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 Amara Public Workspace and use the Add Video to Team button.

 

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




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.

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

 

Thank you for your contributions to support an inclusive and accessible media ecosystem!

If you have any questions or suggestions, please share your feedback!

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