ASS to SRT relies on the simple need of the user to turn ASS (Advanced SubStation Alpha) subtitles into SRT (SubRip) format files in the minimum possible timeframe.
For starters, the Advanced SubStation Alpha is a more complicated, more complex format than the typical SubRip subtitle. The ASS format allows multiple subtitle streams within the same video container in both hardsubbing and softsubbing modes.
ASS differs from the SSA (SubStation Alpha) by enabling you to create karaoke-like graphics scripts alongside other style programming elements. They also contain more information within their content such as name, font name, font size, primary / secondary / outline, back color, bold, italic, underline, strikeout and other formatting options.
On the other hand, the SubRip format is one of the (if not the) most basic subtitle formats. The contents of such files are simple text lines alongside some rather primitive coordinates. A SRT subtitle contains a counter that identifies every subsequent subtitle line, the exact time where the text appears on the screen accompanied by the time it is taken off, the text itself on multiple (optionally) lines as well as the mandatory blank line at the end of each and every subtitle.
Thus, ASS to SRT does not take more than a very simplistic frame to draw itself upon, with a total of only four buttons, two folder fields and two progress bars. The application requires that you provide it with a folder storing ASS subtitle files and the output directory for the SRT files. Once you have done that, all that is left to do is click the ‘Start’ button,
All in all, ASS to SRT is far from a spectacular program when it comes to its looks but does a hell of a job at quickly and easily batch convert ASS to SRT files. The truth is that such applications should really only deliver the expected amount of functionality and efficiency other than the eye-candy and that is exactly what ASS to SRT does.