Subtitle Edit Silent Install (How-To Guide)

Subtitle Edit is a free and open-source subtitle editor to create, edit, adjust or synchronize subtitles for videos. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Subtitle Edit from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install Subtitle Edit Silently

Subtitle Edit Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to:
  2. Download the SubtitleEdit-x.y.z-Setup.exe to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  4. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  5. Enter the following command: SubtitleEdit-x.x.x-Setup.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
  6. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the Subtitle Edit Desktop Shortcut appear. You will also find entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Subtitle Edit
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:SubtitleEdit-x.x.x-Setup.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramFiles%\Subtitle Edit\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /SUPPRESSMSGBOXES /NORESTART
Download Link:Subtitle Edit Download
PowerShell Script:Subtitle Edit | PowerShell Script
Detection Script:Subtitle Edit | Custom Detection Script

The information above provides a quick overview of the software title, vendor, silent install, and silent uninstall switches. The download link provided take you directly to the vendors website. Continue reading if you are interested in additional details and configurations.

Additional Configurations

Create a Subtitle Edit Installation Log File

The Subtitle Edit installer offers the option to generate a log file during installation to assist with troubleshooting should any problems arise. You can use the following commands to create a verbose log file with details about the installation.

Subtitle Edit Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

SubtitleEdit-x.x.x-Setup.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\SubtitleEdit-Install.log"

Change the Subtitle Edit Default Installation Directory

You can also change the default installation directory by using the following command line parameters. In this example, I’m installing Subtitle Edit to “C:\Subtitle Edit”

SubtitleEdit-x.x.x-Setup.exe /DIR="C:\Subtitle Edit" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

Exclude the Subtitle Edit Desktop Shortcut During Install

The Subtitle Edit installer creates a desktop shortcut by default. If you do not want the desktop shortcut, then you can run the following command line switches to exclude it.

Subtitle Edit Silent Install with No Desktop Shortcut

SubtitleEdit-x.x.x-Setup.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=!desktopicon,!desktopicon\user

Do Not Associate Common Subtitle Files with Subtitle Edit

SubtitleEdit-x.x.x-Setup.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=!associate_common

Reset Subtitle Edit’s Settings

SubtitleEdit-x.x.x-Setup.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=reset_settings

How to Uninstall Subtitle Edit Silently

Check out the following posts for a scripted solution:

Subtitle Edit Install and Uninstall (PowerShell)
Subtitle Edit Silent Uninstall (PowerShell)
  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter the following command:

Subtitle Edit Silent Uninstall (EXE)

"%ProgramFiles%\Subtitle Edit\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /SUPPRESSMSGBOXES /NORESTART

Always make sure to test everything in a development environment prior to implementing anything into production. The information in this article is provided “As Is” without warranty of any kind.

Jason Bergner

I am an accomplished Software Engineer at Patch My PC, leveraging more than 18 years of hands-on experience in Configuration Manager administration and application packaging. I am driven by a genuine passion for solving complex problems and consistently strive to discover innovative and effective solutions. Sharing my extensive knowledge of application deployments is a true joy for me, and I am honored to contribute to the community here at Silent Install HQ.

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