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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


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

As you may know, Aegisub is a free, cross-platform open source tool for creating and modifying subtitles. Aegisub makes it quick and easy to time subtitles to audio, and features many powerful tools for styling them, including a built-in real-time video preview.

Aegisub is available in Ubuntu Software Center since Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal, but it’s old. At the moment, the latest version is 3.0.4 and it’s available for downloading at the below links:



Or you can check out all Debs from the official ftp download page.

Once downloaded, you can install it in Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.04 and their deviratives such as Linux Mint and Elementary by running below commands in terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T):

sudo dpkg -i ~/Downloads/aegisub_*.deb; sudo apt-get -f install

Or you can directly double-click to install the Deb if there’s no dependency problem.