Subtitle Edit is a free, portable editor for video subtitles.
Subtitle Edit might be free, but as subtitle editors go, it could pass as a professional program. Because of the length of a possible full review, we'd suggest you check our list of features, our screenshot below, or even try it first online.
Here is the list of features:
Create/adjust/sync/translate subtitle lines Convert between SubRip, MicroDVD, Advanced SubStation Alpha, Sub Station Alpha, D-Cinema, SAMI, youtube sbv, and many more (280+ different formats!) Cool audio visualizer control - can display waveform and or spectrogram Video player uses DirectShow, VLC media player, or MPlayer Visually sync/adjust a subtitle (start/end position and speed) Auto Translation via Google translate Rip subtitles from a (decrypted) DVD Import and OCR VobSub sub/idx binary subtitles Import and OCR Blu-ray .sup files - bd sup reading is based on Java code from BDSup2Sub by 0xdeadbeef) Can open subtitles embedded inside Matroska files Can open subtitles (text, closed captions, VobSub) embedded inside mp4/mv4 files Can open/OCR XSub subtitles embedded inside DivX/Avi files Can open/OCR DVB and teletext subtitles embedded inside .ts/.m2ts (Transport Stream) files Can open/OCR Blu-ray subtitles embedded inside .m2ts (Transport Stream) files Can read and write both UTF-8 and other Unicode files and ANSI (support for all languages/encodings on the pc!) Sync: Show texts earlier/later + point synchronization + synchronization via other subtitle Merge/split subtitles Adjust display time Fix common errors wizard Spell checking via Open Office dictionaries/NHunspell (many dictionaries available) Remove text for hearing impaired (HI) Renumbering Swedish to Danish translation built-in (via Multi Translator Online) Effects: Typewriter and karaoke History/undo manager (Undo=Ctrl+z, Redo=Ctrl+y) Compare subtitles Multiple search and replace Change casing using names dictionary Merge short lines/split long lines Export to PNG images (+bdn XML), Adobe Encore FAB image script, VobSub, Blu-ray sup, EBU STL, PAC, and plain text