Don’t you feel pain while watching your favorite sci-fi movies or series the alien talk with their weird language for 3 minutes and you just don’t have any clue on what you just missed? Or when watching your long waited action movie and the actors speak in 5 different languages for the whole 2 hours? On this point you might just hope that there’s a website where you can easily search for a subtitle for every film you watch. Well, there is! Just go to http://www.subscene.com where you can type in the title of the movies or series along with the type of codec, resolution, etc (basically just copy the name of the file) and it will gives you the link to download the subtitle for the language of your choice.
Who uploads the file?
Subscene uses crowdsourcing to provide the content, every registered user can create and upload his/her own subtitle which later on will be available for public. Other users (either unregistered or registered) who already downloaded and tried the file are allowed to give numerical ratings and/or verbal reviews (1) to the particular file. In the subtitle details you can see how many people voted the file as good and how many voted as bad and also how the number of downloads. These features will definitely enable you to pick one of the most reliable file from a number of choice.
Where does the money come from?
One of the main revenue is from advertising, Subscene puts an advertisement banner on every subtitle. Subscene is also running a freemium (2) model as its other source of income. Subscene asks its users to support it development, here the user not only can contributes a yearly subscription fee and gets an access to commercial free subtitle, but also gets a “Supporter” text next to his/her profile name (3).
Now go ahead! You can watch Inglourious Basterds one more time with the subtitle of your choice!