Ooyala: Enable Captions to Postback Automatically


After your files have been processed, the captions can be automatically sent to your Ooyala Backlot and associated with their respective video files. 

For this to work, you will need to (i) turn Postback Captions on and (ii) enter your API Key and API Secret on the Upload Credentials page for your linked Ooyala account.

Note: If you have previously linked your Ooyala and 3Play accounts but would like to activate this feature, navigate to your linked Ooyala account and click Edit Credentials. After navigating to your Ooyala Backlot credentials within your 3Play Media account, skip to step 5 of this article.


Step 1- Log the Ooyala Backlot

Ooyala Backlot login


Step 2- Note the API key and API Secret

Navigate to Backlot API by clicking on Account > Developers. 
Locate your API Key and API Secret under API V2.

Keep this page open. 

Ooyala Backlot API V2 Key


Step 3- Log into 3Play Media

Open a new browser window and log into your 3Play Media account.

3Play Media Captioning Transcription Login


Step 4- Navigate to New Linked Account

Navigate to the New Linked Account page by clicking Upload > Linked Accounts > New Linked Account

New linked account

 Alternatively you can click the Upload New Files icon followed by Through a Linked Account.

Step 5- Select Ooyala

Click the Ooyala icon from the list of video platforms and lecture capture systems.

Select Ooyala



Step 6- Enter the API Key and API Secret

Name the linked account and add your API Key and API Secret.
Check the box Postback Captions to have your captions sent automatically to your Ooyala account and added to the associated videos.

Click Save.

Ooyala Captions postback enabled


Next Step-  Upload Your Ooyala Videos to 3Play Media- From Your Ooyala Backlot


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