome Subtitles has made it to the Gentoo Linux Portage. Many thanks to the Gentoo devs who helped on this.

Posted by Pedro Castro 2006-12-01

Deb package now available

The Deb for the latest release is now available for download.

Posted by Pedro Castro 2006-11-15