Introducing the Online Video Platform
For more information, see the Ooyala Live User Guide.
Ooyala’s Online Video Platform (OVP) provides a scalable, end-to-end solution for publishing and monetizing live streams and on demand video content across mobile and desktop devices. Ooyala provides a comprehensive set of GUI tools for end user access as well as APIs for programmatic access. See Video Platform for an overview.
Video On Demand (VOD)Ooyala's Online Video Platform provides end-to-end support for video on demand (VOD).
|Capture||External to Ooyala. Someone captures video and saves it as a video file encoded in a raw format.|
|Ingest||You load the video file(s) into Ooyala Backlot under your account
|Transcode & Store||Using the processing profile associated with that customer, Ooyala Transcoding Services (OTS) converts the file(s) from the ingested (raw / encoded) format to a different format that is optimized for streaming. Transcoded files are stored in the origin and use CDN for delivery.|
|Manage||In Backlot, you can curate your video assets and enhance the playback experience by configuring:|
|Publish||Publishing your video involves the following tasks:
|Monetize||Optional. Ooyala enables you to monetize your video assets via:
|Playback||Using a mobile or desktop device, a web user launches the video you embedded on the page. Backlot streams the video to the user via the configured player, along with any associated content (ads, closed captions, images, discovery recommendations, and so on). Adaptive bitrate (ABR) provides for a smooth playback experience.|
|Analyze||During playback, Ooyala IQ captures and report on event metrics so that you can learn from the performance of your video. You can also integrate third-party analytics into the player.|
Ooyala LiveOoyala's Online Video Platform provides end-to-end support for live streaming.
Note: Live streams can be recorded and saved for VOD.
|source||Customer ingests a single source feed to the Encoder.|
|encode||The Encoder converts the source into one of the acceptable stream formats for Ooyala Live and generates ABR streams.|
|package||The Packager generates multiple stream formats (HLS/Dash/Smooth) just in time for delivery.|
|syndicate||Stream live video to third-party services (Facebook, Twitter/Periscope, and Twitch).|
|server-side ad insertion||Optional. You can use Ooyala Pulse to insert ads into a live stream.|
|CDN||Once multiple streams are generated, they are replicated into the CDN for delivery / Player consumption.|
|playback||Live stream playback using the Ooyala Player and mobile SDKs.|
|analyze||During live streaming, Ooyala IQ captures and reports event metrics (user actions / behaviors).|