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Sublight – Easy Search, Download and Play Movies Subtitles

by Rono 7 December 2009 No Comment

Sublight is free Windows application with nice user interface which allows you to download subtitles for your movies easily and quickly. It can be used by inexperienced and experienced users. It can search based on different criteria such as movie title, year created and more. You can see the results in a list, preview and download the titles you want. Application is currently translated in ten languages (Arabic, English, French, German, Macedonian, Norwegian, Portuguese [Brazil], Serbian, Slovenian and Spanish) and supports 46 subtitle languages.
Nowdays we download a lot of movies and TV shows in AVI and other movie formats that rarely have subtitles or captioning. Also many times the auction or music is loader than words. Sublight help you see and understand everything said. I was able to find subtitles for every movie or TV show I tried. The service is updated very regularly and it really works great.
If you are not using Sublight you have to do all the work manually. You have to find subtitles (usually download as a SRT or a SUB file) and try to implement them in your movie or TV show

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Operating System

Windows 2000, 2003,XP,Vista, Windows 7



File Size



Sublight Labs




– auto subtitle search
– manual search
– preview subtitle before download
– subtitle ratings and commenting
– subtitle lists: “New”, “Favorites”, “Published by me” and “Downloaded by me”
– subtitle download statistics
– all subtitles in primary database are saved in Unicode encoding
– Windows Explorer integration (optional)
– video playback for downloaded subtitles (with just one double click)
– video codec detection
– support for VLC, BS.Player, Media Player Classic,
KMPlayer, Windows Media Player, Zoom Player,GOM player,Mpcstar.
– registered users can publish new subtitles
(registration is free and very simple)
– easy to use and modern user interface (featuring Ribbon like UI)
– auto update capability
– you can remove [i] tags from your subtitles
– plugin framework for searching subtitles from other sources
– available in English, Spanish, Slovenian and Serbian language
– support for OpenSubtitles.org, Podnapisi.NET, DivxFinland.org,
subdivx.com and divx-titlovi.com database
– SublightCmd command line interface for advanced users
(can be used for auto subtitle download, movie title detection, .NFO generator, …)
– application is 100% clean, which means it does not contain any form of malware and is completely free

Screenshots(click to enlarge)

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Easy to install and configure which is done in 5 easy steps. Requires .NET Framework 2.0

Choose your default player

Select Default Media Player

Select Default Media Player

Select your subtitle search plugins

Select file types for Explorer integration

File Types

Great performance

Very reliable and frequently updated.


My first impression when I first saw the program was “This will be a very hard to use piece of sot ware” Well, after I used it few times, everything was easy to understand and use. It has a great user manual that describes every functionality

User Friendly
A little hard to use till you get use to it. It also supports keyboard shortcuts. Below is a short description of its basic use:

  • click “Subtitles search” tab, click “Choose…” button and select your video file for which you want to find subtitles
  • if video title is detected you can click one of two buttons (optional):
    • “This title is correct.” or
    • “This title is not correct.” (if title is not correctly detected then please go to step “1.2 – Manual search”)
  • if video title is not detected then please go to step “1.2 – Manual search”
  • click “Search subtitles” button
  • double click subtitle from list and your video player should launch (subtitle will load automatically)
If you a register user with Sublight you can collect points contributing pro-actively. Such users have better privileges when receiving support and getting new downloads.
Support and Help
Great documentation and user manual. You can also get help at www.sublight.si/wiki

– Great user base.
– Several languages.
– Supports several players.
– User feedback.
– Useful and fast to look for subtitles
– Gives you a lot of control

– Requires .NET Framework 2.0
– In some cases subtitle synchronization issues
If you are downloading a lot of movies and TV shows and want to have subtitles, Sublight is your best choice. It’s not only for English Speaking users but for people that speak different languages.

Editor’s Rating:

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