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How to Create an SRT File and Add an SRT Subtitle File to Video

What is an SRT file? SubRip caption files are named with the extension format, .srt. As a most commonly-used subtitle format, SRT is highly compatible with most video players, subtitle player or subtitle creation programs. Usually, SRT format is used as: Hours:Minutes:Seconds, Milliseconds. The field of millisecond would be precise to three decimal places.

SRT File

An SRT file contains no video data. You are able to edit and modify this caption file with any text editor program. This article focuses on how to edit an SRT file and how to add an external SRT file to video in the format of MP4, AVI, FLV, etc. according to your need, so that you are able to enjoy desired video file with subtitles displayed.

Part 1. How to create and edit .srt file

You can download subtitle file in SRT format on the internet or just create and edit subtitle files in SRT by yourself.

To create .srt format subtitles, you can follow below steps:

Step 1 Open Notepad, WordPad or other text editor.

Step 2 Make subtitles. Usually, SRT subtitles includes four parts:

Create SRT Subtitles

◆ A number indicating which subtitle is in the sequence.
◆ The time that the subtitle should appear and then disappear on the screen.
◆ The subtitle content.
◆ A blank line that indicates the start of another subtitle.

Step 3 Save subtitles to .srt format.

In Notepad, please click menu File->Save As, change file name to "", set "Save as type" to "All Files", and then set "Encoding" to "ANSI" or "UTF-8".

Save SRT File


➤ Save the .srt file as "ANSI" if using English subtitles.
➤ Choose "UTF-8" when you are using non-English subtitles.

Part 2. How to add an SRT file to video

Add Subtitles to MP4

If you want to add external SRT subtitle file to a video in MP4, MOV, AVI and so on, Video Converter Ultimate, the perfect video tool will help you.

Video Converter Ultimate For Mac

Step 1 Download, install and run Video Converter Ultimate.

Video Converter Ultimate

Step 2 Add the MP4 video with which you want to add the SRT subtitle file.

Import Video

Step 3 Click the plus-shaped button next to the subtitle one and then add the SRT subtitle file. Besides SRT format, the other supported subtitle formats are ASS and SSA.

Add Subtitles to Video

Step 4 That's it. You have managed to add .srt file to MP4 video yet. Preview the video.

In this article, we mainly show you about SRT file. After reading, you can know clearly how to create and edit an SRT file and use Video Converter Ultimate to add srt subtitle file to video. Wish you better enjoy moives with subtitles.

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July 03, 2018 10:15 / Updated by to Edit Video

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