SRT - SubRip Text Subtitle file

What is a SRT file

SRT files are text files that contain subtitles. They are used by video playback programs like Microsoft Media Player, CyberLink PowerDVD and more. The files contain information about the time when the subtitle should occur in the video, followed by the subtitle itself in text form. The naming of SRT files oftentimes reflect the language of the subtitles, containing the different language abbreviations like "eng" for English or "es" for Spanish.

SRT files solely store information about the subtitles of a video. They do not contain any video data. The contents of SRT files consist of lines of text that are divided into groups by blank lines. The common structure of such a subtitle group could look like this: 1 00:00:05,500 --> 00:00:10,000 I tried to tell her that... The text can be formatted as well, using the according html tags for bold, italic, underlined, and different colored text.

Here's a small, but not exhaustive list of programs that can open SRT documents:

  • MPlayer
  • CyberLink PowerDirector 14 Ultra
  • CyberLink PowerDVD 15
  • Microsoft Windows Media Player with VobSub plugin
  • VideoLAN VLC media player
  • Media Player Classic
  • Aegisub
  • Jubler
  • olimsoft OPlayer
Extension SRT
MIME type text/srt
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