SSA File Type

- The quick facts

What are SSA files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a SSA file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a SSA file?

SSA files have multiple uses, and Sub Station Alpha Subtitles is one of them.

Sub Station Alpha Subtitles

The .ssa file extension is most commonly associated with the Sub Station Alpha video subtitle freeware. This application is used to create subtitles for video files. The SSA files contain the subtitles that are created with the software. These files are saved in text format and are used by a variety of video editing applications.

How to open SSA files

Important: Different programs may use files with the SSA file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your SSA file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different SSA openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: March 17, 2022

More file formats using the SSA extension

Through our research of SSA files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail.

  • Children Of The Nile Campaign
  • Visual SourceSafe Archive

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of SSA files. Remember, different programs may use SSA files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

KMPlayerKMPlayerUser submitted
PotPlayerPotPlayerUser submitted
ChocoPlayerChocoPlayerUser submitted
GOM PlayerGOM PlayerUser submitted
BaiduPlayerBaiduPlayerUser submitted
QQ PlayerQQ PlayerUser submitted
AegisubAegisubUser submitted
RealPlayerRealPlayerUser submitted
SPlayerSPlayerUser submitted
PotplayerBitsPotplayerBitsUser submitted

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