Expanded options for adding videos to Amara

We’ve just released a group of features that allows higher flexibility for adding videos to Amara.

Previously, we only allowed a video url to exist in one place in all of Amara – so if a user tried to add a video to the public area, and the video was already on Amara in the Enterprise teams area, they would get an error message. This would also happen if a user tried to add a video to one Enterprise team that was already in another Enterprise team.

Now, a single video url can exist on Amara on multiple teams as well as the public area, for teams and users who wish to independently create their own subtitles for the same video.

For teams who prefer to prevent their team members from mistakenly subtitling videos in the public area, there is a flag that you can set to mimic the old behavior.  If the flag is set for your team, then the following is true:

  • If a video exists in the public area, and a user on your team tries to add the same video to your team, Amara will move the video to your team instead of creating a new one.
  • If a video exists on a team, users will not be able to add it to the public area.

If you’re unsure if the flag is set for your Enterprise team, please email enterprise@amara.org.

You can let us know what you think or ask questions about the feature by responding on this forum post.

Happy subtitling!

Amara release notes 2017-11-13

  • 2127 – Allow multiple videos for the same video URL
  • 2887 – Handle multiple video URLs in the embedder
  • 2998 – Add Qom (Toba) language
  • enterprise-1116 – Audit Team/User deletion
  • enterprise-1132 – Implement new file upload field from style guide on Future UI
  • enterprise-1546 – Fetching subtitles with Team youtube accounts
  • enterprise-1568 – Allow flag to preserve single unique url behavior between teams and public space
  • enterprise-1596 – New video URL search to allow AoD PMs to find any preexisting subs
  • enterprise-1666 – Subtitle notes tab does not appear for contributor on work team

Amara release notes 2017-11-01

  • enterprise-1197 – FutureUI.amara Subtitle page – set the default language in the video embedder to the page language
  • enterprise-1636 – Paginate assignment history on the member profile page
  • enterprise-1638 – TED application errors
  • enterprise-1653 – Add new favicon to amara.org
  • enterprise-1670 – Uploader generates http links to videos
  • enterprise-1697 – On submission of public Vimeo videos, pull in title, metadata, and thumbnail

Amara release notes 2017-10-17

  • 2957 – Remove tastypie dependency
  • 2961 – Remove old code and dependencies
  • enterprise-1534 – Notifications API URL is wrong
  • enterprise-1578 – Show “Manage Requests” button on video page for evaluation team managers
  • enterprise-1642 – Remove Drive support
  • enterprise-1674 – Remove an unused integration code
  • enterprise-1690 – Secondary video URL not tagged with owner username
  • enterprise-1691 – Error on signing up with a new Google account