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iSubtitle - Soft subtitled movies for your Apple gear

Create soft subtitled movies for iPod, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iTunes or any AVFoundation/QuickTime based player or app.

The first and only application to take full advantage of Apple's soft subtitle technology. The subtitle tracks are resolution independent and rendered in real-time as you watch the movie. Subtitles are always displayed at the best quality your device can perform. There are support for multiple languages in the same movie file and you can even switch language on the fly as you watch. If you already have a movie in a format that suits your needs there's no reason to re-encode it, just add the subtitles and use File->Save and you're good to go. If, on the other hand, your movie is not suited for your device you can batch re-encode it straight from within the application. You can also tag your file with metadata so it's easier to find in your growing library of tv-shows and movies. Enjoy!

Main Features

- Add soft, non-destructive subtitles, that won't change or alter the original movie.
- Subtitles can be turned on/off using the interface of the device or application.
- Complete support for multiple languages in the same file.
- Supported devices are iPod, iPhone, iPad and Apple TV.
- Supported applications are iTunes, QuickTime Player or any app that can play a AVFoundation/QuickTime Movie.
- Built-in subtitle online search with automatic download, unarchive and parsing.
- Supports all major subtitle file formats like SubRip (.srt), SubViewer 1 & 2 (.sub), SubStation Alpha (.ssa/.ass), Spruce (.stl), Scenarist (.scc) and iTunes Timed Text (.itt).
- Matroska subtitles, like ssa/ass and srt, are automatically converted to soft subtitle tracks on import.
- Sync subtitles in real-time using the time offset stepper.
- Automatic and manual metadata tagging.
- Create chapter markers automatically or manually.
- Batch re-encode movies within the application to support your target device or application.
- Watch subtitled movies in fullscreen without leaving the application.
- Works perfect with 10.9 Mavericks.

• Please install Perian from to support more input formats like MKV and AVI.

• Sound problems with Perian and AC3 audio? There's an easy fix at  

• If you want FFMPEG export and support for both soft and hard-coded subtitles you should have a look at RoadMovie at

• If you are having issues using iSubtitle, we want to help. Please contact us!

What's New in Version 2.9.1

- Now using for both Movie and TV Show metadata.
- More metadata for TV shows, like actors, genre and so on.
- Now exports to your Movies/iSubtitle folder when not exporting to iTunes.
- Added a checkbox in Preferences->General for AC3 audio pass through.

If you like iSubtitle, please rate it on the Mac App Store or tweet about it. Thx in advance!


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Customer Reviews

Needs to be updated

I have been using this for a long time now. It was a decent app but as of iOS 8.1 it stopped being useful for me. When iOS 8.1 came out TV series thumbnails were not displayed on the iDevices. And now with iOS 8.2 it’s even worse. Now the TV series meta-tagged with iSubtitle are not sorted at all. They all go into one unnamed batch. In fact TV series titles are not there. True, it’s not all developers’ fault. It’s Apple changing things and breaking the flow of them. However, the apps need to keep up too. So, I’d say stay away for now if you intend to use it to tag your TV Series.
FYI, I have tried MetaTV too and that suffers from almost the same problems on iOS 8.1 and 8.2. But that one does show the TV series title on iOS 8.2. However, bear in mind that with MetaTV you can’t embed subtitle files.

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  • £14.99
  • Category: Video
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.9.1
  • Size: 29.8 MB
  • Languages: English, Afrikaans, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
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Compatibility: OS X 10.6.8 or later

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