What is a .SRT File And How To Open It (Visual Guide)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .srt extension, but you have never seen this extension before? It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. Thanks to this easy guide you will be able to find out what .srt file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .SRT file?

The .SRT file extension comes from SubRip Subtitle File. This video related file is in text format.

What to know

There are currently 7 software that can open the .srt file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .SRT file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .SRT file on various operating systems.

How to open a .SRT file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .srt file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Jubler software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use MPlayer, VideoLAN VLC media player, Media Player Classic, Aegisub and Jubler software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .SRT file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Jubler software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .SRT file on Mac

There are 4 simple steps to open the .srt file on Mac.

1. In the first step you need to download the VideoLAN VLC media player software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use MPlayer, SubCleaner, Aegisub, Sears and VideoLAN VLC media player software.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .SRT file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the VideoLAN VLC media player software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .SRT file on Linux

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .srt file on Linux in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the VideoLAN VLC media player software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: MPlayer, Aegisub and VideoLAN VLC media player.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .SRT file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the VideoLAN VLC media player software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .SRT file?

If you are still unable to open the .SRT file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .SRT file.srt0 – Wii Texture Animation File, .srw – Samsung, .ss – SilverStripe, .ssa – Sub Station Alpha Subtitle File, .ssa – Tilted Mill Entertainment. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .SRT file with the Jubler, MPlayer, VideoLAN VLC media player, Media Player Classic, Aegisub programs on Windows, VideoLAN VLC media player, MPlayer, SubCleaner, Aegisub, Sears programs on Mac and VideoLAN VLC media player, MPlayer, Aegisub software on Linux.