(blablabla = a name of a movie) The subdownloader gives me this error: Unable to download subtitle blablabla.srt. If somebody knows please answer with simple english since i'm new to ubuntu and new to english. I am using ubuntu 13.10 64 bit.

I hope to find a solution.


Here is the workaround as I have been facing the same issue for many months now, and no new fixrelease has come since.

Follow the steps from Filip here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/subdownloader/+bug/790753/comments/19

in order to patch the GUI of our favorite tool.

Very simple:

leafpad /usr/share/subdownloader/gui/main.py

(with admin rights)

find the line :

osHttpRequests.download('http://www.opensubtitles.org/en/download/file/%s.gz' %sub.getIdFileOnline(), destinationPath)

and replace it with:


Save and Enjoy Cheers.

  • you may change leafpad by the text editor of your choice: nano, gedit, vi ... – Chris Jan 20 '16 at 20:02

The answer is here:


100 downloads for 12 hours per IP, there is no limit I think, but out search result is limited to 250 results

  • Can you include what it states about Unable to download subtitle XXXXXX.srt in the link you provided by editing your answer? – jmunsch Apr 23 '14 at 4:30

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