We’ve talked about Sublight before – personally it’s one of the best automatic subtitle downloader applications I’ve ever used. With Sublight around, finding subtitles for downloaded movies or TV episodes is a breeze. Just right click on the video file and hit find subtitles – Sublight will automatically search for and download subs in your preferred language. It would then place them in the correct directory and rename the files automatically so that the next time you play the video subtitles will display just fine. Being a Silverlight desktop application, this tool has a great user interface and is lightning fast. Sublight v2 comes with even more new features, an improved UI and bug fixes.

Sublight 2 screenshot

Sublight 2 retains all the major features of 1.X and adds some more. A highlight of the new additions is the improved Windows 7 style ribbon UI. New components have also been added, which now includes a tool for automatic subtitle synchronization. Additionally, you can rate subtitles from within the software itself. Sublight 2 now includes SublightCmd which is a command line utility for batch downloading on multiple platforms. There are lots of other small UI tweaks that we leave you to figure out by yourself.

Searching for a subtitle is as easy as before - all you need to do is to select the video file from the app. As you can see from the screenshot above, SubLight detects the file format, auto fills the required information and performs the search. This way you can get the subs in a matter of seconds, with no web browser involvement at all. Better yet, you can enable Windows explorer integration so that all you have to do is to right click on a video file to fetch a subtitle. This software uses the following sources to search for and download subtitles (you can customize which of these you want):

  • Opensubtitles (primary)
  • divx-titlovi
  • divxfinland
  • subdivx
  • podnapsi (requires login through the app)
  • allsubs


[Click Here] to download latest version of SubLight from official download page

Note that they also have a Silverlight based online version of the app – if you don’t like installing additional software on your PC, give this a go.


  1. Crash Test // 2/09/2010 05:44:00 PM  

    I love Sublight. Although I get some errors once in a while, it works great.
    One tip I would give users is to NOT rename your torrent files once extracted. It makes it easier to find the correct sub.

  2. Vishal // 2/09/2010 06:58:00 PM  

    When do we get a mac version for this?

  3. SmokeR // 2/10/2010 01:07:00 AM  

    Just did a couple of tests and it works great!
    The only thing that I don't like are the sources for subs download. Not many romanian subs in those databases.
    Is it hard for someone with programming skills(me no!) to make a plugin that can use romanian subs databases?
    I wonder...