Open Subtitles

Downloading subtitles using MPC

MPC means Media Player Classic (download), it is a little old – latest release is dated to 2006-03-20, but that means nothing. It is still one of the best software players floating around. I will show you in this guide how to download perfectly matched subtitles without opening any website using ISDb protocol.

Use Trac for bug reporting

We decided use unique bug reporting system called Trac – an enhanced wiki and issue tracking system for software development projects.

XMLRPC API has 2 new methods

After some discussion with Majky (author of Oscar), we agreed on adding 2 new methods to XMLRPC API. One Method is SearchMoviesOnIMDB($token, $query), which returns array of movies from Next method is GetIMDBMovieDetails($token, $imdbid), which returns some nice information for given imdbid.

Download subtitles using ffdshow

After some thoughts I’ve got idea what should be really cool. Cool should be, if some DirectShow filter, codec or whatever should support downloading and uploading subtitles from our server – just like SubDownloader or Oscar do.

Informative mails about comments

Today I had idea – what about new feature – when someone post comment to some subtitles, uploader of those subtitles should receive informative mail about that.

Oscar is ready for translate

Great program OSCAR written by Majky is ready for translation. Today I’ve imported all strings (english, slovak, czech) to database, and it is accessible via translation module.

Movie trailers about movies

As you can see, on subtitle detail page is now possible click to “Show trailer” link, but it unfortunately doesn’t work in Opera browser for some unknown reason. Anyway, it is searching for movie trailers, so I hope you will have fun with this small feature.

Request section is again usable

After some months of unusability of request section I decided to create it again almost from scratch. Now it should be better, faster and it has more features.

Implementing better caching technique

After playing a little bit with memcache I had to implement better caching technique. Site was down for some hours, I look what happened…it was an error, which I didn’t see any time before…

Thank you for donations!

I did not update donations list at main page – I will update it soon, but not of them will be visible, so here it is complete list of donors. Thank you for any donate, we appreciate that!

New statistics available

User Pko on forum asked me, if it is possible to create new statistics – how much subtitles downloads has user for last 6 months and for last 30 days. So now we can see, which users are really helpful to community.

Changed design on Forum

We switched to new design at forum – we hope you like it. Our aim is to have basically same design on main site, forum and on blog.

Next web server

We ordered and setuped next web server for One webserver was not so powerfull as first one, so when you get data from this one, site was slow.