Captioning and Subtitling Videos

Looking for a way to contribute to We’re excited to announce that you can now help caption and subtitle videos with Amara. If you don’t have an account, sign up at – doing so allows you to save your subtitles in the middle of the process and resume later where you left off.

Steps to caption and subtitle videos:

Select a video’s download link.

 To the right of every video on, you’ll see a list of details. Under Download, choose the Med link next to the MP4 option.

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Copy the video URL.

On the next screen that displays the video, right-click on the video and copy the URL.

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Paste the URL onto Amara.

On Amara, insert the video’s URL in the Subtitle a Video field, then click the green Begin button.

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Click “Subtitle Me.”

Just under the arrow/play button under the video, you’ll see a message that says “Subtitle Me.”  Click on that, then follow the prompts to begin the subtitling process.

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Once the video is subtitled, click on the link under View Subtitles, which you’ll see to the left of the video display.


Select DFXP.

 In the dropdown menu, click on Download and then select DFXP.
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Go back to the video on

 Head back to the video’s page on, and go to the bottom of the video’s details on the right side. Under Subtitles, click on Subtitle this video.
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Upload the file to 

Fill in the fields on this page ( username and language), choose and upload the file, and then click the Submit button.
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You’ll then see a message that your file has been uploaded — hooray!
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If you have troubleshooting questions or have feedback on this process in general, send us a note via the Contact Form.


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