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srt file - WebSRT movie subtitle file format

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SRT file extension - SubRip video subtitle format

What is srt file? How to open srt files?

File type specification:

Text file type icon Text file type

srt file icon: srt filetype icon

The srt file extension is used for one of the most common subtitle format - SubRip.

SubRip is a small utility, that can rip subtitles from DVD video files to a simple text format called SubRip format. This format is supported by most software video players and subtitle creation programs. The time format used is hours:minutes:seconds,milliseconds, with the milliseconds field precise to three decimal places.

The srt file does not contain any video data. It is simple text file you can edit by any text editor (translate subtitles into another language). The purpose of srt file is to use it with desired movie file together to display subtitles when you play video file by any player with support for SRt subtitles.

The successor of the SubRip format is WebSRT (Web Subtitle Resource Tracks) subtitle format, that will be used for HTML5 "track" element and shares the same srt file extension

The default software associated to srt file type:

SubRip icon

SubRip  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:

SubRip is popular subtitles creator and ripper. SubRip saves subtitles in its own txt format and also supports export to another subtitle formats.

Subtitle Workshop icon

Subtitle Workshop team logo Subtitle Workshop  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Subtitle Workshop team

Subtitle Workshop is a free application for creating, editing, and converting text-based subtitle files.

VLC media player icon

VideoLAN Project Team logo VLC media player  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  VideoLAN Project Team

VLC media player is very popular multimedia player developed for Windows, Apple Mac, Linux, Unix and various other platforms.

VLC can playback many of the video formats (AVI, MKV, OGV, WMV, ASF, MOV...) and audio formats (MP3, AAC, M4A, OGG, FLAC...) as well as support of subtitles for video. It can also be used as a streaming server and multimedia transcoder.

Aegisub icon

Aegisub  Multiplatform software

Aegisub is a free, cross-platform open source tool for creating and modifying subtitles.

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Help how to open SRT files:

Use any text editor for basic editing.

Use any video media player supporting external srt subtitle files to show subtiles simultaneously with your video.

How to convert file with extension SRT:

SRT subtitle format is widely supported by many media players, but sometimes it is necessary to convert them to another subtitle format.

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List of software applications associated to the .srt file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open srt file, edit srt file, convert srt file, view srt file, play srt file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting of the srt files.

  • Open srt file
  • Save srt file
  • Edit srt file
  • Play srt file
  • Convert srt file
  • Create srt file
  • Import srt file
  • Export srt file

Software that open srt file - SubRip video subtitle format

Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open srt file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with srt file by default:
SubRip small icon SubRip
Subtitle Workshop small icon Subtitle Workshop
Other suggested software:
Subtitle Edit small icon Subtitle Edit
Gaupol Subtitle Editor small icon Gaupol Subtitle Editor
Cyberlink PowerDirector small icon Cyberlink PowerDirector
Swift Create

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:


Main software associated with srt file by default:
Aegisub small icon Aegisub
Other suggested software:
URUworks Subtitle Workshop small icon URUworks Subtitle Workshop

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