Amara is a collaborative platform (like Wikipedia) where anyone can join in and create subtitles and make content more accessible.

When you submit a video, you have your choice of public or private options for the video you want to add to Amara.

If you would like to add the video to the Amara Public area you can follow this Begin button to get started.

Public Space graphic screenshot

You will see the box you can enter the URL for the video below.

Submit URL Box screenshot


A few related questions:

  • Can any person edit my subtitles?


  • Can I make my video private?

    • Amara is primarily designed to be an open and public resource. However, there are Amara Enterprise teams  (see link above) that can enable privacy.

Amara Enterprise Graphic screenshot

  • When and where will the Amara subtitles be displayed?

  • Can I delete my video from Amara?

    • Amara is a collaborative platform, if you remove a video, you might delete someone else's contribution. Therefore, we ask that you do not request to remove videos once they have been added to Amara if contributions have been made by other members. 

    • Please ensure you agree to the Amara Terms of Service and are comfortable making your video available for captioning and translation for the long haul, before you submit the video. 


Submitting a Video for Subtitling

Go to the Create page by clicking Subtitle Video button at the top of Amara page. 

On Subtitle Video page, you can submit the URL for the desired video.


Submit URL Box screenshot

  •  A URL from one of the following supported sites will be accepted

    • Youtube.com

    • Vimeo.com

  • Or you can enter a URL for a video in one of the supported formats

    • Theora (ogg, ogv)

    • WebM

    • MP4

    • FLV

  • Also, you can submit audio files in MP3 format.

Happy Subtitling!