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    Ooyala-Video Cloud Ingestion Adapter: Ingesting with Aspera

    You can use Aspera file transfer software to upload videos, thumbnails, closed captions and manifest files to Backlot.

    Overview of Aspera Ingest

    Ingesting via Aspera
    Ingesting via Aspera

    About Aspera

    Aspera provides a high-performance file transfer client for uploading videos to Backlot. Aspera uses encryption while transferring data.

    Account Policy

    Your account is limited to a maximum of 100GB on the ingestion server at any time. If you expect to upload more content, you can request a temporary increase from your Account Manager or Brightcove Support.

    Downloading the Aspera Client

    Aspera is available as a free browser plug-in or as a licensed desktop client. The Aspera browser plugin will be offered for download the first time a user connects to the ingest endpoint and logs in successfully. You can also download the software separately.

    Ingesting with the Aspera Client

    You can upload a video via the Aspera client either with or without a manifest.

    Note: All upload files must comply with the ingest requirements described in Supported Ingest Formats

    Uploading Your File(s) via the Aspera Client (OIS v2.5)

    1. Prepare the file(s) you want to upload.
    2. In a browser, enter the endpoint transfer.ooyala.com. This endpoint will work from all locations.
    3. Log into the ingest endpoint using the credentials (email and password) of your Backlot user account.
    4. If prompted, open the Aspera app. (If no prompt appears, the Aspera app is already open.)
    5. Upload the file(s) you want to ingest (videos, thumbnails, closed caption files, and so on). If you are using a manifest file, be sure to upload all of the files that are referenced in the manifest file.
    6. Ooyala suggests that you upload the manifest file last.

    Files are deleted immediately after they are all processed. Submitted files that do not go through the entire ingestion workflow (for example, awaiting the upload of the manifest file) are deleted from the server after 7 days.


    Page last updated on 28 Sep 2020