How to Install Aegisub Subtitle Editor in Ubuntu 18.04

August 26, 2018

Aegisub is an open-source, cross-platform, highly customizable subtitle editor that features a lot of convenient tools to help you with timing, typesetting, editing and translating subtitles, as well as a powerful scripting environment called Automation (originally mostly intended for creating karaoke effects, Automation can now be used much else, including creating macros and various other convenient tools).

Although Ubuntu 18.04 dropped the Aegisub binary package from its universe repository, it’s still easy to install Aegisub via one of the developer’s PPA.

1. Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T shortcut key, or by searching for ‘terminal’ from software launcher. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:alex-p/aegisub

Type your password (no asterisks feedback) when it prompts and hit Enter to continue.

2. Then run command to install the subtitle eidtor:

sudo apt-get install aegisub

Uninstall:

To remove the PPA, either open Software & Updater and navigate to Other Software tab, or run command:

sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:alex-p/aegisub

To remove Aegisub subtitle editor, run command:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove aegisub

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10 responses to How to Install Aegisub Subtitle Editor in Ubuntu 18.04

  1. In Spanish language It does not work well, some text lines are blank.

  2. Thanks bro, best tool for subs!!!

  3. Anyway to make ASSDraw (part of Aegisub) works on Ubuntu? compiling itself always fail for me

  4. Thank you so much for your completely instruction. I hope you know, when I can get additional languages for this application?

  5. The commands don’t work on Linux Mint 19.1.

    When I type sudo add-apt-repository ppa:alex-p/aegisub and enter my password, followed by Enter, I get:

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:alex-p/aegisub
    [sudo] password for ahs:
    You are about to add the following PPA:
    Originally created as tool to make typesetting, particularly in anime
    fansubs, a less painful experience, Aegisub has grown into a fully fledged,
    highly customizable subtitle editor.

    It features a lot of convenient tools to help you with timing, typesetting,
    editing and translating subtitles, as well as a powerful scripting
    environment called Automation (originally mostly intended for creating
    karaoke effects, Automation can now be used much else, including creating
    macros and various other convenient tools).
    More info: https://launchpad.net/~alex-p/+archive/ubuntu/aegisub
    Press Enter to continue or Ctrl+C to cancel

    Executing: /tmp/apt-key-gpghome.LCAIA1BO3T/gpg.1.sh –keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com –recv-keys 8529B1E0F8BF7F65C12FABB0A4BCBD87CEF9E52D
    gpg: key A4BCBD87CEF9E52D: “Launchpad PPA for Alex_P” not changed
    gpg: Total number processed: 1
    gpg: unchanged: 1

    Then, when I type, sudo apt-get install aegisub, I get:

    sudo apt-get install aegisub
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    E: Unable to locate package aegisub

  6. hi might be good to add the above command as part of the instructions,
    am on 18.04 but got same message “enable to locate package”‘
    It is possible 18.04 updates package sources automatically butin my case it did not.
    Perhaps the update manager was running at the time and it was locked.
    At any rate many thanks for info above…

  7. Timothy Brennan, Jr. March 16, 2019 at 12:27 pm

    Thanks Ji m,
    This article has helped me finally get aegisub up and running again after a few years.
    Love this article.
    Timothy