File Extension Library

.SRT File Extension

  • Category: Video Files
  • Format: Text

What is an .SRT file?

.SRT file extension has been classified as Video Files. The format of .SRT file is Text

.SRT is SubRip Subtitle File

An SRT file is a subtitle file saved in the SubRip file format. It is supported by several video formats such as DivX and DVD and used by various video playback programs. SRT files contain subtitle information, which includes the sequential number of subtitles, start and end timecode, subtitle text.

The timecode format featured in SRT files is hours, minutes, seconds, and milliseconds, which appears like this: HH:MM:SS,MIL. Display coordinates for the subtitle may appear after the end timecode. If there are no display coordinates the subtitle defaults to bottom center of the display.

NOTE: SRT files are text files used in video playback. Therefore, they do not contain any video data.

Common SRT Filenames

[moviename] - Subtitle files are often named according to the language of the subtitles. In this instance, this is an SRT file with English subtitles. A SRT file with subtitles in another language, such as German, appears as for German subtitles.

List of all softwares that can open the SubRip Subtitle File
CyberLink PowerDirector 15 Ultra
CyberLink PowerDVD 17
Microsoft Windows Media Player with VobSub plugin
VideoLAN VLC media player
Media Player Classic
VideoLAN VLC media player
VideoLAN VLC media player
olimsoft OPlayer
J2 Interactive MX Player

How to Open .SRT file on different platforms

Open .SRT File on Windows

  • Right-click a .SRT
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .SRT file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .SRT files" Press "Ok"

Open .SRT File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .SRT file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .SRT File on Linux

Right click on the .SRT file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .SRT File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .SRT file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .SRT File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .SRT files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .SRT files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .SRT files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .SRT file format
  2. You need to check the .SRT file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)