Welcome to EchoSub, the tool you need for subtitle timing, correction and creation.
This day in age, there's nothing special about watching movies on your pc. And while you're at it, you might as well add some subtitles. Unfortunately, subtitles are often incorrectly timed, contain mistakes and sometimes you just can't find a subtitle file for the movie you want to watch. With EchoSub, you can solve all these problems!
- Correct mistakes on the fly
- Alter timing for individual subs, or stretch timing of the entire file
- Create subtitles from scratch
- Convert between most popular subtitle formats
If you like watching movies with subs, you need EchoSub. Best of all, it's completely free!
August 7th 2011 : On windows 7
Just some notes on windows 7: EchoSub seems to work on windows 7 if you run it as an administrator (sorry 'bout that). The way to change the volume in the video editor is different if you're on 7, or if you have a recent version of media player installed. You can now change the volume with the F8/F9 keys. Happy subbing!.
April 21st 2007 : 2.2 Available (again)
A big thanks to Mike, who still had the archive of echosub 2.20 lying around. So the download is up again while we're working on the big 3.0.
February 25th 2007 : Server issues
It's been ages since I actively worked on this project, because it was pretty much done and did not need much work. But as neglected projects do, I had some server issues. Basically a hosting company where I had some files closed my account and I forgot that I still had those files on there. Also, since it's been such a file I've lost track of where I keep them (oops).
Error is human, so for a while you'll have to do with version 2.0.
If anyone still has the installer for a more recent version that would be very nice.
It has also come to my attention that Echosub 2 is not compatible with Windows Vista. The reason for this is that VB6 is no longer supported so this is not easy to fix. I took advantage of the opportunity to rewrite the program using my newer skills ;) in a compatible (.net based) language. It will take longer than expected though, because of my newly obtained job. So please have some patience, as it will be worth it :)
August 27th 2004 : 2.2 Available
Thanks to Vladimir Georgiev, who pointed out the default font doesn't allow for Cyrillic characters, I added a font setting for the visual editor. I also made a fix so the program wouldn't crash when the settings are incorrect.
July 12th 2004 : 2.1 Available
Thanks to RDHoore, who pointed out the default decimal character for SRT is a comma, not a period. I made it a setting, so you can change it manually. I'm also still working on keyboard shortcuts.
March 10th 2004 : SFX version available
Someone reported that the Installer wouldn't work on some configurations.
It's never possible to test an installer on each and every config, and at the current time it's also impossible to create another one, so from now on I'll release an SFX archive as well with each version, starting with 2.0.
The SFX archive can of course be extracted all by itself, or, should you have problems with that too, with a a ZIP-compatible tool, like WinZip or WinRar.
Thanks to Roy Flint for the error report!
- Added Visual Editor Font option
- Added SRT Decimal character option
- more bad data checks
- Fixed problem with scroller
- Fixed problem with editing times in the listing
- Listing now follows selection with previous and next invalid sub
- Merging and splitting optimized
- Almost complete makeover, completely skinned (let me know what you think of it)
- You can now drag subtitles to adjust their timing in the TimeBar, and they can snap if you want to
- You can now see and drag the markers for stretching and shifting in the TimeBar
- You can zoom the TimeBar in and out
- You can skip to invalid subtitles to easily correct timings
- You can select multiple subtitles
- You can delete multiple subtitles at a time
- Improved stretching and shifting procedures
- You can split and merge subtitle files
- The save dialog now reads �save� instead of �open� ;)
- You can stretch or shift only parts of the file, leaving other parts untouched
- Visual Editor and Listing use the same selections
- Fixed the Win98 / WinME bug
- Made tons of bug fixes
- More bad data checks
- EchoSub now remembers last used directories and window locations
- Windows can now be dragged and docked
- Windows don�t get behind the taskbar anymore
- Improved Look-and-feel
- Got rid of the listview/sceneview separation bug. Both windows can now be open at the same time.
- Inital Release
And now the moment you've all been waiting for (drum roll) : The downloads!
Most recent complete EchoSub release
All available EchoSub releases
- EchoSub OCX package : OCXes needed to run older versions of EchoSub. New releases come with OCXes in the package.
- Visual Basic 6 Runtimes : Needed to run EchoSub. Most computers already have these installed.
A manual is available in the EchoSub installation package for all complete (not alpha/beta) versions. The manual is also avaible online :
If you find a bug, or the manual can't help you out on something, or you have a suggestion for future versions, email me.
EchoSub �2002-2004 by EchoStyle productions, programmed and designed by J. Hendrickx
EchoSub is provided as freeware on an as-is basis. It is forbidden by law to make money out of the reproduction of it, or to use it for other commercial purposes, without written authorisation from the author.
The author cannot be held responsible for any damage done to hard and/or software by EchoSub.