Finding subtitles for ripped or downloaded videos isn’t terribly complicated. Most of the time it involves a quick search at sites like OpenSubtitles or Subscene for a particular TV show or movie, and filtering through language options. It’s not a lot of work but it isn’t the most efficient either when dealing with a large video library.
Subtitles by Rainy Cape can shave a few seconds off the whole process by making it as simple as dragging and dropping a video file. It’s not the only program of its kind but earns a few points in my book for being cross-platform and for its no frills UI. Basically, you just need to drag a video onto it, and Subtitles will query the OpenSubtitles database for a match to download onto the same directory as the video file.
Since we’re already optimizing why not take it to the next level and make subtitle fetching 100% hands off? With the help of a couple handy tools -- AHK in Windows and Automator or Hazel in OS X -- we certainly can.
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