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.ssa File Extension

Developer: Kotus
File type: Sub Station Alpha Subtitle File
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .ssa. Files with the file extension .ssa can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .ssa files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .ssa file?

Kotus, an individual programmer , developed the SSA (Sub Station Alpha Subtitle) file storage technology and appended the .ssa extension to these files. These SSA files contain text content which may be implemented with layout and text formatting attributes, so this means different fonts, font styling and colors may be used by the creator of the SSA file. The MPlayer application provides support for files with the .ssa extension. There is a version of MPlayer developed for Microsoft Windows-based computers, and another version was also developed for Mac users. The Aegisub program is another application integrated with support for these SSA files, and just like MPlayer, Aegisub developers provide users with wider cross compatibility support, because they offer a version for users of Microsoft Windows-based systems and another version for Mac computers. These SSA files are mainly used by digital video developers, specifically to add subtitles to their video development projects using these text documents in the .ssa format. These video developers previously use Sub Station Alpha, which is a free application classified as video subtitle creation software, but since the developers of this program has discontinued development and support for this software, video developers now use other applications, some of which still offer support for these SSA files. Since files in the .ssa extension are generally text files, text editors can be used to open and view the content of these SSA text documents.

how to open a .ssa file?

Launch a .ssa file, or any other file on your PC, by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .ssa file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase the correct application. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .ssa files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .ssa file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .ssa file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .ssa file association errors

applications that open a .ssa file



The MPlayer software is a free media player application, and this program is usually categorized as freeware. However, the MPlayer application is actually an open source program, which means its source code (the foundation of its software) can be edited, improved or enhanced by anyone. The MPlayer program is also supported by major operating systems like Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac OS X and various Linux as well as UNIX distributions. OS/2, AmigaOS, Syllable, AROS Research OS and MorphOS are also implemented with support for the MPlayer application. This program can even work on Microsoft DOS (Disk Operating System) with the use of the HX DOS Extender (Microsoft Windows version only). The MPlayer software has also been ported to several devices with the use of third-party community plug-ins, including one for Amazon Kindle. The MPlayer program looks a little like the VLC Media Player application and has inherited the latter's ability to play any type of media content known to most users, and even save streamed media content to a file on the local machine. MPlayer also supports a companion application called mEncoder, which is primarily used for streaming content input and for transcoding it to several output formats, with a few additional video transformation processes implemented into its operations.
CyberLink PowerDVD 12

CyberLink PowerDVD 12

CyberLink Power DVD 12 is a multimedia player that can play all media matters such as music, photos, movies and videos. This software can convert the Blu-ray format movies to High definition movies and 3 dimensional movies. The user may also enhance the videos for a more professional look, and enjoy the photos with an improve quality. The software has provided an "Instant scale" to make the files viewable without playing it. The user may also preview the photos inside a folder without opening the folders by using the "Instant View tool". CyberLink Power DVD 12 Runs on Window XP (SP3), Window Vista and Windows 7. The processor would be Pentium 4 3.2 GHz or higher, A VGA card (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 400 or higher/ AMD Radeon HD 6000 or higher) and 330 MB for the Hard Drive. An Internet connection is also required for the initial activation of the software.


Licensed unders GNU GPL or General Public License, VirtualDub is a video capture and processing utility software. This software is able to process video files in any number from small to large data with the functionality to work with third party video filters. It can read standard file formats like AVI and MPEG-1 files for videos as well as BMP for images. However, this particular program does not have a general purpose editing tool unlike the Adobe Premiere. It is compatible for all 32 and 64 bit Windows, namely Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows NT4, Windows ME and Windows 98. Also, it requires the following system requirements: Pentium III 733 or Celeron 300 @ 450 Hauppage WinTV 44K Hz 16-bit stereo PCM processor, 640 by 480 YUY2 at 29.97 fps that must be compressed with PicVideo (on screen display at quality 18) or Huffyuv (Predict Median with Preview on).
Aegisub for Microsoft Windows

Aegisub for Microsoft Windows

Aegisub for Microsoft Windows is a cross platform open-source software that enables users to create, add or edit subtitles in videos, TV shows and even karaoke. It comes with an in-built real time video preview with subtitles to verify and check any correction necessary before finally saving it is a finished data. This is primarily used in fan-subbing, which is the practice of creating and translating subtitles that are not officially or commercially suggested but optional for fans and users. Subtitles are saved in files that are usually in standard format so they become visible even after CD or DVD burning. Subtitles are inserted based on frame number or time number, but there is also the option to use rich-format elements or special effects like animated colors (used particularly for karaoke), just to showcase uniqueness. Aegisub for Microsoft Windows is absolutely downloadable on Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows 2000.
Microsoft Notepad

Microsoft Notepad

Notepad is a basic text editor used to create plain documents. It is commonly used to view or edit text (.txt) files, and a simple tool for creating Web pages, and supports only the basic formatting in HTML documents. It also has a simple built-in logging function. Each time a file that initializes with .log is opened, the program inserts a text timestamp on the last line of the file. It accepts text from the Windows clipboard. This is helpful in stripping embedded font type and style codes from formatted text, such as when copying text from a Web page and pasting into an email message or other “What You See Is What You Get” text editor. The formatted text is temporarily pasted into Notepad, and then immediately copied again in stripped format to be pasted into the other program. Simple text editors like Notepad may be utilized to change text with markup, such as HTML. Early versions of Notepad offered only the most basic functions, such as finding text. Newer versions of Windows include an updated version of Notepad with a search and replace function (Ctrl + H), as well as Ctrl + F for search and similar keyboard shortcuts. It makes use of a built-in window class named edit. In older versions such as Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me and Windows 3.1, there is a 64k limit on the size of the file being edited, an operating system limit of the EDIT class.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .ssa files, or any other files. This will not change the file type. Only special conversion software can change a file from one file type to another.

what is a file extension?

A file extension is the set of three or four characters at the end of a filename; in this case, .ssa. File extensions tell you what type of file it is, and tell Windows what programs can open it. Windows often associates a default program to each file extension, so that when you double-click the file, the program launches automatically. When that program is no longer on your PC, you can sometimes get an error when you try to open the associated file.

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