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Amara hosts and allows user-subtitled video to be accessed and created.

  • FreemiumProprietary
  • Online
  • Vagrant

What is Amara?

Amara (formerly Universal Subtitles or unisubs) gives individuals, communities, and larger organizations the power to overcome accessibility and language barriers for online video. The tools are free and open source and make the work of subtitling and translating video simpler, more appealing, and, most of all, more collaborative.

The benefits of captioning and subtitling are immense:

  1. Captions make videos accessible for viewers who are deaf or hard of hearing.
  2. Translations make it possible for all of us to watch video in languages that we don't speak.
  3. Video creators get: better SEO, more views, access to a far bigger (potentially multilingual and global) audience, accessibility for deaf and hard of hearing viewers, and more.

Amara is composed of three main parts:

  1. A subtitle creation and viewing tool (aka the widget)
  2. A collaborative subtitling website
  3. An open protocol for subtitle search/delivery
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Amara information

  • Developed byParticipatory Culture Foundation
  • LicensingProprietary and Freemium product.
  • PricingSubscription that costs between $24 and $120.
  • Alternatives50 alternatives listed

Supported Languages

  • English

Our users have written 1 comments and reviews about Amara, and it has gotten 11 likes

Amara was added to AlternativeTo by Fodi69 on and this page was last updated . Amara is sometimes referred to as Universal Subtitles, unisubs.

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Amara is not open source. It cannot be downloaded anywhere and the source code is proprietary.

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It used to be open source but they then got greedy:

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