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what is SRT format ????

Ever watched a movie with subtitles? Chances are, if you downloaded it, then those subtitles were stored in a SRT file.


What is SRT file ?

The SubRip file format is “perhaps the most basic of all subtitle formats.”

SubRip (SubRip Text) files are named with the extension .srt, and contain formatted plain text. The time format used is hours:minutes:seconds,milliseconds.

With the advent of movie “ripping” software, home movie enthusiasts needed a way to also extract subtitles. Along came SubRip, an optical character recognition (OCR) program that could (with some training) pull the subtitle text and timing information from a digital movie file and save it to a text file with the extension SRT.

How to use this SRT file ?

When accompanying a media file, most media player programs will automatically recognize a subtitle file if they share the same name. If subtitles exist in several languages, it is common practice to append the language to the end of the filename, so that it will be easy to tell English from German with “” and “

You can choose Subtitle option from Video Menu of the VLC player.


Otherwise, drag SRT file into video playback.

How to open SRT File Extension ?

Follow this simple steps:

1. Locate the .srt file that you want to open and edit.

2. Right-click on the file and select to “Properties.”

3. Click on the “General” tab and select “Change.”

4. Select “Notepad or WordPad” from your list of programs on the computer. Select the “Always use the selected program to open this kind of file” option to make sure that the program you choose opens all files with the .srt file extension.

5. Click “OK.” Double-click on the file. The .srt file will open in the program you chose. You will then be able to read and edit the subtitles.


How to Create and Edit SRT file ?

For editing: SubCleaner (Mac), SRT2SUP(Win), CyberLink PowerDirector (Win), Subtitle Editor (Linux)

For Creating: D-Subtitler (Mac), SubRipper (Win), OGMRip (Linux)

and Any video converter


  1. guru

    we are waiting for another interesting post

  2. kishore

    SubRip Text

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