SRT: What is an SRT file? What can I use it for?

SRT: What is an SRT file? What can I use it for?

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SRT can be found in video editing programs, but also when you are dealing with video subtitles. But what is an SRT file, what does the abbreviation stand for and what do you need it for? In this guide we will explain it all to you. 

What is an SRT file?

SRT stands for SubRip. An SRT file records per second when and which text should be shown as subtitles in a video. 

Such a subtitle file is indicated with the extension “.srt” and only works in combination with a video. 

When do I need it? 

If you want to add subtitles to your video, you need an SRT file. In video editing programs such as iMovie and Premiere Pro, but also on social media such as Facebook and LinkedIn, you can add subtitles to your video using an SRT file.

How do I create a subtitle file for my video? 

In the Triple8 editor you create the SRT file of your video within 5 minutes. This is done in three steps:

  1. Upload your video
  2. Edit the subtitles where necessary
  3. Download as SRT file

Do you want to know how to upload SRT files to your video in video editing programs or social media? Then check out our ultimate guide to video captioning where we explain it all.