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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.

  • Review Amara’s Terms of Service for more information.

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

  • Note that videos on Amara Community and Amara Community Enterprise teams must be public YouTube videos.

 Learn more about video permissions in our integration articles:


Important: Amara does not host or store videos.

  • We only import video information, and stream from a host site.

  • Video must be embeddable and public to view on Amara.

    • Check host site settings, and 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 Community and Amara Community Enterprise teams, only Owners and Admins can add videos to the team.

  • For all other team types, permission to add videos can be given to Admins, Managers, or Any Team Member by selecting the box.

Permissions page in Settings on an Amara team with Video Management section highlighted.


Where can I add videos to my team? 

  • From the team Videos page;

  • Move videos from the Amara Public Workspace;

  • Using Amara integrations with video hosting sites;

  • Using RSS video feeds.

Note that Amara Community and Amara Community Enterprise teams can not add videos using RSS video feeds.

Add Videos on the Team Videos page

On the team Videos page click the Add videos button. 

Team Videos page highlighted and Add videos button visible.

You can also bulk add multiple video URLs:

Add multiple video URLs page in the Add Video dialog, with Add multiple video URLs, Add multiple button, and instructions for how to enter multiple URLs highlighted.

  • 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.

Move Videos from Amara Public Workspace

Amara’s public video library

From the video page on the Amara Public Workspace, click the three button menu on the Add/Edit subtitles button and click Move video to your team in the menu.

On the video page for an Amara Public Workspace video, highlighted three button menu on the Add/Edit subtitles button, and Move video to your team highlighted in the menu.

Add Videos Through Integrations

Note: 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.

Click on these links for Integration instructions:

Add RSS Video Feeds

Go to your Team’s Settings -> Feeds and click the plus sign to add RSS video feeds to import videos to your team on Amara.  

An Amara team's Settings page with Feeds option and plus sign highlighted.


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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