Create and export subtitles from Amara to your Vimeo account:

  • Connect Vimeo account to an Amara account

  • Connect Vimeo account to a team (if you are an administrator)

  • Automatically import subtitles from Vimeo to Amara 

  • Confirm subtitle export from Amara to Vimeo 

Note: This process is similar to the current YouTube integration with Amara. 

Connect Vimeo to your Amara User Account

To enable Amara users to create subtitles for videos on your Vimeo account, connect your Vimeo account in your user account tab:

The integration can be added to one account on Amara at a time, so make sure you haven't connected another Amara Public account or an Amara Team to your channel.

Be sure you are signed in to your Vimeo account before starting the integration process.

  1. Go to your Amara Public username. 

  2. Select Account in the dropdown menu.

A red arrow points to the Account item under the username menu on Amara.

  1. On the Account page select the Integrations tab.

  2. Select Vimeo.

  3. Select Connect to Vimeo

Steps for Integration tab to select Vimeo and connect your Amara username to a Vimeo account.


  1. Review integration features

  2. Link Account

Screenshot of the Link account modal with descriptions of enabling subtitles on your personal Vimeo Account.

You will be directed to the Vimeo permissions page.

  1. Review permissions.

  2. Select the Allow link.

Vimeo permissions page to Allow integration with Amara.

Note: At this time, only one Vimeo account can be connected per Amara username or Team.

  • After your Vimeo account is connected you can add videos from your Vimeo account and Amara will import video information (title, thumbnail, description).

  • We export subtitles for videos on your Vimeo account whenever they are completed and published on Amara.

  • Changes made to subtitles on Vimeo will not update on Amara. 

  • Use Amara to edit subtitles.

Adding Videos

If you would like to manually add a video from your Vimeo account, copy and paste the URL in the Amara Public Workspace page. Any videos added this way will show on the Videos tab of your account.

Check if your subtitles export to Vimeo

To export subtitles to Vimeo, you must connect your Vimeo account to your Amara account.

  • Go to the Amara Public Workspace and click on the video that you want to check for subtitle export.

  • Under the video player, click on the URLs tab. 

  • If the subtitles created on Amara have exported to Vimeo, you will see a tag that says "Synced" next to the video URL.

Video URL tab showing synced subtitles on Vimeo.

Submit a support ticket with your Amara username and video URL if you continue to have trouble exporting subtitles.

Privacy and Special Considerations

Vimeo video player:

  • Videos are hosted on Vimeo, so any updates made to the video content on Vimeo will be reflected on Amara.

  • Vimeo privacy settings for a video determines what it looks like in the video player where the video is embedded.

For videos added through the Amara Public Workspace:

  • The video is added to the Amara public library where users can search for it by video title.

  • Anyone on Amara will be able to see the video page with the video title, description, and any subtitles.

  • If the video is private or password-protected on Vimeo, other users will be unable to play it on Amara without the credentials.

  • Subtitles imported from Vimeo will appear on the Subtitle Details page as “imported with video” by “Amara Bot.”

  • Vimeo supports adding both a subtitles and captions track for the same language. When Amara exports subtitles to Vimeo, they are added as a subtitles track.

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