We’ve just released a group of features that allows higher flexibility for adding videos to Amara.
Previously, we only allowed a video url to exist in one place in all of Amara - so if a user tried to add a video to the public area, and the video was already on Amara in the Enterprise teams area, they would get an error message. This would also happen if a user tried to add a video to one Enterprise team that was already in another Enterprise team.
Now, a single video url can exist on Amara on multiple teams as well as the public area, for teams and users who wish to independently create their own subtitles for the same video.
For teams who prefer to prevent their team members from mistakenly subtitling videos in the public area, there is a flag that can be set by Amara staff for your team to mimic the old behavior. If the flag is set for your team, then the following is true:
- If a video exists in the public area, and a user on your team tries to add the same video to your team, Amara will move the video to your team instead of creating a new one.
- If a video exists on a team, users will not be able to add it to the public area.
If you’re unsure if the flag is set for your Enterprise team, or would like us to set it for you, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Let us know what you think, or share your questions about the feature, by responding to this forum post. Happy subtitling!
The Add this video to a team form not working is a bug - we currently have a fix for this in testing.
The behavior below only applies to teams with a "prevent duplicate videos" flag activated:
Judit Testing Team doesn't use this flag, so instead follows the new default behavior:
In other words, all three copies of the Peanuts Don't Grow on Trees video are valid:
If you, as a team owner, completely remove this video from Amara via its Remove link on the Management page -> Videos tab of a collaboration team, only the video copy on that team will be removed from Amara. The other copies will not be affected. Let me know if you have any more questions! Thanks, Kenzie
"If a video exists in the public area, and a user on your team tries to add the same video to your team, Amara will move the video to your team instead of creating a new one."
So far, when someone requested the deletion of a subtitle set, I would move the video to Captions Requested, delete the set, then remove the video from the team.
Will the deleted subtitle set stay deleted once I remove the video from the team and put it back in the public area?
Yes, it should stay deleted. Thanks Claude!