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matcornic
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Description

Subify - Download subtitles for your favorite TV shows and movies

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Subify is a tool to download subtitles for your favorite TV shows and movies. It is directly able to open the video with your default player, once the subtitle is downloaded.

Subify combines SubDB Web API, OpenSubtitles API and Addic7ed to get the best subtitles for your video. It also considers that you use a default player interpreting srt subtitles when the video file name is the same than the srt file (ex: VLC).

Subify gets the best match from several APIs in this order. This default behavior can easily be changed. See the documentation below

  1. SubDB
  2. OpenSubtitles
  3. Addic7ed

Installing

Download the latest version of Subify, and that's it. No need to install something else. Works on Linux, Mac OS (Darwin) and Windows

If you use Golang, you can get Subify and its binary directly with :

shell
go get -u github.com/matcornic/subify

Mac OS

In MacOS, you can use the power of Service Automator to add Subify options in the Finder contextual menu for your videos.

Subify in one click

  • Open Automator
  • Create a Service
  • On top :
    • Service receives select => Movie files
    • In => Any application
  • Drag & drop a Run shell script action
    • Shell =>
      bin/bash
    • Pass input => as argument
    • Copy the following code in the input :
# Change "/projects/go/bin/subify" by the path of your downloaded binary
# Use the commaned you want. Commands are explained below
/projects/go/bin/subify dl "$1" -o
  • Save to service with the name that you want to be displayed in the Finder menu (e.g. Subify - download subtitle and play video)
  • Enjoy your video with subtitles in one click
  • Create as many as service you need (don't open video, change API order, change language, and so on)

Subify in Automator

Windows

In Windows, you can use Shortcuts do to approximately the same.

  • Open Run (win + R) and execute
    shell:sendto
    (this will navigate to the folder with the "Send to" context menu shortcuts)
  • Add an new shortcut
  • Location:
    C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe /k "C:\tools\subify.exe dl -o"
    (Change the subify command if needed)
  • Choose an name, like "Subtitle and open"

And you're done! Just right mouse click on an video and Send to > Subtitle and open. It will find the subtitle and open the video.

Issues:

  • You have to add the first part to prevent the
    You need to open cmd.exe and run it from there.
    warning. This makes sense if there is no file parameter, but the Send to functionality in explorer automatically adds this.
  • You can not change the icon. (Changing it will replace the CMD shortcut icon everywhere)
  • After opening there is still an CMD window open. You can fix this by changing
    /k
    to
    /c
    , but then you will never know when an error occurs.

Thanks @AndreasFurster for finding this tip.

Get started

Note : the binary is usable as is. If you want to run the command from anywhere on your OS, make sure to add Subify home installation to your PATH environment variable

# Download subtitle with default language (English) from default APIs (SubDB, then OpenSubtitles, then Addic7ed)
subify dl 
# Download subtitle with default language (English), from default APIs (SubDB, then OpenSubtitles, then Addic7ed), then open video with your default player
subify dl  -o
# Download subtitle with french language, from default APIs (SubDB, then OpenSubtitles, then Addic7ed), and open with your default player
subify dl  -o -l fr
# Download subtitle with french language, if not found spanish, if not found english, from default APIs (SubDB, then OpenSubtitles, then Addic7ed)
subify dl  -l fr,es,en
# Download subtitle with default language, by searching first in OpenSubtitles, then in SubDB
subify dl  -a os,subdb
# Download subtitle with default language, by searching only in OpenSubtitles
subify dl  -a OpenSubtitles

Documentation

Global usage

Tool to handle subtitles for your best TV Shows and movies
http://github.com/matcornic/subify

Usage: subify [command]

Available Commands: dl Download the subtitles for your video - 'subify dl --help' help Help about any command list List information about something version Get version of Subify

Flags: --config string Config file (default is $HOME/.subify.yaml|json|toml). Edit to change default behavior --dev Instantiate development sandbox instead of production variables -h, --help help for subify -v, --verbose Print more information while executing

Use "subify [command] --help" for more information about a command.

