.SRT File Extension

SubRip Subtitle File

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What is an SRT file?

An SRT file is a subtitles file saved in the SubRip file format. It contains subtitle text and timing information. You can use SRT files to show subtitles in many different media players.

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SRT files consist of subtitle text and timing information written like this:

00:00:03,400 → 00:00:06,177
In this lesson, we're going to
be talking about finance. And

00:00:06,177 → 00:00:10,009
one of the most important aspects
of finance is interest.

Media players load each segment of an SRT file in order, and they show each segment's text during the time period that text is associated with. SRT files' timecodes are written in the HH:MM:SS,MIL format. Thus, the first line of text shown above would appear on-screen at 3.004 seconds and disappear at 6.00177 seconds.

Display coordinates may appear after each segment's end timecode. If a segment contains no display coordinates, its text will appear in the bottom center of your display.

How can I validate that my SRT subtitles are formatted correctly?

You can validate that the subtitles your SRT file contains are formatted correctly by uploading the file to the Subtitle Validator available at https://validator.subtitledpro.com/.

Common SRT Filenames

[moviename].eng.srt - Subtitle filenames often include a reference to the included subtitles' language. For example, an SRT file whose name includes .eng likely includes English subtitles, while an SRT file whose name includes .ger likely includes German subtitles.

How to open an SRT file

You can use an SRT file as a subtitles track in the following media players:

For example, to use an SRT file as a subtitle track in VLC media player:

  1. Open VLC media player and begin playing the video you want to use your SRT file with.
  2. From the VLC Media Player menu bar, select Subtitles → Add Subtitle File ....
  3. Navigate to and open your SRT file.

If you need to edit the subtitles an SRT file contains, you can open and edit the file in Aegisub (multiplatform) or any text editor (such as Microsoft Notepad or Apple TextEdit).

How to convert an SRT file

While the SRT format is one of the most common subtitle formats, you may find yourself in a situation in which you want to convert SRT subtitles to .SMI or .SUB format subtitles. MConverter.eu allows users to convert SRT subtitles to SMI or SUB subtitles.

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Programs that open SRT files

Updated April 18, 2022

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