How to Edit srt Files:

Subtitle errors are vexing and all too common. You won’t be able to relax and enjoy your movie or show if the text is incorrect or the subtitles aren’t on time.

If you come across an unsatisfactory subtitle, your next step will most likely be to either download a new subtitle file or attempt to make it work through your video player (GOM Player, VLC Media, Windows Media Player, etc.).

You can simply use your video player to speed up or slow down the subtitle. But what if the text itself needs to be revised? Or if the timing of the subtitle is too erratic to be corrected with a video player?

This article will demonstrate how to easily edit and repair your subtitles by opening their SRT files. Let’s start with the fundamentals.

What Exactly Are SRT Files? 

SubRip Subtitle files (SRT) are plain-text files containing subtitle data. They include start and stop times next to the subtitle text, ensuring that they appear at the appropriate point in your video.

SRT files are compatible with most social media sites that allow you to upload captions. Instead of manually entering subtitles into systems that may not work correctly to begin with and can be time-consuming to edit to perfection, you can create a single file and upload it to your videos on each platform.

Because videos on many social platforms autoplay, a large number of viewers watch them without sound. By including SRT files in your videos, you will increase engagement and viewer retention.

You will also benefit greatly from SEO. When you upload SRT files to native video platforms like Facebook and Instagram, Google indexes and crawls them. All of the keyword phrases in your video become searchable, allowing you to appear in more searches.

SRT files give you complete control over the subtitles in your video. Automated transcription services are useful but not perfect, and otherwise excellent videos can appear slightly less credible if the subtitles are poor.

While SRT files cannot currently be directly added to LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram’s organic content, or Pinterest, you can add subtitles to your videos using video editing software such as Camtasia. The subtitles will be hardcoded into the video file, similar to a text overlay. With hardcoded subtitles, you won’t get the SEO benefits, but you will get the engagement benefits of having subtitles on your video.

How to Edit srt Files

SRT (SubRip Format) files are one of several file formats that contain subtitles for movies and videos. If you want to add your own words to the subtitles displayed onscreen, you can edit an SRT file in Windows using the “Notepad” or “WordPad” programs. However, make a backup of the SRT file before you begin editing so that you can restore the original if you decide you don’t like your changes.

Use “Notepad” or “WordPad” to open the SRT file. An SRT file is typically found in a folder containing a movie or video. Right-click the SRT file and select “Open” from the context menu. Click “Open” after selecting the radio button next to “Select a program.” Click “OK” after selecting “Notepad” or “WordPad.”

By highlighting the time or phrase with your mouse and typing the changes, you can change when a subtitle phrase is displayed or the phrase itself. In numbered sections, each subtitle phrase should be separated by other phrases. Each section includes a phrase and the time it appears onscreen.

To save your changes, go to “File,” then “Save.”

Free SRT editor online to add or edit SRT subtitle files for your videos.

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They also have other similar services mostly free and some payed:

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Subtitle Converter
Convert your subtitles to another subtitle format.

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Notepad 

Using Notepad to edit the SRT file is probably the simplest way to correct a subtitle. Notepad is pre-installed on all PCs, so there is no need to download and install it. You can use TextEdit instead on a Mac.

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So, the first step is to open the SRT file that needs to be edited. When you double-click the SRT file, you will notice that your system does not know how to open it due to the SRT extension. Because none of the default programs recognize this file type, you must select a program manually.

Right-click on the SRT file and then choose Open With. Notepad should be visible in the list of programs, but if it isn’t, click on Select Default Program and look for it.
You now have access to the content of the file you want to change because you opened it. From there, you can see that the SRT file is made up of time stamps and the text itself. All that remains is for you to make the desired changes and save the file.

Keep in mind that the file’s extension cannot be changed. It must remain SRT in order for your video player to recognize it.

You can also use Notepad++ (which is typically used for programming) if you have it installed. When you right-click on the SRT File, Notepad++ will appear in the first menu.

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Video Converter Studio

Video Converter Studio allows you to do amazing things with your videos. You can convert your movie into various formats without sacrificing image quality. It also allows you to watch the movie and customize your viewing experience.

edit your SRT file with Video Converter Studio

When it comes to editing subtitles, this program has a plethora of useful features. You can, for example, change the color, font, style, positioning, and effects of your subtitle. This program can also be used to edit an SRT file.

To do so, open Video Converter Studio and import the video file.
Then, select Subtitle from the Edit menu.
Then, click the Add Subtitle button and navigate to the SRT file you want to include.
After you’ve selected the SRT file, press the T button. This will open a window where you can modify the properties of your subtitle.

There are lots of video editing and converter software available which can similarly do srt file editing.

Edit srt files in Subtitle Workshop

The Subtitle Workshop is a program that allows you to open, edit, and convert various file types. It has a large Subtitle API library with over 60 subtitle formats.

The interface is very user-friendly, so you should have no trouble figuring out how to use this software.

Edit srt files in Subtitle Workshop

To open and edit your SRT file, launch the program and choose File.
Then, click Load Subtitle and navigate to the SRT file you want to modify.
Now, navigate to Movie, click Open, and choose the appropriate video. After that, you will be able to edit and save your subtitles.
Select Edit, and then the category you want to change (Subtitles, Translation, Texts, or Timings).
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Subtitle Workshop is not only simple and effective to use, but it is also free to download. The Subtitle Workshop can be downloaded here.

Subtitle Edit

Subtitle Edit is an excellent.srt subtitle editor for correcting your.srt files. With an easy-to-use interface, you can begin editing the subtitle, for example, visually editing the subtitle to make it sync with the movie, inserting additional text, arranging the original file, deleting the subtitles you don’t want to show in the video, and checking for spelling errors.

