There are two ways to upload Ooyala videos: (i) from within a 3Play Media account or (ii) Auto Upload, which allows uses to submit requests directly from the Ooyala Backlot by labeling content. This article explains the second way, the Auto Upload method.
After an Ooyala account has been linked with a 3Play Media account (a one time process), videos can be uploaded to 3Play Media directly from the Ooyala Backlot (without logging into 3Play Media).
By creating and adding labels to videos in the Ooyala Backlot, 3Play Media will know to automatically upload those videos for processing. Different turnaround service levels can be assigned by applying a variation of the 3play tag as detailed in step 7. Videos can be tagged for Standard, Rush, Expedited, Same Day and Extended turnaround service levels.
You will receive notification emails confirming successful uploads.
Step 1- Log into 3Play Media
Step 2- Access your linked Ooyala account
Click on Upload Media located on the top of the page followed by Linked Accounts.
You should see your Ooyala account as a choice here if you have successfully linked this account to your 3Play Media account. Click on the linked Ooyala account.
Step 3- Click Settings
Once you have selected the linked account, click Settings
Step 4- Enable Auto Upload
From the Settings page, set Auto Upload to On and click Update.
Step 5- Log into the Ooyala Backlot
Step 6- Click on the Manage tab
At the top of the page, click on Manage.
Step 7- Create Labels and Assign Turnaround Time
With Auto Upload enabled, Ooyala account holders can create specific labels and add them to videos within their Backlot which sets the turnaround service level. Once labeled, files will automatically be submitted to 3Play Media.
Every hour 3Play Media checks for newly labeled videos and pulls them into our system for processing.
See more information on creating labels in your Ooyala account.
Add the label for your desired turnaround time.
For Standard Turnaround, add the label 3play
For Expedited Turnaround, add the label 3play_expedited
For Rush Turnaround, add the label 3play_rush
For Same Day Turnaround, add the label 3play_same_day
For Two Hour Turnaround, add the label 3play_two_hour
For Extended Turnaround add the label 3play_extended
You can also order Audio Description (AD) from your Ooyala account, once the transcription process is complete. Use the following tags to order Audio Description (AD):
For normal AD: 3play_ad
For extended AD:3play_extended_ad
Once a file is pulled into the 3Play Media system, your file will have the label 3play_processed.
The label 3play_processed does not indicate that caption request is complete.
See more information on 3Play Media's Turnaround Service Levels.
Ask your account manager to activate the module, that will turn on faster turnaround times for AD.
Once this has been activated, here is how to order faster turnaround:
Expedited is 2 day, and carries an extra cost of $2, on top of standard AD turnaround price.
Rush is 1 day and carries an extra cost of $4, on top of standard AD turnaround price.