An ASS file is a subtitles file created using Aegisub, a cross-platform application that allows users to create their own subtitles.
It usually contains subtitles for use alongside movies, anime, or karaoke tracks. ASS files are formatted using Advanced SubStation Alpha syntax, which allows users to apply various formatting to their subtitle text.
ASS file open in Atom
When creating ASS files in Aegisub, users can modify their subtitle text's:
- And other settings
These settings are then saved within the ASS file, along with the timing and sequence of the user's subtitles. When creating subtitles for movies and anime, users can also specify which character is speaking each line, and the speakers' names are saved within the ASS file.
Because ASS files are saved in plain text format, you can open them and view their contents using any text editor, such as Notepad (Windows), TextEdit (Mac), and Atom.
However, if you want to edit an ASS file, you're better off opening the file in Aegisub. To do so, open Aegisub, select , and then open your ASS file.
And finally, if you want to use an ASS file as a subtitle track, you can add the file as a subtitle track in VideoLAN VLC media player by selecting from the VLC media player menu bar and opening your ASS file.