Bulk shift subtitles in the editor

We now allow shifting subtitles forward or backward in bulk in the Amara Editor! Read on to learn how it works.

Updated tool menus

You may have noticed there are now two buttons in the middle of the screen where there only used to be one: the clock and the wrench. We separated the tools so that now the clock icon holds all of the timing tools, and the wrench icon includes tools related to text and subtitle content.

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Shift subtitles feature

In the timing tools menu, we have added two new options: shift subtitles forward, and shift subtitles backward.

You can use these to:

  • shift all subtitles in the video
  • shift all subtitles after a certain time stamp
  • shift all subtitles before a certain time stamp

For more details, try it out in the editor and read our Knowledge base articles: Timing Tools (Clock menu) and Subtitle Tools (Wrench menu).

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Timeline Right-Click

We’ve also added an option for users who prefer to click on the timeline to access timing tools. You can now right-click anywhere on the timeline to either hide it, shift subtitles forward, or shift subtitles backwards.

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Want to share feedback about the new feature? Let us know how the Shift Subtitles feature could be even better by sending an email to support@amara.org with the subject “Shift subs feedback.” We’re looking forward to making more editor improvements in 2018!

Amara release notes 2018-02-06

  • 611 – Bad link on email message when one user messages the other
  • 1610 – Allow bulk shifting subtitles forward and backward in the editor
  • 2137 (stage 4) – Rework team visibility, video visibility settings for new style teams
  • 3086 – Update embedder code to handle attributes better
  • 3102 – Update amara.org sitemap link to blog
  • enterprise-1763 – “prevent duplicate videos in public area” flag not allowing videos to be added from public area to team

Amara release notes 2018-01-31

  • 2137 (stage 3) – Rework team visibility, video visibility settings for new style teams
  • enterprise-1512 – Make UI consistent with unset languages
  • enterprise-1768 – Permissions check on activity API views
  • enterprise-1784 – Adjust spacing and color of form fields

Amara release notes 2018-01-24

  • 2137 (stage 2) – Rework team visibility, video visibility settings for new style teams
  • 3027 – TypeError: Saving cached models is prohibited
  • 3094 – User menu triangle misaligned on the videos/create page
  • 3099 – feed_worker hangs on to locks
  • enterprise-1844 – Make embedder gracefully handle video formats that do not support full-screen mode

Amara release notes 2018-01-18

  • 3042 – Fix for team application status integrity error
  • enterprise-1648 – Collab teams – Wrong error message on attempt to sent a duplicate invite
  • enterprise-1779 – Allow selecting all results in Member Directory modals
  • enterprise-1812 – Safari: announcement banner is partially covered by Start Subtitling banner
  • enterprise-1821 – Brightcove syncing: display name of language in Brightcove
  • enterprise-1827 – Fix a broken link on Subtitling Platform marketing page

Amara release notes 2018-01-03

  • 3020 – UnicodeEncodeError: ‘ascii’ codec can’t encode character u’\u2018′ in position 105: ordinal not in range(128)
  • 3063 – TypeError: Bad team_identifier: None
  • enterprise-1627 – Master spreadsheet not populating correctly for Outgoing Requests tab filtered by project
  • enterprise-1739 – Bug in Leave Team action – changes the status of other team members’ applications
  • enterprise-1746 – When a member is removed from team, the user’s application status must change to Member Removed
  • enterprise-1747 – Notify users when they are made managers or admins
  • enterprise-1798 – Menu missing from onsite Amara embedders
  • enterprise-1804 – Text SEO tweaks: Round 2