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What kind of videos can I add?

Add from a hosting site OR use a direct link. 


Before adding a video to a team

Only add videos that you own or have obtained permission to share. 

Public videos are easiest for allowing Amara users to view and subtitle. Learn more about video permissions in our integration articles:


Important: Amara does not host videos

  • We only import video information

  • Video must be embeddable and public to view on Amara

    • Check 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


Who can add videos to your team?

Team Owners can choose who can add videos to the team on the team Settings > Permissions page. 

  • On Amara Enterprise and Amara Plus teams, permission to add videos can be given to Admins, Managers, or Any Team Member by selecting the box.

Permissions settings page for an Amara Enterprise and Amara Plus team with video management section highlighted.


  • On Amara Community teams, only Admins and Owners can add videos to the team. Note: only the team Owner can access the team Settings page, where you can review the team's member permissions from the Settings > Permissions page.
Team Permissions page in Amara Community team

Where can I add videos to my team? 

  • Team page > Videos tab.

  • From the page for a video on the Amara Public Workspace.

  • Using Amara integrations with video hosting sites.

  • Using RSS video feeds.

Add Videos on the team Videos page

On the team Videos page click the Add videos button. 

Add videos button highlighted on Amara team videos page.

You can also add videos in bulk:

Add Video dialog box with Add Multiple Video URLs option highlighted. Numbers 1--4 show the four steps to take to add multiple videos at one time.


  • In the dialog box paste one URL per line. Press the Enter key to move to the next line, and note that you can specify the titles for the videos by adding a space after the URL and then entering the desired title.

  • Choose the languages for the videos (and the Project, if applicable).

  • Click the Add Multiple button.

Add Videos from Amara Public Workspace

Amara’s public video library

Click the Add/Edit subtitles button and click Move video to your team in the dropdown.

Highlighted menu for the Add/Edit subtitles button for a public video on Amara.

Add Videos Through Integrations


  • Unlisted YouTube videos will not automatically import to the team, even if integration or feeds have been set for a YouTube channel. Only videos with privacy set to public will automatically import to the team.
  • If an Amara user has already added one of your videos to the Amara Public Workspace, that video will not automatically show up in your Amara Community team, even if you have set up integration between the YouTube channel and the team. Please contact if you have questions about videos from your YouTube channel that have already been added to the Amara Public Workspace.
  • Add RSS Video Feeds

    Go to your team page -> Settings -> Feeds to add RSS video feeds to import videos to your team on Amara.  

    Add video feed button highlighted on the feeds settings page on an Amara team.


    Manage Team Videos

    Filter, sort, and search for team videos on the Videos page:

    Team video page with 3 action areas highlighted and numbered.

    1. Switch layout between List or Grid View.

  • In List View, click on the area to the right of the video title to view subtitles, start new subtitles, or edit incomplete subtitles for a video.

List View: click on the area to the right of the video title to expand and view more information about the subtitles.

  • In Grid View, click on either Details or the video thumbnail to view subtitles, start new subtitles, or edit incomplete subtitles for a video.


Grid View: click on Details or the video thumbnail to view subtitles, start new subtitles, or edit incomplete subtitles for a video.

  1. Search for videos by title.

  2. Filter and sort team videos by:

  • Video language

  • Needs subtitles

  • Completed subtitles

  • Project

  • Duration

  • Sort by date added, video title, and number of completed languages


Click the check box next to the video to display a menu with options to remove the video, move the video to a different team or project, edit the video title or move it to a project, and download subtitles:

Menu at bottom of videos page that appears when you check the box next to the video.

Troubleshoot adding videos to your team

  • Videos must be embeddable. This means that either they should be a direct link to a HTML5 compatible video, or to a player supported by Amara (like YouTube or Vimeo). If you have the option, whitelist for embedding on the video's source site.

  • Videos must be public at the host site to add to an Amara Community team.


Thank you for your contributions to support an inclusive and accessible media ecosystem!

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