Amara Community Team

A centralized way to manage your community of contributors within a controlled space. Amara Community is a powerful option that enables higher quality subtitles for your video.

  • All of your volunteers under one roof

  • Built-in quality control

  • Tap into the social connections of your multilingual fans. Reach new audiences near and far!

 

Amara Community teams are public-facing so your videos and subtitles will be visible to any Amara user. 


Learn How to Manage Your Amara Community Team:


You can choose between your Public and Team workspaces.

Top navigation on amara with team workspace highlighted


Find your team under Teams you manage and click the Go to team link: 

Go to team link highlighted on team card under teams you manage in team workspace on amara




You can select the languages that you want subtitled for your videos when you first set up your team, or from the Settings > Subtitle Languages page. 

  • Carefully select your subtitle languages because your team has a limited number of languages

    • After you save your selected languages, languages cannot be changed

  • Languages supported on Amara 

    • Choose your languages from these language options on Amara 

    • Note: With the basic Amara Community plan, 5 languages are included


Subtitle languages settings page on amara community team






Choose how you add videos to your team

  • Go to your team page > Management > Videos, and then click the Add videos button:

  • Management page of Amara team with Add videos link highlighted


  • or, connect your YouTube channel in Settings > YouTube Channel


Who can add videos to your team?

The team’s settings determine who can add videos. Admins and owners can always add videos, while managers can do so depending on permissions. Admins and owners can toggle them in Team Settings > Permissions.


Video management section of permissions settings page in amara community team





You can add multiple videos from Amara and other sites. 

  • Click the Add multiple video URLs tab in the dialog box and enter one URL per line:


Add Video dialog box with add multiple video URLs option highlighted


Troubleshoot adding videos to your team

Amara doesn't host the videos you add. We only store subtitles and some related data, and play the videos from their source location.

  • 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 www.amara.org for embedding on the video's source site.





Filter, sort, search, and find team videos on the Videos tab:

Amara team video page with 4 action areas highlighted and numbered

  1. Filter team videos by video language and duration

  2. Search for videos by title

  3. Sort videos by date added, video title, and number of completed languages

  4. Click on the video thumbnail to view subtitles, start new subtitles, or edit incomplete subtitles for a video




To add a video feed from its hosting site, your Amara Team must be authorized to import videos.


  • Go to Settings > YouTube Channel to set up automatic video import from YouTube.


Add YouTube channel button highlighted on settings youtube channel page


You can choose to import any subtitles already on your video hosting site. You also have the option to automatically export your subtitles from Amara to YouTube when they are completed.




You can choose how new members join your Amara Community in the main Settings page. 

  • Invite members or accept applications to start building your team of subtitle contributors.

  • View your current members on the Members tab in your team. 

  • Filter, sort, and, search for members in your team in the Members tab. Click on a member to view their profile, their activity and their languages. 


  • Click the green + button to invite members or review applications. 

Team member page on Amara teams with button to add members and member profile links highlighted





Visit your team dashboard to find videos to subtitle:

Team dashboard with video highlighted

Any team member can start subtitles as soon as a video is added to the team. To view all team videos, click Videos at the top of the page or the Find more videos that need subtitling link below.


Click on the video title to go to the video page and view a list of all subtitles for that video. To view all of the subtitles you have worked on for your team, click the See All link in the history section.




 

Start new subtitles, edit incomplete subtitles, and view video information and history on a video’s page.

Video page with add/edit subtitle button highlighted on Amara community team


Click on the subtitle language to view complete and incomplete subtitles, edit subtitles, compare revisions, or follow subtitles for updates when changes are made on the subtitle page.


Edit subtitles, revision history, follow toggle, and subtitle information sections highlighted and numbered on the subtitle page for a contributor in an Amara team without assignments

  1. Edit subtitles and view status

  2. Compare two revisions of subtitles

  3. Edit or follow edits to this set of subtitles

  4. View subtitle information and activity






Go to the Plan tab in your Amara Community team to change the number of seats, number of languages, or your payment information.

Plan tab highlighted for Amara team




  • Creators (6% off) 

  • Creators using Amara Community (12% off)

  • Exclusive YouTube discount is available only:

    • With purchase of prepaid bundle, starting at $50

    • For the languages listed above

    • With Standard service delivery (see details below)

    • For videos hosted on YouTube that are public or unlisted

 

Learn more about Amara On Demand for YouTube Creators




 

For any questions please email yt-community@amara.org

 

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