Creating Assets

Ingesting Assets

You can ingest assets into the system using the Web Uploader. To learn about the how to set up and use the Web Uploader, please consult the Web Uploader section.

Creating Placeholder Assets

You can also create placeholder assets which represent a file, but are not actually associated with a file.

Creating a Placeholder Image Asset

1) On the toolbar, click the New option.

2) From the drop down, select Image Asset.

3) In the Create new Image Asset... section, in the Name field, enter a name.

4) In the Description field, enter an optional description.

5) In the Variant drop down, select a variant.

6) In the Metadata field, select a metadata definition.

7) Select or populate fields for your chosen metadata schema.

8) When you have finished specifying the details for your image asset, click Save to finalise.

Creating a Placeholder Media Asset

There are two ways to create a media asset. You can either create a placeholder asset or ingest a file.

1) On the toolbar, click the New option.

2) From the drop down, select Media Asset.

3) In the Create new Media Asset... section, in the Name field, enter a name.

4) In the Description field, enter an optional description.

5) In the Variant drop down, select a variant.

6) From the Metadata Definition drop down, select a metadata definition.

7) Populate the fields of your metadata schema.

7.) When you have finished specifying the details for your media asset, click Save to finalise.

Creating a Placeholder Text Asset

Text assets, much like media and image assets are object types.

You can define a number of useful variants all based on text assets, such as:

  • Subtitle
  • Closed Caption
  • Script
  • EDL
  • NLE Project

Note: Although it is called a "text asset" the actual file may either be text or binary. For instance subtitles can be stored in text based XML or binary STL files. Equally scripts may be stored in TXT files or PDF files.

The text asset supports all standard Ooyala Flex object behaviour for objects of this type, such as comments, attachments, and so on.

Text assets are also searchable within the assets section of the Ooyala Flex console UI.

Supported file extensions for upload include:

Generic document:

  • csv
  • doc
  • docx
  • html
  • json
  • pdf
  • rtf
  • txt
  • xls
  • xlsx
  • xml

Edit Decision List specific:

  • edl

Subtitle specific:

  • dfxp
  • sami
  • smi
  • srt
  • ssa
  • stl
  • sub
  • ttml
  • usf
  • vtt

To create a text asset, follow these steps:

1) On the toolbar, click the New option.

2) From the drop down, select Text Asset.

3) In the Create a new Text Asset... section, specify the details for your text asset.

4) In the name field, enter a name for your text asset.

5) In the Description box, enter an optional description.

6) From the Variant drop down, select a variant.

7) From the Metadata drop down, select a metadata definition.

8) Populate the fields of your metadata schema.

9) Click Save to finalise.

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