I just notice that Gnome-subtitles is no longer available for Ubuntu 18.04.

Is there an alternative to such tool ? I mean allowing to insert subtitles but also to synchronize them within the video. That was really helpfull !

I had a quick look to Gaupol, but it looks basic, no sync afaiks, and I got a crash when opening a mkv file...

I would really like to be able to install Gnome-subtitles on 18.04...


  • You could try using the artful package, it will install & open. Whether it works you'd have to see.. Go here, download the .deb for your arch, then install it with apt. As example I downloaded the amd64 package to my Downloads folder so command would be - sudo apt install ./Downloads/gnome-subtitles_1.3-2_amd64.deb The package page is here, pick arch in Download section packages.ubuntu.com/artful/gnome-subtitles – doug Jul 8 '18 at 14:31
  • Thanks. It looks good and works fine so far (tried in a VM for now). – pled Jul 8 '18 at 16:51
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    The link you posted as a solution at the end of the question (by the way: you should post that as separate answer) is dead. But installing from PPA as in my answer seems to provide the version you mention (1.4.2). – cipricus May 16 '19 at 11:05
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    the new address is gnomesubtitles.org – cipricus May 16 '19 at 11:25

It is not present in the 18.04 repos, but it can be installed from PPA, as said at gnomesubtitles.org.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pedrocastro/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gnome-subtitles

At the date of my post it provides version 1.4.2.

It is also available as a deb package in various versions, including 1.4.2:

In subsequent Ubuntu versions, 18.10 and 19.04, Gnome Subtitles made it again to the default repositories.

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Subtitles Editors on Ubuntu 18.04

There exists a lot of Subtitles-Editors on Ubuntu 18.04!

Here is a list, and how to install them. Click on the title to visit the homepage:

If you know better/other tools you are invited to edit this post!

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