If you are an administrator of both an Amara Team and a Brightcove VideoCloud Account you can create and export subtitles from Amara to Brightcove by connecting your accounts.

Contact enterprise@amara.org to create your own Amara Team!

  1. Register Application for your Amara Team on Brightcove

    • Open dropdown Admin menu

      • Click API Authentication

      • Register new application

      • Select accounts for authorization

  2. Save Information

    • Copy Client Secret to secure location

      • You will not be able to access this page again

      • There is no way to recover a lost secret

  3. Select the Accounts for authorization

  4. Choose permissions to enable for this registration

    • In most cases, you just need to get permissions for all CMS API operations


To revoke a client registration, click the “Revoke” link next to the registration. Revoking a registration permanently disables it.

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  • Team > Settings > Integrations

  • Click the Enable Brightcove checkbox and enter the following information from your Brightcove Account:

    • Publisher ID (Account # in Brightcove)

      • Found in Account Information

      • Or under Account name on Home page

    • Client ID (available under API authentication tab)

    • Client Secret (only shown when authentication first created)

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  • Copy direct link to Brightcove video

    • On Brightcove:

      • Media > Click video title > on Video page, Video files > Copy direct link for the video

      • Learn more >>>

  • On Amara:

  • Subtitles completed will automatically export to Brightcove

    • Initial subtitles or changes made on Brightcove Studio will not be imported to Amara, and may be overwritten. 

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  • On Brightcove

    • Media > click Video title or thumbnail > scroll down to Text Tracks to view imported caption files

    • Preview captions using Brightcove players

      • Click “Publish” in top right corner of video page

      • Select player > Preview > Play video > Hover over CC in bottom left corner of video player

      • Captioning settings are available automatically in Brightcove

  • On Amara

    • Team > Videos heading item> click Video thumbnail > click completed subtitle language > Sync History tab under embedded video

    • Team > Settings > Integrations > “Check for syncing issues”

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  • When you add a video to Amara, the video title, description, and thumbnail are imported to the team automatically.

  • Video title can be changed manually

    • Managers and administrators:

      • Team > Management > Videos 

      • Choose video with checkbox, select Edit from slideup menu

    • Collaboration team members during transcription assignment

Note: Video title and description can be translated by a team member in the Amara Editor. These translations will only be visible on the subtitle page for the translated language.

  • The old Brightcove player does not support https, so Amara no longer supports adding these to Amara. Old Brightcove player videos that were already on Amara prior to August 2017 are grandfathered in and will continue to play on Amara.

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