Nearly everyone enjoys watching videos. I know I do. But we all have to admit, there are some videos that sometimes comes across as incomprehensible when you can’t understand what is being spoken in them.
That’s where subtitles come in. I’d have to admit, the first time I discovered the use of subtitles in the videos I watched, I was truly amazed.
One of the best ways of incorporating subtitles to videos is the use of SRT files.
SRT files, or SubRip Subtitle files, are plain-text files that hold important information about a video’s subtitles, such as the start and end timecodes of the text that lines these subtitles up with your audio, and the sequence of the subtitles.
The number sequence that you see on SRT files are pretty much straightforward, 1 comes first, 2 comes second, 3 comes third, so on and so forth.
These essentially show you when a subtitle will appear during a video timeline and when it will disappear, still correlating against the video timeline.
It follows the format of HOURS:MINUTES: SECONDS, MILLISECONDS (usually represented in three digits).
This is how it looks like in the Blurbiz app subtitles project interface:
Again, another very straightforward representation of how SRT files work. A blank space signifies a separation between subtitles. This invisible space separates the caption text from the next number in the subtitle sequence.
These are also known as the “closed caption” text that appears on the screen together with the video.
On the SRT file, these are the 1 or 2 lines that are found directly underneath the time codes.
The use of SRT files across the video is prevalent and it is compatible with nearly all of the platforms and media players out there.
Some of these include the following:
SRT Files compatibility is also available on the following:
SRT Files have also been proven to improve the following online marketing aspects:
SRT Files are easily downloadable online nowadays. For movie SRT files, I usually get them from the Subscene website.
What even more awesome is that you can make your own subtitles on your computer!
You would just use TextEdit for Mac and Notepad for Windows:
Now that we’ve seen the multitude of media platforms that use SRT files, let’s look at how you can upload your SRT files (which you yourself made) on two of the most popular ones: YouTube and Facebook.
And that’s it! Ta-daaaaah!
Anything else? Yep!
Just in case you need to edit your SRT files or you realized you made a mistake or missed out on details and text, you can also easily rectify this!
You can also search for SRT converters online as well. These are some examples:
And that LADIES and GENTLEMEN is a quick rundown of what SRT files are all about and how you can create them!
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