SRT (SubRip Text Subtitle file)

The SRT Video file format

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.

Technical details of SRT files

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.

More information about the SRT file format

File extension .srt
File category Video
Associated programs MPlayer
CyberLink PowerDirector 14 Ultra
CyberLink PowerDVD 15
Microsoft Windows Media Player with VobSub plugin
VideoLAN VLC media player
Media Player Classic
olimsoft OPlayer
Useful links Further information about SRT files
Developer N/A