Files with srt extension are in most cases movie subtitles. A srt files are simple text files that contain specially format text entries with time stamps. If present in the same folder as the video file, subtitles are usually automatically loaded in media player with the video. SRT subtitles are supported by all almost video players.

There are 5 other file types using
the SRT file extension!

empty - Skymap data file

empty - Omron CX-Supervisor data

empty - Siemens C60 mobile phone sound

empty - Sagem ringtone format

empty - WebSRT movie subtitle file format

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

File extension srt 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.

A typical .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

Updated: April 18, 2024

The default software associated to open srt file:

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 logoSubtitle 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.

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:

Use any text editor for basic subtitles editing.

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

How to convert:

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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Related links:

SRT documentation

List of software applications associated to the .srt file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android 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 srt files.

Software that open srt file - SubRip video subtitle format

Programs supporting the exension srt on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. 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
Swift Create


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

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