Subtitle Edit

Application Details:

Version: 3.x
License: Open Source
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 7.9-staging

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Test Results

Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results

What works

Basic functionality for a couple of minutes after launch.

Integration with Windows install of VLC.

What does not

MPV is the default media player for SubtitleEdit, but causes a crash with wine.

The waveform does not show a silence line (i.e. a flat waveform when there is silence) properly.

The entire window has been freezing within a few minutes of launch, sometimes with graphical glitches. Seems to have to do with the waveform display, or definitely with transitioning between playback and paused video.


Installing the Windows version of VLC to the wine prefix and using it as the video player instead restores Windows-like functionality.

No existing workaround for the eventual freeze-up is known.

What was not tested

Language translations.

Extensive program use.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

As of current, I recommend that the user not use wine to run SubtitleEdit 3.x, but rather that they install Mono, an open source implementation of the Microsoft .NET framework, via the official Mono repository, and run the program with Mono instead (not to be confused with wine-mono).

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentLinux Mint 20.3 "Una"Jun 01 20227.9-stagingYes Yes YesGarbageWilbur Jaywright 
ShowUbuntu 21.10 "Impish" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 25 20227.0N/A Yes NoGarbageSean Maclair 
ShowDebian 9 (Stretch)Mar 06 20183.0N/A Yes YesGoldOskar Wrobel 
ShowmacOS 10.13 "High Sierra"Oct 14 20172.16Yes Yes YesGoldSteve Fatula 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 02 20151.6.2N/A Yes Bronzean anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
53056 SubtitleEdit 3.6.6 freezes after a few minutes NEEDINFO View

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