movie subtitle files “.sub”, “.srt”, “.ssa”, “.ass”

Discovered SubRip. It's a software used to extract subtitles from movie files, by using optical character recognization. Also, it saves its file in a plain text format with suffix “.srt”. This is extremely useful when you want to read the dialog of a movie. The format is supported by most video editors or players, including youtube.

A more advanced but still widely supported subtitle format is SubStation Alpha, with suffix “.ssa” or “.ass”. It is also a plain text format.

A older subtitle format is MicroDVD with suffix “.sub”. Also a plain text format. There are more. See: Category:Subtitle file formats.

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