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Periscope subtitle downloader integrates with Nautilus and Totem movie player

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Periscope is a subtitles search engine add-on that takes the tedium out of tracking down your favourite TV or Movie text.

It integrates with both Totem and Nautilus (via Right Click menu entry) making it a powerful utility to have around if you’re an avid subtitle user.

Currently supported services are: –


Periscope supports Ubuntu users via a dedicated PPA. Adding this ensures that a) you can install the tool easy and b) that you’re always up-to-date with the latest version.

Open a terminal and enter the following two commands separately:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:patrick-dessalle/ppa

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install periscope-gnome python-periscope 

The Nautilus menu entry won’t appear until you’ve restarted your Nautilus session. Either log out and back in or press the ALT and F2 keys in unison, entering:

nautilus -q