Adding More Subtitle Providers

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dancnman
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Adding More Subtitle Providers

Post by dancnman » 06 Nov 2018, 22:36

I think it has been a couple of years since anyone asked, so I will again. Any way to add more subtitle providers?

Thanks.

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Re: Adding More Subtitle Providers

Post by rednoah » 07 Nov 2018, 14:11

Unfortunately, not planned. I'm not aware of any major subtitle providers that offer public APIs other than OpenSubtitles.
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Re: Adding More Subtitle Providers

Post by Connor » 23 Nov 2018, 15:22

Hello,

Just responding to this thread as OpenSubtitles is banned in my country for the connection to Popcorntime if I remember correctly.

As you were not aware of any major subtitle providers I thought I could post this:

http://thesubdb.com/

It's free and has public API, at least I think it does.

It's nothing major if you can't add a new subtitle provider as I can always get them manually.

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Re: Adding More Subtitle Providers

Post by devster » 30 Dec 2018, 21:51

TheSubDB indeed seems to have a public API.
Otherwise I'd suggest something like Bazarr, maybe a bit overkill but also a bit more user-friendly.
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Re: Adding More Subtitle Providers

Post by rednoah » 31 Dec 2018, 04:11

SubDB does have a public API that might work, but it's limited and probably won't work well.


1.
No support for "Search By Name" so it doesn't fit well into FileBot, so it would be a hidden feature as far as the GUI is concerned, meaning that it's gonna be useless for the vast majority of users.


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Only supports "Search by Hash" which is fine, but the hashing function seems weak, so you might get the wrong subtitles even though it "matches by file hash" so that's no idea, especially if there's no additional file name information that FileBot can use to score each hash match by file name as well.
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