Open SRT File

Information, tips and instructions

Open SRT File

A Subrip format, or SRT, is a subtitle file that can be read by video playback programs such as Microsoft Windows Media Player and Apple iTunes.

The name of the SRT files often reflects the language of the subtitles with different abbreviations, such as "eng" for English or "es" for Spanish.

SRT subtitles can be opened with special programs made to run them in conjunction with the movie you are watching. Also video player players have the ability to read and play SRT files. Such is the case of the BluRay player Samsung brand, Model BD-F5700.

It is possible to open and edit SRT file with any text editor program such as Notepad or WordPad.

Technical details about SRT files

SRT files store information about the subtitles of a video. They do not contain video data. The contents of the SRT files consist of lines of text separated into groups by blank lines. The common structure of this type of subtitle group may look similar to this:

1 00: 00: 05,500 -> 00: 00: 10,000 I tried to tell you that ...

The text can be formatted with the corresponding html tags for bold, italic and underlined, as well as for various text colors.

The procedure to open SRT file is as follows:

  • Locate the .srt file you want to open and edit.
  • Right-click and go to "Properties."
  • Click on the "Change" button on the "General" tab of the file properties.
  • Choose "Notepad or WordPad" in the "Open with" window.
  • Choose the option "Always use the selected program to open this type of file" to ensure that the chosen program opens all the files with the .srt file extension.
  • Click on "OK". Double click on the file. The .srt file will open in Notepad or in WordPad.
  • Then you can read and edit the subtitles.

Save the SRT file and upload the video to your video player and then drag the respective SRT file into the video window. The player will accept the file and assign the subtitles to the video you are watching.

Below are some of the Video player applications which can open SRT file:

  • 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

In most cases, when using these programs with SRT subtitle files, you must follow the instructions below:

  • Make sure the subtitle file and movie file are in the same folder
  • Make sure they have the same name.
  • Look for the option in the program that you have installed, to open the subtitle file, for example, with VLC media player it is as follows.

Some inconveniences when opening SRT files:

  • Incorrect link or association with the respective application of the SRT file.
  • The SRT file is incompatible or with the application, either by the coding method, or because the application does not read it correctly.
  • The SRT file to open is damaged.

Get more information about how to open SRT file.

Also check how to open NOMEDIA file and open ASPX file on Open File Database.

If you are not able to open file with certain file extension make sure to check if extension for the file is correct. It is possible that information in the file doesn't match file extension.

File Extension Info

SRT Quick Info
  SRT format
MIME Type
  not available
Opens with
  MPlayer
  CyberLink PowerDirector 14 Ultra
  VideoLAN VLC media player
  Media Player Classic