Jun 1, 2010

SRT file | How to Add External SRT Subtitles to Video

File extension SRT description:

SubRip caption files are named with the extension .SRT. This format is supported by most software video players and subtitle creation programs. The time format used is hours:minutes:seconds,milliseconds, with the milliseconds field precise to three decimal places.

SRT file does not contain any video data, it is simple text file you can edit by any text editor (translate subtitles into another language). The purpose of srt subtitle file is to use it with desired movie file together to display subtitles when you play video file by any player supporting srt subtitles.

srt is a subtitle text file,make sure the subtitle(srt) file names are the same as the movie name e.g movie.avi and movie.srt and it should play in any media player,but usually media player 10 or classic has captions options.



Basically, an SRT file is considered as a component of a digital movie file used to represent the textual contents of the movie which provide the ability to display subtitles to different types of movie formats. This type of file can be associated with DVD, DivX, AVI, and other popular video file container formats that can be activated from the settings option of the media player. This will be used to play back the movie file. Although not strictly followed, in most instances, the naming convention used for these subtitle files are in reference to the language represented by the subtitle like in the case of MOVIE.GER.SRT for a German subtitle file while an English subtitle can be represented as MOVIE.ENG.SRT. This file does not store any form of video data but in most cases, it is saved under the same location as its supported video file and must carry the same file name differentiated only by the file extension type.

Materials Needed:
- mp4box
- mplayer
- mencoder
- Directvobsub
- Cellulo
- hex editor
- text editor
- hard drive
- media player like VideoLAN
- Web browser
- Internet connection
Step 1
Under the Microsoft Windows Operating System platform, some of the recommended tools to be used include the mencoder and the mplayer. These two can be downloaded from the http://mewig.sourceforge.net/modules.php?name=Content&pa=showpage&pid=7 site. These tools allow for the encoding of the movie.

Step 2
Simultaneously, go to the http://www.free-codecs.com/download/DirectVobSub.htm website to download the Directvobsub utility which will be used for displaying the subtitles stored in the SRT file.

Step 3
Upon completion of the download and installation process, open the movie file. The Directvobsub tool will instantly load the file in the player when the user views the movie. VideoLAN is recommended primarily because it is free software. The Microsoft Windows Media Player may also be used as long as the VobSub plug-in has been downloaded and installed.

Step 4
For Mac OS X users, open the Web browser and go to the http://www.cellulo.info/download.php website to download the Cellulo utility. This utility allows the playing of the movie together with the SRT file as long as they are in the same location and loaded simultaneously by using the Command and O combination keys. VideoLAN can also be used in the Mac OS platform.

Step 5
For a cross-platform solution, go to the VLC Player page to download and install the VLC Player tool.

Step 6
Upon completion of the installation process, launch the VLC Player software. In the Open dialog box, click the browse option and search for the video file to be watched.

Step 7
Activate the 'Use a subtitle file' by clicking on its check box. Search for the corresponding SRT file of the movie.

Step 8
Make sure that the movie file and the subtitle file are correct. Click on the 'OK' button to begin watching the movie with subtitle feature.

How to Add External SRT Subtitles to Video

SubRip caption files are named with the extension .SRT. SRT is perhaps the most basic of all subtitle formats. This format is supported by most software video players and subtitle creation programs. The time format used is hours:minutes:seconds,milliseconds, with the milliseconds field precise to three decimal places.

SRT file does not contain any video data, it is a simple text file you can edit by any text editor (translate subtitles into another language). The purpose of srt subtitle file is to use it with desired movie file together to display subtitles when you play video file by any player supporting srt subtitles.

If your video doesn’t include any subtitles, you can add a .srt file to this video folder, then you will be able to get a video with subtitles by converting this video using Any Video Converter or Any DVD Converter. Here, we will show you an example on how to add an external .srt file to an .avi video:


Step 1 : Edit a .srt file

You can either download a .srt file from website and then modify it, or create .srt format subtitles totally on your own.

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

1. Open Notepad, WordPad or other text editor;

2. Edit subtitles shown as below:


edit-srt-in-notepad

Notes: SRT consists of four parts, all in text.



a. A number indicating which subtitle it is in the sequence.

b. The time that the subtitle should appear on the screen, and then disappear.

c. The subtitle itself.

d. A blank line indicating the start of a new subtitle.


Step 2 : Save subtitles to .srt format.

In Notepat, please click menu File->Save As; change file name to “xxx.srt”; set “Save as type” to “All Files”; set “Encoding” to "ANSI" or “UTF-8”.


save-subtitles-as-srt-format


Notes:

1. Save .srt file as “ANSI” if using English subtitles;

2. Save .srt file as “UTF-8” if using non-English subtitles.




Step 3 : Copy .srt file to AVI video folder, rename .srt file according to the video name.


copy-srt-file-to-avi-folder

Note: If you add more than one .srt files to the AVI folder, you can rename the .srt file name like this: if source AVI file name is “michael.avi”, the .srt file names can be “michael001”, “michael002”, etc.


Step 4 : Drag and drop this AVI file to Any Video Converter/Any DVD Converter.


add-avi-video-to-avc



Step 5 : Select .srt subtitle in Any Video Converter/Any DVD Converter


Go to the right panel of Any Video Converter/Any DVD Converter; unfold Audio Options, and select .srt subtitle in Subtitle drop-down list.


select-subtitle-in-avc


Step 6 : Change subtitle position, size and font


change-subtitle-position-font-size


Encoding: Please set “UTF-8 (UTF-8)” as the default format for subtitle encoding.

Position: Adjust the slide bar to change the position of the subtitles on screen.

Size: Increase/Decrease scales of subtitles according to movie height, width, and diagonal.

Font: Please follow this directory C:\WINDOWS\Fonts\; choose your desired font; right click on the font name to choose Properties; copy and paste the font name, such as “ARIAL.TIF” to subtitle font option.


choose-subtitile-font



copy-font-name

After you finish edit the subtitle options, please click OK to go back to the main interface.


Step 7 : Preview the video before encoding.


preview-video-with-subtitle

Step 8 : Start converting

Start converting AVI file to the your desired output format if you feel satisfied with the subtitles.


note: just for my notes original source taking from http://www.any-video-converter.com/
and http://www.liutilities.com



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