When you are watching movies you must have seen subtitles. Subtitles are necessary to understand conversations. You may have think subtitles are embedded in to the video. But it’s not like that. Subtitles are in a separate text file. You can add, remove or change subtitles just by changing the texts in that file.
Subtitles are usually stored in .srt files. You can open those files using a text editor like Notepad.
Here are the parts of a subtitle.
A subtitle has
- A starting time (hours : minutes : seconds , milliseconds)
- “ –>” mark
- End time
- What to display. This part may contain several lines.
- A blank line at the end to separate two subtitles.
Creating a new one
Follow the steps to create a sample subtitles.
- Open Notepad.
- Type followings.
- Now save the text file as movie_name.srt in the same folder that contain movie_name.avi
- Now play the movie. The player will automatically recognize subtitles.
1 00:01:32,973 --> 00:01:35,407 Excuse me, sir, is there a commode? 2 00:01:44,253 --> 00:01:45,652 Justin! 3 00:01:45,733 --> 00:01:48,645 No, no, no! There he goes. 4 00:01:57,453 --> 00:01:59,489 Justin, you get back here right now! 5 00:01:59,893 --> 00:02:00,882 No, stop!
Be more creative
Change font face
Put the text you want to change between <font face=”font_name”> and </f>
Change font color
Put the text you want to change between <font color=”font_color”> and </f>
Change font size
Put the text you want to change between <font size=”25”> and </f>
Put text between <b> and </b>
Put text between <i> and </i>
Put text between <u> and </u>