This article describes how to manage subtitles in Amara Teams.
Managing Subtitles on your Amara Team
If your team uses subtitle requests, you can manage which subtitles are created in your team. You must request a subtitle language for assignments to be available to your team members.
If your team does not use subtitle requests, team members are welcome to create new subtitles and edit subtitles at any time. Go to your Team > Management page to check if subtitle requests are an available option in your team.
If your Management page has a Subtitle requests tab, that means that a Manager, Administrator, or Owner must request subtitles for a video before team members can start working on subtitles.
If you only see videos, then your team does not have subtitle requests available as an option. Team owners can contact firstname.lastname@example.org to upgrade.
Go to the Management tab of your team page, with the Videos tab selected
Select the videos you want to create subtitle requests for by checking the boxes to the left of the videos
Select “Create request” from slide-up menu at the bottom of the screen
For a single video, you can also use the dropdown menu on the right side of the videos list:
Creating subtitle requests if you know the video title
If you already know your video title, you can also create requests from the Management > Subtitle Requests page.
Go to the Management tab of your team page and make sure the Subtitle Requests tab is selected
Track progress and manage subtitle requests for a video
Managers, administrators, and owners can track subtitle progress and manage all subtitle requests in the Management > Subtitle Requests page.
Use checkboxes to select subtitle requests and perform management actions. You can also sort and filter to monitor subtitle requests based type, language, due dates, and more!
To view and manage all subtitle requests for a single video, select “Manage requests for this video” from the drop-down menu on the right.
Every row in the subtitle request list for a video shows the language, current status, and current assignment for each request.
You can make changes to a request by selecting the checkboxes to the left of the language link and then clicking your desired in the slide-up menu.
Click the language link on the left to view the subtitle transcript, revision/syncing history, and comments for the subtitles in that language.
Click the team member links to the right to view your team member’s profile page, which lists their previous activity, languages, and teams.
Note: The “Set teams” button is only available if you are an Administrator or Owner of two or more Amara teams. Learn more about working with multiple Amara teams.
Managers, administrators, and owners can edit completed subtitles by clicking the “Edit subtitles” button on the page for that set of subtitles.
Clicking Edit subtitles will take you into the Amara Editor.
View subtitle activity and download subtitles
Visit a page for a set of subtitles to download the subtitles, compare revisions, check subtitle information and activity.
Two ways to get to the page for a set of subtitles:
Go to Management > Subtitle requests > Click on the subtitle language
Go to Management > Videos > Click on the video > Select the subtitle language
View subtitle details, edit subtitles, or follow for updates:
Subtitles shows current subtitles and their timestamps
Subtitles Info shows video information
Activity shows all activity by team members
Subtitle Notes shows notes by team members in the Amara Editor
Sync History shows the status of subtitle export attempts to the video’s hosting site
View current progress or compare two revisions of subtitles:
Download completed subtitles to your computer (in SBV, DFXP, VTT, SRT, TXT, or SSA formats)
View assignments completed for this set of subtitles
Delete revisions or change the subtitle language if needed
Compare two revisions at a time
Create subtitle requests automatically or generate missing requests to speed up your team workflow!
You must be an administrator or owner of an Amara Team to create subtitle requests automatically when videos are imported.
Go to Team > Settings tab > Workflows page
Auto-create subtitle requests for transcription
Auto-create subtitle requests for translation in multiple languages
Translation assignments will be available to team members after transcription is complete
Apply auto-create settings to existing videos
If unchecked, auto-create settings only apply to newly uploaded videos, not videos already on team