GNOME Subtitles is an easy-to-use subtitle editor for Linux. It allows you to add subtitles and captions with preview, timing synchronization capabilities (including language translation), spell-checking support, and more options that are only possible in this simple tool!
The interface of GNOME Subtitles includes emphasis styles such as bold/italic or underline applied automatically when needed alongside multi-level undo & redoes, making it the perfect choice if minimalism isn’t really what matters most here…
In the following tutorial, you will learn how to install or upgrade your existing GNOME Subtitles using PPA for Pedro Castro, endorsed by the GNOME Subtitles team.
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Update Ubuntu System
Update your Ubuntu operating system to make sure all existing packages are up to date:
sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade -y
Import PPA GNOME Subtitles
As mentioned at the start of the tutorial, to successfully install GNOME Subtitles’ latest version, you will need to import the PPA for Pedro Castro.
Use the following terminal command to begin the import process.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pedrocastro/ppa -y
Once imported, run an update on APT.
sudo apt-get update
Install GNOME Subtitles
With the PPA now imported, you can begin installing using the following command.
sudo apt install gnome-subtitles
Type Y, then press the ENTER KEY to proceed and complete the installation.
Once installed, check the installation version installed using the APT-CACHE Policy command.
apt-cache policy gnome-subtitles
As above, you have installed GNOME Subtitles successfully using the PPA repository.
Launch GNOME Subtitles
With the installation complete, you can run GNOME Subtitles in a few different ways.
First, while you are in your terminal, you can use the following command.
Alternatively, run the gnome-subtitles & command in the background to free up the terminal:
However, this isn’t practical, and you would use the following path on your desktop to open with the path: Applications > Search > GNOME Subtitles.
Once open, you will arrive at the default launch screen.
Update GNOME Subtitles
To update the application, run the APT update command in your terminal:
sudo apt update
If one is available, use the upgrade option:
sudo apt upgrade
Note this will update all packages (recommended), for example, to upgrade the gnome-subtitles package itself.
sudo apt upgrade gnome-subtitles
Remove (Uninstall) GNOME Subtitles
To remove the software from your system, run the following command in your terminal.
sudo apt autoremove gnome-subtitles --purge -y
Next, remove the PPA from your system as it is no longer required.
sudo add-apt-repository -r ppa:pedrocastro/ppa -y
Comments and Conclusion
In the tutorial, you have learned how to install GNOME Subtitles Editor on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa.
For more information, visit the official Gitlab page.