Wednesday, December 1, 2010

srt_delay: subtitle timing delay adjustment

I suppose SRT file timing offset is a common problem, however I can't seems to find any simple good tool that works on both Linux and Windows. While most media player on PC should be able to adjust the delays, my TV set-top box could open SRT files but could not adjust timing delays in the subtitle which could be annoying.

So, I decided to roll up my sleeves and wrote the little utility python script in a few minutes. Besides, how difficult could a simple format like this

You can download the script from
I've released it as free and public domain. Anyone can use it to do anything you like.

Anyway, for Windows folks, I have also made and online version by porting it to excellent python script hosting called Utility Mill.
Just go to and follow the instructions.
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