What is an SRT file & how to open it?

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An SRT file is a subtitle file that contains textual information about a video or audio track. An SRT file describes the language, subtitle, and time displayed. It was designed to explain the subtitles on a television screen and used by closed captioning devices, streaming media players, tablets, and mobile phones.

This rendering text and speed information in one fast and small format has become popular since the publication of DVD players in 2005. Since then, the SRT file or SRT has rapidly become a standard format for subtitle files on all types of video media.

What does an SRT file contain?

SRT files are simple text files containing information about the subtitles of a video in the SubRip format. It is a plain text file containing lines of text that users can edit. The format can also include illustrations and formatting, but this is not always the case. SubRip is a text-based format for the translation of subtitles. It is used to create closed captions.

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Here is an example SRT file.

How to open an SRT file?

Since SRT files are just text files, you can use any simple text editor like Notepad or Notepad++ to open and edit them. You can even use code editors like Atom and Sublime to open and edit them.

Most modern video player even supports SRT files and can play them alongside videos as a closed caption. VLC media player & KMPlayer are some famous examples.

Are SRT files safe?

Yes, SRT files are just text files. Therefore, they can be regarded as safe.

How to convert SRT subtitles to other formats?

SRT format subtitle files can be converted into other subtitle formats such as .vtt, .txt or .mcc with rev.com‘s subtitle converter. 

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Here are all the different formats in which SRT files can be further converted to.
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What is a SRT file & how to open it?
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What is a SRT file & how to open it?
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SRT files are text files that contain subtitles in Subrip format and is used for displaying closed captions under videos/
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