If you are an administrator of both an Amara Team and a Brightcove VideoCloud account, connect your accounts to import Brightcove videos and export Amara subtitles.

Contact enterprise@amara.org or view all Amara Platform solutions to learn more about using Amara Teams for your subtitling projects.

Before enabling your Brightcove integration, you must get the following information from Brightcove:

  • Publisher ID (Account # in Brightcove)

    • Found in Account Information page

    • Or under “Account name” on Brightcove account homepage

  • Client ID 

    • Find in API Authentication tab on Brightcove

  • Client Secret 

    • Shown only when authentication first registered

    • Save client secret in secure location for future use

Register Amara on Brightcove

Register New Application for your Amara Team on Brightcove:

  • Open Admin dropdown menu

  • Click “API Authentication”

  • Click “Register new application”

  • Select Brightcove accounts you would like to authorize

  • Select permissions for registration

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


  • Click “Save” to submit and view client access information

  • Copy Client Secret to secure location

Note: You will not be able to access this page again. There is no way to recover a lost secret.

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

Go to your Team page > Settings tab > Integrations page.

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

  • Publisher ID (Account # in Brightcove)

  • Client ID (available under API authentication tab)

  • Client Secret (only shown when authentication first created)

Export subtitles

Subtitles completed on Amara will automatically export to Brightcove. 

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

Get direct link to Brightcove video

  • Find and copy direct link on Brightcove video page

    • Go to Media module on Brightcove

    • Click video title to go to the video page

    • Copy direct link to video in Video files section

Learn more about finding direct links video in Brightcove.

Add a video to Amara

  • Go to Team page > Videos 

  • Click “Add Videos”

  • Enter direct link video URL

  • Set original video language

On Brightcove

  • Go to Media page

  • Click video title or thumbnail to go to that video’s page

    • Scroll down to Text Tracks section to view imported caption files

    • Preview captions using Brightcove players

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

      • Select player type > play video 

      • Hover over CC icon to view caption options

Note: Captioning settings are enabled automatically in Brightcove video players.

On Amara

Check for issues for a single video:

  • Go to Team page > Videos tab 

  • Click Video thumbnail to go to the video’s page

  • Click completed subtitle language to go to the subtitle’s page

  • Go to Sync History tab under embedded video

Check for issues for entire Brightcove integration:

  • Team > Settings tab > Integrations page

  • Click the “Check for syncing issues” link

  • At this time, Amara does not import identifying video information (title, thumbnail)

  • Video title can be changed manually

    • Managers and administrators:

      • Team page > Videos  tab

      • Choose video with checkbox, select Edit from slideup menu

    • Contributors 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.