Thanks for letting us know about this. I have approached EngageMedia to resolve this and have also reported the bug.
over 10 years ago
Hello Claude, thank you for bringing this to our attention:
We do have some checks to make sure content that gets added to Amara is video content, but the extra checks to keep this specific scenario from happening are something that would be more complex and heavier for our site.
In other cases, there are videos that our servers can't see (because they require authentication to a third party site) and it would not allow for these videos to be added.
So in the meantime, what we recommend is for users to make sure they are adding a video file, and because this is a very rare occurrence, solving these issues as they show up.
Re 3.: shouldn't the Amara software refuse to create a subtitling page from the URL of a Web page, even if that URL looks like one for a video file?