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:


Detail screenshot of user menu with Account option highlighted 

 

  1. Click your username in the top right corner 

  2. Select Account from dropdown menu

  3. Scroll down to Vimeo Sync

  4. Click “Connect to Vimeo”

  5. Review permissions

  6. Log in and choose a Vimeo account to connect

 

 

Detail image of Vimeo Sync section in the user account tab


 

 

Turn off Vimeo Sync by clicking the “Disconnect” button.

 

Detail screenshot of Account page with Disconnect button highlighted under the Vimeo Sync section

 

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

 

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 Subtitle a Video page. Any videos added this way will show on the Videos tab of your account.

 

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

 

Checking for importing and exporting issues

 

You can check for any syncing issues and resync any subtitles that did not properly export to Vimeo in a few different places:

  1. Username Menu > Account > scroll down to Vimeo Sync > Click Check for Syncing Issues

In the Resync page, you can view subtitle export errors and choose subtitles to attempt to export.

Screenshot of Vimeo Sync section in a user account tab with Check for syncing issues link highlighted


  1. User profile > Videos tab > choose video > choose language > Click Sync History tab


Screenshot of the Sync History tab of the subtitle details page for a video in the public library or on a flexible team


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

 

 

Connect Vimeo accounts to your Amara Team

 

You must be an administrator of a team to connect Vimeo to your team.

 

  1. Make sure you are logged into the correct Vimeo account in your browser 

  2. Go to your team page by selecting it from the user menu

  3. Click the Settings header menu item

  4. Click Integrations from the sidebar on the left

  5. Under Vimeo, click “add Vimeo account”

 

Note: we currently support connecting up to 10 Vimeo accounts to one Amara team. If you need to connect more, please contact enterprise@amara.org.

Edit integration dialog box for new style Amara teams


 

 

After your Vimeo account is connected to your team, go to Settings > Integrations to view and edit your Vimeo integration settings.

 

  • When you add a video from Vimeo to Amara, we import the subtitles and video information from Vimeo

  • Completed subtitles export to Vimeo

  • If you are an administrator of two or more Amara teams, you can choose to export subtitles to Vimeo from several teams

  • Use Amara to edit subtitles

    • Changes made on Vimeo will not show on Amara

    • Changes made on Amara may overwrite subtitles on Vimeo

 

Adding Videos

 

  • Go to your team page > Management tab

  • Got to the Videos section > click Add Videos

  • Enter the URL of the Vimeo video

  • Set video language

Public videos are easiest for Amara users to view and subtitle.

 

You can also browse the public videos on Amara and use the “Add Video to Team” feature.

 

Checking for importing and exporting issues

 

Check your video’s privacy settings on Vimeo. Allow embedding on videos you want to add to Amara.

Only completed subtitles will export to the connected host site. Click on the video, then the subtitle language, and check to see if the subtitle is marked as “Complete.”

You can check for syncing issues and resync any subtitles that did not export to Vimeo on the Integrations page or on the Sync History tab.

  1. Team > Settings Integrations page


Example of a Vimeo account added to a new amara team on the integrations settings page

 

To view Sync History for a set of subtitles on a Collaboration team:

  1. Team > Management Videos > select video > select subtitle language > Sync History tab

Screenshot of the subtitle details page with highlighted Sync History tab

To view Sync History for a set of subtitles on a Flexible team or in the public video library:

 

  • Click on the video

  • Select the subtitle language in the left panel

  • Click on the “Sync History” tab

 

 

Screenshot of the Sync History tab for a public or Flexible team video


 

 

Submit a support ticket if you continue to have trouble syncing your 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.

 

When you upload a video through your Account tab or through the Subtitle a Video page:

 

  • 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

 

For videos added to teams:

 

  • If the video visibility in a team is set to Private, only the team members (and members of chosen evaluation teams) are able to see the video, thumbnail, title, description, and subtitle text

 

  • If the video visibility is not Private, anyone will be able to access the video and subtitle pages

 

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

 

Owners and administrators of an Amara team can change the visibility of their team and its videos in Team Settings.

 

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.

 

A Vimeo account can only be connected to one place on Amara. You can connect your Vimeo account to your Amara user account or one Amara team but not to multiple users or teams.