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Nautilus Script

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Minimum required   GNOME 3.x
Downloads:  1779
Submitted:  Jul 5 2010
Updated:  Aug 11 2014


The subtitles search and download service is powered by http://www.opensubtitles.org. Big thanks to their hard work on this amazing project! Be sure to give them your support (http://www.opensubtitles.org/en/support) if you appreciate the service provided, they sure need donations for handling the ever growing hosting costs!

- Use a GNOME/GTK or KDE/Qt GUI depending on your desktop environment, or just use the CLI!
- Query subtitles in more than 60 different languages for documentaries, movies, TV shows and more...
- Query subtitles in multiple languages at once.
- Query subtitles for multiple video files at once.
- Detect valid video files (using mime types and file extensions).
- Detect correct video titles by computing hash file signatures, not by reading the filenames.
- Download subtitles automatically if only one is available, select the one you want otherwise.
- Rename downloaded subtitles to match source video file. Possibility to append the language code to the file name (ex: movie_en.srt).

- python (version 2 or 3)
- zenity (only for GNOME based desktop environments)
- kdialog (only for KDE based desktop environments)
- basic unix tools: wget & gzip (subtitles downloading), ps & grep (gui autodetection)

Use it:
- As a simple CLI script
- As a Nautilus script (right click on one or more video file > "scripts" > "OpenSubtitleDownload.py")
- As a simple GNOME/GTK software (right click on one or more video file > "open with" > enter the script path)
- As a simple KDE/Qt software (right click on one or more video file > "open with" > enter the script path)

Quick installation as a nautilus script, under GNOME 3 desktop environment:

$ git clone https://github.com/emericg/OpenSubtitlesDownload.git
$ mkdir -p ~/.local/share/nautilus/scripts/
$ cp OpenSubtitlesDownload/OpenSubtitlesDownload.py ~/.local/share/nautilus/scripts/OpenSubtitlesDownload.py
$ chmod u+x ~/.local/share/nautilus/scripts/OpenSubtitlesDownload.py

How to adjust settings ?
You can adjust several settings to make OpenSubtitlesDownload.py even better experience suiting your every needs! Learn more on the Adjust settings page:


Version 3.2
- New feature: Search subtitles over samba/ftp/http nautilus mounts!
- Various fixes on string sanitization
- Longer "auto-retry" timers when opensubtitles.org API is not responding
- Code cleanups and internal improvments as usual

Version 3.1
- Bug fix release
- Better stability for network operations

Version 3.0
- Improved general presentation and error messages
- Possibility to abort a search with the "cancel" button (previously broken)
- Possibility to let the script work fully automatically, without user intervention needed
- New CLI mode!
- New KDE mode using kdialog (well, completely untested :-)
- Works transparently with python version 2 or 3
- Code cleanups and internal improvments as usual

Version 2.0
- Multiple language search, thanks to Tomáš Hnyk!
- Tunable parameters to customize your experience (please visit the wiki on GitHub)
- Updated error and download messages

Version 1.1
- Updated error messages
- Progress bar when downloading subtitles
- Handle movie / tv-show episode names with quotes
- Handle file names with quotes
- Code cleanup

Version 1.0
- Initial release
- Based on the work of Carlos Acedo, thanks to him:
with several additions (better hash generation, simultaneous search, cli, gtk and kde version, better error handeling, various fixes)

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 more language

 by mormope on: Jul 6 2010
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can i add more languages to download?

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 Re: more language

 by Emericg on: Jul 6 2010
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You can change edit the "Language selection" section at the begining of the script.
Replace the 3 letters code 'eng' by the language code you want (you can find langage code on this page : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ISO_639-2_codes)

My advice is to create one script for each langage you want, and add a suffix to the file (ex: ***-eng.py, ***-fr.py, ...)

I will add soon the possibility to search subtitles in more than one langage at a time.

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 Script doesn't work anymore

 by sorror on: Jul 29 2010
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Because of 404 error on http://api.opensubtitles.org/xml-rpc the script can not successfully connect to the opensubtitles server and download any subtitles.

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 Re: Script doesn't work anymore

 by Emericg on: Jul 29 2010
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This is because opensubtitles.org api is currently down (servers are overloaded), and the admin is currently away.
This will hopefully be solved soon.

Follow progress here : http://twitter.com/opensubtitles

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 Re: Re: Script doesn't work anymore

 by sorror on: Jul 29 2010
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Thanks for the info, thought maybe the API xml-rpc url has changed again and update in the script source code is needed. But you're right, opensubtitles.org's servers fault again.

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 by leodelacruz on: Aug 26 2010
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Smpayer include that option

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 doesn't work

 by otrov on: Nov 16 2011
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doesn't work don't bother

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 Re: doesn't work

 by Emericg on: Nov 16 2011
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http://www.opensubtitles.org/ was in maintenance yeasterday, it's working again today.

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 New site

 by joopbraak on: Apr 20 2012
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It's now at


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 cancel action

 by cvele on: May 13 2012
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hi. i'm using nutilus 3.2.1 on Fedora 16. It works great, nice job. The only problem is when I click cancel it downloads a subtitle anyway.

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 Re: cancel action

 by Emericg on: May 13 2012
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Yes indeed, that's a very known bug. My problem is that I can't enable both "cancel" and the "ok" button.

Right now, if you click on the "ok" button without having selected any subtitles (by clicking on them on the list), zenity give back an error code! If you click on "cancel", zenity give back the very same error code... If you close the window with the "X" button (I'm not sure how to call this in english), the same error code is returned again. There is no way to distinguish these actions, this is very frustrating.

So if I enable the "cancel" button, the "ok" button will also be some kind of cancel button, except if you select a subtitles on the list with a single or a double click.

Some people have the habit to just click "ok" and expect opensubtitles-download to download the first subtitles on the list, I think this is the best option. What do you think ?

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