Working with SRT subtitle data sometimes can be tricky, specially if you need to modify the text or the data in any way (there is a high risk of breaking the decoding process).
If you want to edit the data while you are using SUGARfx Subtitles, the best way is to change the SRT format into another before you do any of the editing.
SUGARfx Subtitles is able to export the SRT data into a more friendly format where the editing can be done without the risk of breaking the data for decoding.
The process is simple:
- Import the SRT data into the subtitles plugin
- Use the Export command from the options at the bottom of the Preview window, and choose the User TC (User Time Code) format as the preferred format for Export.
- Click on the “Save to” button to choose the location and name for saving the file, and then click the “Export” button to finally export the data to the location selected.
- Open the exported file and use any word processor to edit the data (You can always import the data back into Subtitles making sure you select “User TC” as the input format, and edit the text right inside the subtitles text editor.
- After making your changes, make sure they all look correct over your video and continue to finish your project.
You just avoided potential problems when editing SRT files manually.
One last thing… If you need to obtain an SRT file with all the changes you made, then use the Export command again, but this time use the SRT format as your Export format. The exported file will be in the SRT file format as required by you or your client.
We hope this tip helps you be more productive and avoid problems that many users are not aware that could happen.