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A desktop app for translating and editing subtitles


Subordination is a desktop application for translating and editing subtitles. Currently only SRT format is supported.

Building from source

Subordination is an Electron app. It's written in JavaScript with extensive use of Vue.js, Vuex and highly customised version of Photon. Note that you need to have npm and git installed on you machine. First get the source code:

git clone
cd subordination

Now install the dependencies for development and runtime. Note that the webchimera.js package may fail to install. It's a native module and npm will try to compile it from source, but it's not necessary, because Subordination loads its binary version separately. Just ignore all errors related to it.

Also note that Subordination uses a project structure with two package.json files. See more for details.

cd app
npm run prepare
cd ..
npm install

Now you can build and launch a debug version:

npm run build-dev
npm start

Or you can try to build a full-fledged binary. All the executables are stored inside the installers folder.

npm run build-release
npm run dist:osx
npm run dist:win

A Linux version

Currently Subordination is available only on Mac and Windows. The author doesn't use Linux on desktop and can't create anything decent for it. But there is no fundamental problem with it. All the components used in Subordinations can be run on Linux as well. If you want to contribute, please let me know, I'd gladly accept your pull requests.


Something missing? Edit this app.

Keyboard Shortcuts

Key Action
/ Focus the search bar
Esc Focus the search bar and cleans it
Select the next search result
Select the previous search result
Enter Open the selected search result
cmdEnter Ctrl+Enter Open the selected search result in a new tab