.SRT File Extension

Video/Movie Subtitle File

Text File
SubRip is one of the most popular text-based subtitle formats. Since most subtitles are still ripped from DVDs they must be created by OCR.

The .SRT files are used by various video playback programs and are supported by DivX, DVD and other formats.

The .SRT is the most basic subtitle format. It consists of four parts, all in text.

FIRST is a number that indicates which subtitle is in the sequence. SECOND is the time that the subtitle should appear and then disappear. THIRD is the subtitle itself. FOURTH is a blank line indicating the start of a new subtitle.

The following is an example of the text structure/format:

00:00:45,000 --> 00:00:50,400

00:00:50,300 --> 00:00:58,200

In the above example, two subtitles will be generated. The first (number 1) will be displayed in your movie at 45 seconds for around 5 seconds. The second subtitle will be displayed at 50seconds for around 8 seconds.

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    2007-10-20 10:04:27
    is there an easy way to add english subtitles to .avi files. any help is appreciated.
    2008-01-09 00:26:15
    is there an easy way to add english subtitles to .avi files. any help is appreciated.
    2008-09-17 00:34:09
    can we create our own subtitles files? If we can, then plz tell me how?
    What does the number afte
    2008-11-09 02:06:17
    00:00:50,300 --> 00:00:58,200

    In the above line, what does 300 and 200 mean?
    2009-04-05 02:53:13
    The time format used is hours:minutes:seconds,milliseconds, with the milliseconds field precise to three decimal places.
    suraj kumar
    2009-05-02 08:52:14
    For viewing subtitle, Play the avi file using VLC media player, select load subtitle from video > subtitle menu. Select the downloaded srt file or any other format subtitle file
    2009-09-10 04:53:59
    When converting an .avi file to dvd ready for film to be played on a stand alone DVD player, how do I add the subs folder so that when I've converted the movie the subs come up on the finished film?
    2009-11-13 03:24:00
    Use SubRip to create SRT subtitles from either video files or DVDs.
    2010-07-08 13:31:27
    I downloaded a torrent file and there is a folder which contains an .avi file and .srt subtitles file - the name of these files are the same.

    How do I play the .avi with this subtitle file?
    2011-05-22 11:25:06
    If I change a .txt file to a .srt file, my computer doesn't recognize it anymore and I can't edit it further, I have windows XP, can anyone help please?
    2012-01-21 08:31:20
    i just paly it with vlc player then click on video then subtitles track, open the file where your subtitle is save (english)