I've got 2 subs in 2 different languages for a video. One is synced, the other has all the right lines but wrong timing [NOT fixed nor progressive delay]: the easiest thing would be changing the timings of the latter with the ones from the former, kind of copy paste time codes. Which subtitles editor for Ubuntu has the capabilities to accomplish/would be more suited for this task?

EDIT: Unfortunately there's no fixed delay, such that moving the subs by a certain amount of time could do it. They are simply wrongly synced (and that doesn't have to do with framerate either). I need an editor which can kind of copy and paste the "timing" column beside the "text" column

EDIT 2: please people be civilised and read before marking as a duplicate. I'm not looking for a general sub editor, I'm looking for one with a particular feature NOT even mentioned in the question you would like to redirect me to. If it was, would you be able to point that out? Sorry for any misunderstanding I might have created, I'm only looking for an answer, which unfortuntely is something I haven't got so far

FOR ANYONE WITH THE SAME ISSUE stumbling upon this question, the answer to what I was looking for is in the thread posted by smurfendrek123, containing nice programs that will help you (under Wine) to achieve copy-paste of timings: http://forum.videohelp.com/threads/346020-Program-to-replace-timecode-in-srt-with-timecode-from-another-srt


In vlc you can delay or speed up the subtitles by a set time.

For more software recommendations: check this thread: What apps to sync movie subtitles easily are available for Ubuntu?

Also have a look at this thread: http://forum.videohelp.com/threads/346020-Program-to-replace-timecode-in-srt-with-timecode-from-another-srt

  • yep. But that would require me to manually adjust all the parts (since the delay is not fixed) :( – ed0 Jun 18 '16 at 6:16
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    Well, it's impossible to fix that, since no program knows what delay happens when so you will always have to input each delay yourself. I suggest you get a different sub file or a different movie. – Frederik Baetens Jun 18 '16 at 7:07
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    Where would you get that timing column? If you made it yourself, instead of typing it into LO, type it into the subtitle program? – Frederik Baetens Jun 18 '16 at 8:32
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    I don't think that that exists, but if it's the case that the subs gradually run faster, you can try slowing them down/ speeding them up. Also look at this thread: forum.videohelp.com/threads/… – Frederik Baetens Jun 18 '16 at 16:36
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    I added the link to my original answer, but if you can't award the points anymore, some upvotes are nice too :p – Frederik Baetens Jun 18 '16 at 23:14

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