I'm trying to replicate your solution above. Could you please elaborate on "if you omit the file mask in the import file dialog (All files (*.*)), you can in fact import *.srt files."? I'm stuck on that step.
Thanks in advanced!
Apologies for the late reply.
If you have the Import FIle window open, you see "All acceptable files" in the lower right corner. This masks the files in the folder to only files that AE is sure of that can be opened. If you click on that and scroll all the way down you can choose "All files (*.*)". When you do that AE shows you all the files in the folder, like for instance .srt files.
Hope that helps!
Yes, this works, but after that you have to point out in a dropdown menu what kind of file you are importing. What kind do you use?
Oh, I hadn't actually noticed that dropdown. Perhaps that was introduced in the latest update of AE?