A file with the .SRT file extension is a SubRip Subtitle file. These types of files hold video subtitle information like the start and end timecodes of the text and the sequential number of subtitles. It's important to note that SRT files themselves are just text files that are used along with video data. This means the SRT file itself does not contain any video or audio data. Sometimes, you may have the need to extract subtitle from DVD to SRT format so that you can add them later on a Blu-ray authoring program or put the subtitles in a separate .srt file so that they can show up when when viewing on media players with has the subtitle functions.


Although there are many DVD ripping programs on the market, very few of them can do the subtitle extracting job for you. Fortunately, there is an program entitled EaseFab LosslessCopy (available for Windows and Mac users) that supports directly extract SRT files from commercial DVD discs, DVD folder and ISO image file. Besides that, the program also enables you to rip DVD with desired internal subtitles and audio tracks, enable forced subtitles if you don't want the whole movie to have subtitles, , but just portions that require translation or add online downloaded external srt/ass/ssa subtitles to DVD movies if the foreign language DVD movie do not contain any language subtitles you understand.

Now download the program according to your computer operating system and follow the step-by-step guide below to start ripping and extracting subtitles from DVD to SRT file.

How to Rip DVD Subtitles to SRT format on Windows and Mac

Step 1: Load DVD movies

After you open EaseFab LosslessCopy, click Load disc button to add the DVD files you want to rip. On the software main interface, there is a viewing window provided for you to preview the DVD files to ensure the files are what you want to rip. You can also take snapshots of the DVD movies when previewing them. You can also import DVD folder and ISO image files into the program.


Step 2: Select output file format.

From the "Format" drop-down list, select "Subtitle File" > "SRT Subtitle(*.srt)" as the desired output file format.


Step 3: Select subtitles by languages.

Click "Settings" to open "Multi-task Settings" window to select subtitles by language. Check any language you'd like to keep. You can either keep native-language subtitles only or multiple subtitles in different languages.


Step 4. Extract SRT subtitles from DVD movies

Press the right-bottom red "Convert" and start ripping DVD subtitles to SRT file.

When the SRT extracting process is finished, click "Open output folder" to locate the generated files, you will get all the subtitles in English, Italian, Spanish... Which is exactly the same as in your original disc. For this situation, you need choose the English subtitle for study.

Sometimes, the extracted SRT subtitles may not what you desire to get, you can still use our program to add additional SRT/ASS/SSA subtitles to movie files. Just open the "Edit" window, switch to "Subtitles", check "enable", you will be able to add your desired subtitles to your converted files.

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