The API Ping URL is invoked whenever transcoding of a file completes.

In the Backlot UI, go to the ACCOUNT tab, Developers subtab, you can set the API Ping URL. The API Ping URL is for you to receive a GET request containing the embedCode (content ID or asset ID assigned to a video or other asset) whenever transcoding completes for an API-uploaded movie.

The notification usually occurs only once per movie unless the content is reprocessed or replaced. Multiple URLs separated by commas can be specified. Maximum character length is 4,096 bytes. The URL you enter must be reachable at the time you enter it; the system checks whether it is a valid URL or not.

For example, if you set the API Ping URL as follows, when processing is complete, Backlot executes it with embed code in the query string:

[GET] http://foobar.com?foo=bar&embedCode=ReturnedEmbedCodeHere

Example of a commonly named API Ping URL:


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