How many times have you borrowed a movie from a friend, went home, and switch it on with so much excitement only to realize the subtitles are all wrong? They’re from another movie, another language, from a site that doesn’t do proper subtitling. Anyway, you end up in a pile of annoyance unable to enjoy a movie you’ve been anticipating for a while. It happens to all of us. We get it; finding the right subtitles for a movie or a television series is often a nerve-wracking experience that will leave you fiddling in malware. That’s where Caption comes into play.
Subtitles on Caption
Created by Giel Cobben, a Dutch developer, Caption is an app for the desktop that lets you search the web and download subtitles for any movie or show you want. And to make things easier, Caption automatically renames the subtitle file so that it matches the title of the movie in your system. The app supports many languages, so you can even watch that Korean movie with subtitles in your regional language.
How it works.
The app brings with it, a drag-and-drop feature. All you have to do is pull and drop the file into the app. Once Caption identifies the correct subtitles, you can play the movie or show by just double-clicking on the video. Here’s a video showing how it works.
Only on Mac.
Caption’s developer Cobben says he’s working on a cross-platform version of the application. But until that time, Caption is available only for macOS.
But, hey, if you’re a developer, you can check out the code behind Caption on Github. Want to take Caption for a spin of your own? Go ahead, because the app is a completely open source.