How to Convert Subtitles From SSA to SRT

SSA and SRT computer files contain subtitle information that is designed to be played alongside a video clip. SSA files represent a specific type of format, while SRT files are essentially basic text files and are designed for more general use. If you want to convert a subtitle file from the SSA format to SRT, you can do so using a native program for Windows.

Step 1

Right-click on the SSA file you want to convert. Click "Open With" and "Notepad." The context of the SSA subtitle file will open in a new Notepad window.

Step 2

Click "File" and "Save As" at the top of "Notepad." The "Save As" dialog box will open. Click inside the box labeled "Save as Type" and select "All Files."

Step 3

Type your desired file name for the subtitle file into the "File Name" box. After the file name, type ".srt" (without quotes). Your file name should read "[filename].srt" with no quotation marks.

Step 4

Click "Save." A new SRT file containing the same subtitle information as the original SSA file will be created on your computer.