Downloading command

Download the subtitles for your video (movie or TV Shows)
Give the path of your video as first parameter and let's go !

Usage: subify dl [flags]

Aliases: dl, download

Flags: -a, --apis string Overwrite default searching APIs behavior, hence the subtitles are downloaded. Available APIs at 'subify list apis' (default "SubDB,OpenSubtitles,Addic7ed") -h, --help help for dl -l, --languages string Languages of the subtitle separate by a comma (First to match is downloaded). Available languages at 'subify list languages' (default "en") -n, --notify Display desktop notification (default true) -o, --open Once the subtitle is downloaded, open the video with your default video player (OSX: "open", Windows: "start", Linux/Other: "xdg-open")

Global Flags: --config string Config file (default is $HOME/.subify.yaml|json|toml). Edit to change default behavior --dev Instantiate development sandbox instead of production variables -v, --verbose Print more information while executing

Listing command

List available languages

Usage: subify list languages [flags]

Aliases: languages, lang

Global Flags: --all Shows all languages --config string Config file (default is $HOME/.subify.|json|yaml|toml). Edit to change default behaviour --dev Instanciate development sandbox instead of production variables -v, --verbose Print more information while executing

List the available apis used by Subify

Usage: subify list apis [flags]

Global Flags: --config string Config file (default is $HOME/.subify.|json|yaml|toml). Edit to change default behaviour --dev Instanciate development sandbox instead of production variables -v, --verbose Print more information while executing

Compile from source

Binaries for common Operating Systems and architectures are available in Release page. But if you need to compile Subify from source, you can do it as well.

  1. Install Go 1.13+
  2. Download Subify:
    git clone https://github.com/matcornic/subify.git
    (for HTTPS) or
    [email protected]:matcornic/subify.git
    (for SSH), or
    https://github.com/matcornic/subify/archive/master.zip
    (for the Zip archive)
  3. Go to the downloaded Subify folder
  4. Run
    go get
  5. Run
    go build
  6. Run
    ./subify --help
    to test if binary is working (you may have to add execution rights on generated file to launch it, for example
    chmod u+x ./subify
    for Linux)

Overriding default configuration

Default configuration can be overridden. Instead of passing the same parameters again and again to the command, you can write a

JSON/YAML/TOML
in your home folder (
$HOME/.subify.|json|yaml|toml
). Here is an example with a
.subify.toml
file :
# Root is for all commands
[root]
verbose = false # Turn on to print more information by default
dev = false # Don't turn on, just for development purpose

download for the download/dl command

[download] languages = "en" # Searching for theses languages. Can be a list like : "fr,es,en" apis = "SubDB,OpenSubtitles,Addic7ed" # Searching from these sites notify = false

Release Notes

  • 0.4.1 Dec 23, 2019
    • Updated Addic7ed library, which was not able to search for subtitles before update
  • 0.4.0 Dec 22, 2019
    • System notification can be turned off with option
      --notify=false
    • Subtitles file contains language in name
    • Migrate to Go.13 and Go modules
    • Use golangci-lint instead of Gometalinter (deprecated)
  • 0.3.0 Feb 23, 2018
    • Add system notifications (for Linux, Windows and MacOS)
    • Add version command
  • 0.2.0 Feb 19, 2018
    • Addic7ed implementation
    • Refactoring
    • Vendoring with dep
    • Dropping 32bit support
    • Add system notifications
    • Add version command
  • 0.1.1 Jan 31, 2016
    • Language checking
    • OpenSubtitles API implementation
    • List of favorite languages (Downloads the first to match)
    • Vendoring (with glide)
    • List of available apis
    • Usage of APIs is customizable (can order Subdb search before OpenSubtitles for ex)
    • customizable default configuration with a conf file (for example to change the default language for all downloads)
  • 0.1.0 Jan 15, 2016
    • Implement first init

License

Subify is released under the Apache 2.0 license. See LICENSE.txt

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