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Amara brings together a seamless, user-friendly platform backed with exceptional customer care and nonprofit values.Brett Chamberlin, Director of Community Engagement The Story of Stuff Project
The responsiveness of the team is second to none, and the software is next level. You make subtitling easy!Natasha Fox, World Tour Program Coordinator Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity
Amara makes publishing high quality captions a breeze. Despite all the advances in automated captioning - we've seen first hand that there's no substitute for the thought and care that professionals bring to the job. We're happy to work with Amara to help us communicate effectively with everyone.Marketing Department Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology
The Amara team are always on-hand to turn around high quality subtitles for multiple languages in a short space of time. This is essential for a global video channel.Toby Heard, Video Editor NOWNESS
We love Amara’s ease of use, and how everything and everyone is organized. Super smooth process!Molly Michelson, Senior Media Producer California Academy of Sciences
Amara has provided us a great service for several years. The team is very pleasant and responsive.Lena Jaroschek Artistics
The Amara Community provides DO-IT with an opportunity to work collaboratively with people around the world. This helps us to achieve our goal of reaching a global audience and maximizing the potential of individuals with disabilities worldwide. This in turn will make all our communities more vibrant, diverse, and inclusive.Terrill Thompson and Gaby de Jongh, Leaders of DO-IT Translation Project DO-IT, University of Washington
No, Amara does not host your videos, which means you remain in control of your videos and settings on the original hosting platform. Since Amara only streams videos from other hosting sites, you cannot upload videos directly to Amara.
You can add a video to stream on Amara from other video hosting sites. Make sure any video you add meets our terms of service. To add a video to Amara, you just need the video URL. We support mp3, mp4, ogv, webm file formats and URLs to videos on hosting platforms like YouTube and Vimeo.
Make sure the video is ready to play. A video must be embeddable and public in the video hosting site settings for it to play in the Amara Public Workspace. Paid Amara plans do support some videos with private settings, contact us at email@example.com to learn more.
Yes, with Amara you can create subtitles for videos in the Amara Public Workspace.
If you don’t own the video, then you won't be able to export the subtitles back to the hosting site when they are completed. Your subtitles will be available on Amara to view and download.
Here are a few simple steps to help you get started creating quality subtitles.
Yes, you can upload subtitle files directly in the subtitle editor or set up automatic subtitle syncing between Amara and your video hosting platform.
After you create subtitles on Amara, you can download the subtitles and upload them anywhere else you host your videos.
Alternatively, you can set up an integration between Amara and your video hosting platform. After you set up an integration, when you publish subtitles on Amara, the subtitles will automatically export to the video hosting platform.
For Amara Free users, subtitle export is available with YouTube and Vimeo. For upgraded accounts, there are more video platforms available for subtitle export.
This service is not available yet. While we are working on this feature, you can upload automatic captions from video hosting platforms like YouTube. We highly recommend editing any automatic captions to ensure high quality output.
You can download your subtitles from Amara in a variety of different formats. Note that open captions (those that are embedded into the video file) are only available through our Amara On Demand services.
Do you have more questions about which subtitle format you should use? Check out our blog post.
Our subtitle editor provides built-in guidance and subtitle guidelines.
If you need professional subtitles or subtitles in a language you don't speak, you can order high quality subtitles in multiple languages from our professional subtitling service, Amara On Demand. Simply select your videos, pick the subtitle languages you want, and then submit your order directly from your Amara Plus team.
When you create a paid account, a team workspace will be created for you. You can simply move the videos you had submitted to the Amara Public Workspace into your team workspace.
Our Amara Plus plan is available via credit card payment and is billed on a monthly basis. There is no time commitment, you can cancel anytime. For details about our Enterprise options, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
After you cancel your plan you will still have access to team workspace until “end of your payment period”. We recommend downloading your subtitle files from your team workspace to ensure that you continue to have access to your subtitles.
Any subtitles that have been automatically synced to a video hosting site (for example YouTube, Vimeo) will stay on those platforms after cancellation. All subtitles and video data will remain in your team space and will not be moved to the Amara Public Workspace after cancellation.
Check out the Amara Support Center for answers to more questions!