Upload Ooyala Videos to 3Play Media- From The Ooyala Backlot


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

3Play Media login 

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.

Ooyala Linked 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 

Ooyala Backlot login

Step 6- Click on the Manage tab

At the top of the page, click on Manage.

Ooyala Backlot Manage tab

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.

3Play Labels

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.








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