After linking a Vimeo account with an Amara user or team, subtitles will automatically sync between Amara and Vimeo. It works similarly to the current YouTube integration with Amara.



Contents:

  • If you are an individual Amara user...
  • If you are an admin of an Amara team...
  • Privacy and special considerations


If you are an individual Amara user...


To enable crowd subtitles on your personal Vimeo account, connect it to your Amara user account:


1. User menu > Profile

2. Accounts tab

3. Vimeo sync > Connect to Vimeo


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


The "Connect to Vimeo" button will then change to a "Disconnect" button, which can be used to disconnect your Vimeo account at any time.


Once your Vimeo account is connected to your Amara user account:


  • When you add a video from your Vimeo account to Amara, we import the subtitles for this video from Vimeo.

  • We export the subtitles to your videos to Vimeo whenever they are completed on Amara.

  • Changes made on Vimeo won't be reflected on Amara and may be overwritten. Use Amara to edit subtitles.



There are a couple of places you can check for any syncing issues and resync any subtitles that did not properly export to Vimeo:

  • The Vimeo Sync section of your user profile > accounts tab

  • The Sync History tab for a specific set of subtitles



If you are an administrator of an Amara team...


To connect one or more Vimeo accounts to your Amara team:


1. Enter your team by selecting it from the user menu

2. Click the Settings header menu item

3. Select Integrations from the Settings header dropdown

4. Under Vimeo, click “add Vimeo account”


Please note: we currently support linking up to 5 Vimeo accounts to one Amara team. If you link more, the connection may time out - please contact us if you need to link more Vimeo accounts.


Once a Vimeo account is connected to the team:


  • When you add a video from your Vimeo account to Amara, we import the subtitles for this video from Vimeo. This can be disabled by unchecking the “fetch initial subtitles” box.

  • We export the subtitles to your videos to Vimeo whenever they are completed on Amara. This can be disabled by unchecking the “sync subtitles from Amara to Vimeo” box.

  • Changes made on Vimeo won't be reflected on Amara and may be overwritten. Use Amara to edit subtitles.

You can also apply the same import/export behavior to other Amara teams of which you are an admin, by selecting them from the list under “sync subtitles for videos from these teams.”


Note: Amara supports linking up to 10 teams.


Checking for syncing issues and resyncing


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

There are a couple of places you can check for any syncing issues and resync any subtitles that did not properly export to Vimeo.

  • The Vimeo Sync section of your team settings > integrations page

  • The Sync History tab for a specific set of subtitles


Privacy and Special Considerations


Amara privacy settings for a video determines the visibility of imported subtitles, metadata and thumbnails. For public Vimeo videos, initial subtitles on Vimeo are imported to Amara, and metadata (title, description, thumbnail) is imported when public Vimeo videos are added to Amara. For private Vimeo videos, the Vimeo account must own the video for initial subtitles and metadata to be imported.


Vimeo supports adding both a Subtitles and Captions track for the same language. When Amara imports subtitles from Vimeo, it only recognizes the Subtitles track. When Amara exports subtitles to Vimeo, they are added as a Subtitles track.


Currently, we do not support re-importing subtitle tracks from Vimeo to Amara after the video is added to Amara.


A Vimeo account can only be linked to one place on Amara; either one Amara user or one Amara team, but not both.


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, no matter where it is embedded (Amara or Vimeo).