The External ID is a feature that allows you to reference your videos without using the embedCode to call the video.
This is a new feature introduced into Ooyala’s platform with the release of our V2 APIs which allows assigning a specific name to any asset in our library, and use it to reference the video when we want to embed it into our page or retrieve/set information using V2 API
HOW TO USE
Assigning an External ID to an asset can be done with our V2 API using the following notation
Another method to set an External ID is to via Backlot’s ‘MANAGE’ tab, after selecting a video from the library, click the ‘Details’ sub tab, there you will see a text area set for the ‘External ID’, simply type the external ID that you wish to use for that video and the association will be made.
RESOLUTION 1: Using External ID to embed the video in a web page
In order to successfully embed a video using the External ID, certain query string parameters have to be changed: