Open SRT File

Information, tips and instructions

Add Subtitles to Video

SubRip or SRT file format is the most popular of all subtitle formats. This format is accepted by most video players and captioning programs.

SRT files are totally independent of the video and do not contain any data about it, therefore SRT file can be edited with any text editor and with no need to modify video file contents. The purpose of the SRT subtitle file is to display subtitles in a video or movie file in a standalone player or player software that supports subtitles in SubRip format.

If your video does not include subtitles, either internally or externally, you can add an SRT file to the video folder. Here is an example on how to add external SRT file to MP4 video:

Step 1: Edit an SRT file

There are two options of adding SRT file: download an SRT file from the web or edit it on your own. To manually create subtitles in SRT format you need to know that SubRip textbox consists of:

  • a) Text box map
  • b) Start Time
  • c) Final Time
  • d) Text

To edit an SRT file (by hand), you must follow these steps:

  • 1. Open Notepad, WordPad, or another text editor.
  • 2. Edit subtitles while following SubRip format as shown below:

    h1:m1:s1,d1 --> h2:m2:s2,d2
    Subtitle Line 1
    Subtitle Line 2

Step 2: Save the subtitles in SRT format.

In Notepad, click File->Save As menu, change the file name to "", set "Type" to "All files" and then set "Encoding" to "UTF-8".

Step 3: Copy the SRT file to the folder where the MP4 video is, rename it exactly as the video.

Note: If you need to add more than one SRT file to the folder, the name of each SRT file must follow the following nomenclature: If the video file name is "movie.mp4", the names of each .srt file must be "", "", etc.

File Extension Info

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