Edit srt files in Subtitle Workshop

The software has two modes for viewing files: list mode and source mode. If you want to make extensive changes to the subtitles, use the List mode, which includes an editing box alongside each subtitle. Continue reading to learn how to edit.srt subtitles in this software.

To add an.srt file, launch the program and select “Insert new subtitle.” To import the corresponding video, go to “Video” > “Open video file.” Once loaded, you’ll notice that the video is playing alongside the subtitle. Select the subtitle line you want to edit and right-click it to bring up the editing tools. When you’re finished, click “File” and save it as a.srt file.

Download the software here

Converting an SRT File. 

Some of the above-mentioned SRT editors and video players can convert SRT files to other subtitle formats. Jubler, for example, can convert an open SRT file to an SSA, SUB, TXT, STL, XML, or DXFP file, all of which are subtitle formats.

SRT files can also be converted online at sites such as Rev.com and Subtitle Converter. For example, Rev.com can convert an SRT file to SCC, MCC, TTML, QT.TXT, VTT, CAP, and other formats. It can do so in bulk and even convert the SRT file to multiple formats at the same time.

In Windows 10, here’s how to open and edit SRT files.

If you already have an SRT file, you can easily open and edit it with any text editor, or you can create one from scratch! Here’s how to modify a.srt file.

From the Context Menu, right-click on the SubRip Subtitle file and select Open with.

Select Notepad (or any text editor of your choice) from the pop-up window and click Ok.
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The file is now visible in the text editor in the format discussed earlier in this article. Make the changes you want to the file, then continue to save it by expanding the File drop-down menu from the Title bar and clicking on Save as.

Select the file type in front of Save as type “All files,” and then name the file using the syntax:
(two alphabet language code)_ FileName (two alphabet location code).
srt
Replace FileName with any name you want. Also, replace the two-alphabet language and location codes with the following two arguments.
When you’re finished, click the Save button.
You can now use this file as an SRT wherever it is needed. You can also create a new SRT file from scratch by creating a new file in Notepad (or any text editor of your choice), filling it with subtitles in the syntax provided, and saving it using the instructions above.

How to manage SRT Files on Various Social Media Platforms 

With the increasing use of subtitles in almost every video, social media platforms have integrated SRT file management and similar features into their user interface (UI). Some platforms have even enabled the automatic generation of subtitles for videos. Let’s take a look at how you can manage subtitles for your videos on various social media platforms.

Manage SRT on Facebook.

You can now upload your SRT files directly to a Facebook video post or configure it to automatically add subtitles even if you haven’t created a file for it.

Let’s look at how you can manage the subtitles on your Facebook videos. Please keep in mind that this feature is only available to users who upload and manage videos from Facebook Pages or Groups rather than their personal profiles.

To begin, click the Photo/Video button under Create post, and then select the video to upload from the pop-up dialog box.

Now, on the right, select Subtitles and Captions (CC).

On the following screen, you can Autogenerate subtitles, upload your own SRT file, or write them directly on Facebook.

By selecting Autogenerate, Facebook will take some time to automatically generate the subtitles for the video. If you select Upload, you will be able to select the.srt file you created for the corresponding video. If you select Write, you can then type in the text for the subtitles and select the time to display in the video directly from the Facebook window. When you’re finished, click Next.
Make the changes you want in the next window, then click Publish to upload the video with subtitles.

Manage SRT on Youtube.

Because YouTube is a video-streaming platform, users can upload SRT files alongside their videos to add subtitles. It is important to note that you must first create an account on YouTube before you can create a channel. To do so, follow the steps outlined below:

Go to your channel’s dashboard and select Upload Videos.

On the following screen, click Select files and then select the video to upload from the pop-up dialog box.
Scroll down and click More options in the Details window, then scroll to the Language, subtitles, and closed captions heading (CC). Select the language of the SRT file you’re about to upload and the caption certificate under the heading, and then click Upload subtitles/CC to select and upload the SRT file.

Select the type of file you want to upload on the next screen. Because we’re using an SRT file with time ranges, we’ll choose With timing and then click Continue. Then, choose the SRT file to upload.

Return to the Details window and fill out the remaining details before clicking Next to proceed to the next screens and configurations. Select Public on the Visibility screen, then click Publish.

You’ve now successfully uploaded a public video to YouTube, as well as an SRT file to merge in the subtitles.

How to Create an SRT File.

You can create your own SRT file with any text editor as long as you keep the format consistent and save it with the.SRT file extension. However, using the Jubler or Aegisub programs mentioned at the top of this page is an easier way to create your own SRT file.

An SRT file must be in a specific format in order to exist.

The first number indicates the position of this subtitle chunk in relation to the others. The following section in the full SRT file is labeled 1098, followed by 1099, and so on.

The timecode for how long the text should be displayed on the screen is on the second line. It’s set up in the format HH:MM:SS,MIL, which stands for hours, minutes, seconds, and milliseconds. This specifies the length of time the text should be displayed on the screen.

The other lines contain the text that should appear during the time period specified directly above it.

There should be a line of blank space after one section before beginning the next.

How to rip subtitles

SubRip is a program that extracts subtitles from movies and displays them in the SRT format, as described above.

The.SRT file extension is also used by another format, originally known as WebSRT. WebVTT (Web Video Text Track) is the new name for it, and it now uses the.VTT file extension. While major browsers such as Chrome and Firefox support it, it is not as popular as the SubRip Subtitle format and does not use the same format.

SRT files can be downloaded from a variety of websites. Podnapisi.net, for example, allows you to download subtitles for TV shows and movies by using an advanced search to find the exact video by year, type, episode, season, or language.

MKVToolNix is one program that can delete or add subtitle files from MKV files.

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How to Edit srt Files