The SubRip text file format is a very common caption/subtitle format. SubRip files are named with the extension .srt, and are therefore also referred to as SRT files. The file contents are simple and easy to read.
Each subtitle group consists of three parts:
A blank line separates each subtitle group.
Timecodes have the following format:
Note that a comma is used instead of a period to separate the seconds and milliseconds. This is because the SubRib format originated in France. The first three components (hours, minutes, and seconds) each consist of two zero-padded digits, and the last component (milliseconds) is three zero-padded digits. For example, 01:07:32,053 indicates a time that is one hour, seven minutes, 32 seconds, and 53 milliseconds after the beginning of the media. The start and end timecodes are separated by “–>” as shown in the example below.
01:07:32,053 -> 01:07:35,500
The subtitle text can be divided into one or more lines. The subtitle lines will be shown on the video the same way they are divided in the SRT file. For example, if a subtitle is divided into two lines, with 32 characters on the first line and 36 characters on the second line, it will be shown on the video the same way.
The following excerpt shows an example of a typical SRT file.
1 00:00:00,498 --> 00:00:02,827 - Here's what I love most about food and diet. 2 00:00:02,827 --> 00:00:06,383 We all eat several times a day, and we're totally in charge 3 00:00:06,383 --> 00:00:09,427 of what goes on our plate and what stays off.
The following video shows an example of what you would get if you ordered Speechpad’s Standard Captions. After you begin playing the video, click the “CC” on the video player to turn the captions on. The text box below the video shows you the SRT file for those same captions. SRT is just one of many formats you can download once the captions have been created. You could then use the SRT file to allow various players and video hosting services to present captions with your video (see compatibility list below).
1 00:00:03,400 --> 00:00:06,177 In this lesson, we're going to be talking about finance. And 2 00:00:06,177 --> 00:00:10,009 one of the most important aspects of finance is interest. 3 00:00:10,009 --> 00:00:13,655 When I go to a bank or some other lending institution 4 00:00:13,655 --> 00:00:17,720 to borrow money, the bank is happy to give me that money. But then I'm 5 00:00:17,900 --> 00:00:21,480 going to be paying the bank for the privilege of using their money. And that 6 00:00:21,660 --> 00:00:26,440 amount of money that I pay the bank is called interest. Likewise, if I put money 7 00:00:26,620 --> 00:00:31,220 in a savings account or I purchase a certificate of deposit, the bank just 8 00:00:31,300 --> 00:00:35,800 doesn't put my money in a little box and leave it there until later. They take 9 00:00:35,800 --> 00:00:40,822 my money and lend it to someone else. So they are using my money. 10 00:00:40,822 --> 00:00:44,400 The bank has to pay me for the privilege of using my money. 11 00:00:44,400 --> 00:00:48,700 Now what makes banks profitable is the rate 12 00:00:48,700 --> 00:00:53,330 that they charge people to use the bank's money is higher than the rate that they 13 00:00:53,510 --> 00:01:00,720 pay people like me to use my money. The amount of interest that a person pays or 14 00:01:00,800 --> 00:01:06,640 earns is dependent on three things. It's dependent on how much money is involved. 15 00:01:06,820 --> 00:01:11,300 It's dependent upon the rate of interest being paid or the rate of interest being 16 00:01:11,480 --> 00:01:17,898 charged. And it's also dependent upon how much time is involved. If I have 17 00:01:17,898 --> 00:01:22,730 a loan and I want to decrease the amount of interest that I'm going to pay, then 18 00:01:22,800 --> 00:01:28,040 I'm either going to have to decrease how much money I borrow, I'm going to have 19 00:01:28,220 --> 00:01:32,420 to borrow the money over a shorter period of time, or I'm going to have to find a 20 00:01:32,600 --> 00:01:37,279 lending institution that charges a lower interest rate. On the other hand, if I 21 00:01:37,279 --> 00:01:41,480 want to earn more interest on my investment, I'm going to have to invest 22 00:01:41,480 --> 00:01:46,860 more money, leave the money in the account for a longer period of time, or 23 00:01:46,860 --> 00:01:49,970 find an institution that will pay me a higher interest rate.
The SRT file format is supported by most video players, streaming platforms, authoring tools, editing software, including: