FAQ

Getting Started on Amara
Creating User Account To create an Amara account: Go to http://www.amara.org and click “Sign in / Sign up” link in the top-right corner of the ...
Thu, 26 Feb, 2015 at 2:56 AM
Submitting a Video for Subtitling
Go to the Create page by clicking Subtitle Video button at the top of Amara page:  On Subtitle Video page, you can submit the URL for the...
Mon, 4 Jan, 2016 at 7:31 PM
What does adding a video to Amara do?
Amara is a collaborative platform (like Wikipedia) where anyone can join in and create subtitles and make content more accessible. When you submi...
Thu, 11 Dec, 2014 at 5:10 AM
What URL do I use to add a video?
Popular Video Hosting Sites If you're using a service, like YouTube or Vimeo, just paste in the URL from the webpage with the video on it. YouT...
Thu, 16 Oct, 2014 at 3:35 PM
How are subtitles created?
Are subtitles man-made or created by a computer automatically? All the subtitles on Amara are created by people - either volunteers (Amara community) ...
Fri, 22 May, 2015 at 4:30 AM
Does Amara host my videos or subtitles?
Hosting Media Amara doesn't host video or audio files. We use html, css, and javascript to overlay subtitles and interfaces on existing videos. You ...
Mon, 6 Oct, 2014 at 1:25 AM
What media formats and videos hosts are supported?
Media Formats mp4 flv ogg webm mp3 Video Hosts YouTube Vimeo
Thu, 11 Dec, 2014 at 4:00 AM
What subtitle formats can I import/export?
Compatible Formats for Import/Export SRT SSA TTML TXT (untimed text transcript) SBV DFXP VTT
Thu, 11 Dec, 2014 at 4:01 AM
Will my subtitles be available to other users and general public?
Yes. The subtitles you create with the use of Amara will be visible to the general public and exposed to search engines. Other people will be able to play v...
Mon, 6 Oct, 2014 at 1:32 AM
Can subtitles be shown on my custom video player?
Yes, by using the Universal Subtitles API.
Tue, 15 Jul, 2014 at 4:56 AM