Enable Kaltura Integration
Before adding video feeds from Kaltura to Amara, you must enable the integration in Kaltura.
You must be an Owner or Administrator of a team to connect Kaltura to your team.
Find Integration Information in Kaltura
In Kaltura, go to Settings > Integration Settings to find:
Integrate Kaltura with Your Amara Team
Go to the Team Workspace. Under Teams you manage click the Go to team link.
Go to the Settings page.
Select Integrations from the sidebar on the left.
Click the Add Account button.
In the Kaltura tab, enter your Kaltura Partner ID and Administrator Secret.
Click the Add Kaltura account button.
Create Kaltura Video Feed
You can create a video feed in Kaltura for all your videos or for a filtered list. After creating your video feed, find the URL and add it to your Amara team to start importing videos.
Note: Captions must be enabled in video player settings in Kaltura in order for subtitles to export from Amara to Kaltura. Enable captions in video player settings:
Edit video player settings in Studio tab.
Create or Edit playlist.
Click the eye icon in left panel.
Check box next to Captions to enable.
Create New Video Feed
Go to Content tab > Syndication tab.
Click Create New Feed on the right.
Select your content:
Go to Content tab > Playlists tab.
Choose how to create your playlist.
Create Feed from Manual Playlist
Click Add Manual Playlist. A pop-up window opens.
Select content from library one entry at a time.
Filter content by category tags for quick search.
Create Feed from Rule-based Playlist
Click Add Rule-Based Playlist. A pop-up window opens.
Select rules to filter, sort, and limit your playlist
Sort content by recently added, most played, highest rated, entry name.
Filter videos by category tags.
You can limit number of entries to add to your feed.
Choose Feed Type to Add to Your Amara Team
Each feed type has different parameters that display after you select an option in the dropdown menu.
Opera Snap TV is the simplest feed type.
Add Kaltura Video Feed to Your Amara Team
1. Find Video Feed URL in Kaltura
Go to Content tab > Syndication tab > highlight and copy Feed URL.
2. Add Video Feed to Your Amara Team
After setting up your integration, go to the team Settings page > Feeds page.
Click the + button.
Paste the Feed URL into the field, select the Project (optional), then click on the Add button.
Then, click the cloud icon to import videos after you add the video feed URL.
After enabling Kaltura and adding video feeds, completed subtitles will automatically export to Kaltura. Subtitle updates made on Kaltura will not be exported to Amara.
Adding videos to the Amara team using a direct URL will not import metadata.
Adding a video from Kaltura to Amara will import the video and export subtitles.
Changes made to subtitles on Amara will update subtitles in the same language on Kaltura.
Check for Subtitles Exported to Kaltura
In Kaltura, go to Content tab > Entries tab.
Click Entry name to open pop-up window with video information.
On left panel, click the Captions item to view all subtitles for the video.
Manually Download Subtitles from Amara and Upload to Kaltura
Download from Amara
From the video page, you can select the subtitle language from the Completed or Incomplete Subtitles sections of the page:
Or you can click on the Download dropdown to the right of the Subtitles header and choose the language and the file type you wish to download:
Upload to Kaltura
Open Kaltura and go to Content tab > Entries tab.
Select entry name > select Captions from left panel.
Click Add Another Caption and select the subtitle file to upload.
If you have two copies of a video on your team
If you add a video using both a video feed and a direct URL:
You will have two copies of the video on your Amara team.
Video added through direct URL will not have metadata (title, description).
The most recent set of subtitles updated for either copy will export to Kaltura and will replace any previous versions in that language.
Best Practice: Add videos only using Kaltura video feeds to avoid confusion.
Check for subtitles exported to Kaltura
Go to Content tab > Entries tab
Click Entry name to open pop-up window with video information
On left panel, click the “Captions” item to view all subtitles for the video
Manually add subtitle files from Amara
To to Amara team page > Videos tab
Click Video title or thumbnail
Click subtitle language
Click “Download” and select file format in dropdown menu
After downloading your subtitles:
Open Kaltura and go to Content tab > Entries tab
Select entry name > select Captions from left panel
Click “Add Another Caption” and select the subtitle file to upload
If you have two copies of a video on your team
If you add a video using both a video feed and a direct URL
You will have two copies of the video on your Amara team
Video added through direct URL will not have metadata (title, description)
The most recent set of subtitles updated for either copy will export to Kaltura and will replace any previous versions in that language
Add videos only using Kaltura video feeds to avoid confusion