Almost all of you must have seen subtitles along with the movies. It is very useful especially if you don’t have the ability to pick the words quickly. Watching movies with subtitles is a good way to improve vocabulary. It is very easy to make a subtitle file with an extension of .srt. Just follow the steps given below and make a subtitle file of your own.
Open notepad from start menu or right click and select new followed by text document.
Type “1” and write the time span at which you want a particular sentence to appear in the next line. The time span should in this format i.e.
HOURS: MINUTES: SECONDS, a two or three letter number --> HOURS: MINUTES: SECONDS, a two or three letter number
For example 00:01:17,653 --> 00:01:19,112
NB: Don’t put a full stop after 1 and don’t use quotes before or after putting the number.
In the next line type the sentence that you want to appear on the screen along with the video.
Type 2 and follow the steps 2 & 3.
If you follow these steps properly you document will be in this fashion;
00:01:17,653 --> 00:01:17,667
I want my umbrella back.
00:01:21,978 --> 00:01:23,108
Check the car.
After completing the whole document go to File and click on Save as
In the file name tab type the name that you like and add .srt to that name.
For example if you want your file name to be John, then make it John.srt.
Change the Save As Type tab which appears just below file name tab to All File Types.
Click on save.
Click yes on the dialog which appears shortly after you click on Save.
Your Subtitle file is ready.