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Amara integration for video subtitles
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Amara / Universal Subtitles is an awesome tool to easily add subtitles to videos.

As part of the 2011 (?) multimedia Beta, we used to have Amara integrated on Wikimedia Commons, but not anymore (not sure when that was discontinued).

At the moment, the workflow to add subtitles is:

  1. Go to Amara
  2. Give it the URL of the video on Wikimedia Commons
  3. Write subtitles
  4. Export and import into Commons.

See https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/TimedText:Tawakkol_Karman_%28English%29.ogv.en.srt for an example result of this workflow.

This has several drawbacks:

  • It is quite cumbersome
  • Subtitles may get further edited on Amara and on Wikimedia Commons, and diverging
  • Editing for typos on Wikimedia Commons is easy, but not editing the timing.

What would it take to have Amara back in Wikimedia Commons?


Version: unspecified
Severity: enhancement
URL: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Universal_Subtitles

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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Low.Nov 22 2014, 2:54 AM
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JeanFred created this task.Mar 15 2014, 5:56 PM
Steinsplitter moved this task from Incoming to Uploading on the Commons board.Mar 11 2015, 12:51 PM
Steinsplitter moved this task from Uploading to Backlog on the Commons board.
JeanFred renamed this task from Amara integration for video subtitles to Universal Subtitles integration for video subtitles.Jul 8 2015, 9:35 PM
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TheDJ moved this task from Backlog to TimedText on the TimedMediaHandler board.Oct 21 2015, 7:40 PM
JeanFred renamed this task from Universal Subtitles integration for video subtitles to Amara integration for video subtitles.Nov 2 2016, 4:02 PM
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