This has taken quite a bit of time and effort from a lot of people around the world, but we now have a solid collection of subtitles for J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit! They are available in multiple languages too. So far we have English, Spanish, French, Dutch, German, Finnish, Swedish, Portuguese, and Hebrew. I have not been able to test them for accuracy, so I'll leave that up to you viewers. If you notice any major issues, please let me know and we'll try to get them fixed.
You'll notice that not every language is offered for the disc-based versions of the film. It's not a simple matter of just splitting the full subtitle file in half...the timestamps which determine when a line appears onscreen have to be completely re-timed for the second disc. So if you want to see accurate disc subs in your language, step up and volunteer!
Now I am not sure how you can add subtitles to a video file, or to an ISO file. I know it can be done, but I have never done it. If someone here would like to offer some advice or link to a tutorial somewhere, that would be awesome.
Lastly, I'd like to thank ALL the volunteers that helped make these subtitles available: Chad Mosby, Eric Olson, Bobby Fitzsimmons, Benjamin Marechal, Sandro Algra, Reijo Nyberg, PiNokKiO, Eric Odmyr, Simon Lydell, Nicolas Clavijo, Scarlett Buse, and others that contributed semi-anonymously. THANK YOU!!