How to download the subs of your favorite movies and series directly from Nautilus

Periscope is a tool for mass subtitle download written in Python. From the hash code of the file, search the most important portals for downloading subtitles (OpenSubtitles, SubtitleSource, Subscene,, among others) and correctly rename subtitles which downloads from the name of the videos in the local folder, leaving everything ready for the subtitle to load automatically when the video starts playing.Supports multiple languages ​​and has integration with Nautilus, the GNOME file manager. In addition, it is distributed as a library, so integration into other projects is possible.


Open a terminal and add the corresponding repository:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa: patrick-dessalle / ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install periscope-gnome

Next, Nautilus must be closed and restarted for the changes to take effect.

nautilus -q && nautilus & exit

Ready. It only remains to configure the language of the subtitles to search, but first we run the program to create the configuration file and then we edit the latter:

periscope sudo gedit ~ / .config / periscope / config

changed lang = in by lang = is

When opening Nautilus, the option to search for subtitles should already be available when right clicking on an AVI file.

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  1.   Let's use Linux said

    No, it only works for Ubuntu and derivatives.
    In any case, it is a question of finding out if it is possible to install this same program in Fedora. Surely yes, although the method will be different.
    A hug! Paul.

  2.   mfcollf77 said

    Pardon my ignorance. All this information is functional with any distro? I wonder why I have seen blog that are for certain distro. Some say this is for UBUNTO, MANDRINA, OPENSUSE or FEDORA.

    I have FEDORA17.

  3.   Jgdaza said

    In Ubuntu 10.04 it does not work

  4.   Let's use Linux said

    Yes. It should work. I have the same Ubuntu and I use this script every day.
    Make sure you restart the X (or directly the machine). If it still doesn't work, try again step by step.
    Hug! Paul.

  5.   Ninboy said

    This is one of the best tools I have seen for Linux! So simple but perfect. Thanks for the news

  6.   Jgdaza said

    Hi Pablo, thanks for your answer. Go through the process again, step by step. The program installs but the file to edit appears blank. Consequently with the right button the subtitles option does not appear in Nautilus

  7.   Marcoshipe said

    the file appears blank because since you never ran the program the file was not created. That happened to me.
    When I ran it (the option appeared in the menu when I clicked the right button) the file was created and it worked for me.
    I use ubuntu 64 bit.
    I followed the steps as is 😉
    greetings and thanks for such a good tip !!
    another thing to scrub my friends windowseros, hahaha.

  8.   Let's use Linux said

    Marcos is right, I think. I think I also ran the program before seeing if everything was okay. The truth is, I didn't realize that that step was so important. In fact, it is not even included in the explanation I found on the official page.
    To run it, I typed "periscope" in a terminal and that's it.
    If it works for you, let me know, so I add a warning in the post. 🙂
    Cheers! Paul.

  9.   Jgdaza said

    Thanks guys. Now everything is Ok. A hug

  10.   e Xe said

    Interesting .. Thanks!