iSubtitle for Mac downloads movie and TV show subtitles from the Web and allows you to add them to the actual video. The exported file is compatible with all OS X and iOS devices and even has updated metadata.
Built-in subtitle downloader: Right from the app's toolbar you have access to over a dozen subtitle websites where you can download subtitles that will be encoded into the video. You may also import your own subs if you wish.
Video converter: iSubtitle for Mac also supports video formats that are not native to OS X. Those can be enabled by installing Perian -- a free software package that extends QuickTime's video support. It took us half an hour to add subtitles to a 40-minute TV show in AVI format and convert it to MP4.
Metadata updater: Along with adding subtitles, the software will update the movie's metadata, adding information such as title, genre, year, plot, and cover art automatically, based on the file's name and any existing metadata. From the app's preferences you can specify the metadata's language and the country the ratings are based on.
No way to edit subtitles: If you want to edit subtitles or create some from scratch, you'll have to use another application. With this product, you can only incorporate them into the videos.
If you prefer watching movies with subtitles, and your movie collection lacks them, an app like iSubtitle for Mac can be very useful. Thanks to its built-in subtitle catalog and automatic metadata updater, you'll be left feeling like the app is doing most of the work for you--which is exactly how it should be.
Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of iSubtitle for Mac 126.96.36.199.
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Create soft subtitled movies for iPad, iPod (Touch, Classic, Nano), iPhone (2G, 3G, 3GS), Apple TV, iTunes or any QuickTime based player or app. The first and only application to take full advantage of Apple's soft subtitle technology. The subtitle tracks are resolution independent and rendered in real-time as you watch the movie. Subtitles are always displayed at the best quality your device can perform. There are support for multiple languages in the same movie file and you can even switch language on the fly as you watch. If you already have a movie in a format that suits your needs there's no reason to re-encode it, just add the subtitles and you're good to go. If, on the other hand, your movie is not suited for your device you can batch re-encode it straight from within the application. You can also tag your file with metadata.
1) intuitive to use, even if you're not a techi 2) developer answers inquiry promptly and seems genuinely interested in helping customers 3) easy to export for Apple products 4) easy to work with while editing subtitles in an associated srt file 5) No crashing complaints as other have mentioned—and I've spent 100+ hours using the software thus far. 6) I suggest using TextWrangler with this if you are going to be editing set files as the "grey" zone aligns perfectly with what will fit (show correctly) in one subtitle grouping within iSubtitle.
1) I'm having problems with multiple subtitle options showing even when there is only ONE subtitle file associated with the mp4. When I delete the unwanted subtitle name, it just pops back up the next time I open the mp4.
I'm using this software to merge videos with subtitles and then export to view on Apple devices.
This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com. I spent some time looking for an app that could manage subtitles on files and came across Submerge and iSubtitle. They both work well but the latter uses soft subtitles and great for Mac users. You can control both the size and appearance of subtitles. You can incorporate subtitles with apps such as VisualHub but you do not get the level of control as with iSubtitle.
One limitation for me is that it will not work of you have a file in 2 parts though this is something that the developer has said may be in a future version.
This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com. The best, the easiest,most updated features video conversion application you will ever find, don't waste time looking for an another app to convert or add subtitle to your videos.
Since i bought this app, i just had the ability to convert videos to iphone, ipod & apple, now (Ipad) 4 free, no payment update nothing i just woke up, opened a movie through isubtitle and boom update and get ipad feature for free, and wait.... im talking about isubtitle only, i didn't start with submerge yet, trust me this is to everyone who looking for an app to convert movies, add subtitle or not for hd or not, this is the best app on mac osx you could ever find, even this app is better that apple quicktime it self.
If just there is video player and a remote control from this company then im in heaven :)
Version: iSubtitle 1.5.3
This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com. (Sorry for my bad english - I am a german speaking person.)
I tried iSubtitle for months, an it is getting worst every update!
The programm worked some versions ago at least with UTF-8 encoded subtitles, but now it is crashing even with them. The programm has big trouble to add a subtitle (.srt format) in non-english character sets (german with windows latin-1 character set). It mostly works with .avi-files and UTF, but crashes in 90%, with all .mkv-files and a subtitle file in windows character set.
But it sometimes works! Same files, an hour later it crashes with the same files ??????
It whould be a wonderfull app, if it whould work, but if you are using "Perian" and non-english subtitles, it is ...
Stay away, since every update tell you, that all the problems are solved now - and in reality has become even worst!
Just use Perian to add subtitles, and load the subtitles. You just must put the subtitle in the same folder as the movie file, and name it like the .avi/.mkv/... file. For example: "moviefilename.mkv" and "moviefilename.en.srt" and "moviefilename.de.srt" (german) and Perian will add all subtitlefiles to the File. Then command-j and rename the subtitlefiles as you like, and safe all as .mov-file. You can add this .mov-file to iTunes. In iTunes the movie will be shown with the subtitle you have marked in Quicktime. If you want to watch the movie with an other subtitle, you have to open the file in Quicktime (right-click and "show the file in finder", then command-j) an make acctive or non-active the subtitle as you like.
iSubtitle whould be wonderfull, since the Perian-trick works only with movie-fies opend with perian (mostly .avi and .mkv), so for all .mov-files we still need a program, or do it the long and hard way in Quicktime itself. But we need an working app!