What subtitle file format should I use?

Subtitle formats can seem pretty complicated. It may seem easiest to just choose whatever format is most popular or widely supported, instead of the one that’s just right for what you plan to do with the subtitles. To help you make the best decision, we’ve compiled our recommendations for the best subtitle file formats to … Continue reading What subtitle file format should I use?

We stand with refugees, immigrants, Muslims, and any others affected…

Amara is dedicated to making the world a more inclusive and connected place. Last month, when Donald Trump signed an executive order for "extreme vetting" and banned citizens of seven Middle Eastern and African countries from entry into the US, we decided it was important for us to speak out publicly. We stand with refugees, … Continue reading We stand with refugees, immigrants, Muslims, and any others affected…

YouTube Automatic Captions Need Work: A Chat with Michael Lockrey

Michael Lockrey is Deaf, which means he depends on high quality captions for the videos he watches on the web. Unfortunately, many YouTube videos that are captioned use automatically generated captions. Automated captions are often inaccurate and, uncorrected, they can do more harm than good. This is partially due to the perception creators have, when … Continue reading YouTube Automatic Captions Need Work: A Chat with Michael Lockrey

A Powerful Superbowl Ad in Spanish – Subtitles in the Wild

If you haven't seen this PSA that focuses on violence against women, which aired during the superbowl, it's worth watching. Eme de Mujer, a website of the largest Uruguayan daily newspaper El País, shared the PSA (with Spanish subtitles) in this recent post. At Amara, it always excites us to see videos, such as this, … Continue reading A Powerful Superbowl Ad in Spanish – Subtitles in the Wild