Importing & batch updating

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    This article describes how to batch import new media and and how to batch update existing media.

    Importing

    For media-only imports (no title, description, etc) the preferred method is regular FTP upload.

    Imports including meta data can be done in 2 ways:

    1. Metadata for all imported media is compiled into either a CSV file or a MediaRSS file. The meta data file can be submitted to Screen9 by opening a new support ticket. Media files should be made available to Screen9 preferably as downloads. If this is not possible we can accept other types of file transfers. Please state your preferred file transfer method in the support ticket.
    2. Metadata is uploaded to FTP for an individual media along with the media file. Read more about this approach under "Assigning meta data with FTP uploads" on Uploading with FTP.

    CSV Format

    The first row must contain column names. See the table below for supported names and how they map to our platform. Each of the following rows will represent one video each.

    The CSV file needs to be encoded in UTF-8. Empty cells will be ignored.

    MediaRSS Format

    The MediaRSS standard is available here:
    http://www.rssboard.org/media-rss

    See the table below for which tags and attributes we use.

    Platform Mapping

    Platform Target Description CSV Column Name MRSS  Tag (@attribute) Required
    title   title media:title X
    description   description media:description  
    username New users are added automatically.
    Defaults to 'Admin'.
    user media:credit  
    categoryname

    New categories are added automatically.
    Doesn't support nested categories.
    Defaults to 'Default'.

    category media:category  
    mediatype Defaults to 'video'. mediatype    
    mediaid Used for batch updating existing media. mediaid    
    posted Upload date (for back-dating old uploads). posted pubDate  
    tag Repeatable. tag    
    property Replace 'key' with property name. property.key    
    moderation Same as property picsearch.moderation.   media:status @state  
    media file Media file filename or URL. file media:content @url X
    title image file Title image filename or URL. titleimage media:thumbnail @url  

    If a platform mapping you need is missing don't hesitate to contact support.

     

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