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:

 

Connect to Vimeo button highlighted on the Vimeo Integrations tab on Amara Account page

 

  1. Click your username in the top right corner 

  2. Select Account from dropdown menu

  3. Click Integrations tab

  4. Click Vimeo tab

  5. Click the Connect to Vimeo button

  6. Review permissions

  7. Log in and choose a Vimeo account to connect

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 Amara Public Workspace 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 a Vimeo account to your Amara account.

 

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

 

 

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. Select 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 > Videos tab

  • Click the Add videos button

  • 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 page > Settings tab > Integrations tab

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