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Tired of searching Google for movie subtitles and just wanted to find them in the folder where you keep your movies? Now you can, by using Periscope, which is a Python script that integrates into Nautilus and all you have to do is right click a video file and select "Find subtitles for this video", then the exact subtitle will be downloaded in the folder where the video was.

The goal behind periscope is that it will only return only correct subtitles so that you can simply relax and enjoy your video without having to double-check that the subtitles match your video before watching it.

This is done by using as much info as available from your file and on the websites. Some websites allow you to use hash of the files, the size/length of the video or the exact file name.


The subtitles websites are handled as plugins and currently support :


How to use Periscope in Ubuntu

First, you need to install 2 packages:
sudo apt-get install python-nautilus python-notify
Then download the 2 .deb packages, install them (just double click) and restart Nautilus:
killall nautilus && nautilus
Now, let's set the language you want for the subtitles. Open a terminal and run this command:
sudo gedit ~/.config/periscope/config
And simply edit the language in that file.

This pretty much takes care of everything you need to do for running Periscope. Now right click a video and select "Find subtitles for this video":

nautilus subtitles script


Periscope will notify you through the Ubuntu notifications if it found subtitles for your video or not:

periscope ubuntu norify
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