Opening SRT files

Did your computer fail to open a SRT file? We explain what SRT files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your SRT files.

What is a SRT file?

SRT files are text files that are used in a variety of video playback applications. These files contain the subtitles that are displayed when you play a movie on your computer or on your DVD player.

SRT files are commonly used with the DivX and DVD video formats. These SRT files contain the number of the subtitle in the file, the start and end times of when the subtitle appears and up to two lines of the subtitle content. Without the proper SRT files in place, the computer or DVD player is unable to play the subtitles or may play them at the wrong times.

Try a universal file viewer

In addition to the products listed above, I would suggest that you try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and very likely yours too! Download Free File Viewer.

By Prof. Jones (The File Expert)

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