Remote Assets

A remote asset is a piece of content that is hosted outside of Backlot. Instead of uploading, transcoding, and storing the content in Backlot, you simply upload its URL and other descriptive information so that Backlot can find the content when needed.

For an introduction, see Remote Assets.
Note: After a remote asset has been created, its propagation to the various CDNs might be delayed 60 seconds or more. If you request a remote asset too soon after its creation, the results will be cached by the CDNs, which might take several minutes to clear. Best practice: after creation, wait 30 or 60 seconds, query with the Backlot API [GET] /v2/assets/asset_id route, and after retrieving the remote asset's embed code (content ID or asset ID), then proceed to embed the asset.

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