Before you begin

 

  • Log in to your Amara account 

  • Add from a hosting site OR using a direct link 

    • We support flv, mp3, mp4, ogv, webm file formats

    • Add URL from a video hosting site (YouTubeVimeo)

  • Amara does not host videos

    • We only import video information

    • Video must be embeddable and public to view on Amara

      • Check in host site settings, whitelist if necessary

      • If a video is private, users will not be able to view it

      • If a video is password protected, users must enter the password to view

  • You can add a video:

    • To the public video library so volunteers can contribute subtitles

    • To a team where you can control who can view your videos and add subtitles

 





 

Add a video to the Amara public video library through your profile:

 

1) Log into your account

2) Click on your username in the top right corner 

3) Click Subtitle video in the dropdown menu

 

 

Detail screenshot of user menu with Subtitle video option highlighted

 

This will open the Subtitle a Video page:

 

 

Detail screenshot of URL field in the subtitle a video page

 

 Paste the URL of your video and click Begin.

 

For videos on hosting websites like Youtube or Vimeo the URL of the video is in the address bar of video page:

 

 

Detail screenshot of Youtube page with video URL highlighted

 

Videos you submit to Amara’s public area:

 

  • Cannot be deleted by users

  • Should not have copyright issues or sensitive information 

  • Must be set to public so other users can view them

    • YouTube: 

      • Public videos

      • Unlisted videos

    • Vimeo:

      • Public videos

      • Password protected videos 

        • Users must enter password to view

 

If Amara is able to find your video online and recognize the video format, the system will create a Web page for your video and you will be redirected to the video page:

 

 

 


Screenshot of video details page for video added to Amara


 

If you are the first to add the video, it will be visible on your profile. If someone else added the video to the Amara public library, you will be redirected to the public video page that already exists.

 

 

Subtitling Videos in Amara’s public video library

 

On the video page users can click “Add a new language” to start new subtitles in their language.

 

You and other Amara users will be able to add subtitles to your video. 

 

Note: If you are adding a video from your account on an external hosting site (YouTube, Vimeo), you can connect your account to Amara to import existing subtitles and export subtitles made on Amara. 

 

 

Troubleshoot adding videos to the Amara library

 

  • Videos must be embeddable

    • Amara.org does not host video or audio records

      • We only store subtitles and some related data

      • Amara plays videos from their source location

    • Whitelist www.amara.org for embedding on video source site

 

If you are unable to add your video to Amara:

  • If the video belongs to an Amara team with proprietary videos, individuals are not allowed to make subtitles in the public area.

 


Screenshot of error page from trying to view proprietary videos


 

 







 

To create your own Amara Enterprise Team, contact enterprise@amara.org!

 

Before adding a video to a team:

  • You must be a Manager, Administrator, or Owner of a team

  • Add from a hosting site OR using a direct link 

    • We support flv, mp3, mp4, ogv, webm file formats. 

      • For Brightcove and Kaltura, please use mp4 format

    • Add URL from a hosting site (YouTubeVimeo)

  • Public videos are easiest for allowing Amara users to view and subtitle. 

    • For subtitling unlisted and private videos from YouTube, read our YouTube article

    • For subtitling password-protected Vimeo videos, read our Vimeo article.

You can add videos to your team from a few different places: (as manager or above)

  • Team > Management > Videos

  • Video Details page

  • Using Amara API

 

 

From your Team Management page: 

Management > Videos tab > click “Add videos” to the right of your videos

 

 

Management page on Collaboration team with Video tab open and Add video link highlighted

 

You can also use Add multiple urls to add a group of videos to your team in bulk.

 

In Team Settings > Workflow, you can change your settings to allow team managers to also add videos to the team.

 

 

From Video Details page: 

 

For videos already in the Amara public area, a link for “add video to team” appears in the left panel.

 

 

Detail of left panel of video details page with link to add video to your team highlighted

 

The Video details page may not be visible to the public , depending on the team’s video visibility settings

 

 

Subtitling Videos on your Amara Team

 

Create requests manually or automatically for a video on your Amara Team.

 

Set the original language when you add a video. If the original language is unclear or not in the language dropdown list you can use alternate settings

 

In a Collaboration team select “Don’t Set” or “Other” from the dropdown menu:

 

 

Dialog box for adding a video to a collaboration team on Amara

 

Language selection dropdown menu with Don't set and other option shown from left to right

 

 

 

In a Flexible team select “Other [x-other]” from the dropdown menu:

 

 


Language menu when adding a video to a non-collaboration team


 

 

Troubleshoot adding videos to your Amara Team

 

  • Videos must be embeddable

    • Amara.org does not host video or audio records

      • We only store subtitles and some related data

      • Amara plays videos from their source location

    • Whitelist www.amara.org for embedding on video source site

 

You can prevent duplicate public copies of your own videos in Team Settings:

 

 


Prevent duplicates options selected in Team Settings page