An intelligent and practical utility for the Mac OS X platform which allows you to open, edit and convert SSA / ASS subtitles to SRT
In essence, the application is designed to help you access ASS and SSA subtitles on various devices that do not support these formats, such as Apple TV, iPad, PS3 or iPhone. Also, because SRT subtitles do not allow formatting, converting to this format usually ends badly.
This being said, SUBtools aims to automatically fix timing errors and to help you manually adjust timing conflicts. It features a simple user interface optimized to enable you to spot differences quickly and to correct them as you see fit. The app also supports numerous styles and encoding types.
Thus, the app can automatically detect and display time conflicts. Using a “Fix” button, you can resolve these conflicts one by one. Moreover, SUBtools provides the ability to view and edit the global time, as well as to edit each individual line’s text and start / end time.
Furthermore, SUBtools recognizes various SSA / ASS styles for the subtitle files you have opened. Styles are designed for excluding subtitle groups which produce time conflicts with other dialog lines. By default, every style is selected, but you can easily toggle some of them off.
In a nutshell, the SUBtools app is capable of reformatting ASS and SSA subtitles to the right SRT format. In addition, you can manually edit start / end times, dialog text or individual subtitle lines. The support for multiple styles and encodings is also a big plus.
Reviewed by Octav Fedor, last updated on December 16th, 2014
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What's New in This Release:
- Fixed an initial set of Yosemite related bugs
- Added more warnings to prevent bad things from happening
- Fixed a bug with identifying some dialog in PGS and VOBSSUB files
- Fixed a bug that prevented sent subtitles from appearing when the application was not already open
Application descriptionTwo common text based subtitle formats are SubStation Alpha (SSA) and Advanced SubStation Alpha (ASS). These are tex...