Subdownloader is a Free Open Source tool written in PYTHON for automatic download/upload subtitles for videofiles (DIVX,MPEG,AVI,etc) and DVD’s using fast hashing.
* No spyware, no adware, source code is available
* It uses fast hashing algorithm (27 GB movies/7 seconds)
* Search subtitles recursively from your divx folders
* Upload entire series seasons subtitles in less than 1 minute
* Autodetect language of the subtitles and many more features
By default all languages are shown but the header toolbar provides a way to filter by languages. If you are after English subtitles you can simply select that language and only English languages are shown. The subtitles can be selected and a click on the Download button which is also located in the main toolbar starts the download. That button is misplaced in my opinion, it would make more sense below the subtitle pane.
The subtitles are automatically downloaded in the same directory as the videos and most video players recognize them automatically.
Movies that have been identified are automatically pepped up with IMDB information like rating and a link to the page for further information. You also got a play button to automatically play the video with subtitles from within the interface if a movie player is configured in the program’s options.
There is also the possibility to search for and download subtitles instead of scanning video files. That’s pretty good if you don’t have the video files on the main computer.