A straight forward and easy to use application that helps users properly set subtitles to video files, by offsetting their run time
SubtitleFix is a very small utility designed to help you make synchronization adjustments to subtitles, like the name says. It bundles some standard functions and no advanced configuration settings, ideal for users with less or no experience in such tools.
Since this is a Java-based application, installation is not a requirement. In other words, you can drop the JAR file anywhere on the hard drive and run it, provided that you have Java installed.
As an alternative, you can save it to a portable storage unit to run it on any computer with minimum effort.
What’s important to mention is that SubtitleFix does not work with the Windows Registry or leave files on the hard drive after removing it from the system.
The interface of the app is made from a regular window with a minimalistic layout. It supports the SRT and SUB formats, and you can load them using either the file browser or “drag and drop” method.
The file content is shown in the primary application window. If you process SRT files you have to specify the direction (whether you want to hasten or delay the subtitle) and enter offset values, in hours, minutes, seconds and milliseconds. Concerning SUB items, all you have to do is specify the offset, in terms of frames.
Results are shown on the bottom part of the screen. If you are satisfied with them, you can record them to a new file, instead of overwriting the existing one.
SubtitleFix uses a moderate amount of CPU and system memory to carry out tasks rapidly. We have not encountered any issues throughout our evaluation, since the program did not hang, crash or pop up error dialogs. Although it has not been updated for a very long time, SubtitleFix offers the simplest solution possible to repairing subtitle synchronization issues.