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


There are two ways to upload Ooyala videos: (i) from your 3Play Media account or (ii) directly from your Ooyala Backlot by labeling your content.

This article explains the second way, tag based auto upload.

After your Ooyala account has been linked with your 3Play Media account (a one time process), you can upload files to 3Play Media directly from your Ooyala Backlot (without logging into your 3Play Media account).

By creating and adding labels to videos in your 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 your 3Play Media account

3Play Media login 


Step 2- Access your linked Ooyala account

Click on the Upload tab 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 your linked Ooyala account. 

Ooyala Linked Account


Step 3- Click Edit Credentials

Once you have navigated to your linked account, click Edit Credentials.

Edit Ooyala Settings

Step 4- Enable Tag Based Auto Upload

Turn Tag Based Auto Upload to On and click Update.

Enable Ooyala Auto Upload


Step 5- Log into your Ooyala Backlot account


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 Tag Based 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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