This article describes how to batch import new media and and how to batch update existing media.
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:
- 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.
- 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.
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.
The MediaRSS standard is available here:
See the table below for which tags and attributes we use.
|Platform Target||Description||CSV Column Name||MRSS Tag (@attribute)||Required|
|username||New users are added automatically.
Defaults to 'Admin'.
New categories are added automatically.
|mediatype||Defaults to 'video'.||mediatype|
|mediaid||Used for batch updating existing media.||mediaid|
|posted||Upload date (for back-dating old uploads).||posted||pubDate|
|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.