What is a .SSA File And How To Open It (Easy Guide)

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Introduction

While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .ssa extension. Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. Thanks to this easy guide you will be able to find out what .ssa file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .SSA file?

The .SSA file extension comes from Sub Station Alpha Subtitle File. The format of this text related file is text.

What to know

There are currently 5 software that can open the .ssa file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .SSA file?

Below you can find an easy to understand, step-by-step guide to open the .SSA file on your operating system/device.

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

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

1. The first step is to download the Aegisub software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: MPlayer, Mirillis Splash, VirtualDub and Aegisub.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .SSA 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, after locating your file, right click on it and click “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 Aegisub software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .SSA file on Mac

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

1. The first step is to download the Macgo Mac Media Player software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use MPlayer, Aegisub and Macgo Mac Media Player software.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .SSA file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Macgo Mac Media Player software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .SSA file on Linux

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

1. In the first step you need to download the Aegisub software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Aegisub.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .SSA 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, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Aegisub software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .SSA file?

If you cannot open the .SSA file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .SSA file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .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 .SSA file with the Aegisub, MPlayer, Mirillis Splash, VirtualDub programs on Windows, Macgo Mac Media Player, MPlayer, Aegisub programs on Mac and Aegisub software on Linux.