Working with subtitles (create, edit, embed) in Linux


Subtitling with Linux Tutorial by Rob Homsi covers how to do subtitle work in Linux thoroughly. How couldn’t I see it before? 😦


The article is four year old though.

Install the subtitle editor, package name is subtitleeditor
$ sudo aptitude -y install subtitleeditor
The following NEW packages will be installed:
libsubtitleeditor0{a} subtitleeditor
0 packages upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1093 not upgraded.
Need to get 1,570 kB of archives. After unpacking 6,116 kB will be used.

Full instruction is here

Here is a screen shot of running the subtitle editor for a Korean subtitle work on a video.

To work on subtitle, the first is to start subtitleeditor and create a subtitle file.

And select [Video] and load a video to work.

And select [Waveform] to create a wave form file over the video which greatly help synchronizing each subtitle block to the stream sound of the video. I just found this nice feature after working subtitle for three days.

Note: Turn off the text display option of  Waveform if the program crashes often.


Embedding subtitle on a video using Avidemux.
Full instruction is here.

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