In fact, you can make an SRT file even in Word or Notepad and just save it with the needed extension, but it will be a very long and tiresome process. You’ll have to check the timing of each line in the initial video and set it manually, then format the text in a special way.
It’s much easier to use an SRT file creator – for example, the Clideo’s one.
Our tool is compatible with all the devices, so you can create an SRT file on Mac or PC, iOS, or Android. It works online, so you don’t have to look for special applications, download them, install and set up – it’s ready to use right away.
It’s extremely secure because the website is encrypted with SSL protocol. It erases the edited files automatically within 24 hours.
Stay with us and read on how to create an SRT file in several simple steps.
How to use the SRT editor
Upload a video
Import a recording from your device by clicking the button “Choose file”.
The SRT maker allows adding a file located online – just call the drop-down menu on the right side of the pane. There, select it from one of the listed cloud storage accounts.
Create SRT file
If you want to edit an already existing subtitle file, add it now by clicking “Upload .SRT” and choosing one of the mentioned options. If you don’t, hit the button “Add manually” to create it from scratch.
Whatever you choose, you’ll be forwarded to the SRT subtitle editor.
Write captions in the pane on the right side of the player. Set the time manually or just drag a ready subtitle along the timeline and find the correct timing.
Hit the “Styles” tab to set the font, size, letter and background colour, alignment and other characteristics of your future captions.
Choose an output format. If you intend your clip for Facebook or other social media, stick with MP4 or MOV. There are more than 20 extensions available.
When you’re ready, you can save the created SRT caption file separately by clicking the button “Download .SRT”. If you want to save the video with subtitles, click “Create”.
Please note that we only do hard subtitles. Hard subtitles are burned in, or hard coded, as an overlay over your video and cannot be turned off or on later in a player.
Download the result
Take the last glance at your clip. If there are no flaws, save it to the Cloud or your personal device. If you think it could be better, click “Back to edit” and keep trying.