Installing Netscape Navigator on Ubuntu

Here’s how to install the last version of Netscape Navigator (9.0.0.6) on Ubuntu 16.04.
Why would you want to do this? I can’t think of any practical reason.

First you need to download a copy. You can probably find it in multiple places, but I found it at Softpedia.

Next extract it to /usr/local…

sudo tar xvvzf netscape-navigator-9.0.0.6.tar.gz -C /usr/local

…or if you’re a heretic you could use a root file manager (like I did). Now link the executable…

sudo ln -s /usr/local/navigator/navigator /usr/local/bin/navigator

Link Firefox plugins… (this outdated? instruction seems dubious, but didn’t cause me any obvious problems)

ln -s /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/* /usr/local/navigator/plugins/

And finally, deal with the missing (32-bit) dependencies…

sudo apt install libgtk2.0-0:i386 libpangoxft-1.0-0:i386 libpangox-1.0-0:i386 libstdc++5:i386

You should now be able to run it from a terminal by typing navigator. If you want a launcher, you’ll need to create a .desktop file (in /usr/share/applications/usr/local/share/applications or ~/.local/share/applications) like this…

[Desktop Entry]
Name=Netscape Navigator
Comment=Netscape Navigator Web Browser
Exec=navigator
Icon=/usr/local/navigator/icons/mozicon50.xpm
Terminal=false
Type=Application
Categories=GNOME;GTK;Network;WebBrowser;

If you’d like a higher quality icon here’s the version above in SVG format (source: Wikimedia Commons) to use instead of mozicon50.xpm.

Workflow for subtitling France 2 clips

Because I will forget.

Formats

Container format: MPEG-TS

France 2 SBS
Video Audio Video Audio
Format: AVC (Advanced Video Codec)
Format profile: Main@L3.1, CABAC
Nominal bit rate: 768 Kbps
Dimensions: 704 × 396
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Frame rate: Variable
Bit depth: 8 bits
Scan type: Progressive
Writing library: x264 core 120 r2164 da19765
Color space: YUV
Chroma subsampling: 4:2:0
Format: AAC (Advanced Audio Codec) Version 4
Format profile: LC
Muxing mode: ADTS
Bit rate: Variable
Channel(s): 2 channels
Sampling rate: 48.0 KHz
Compression mode: Lossy
Delay relative to video: -80ms
Format: MPEG Video Version 2
Format profile: Main@High
Bit rate mode: Variable
Bit rate: 10.4 Mbps
Maximum bit rate: 80.0 MbpsKbps
Dimensions: 1440 × 1080
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Frame rate: 25 fps
Bit depth: 8 bits
Scan type: Interlaced
Scan order: Top Field First
Color space: YUV
Chroma subsampling: 4:2:0
Format: MPEG Audio Version 1
Format profile: Layer 2
Muxing mode: ADTS
Bit rate mode: Constant
Bit rate: 192 Kbps
Channel(s): 2 channels
Sampling rate: 48.0 KHz
Compression mode: Lossy
Delay relative to video: -970ms
OpenShot export settings: France 2 1OpenShot export settings: France 2 1
OpenShot export settings: France 2 2OpenShot export settings: France 2 2

OpenSnot

  • New Project using Profile…
    France 2 SBS
    France 2 HDV 1440×1080p 25fps
  • Edit, making sure Snot hasn’t left any remnants that make the exported video longer than the clip
  • Export…
    France 2 SBS
    MP4 (h.264)
    France 2
    High
    Advanced changes...
    matroska
    aac audio 48 KHz
    192 kb/s
    MPEG (mpeg2)
    HDV 1440×1080p 25fps
    High
    Advanced changes...
    matroska
    48 KHz audio
  • Rename .matroska file to .mkv

Gedit

  • Open .srt file (ISO-8859-15) in gedit and save as UTF-8

Subtitle Edit

  • Open .srt and save as .ssa (Sub Station Alpha)
  • Fix usual bad alignment
  • Tools | Make new empty translation from current subtitle
  • Translate

mkvmerge GUI

  • Open .mkv and add subtitle files
  • Set languages & mux

Handbrake

  • Open new .mkv file
  • Add English .ssa to Subtitle List (Burn into video)
  • Set Web optimized & export (MP4 Normal preset)